Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Transeasonal Makeup - Collab With A Fashion Oddity

Todays post is a first for me - a collaborative post, which in this case is with Charlotte, who blogs over at A Fashion Oddity. With Autumn rapidly approaching, we have both created makeup looks which are perfect for that transition period between Summer and Autumn. Keep reading to learn how I achieved the eye makeup pictured below and don't forget to head over to Charlotte's blog to see her gorgeous transeasonal makeup look!

Apologies for the moody looking faces in these photos...it would seem I'm awkward with selfies.


Autumn is associated with darker makeup and vampy lips, whilst most prefer to stick to lighter colours and more subtle makeup during Summer. This made it quite a challenge to create a makeup look that would be perfect for both seasons. I opted to use darker colours but, rather than soley using browns and blacks which would be far too harsh for Summer, found a mid-ground with red-ish, burgundy shades which would inject some colour into the look. This look is also in part inspired by a photo of a beautiful Summer sunset I took in July. 

Of course working with red eyeshadows carries the risk of making one's eyes appear tired and sore, but I have avoided this by creating a gradient with the red concentrated on the outer half of eye, and by making the winged liner the main feature of the makeup.

Products Used
Sleek Ultra Matte V2 Palette
MUA Smoked Palette
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
Maybelline Volume Express Falsies Mascara

I used the shades 'Glory' and 'Icon' from the MUA Smoked Palette, and 'Flesh', 'Maple' and 'Paper Bag' from the Sleek Ultra Matte V2 Palette, applying darker shades on the outer part of the eyelid and lighter shades on the inner part of the eyelid. I also smudged a small amount of the darkest shade under my lower lashline and in the crease. I then used a fluffy blending brush to blend all of the colours together, eliminating any harsh lines and creating a gradient effect. I applied black eyeliner on my water line, using the eyeliner pencil which came with the MUA Palette, and used Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner to create a winged line on my upper eyelid. I finished the look with mascara - Maybelline Volume Express Falsies.

How do you do your makeup during the Summer-Autumn transition period? Will you be recreating this look?

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21 comments :

  1. This is my favourite look for fall! Beautiful result, your photos are great! :D

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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  2. I really love your eye makeup! Oh my god you look so pretty <3

    www.sweetlikeapeach.com

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  3. That eye make up is incredible, such a perfect look wish I could master it xxx


    Blonde of Carbs

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  4. Love your eye make up here! It's stunning!
    Claire.x
    www.xclaireabella.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. The make up look is really beautiful! Thanks!

    daisychains7.blogspot.com

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  6. This make up look is so stunning!

    www.hdotxo.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  7. You look stunning!! xx So jelous of how perfect your winged eyeliner is ;)

    www.Lifeasizzie.blogspot.com

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  8. Your eyes are gorgeous! You pull off the red flawlessly! :)

    Every Day In Grace

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  9. Your eyes are so beautiful!! Lovely make up.

    Miranda
    Little Gold Pocket Watch

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  10. This eye look is out if this world and I think the colours are fab for Autumn!
    Becca x
    http://missbeccabeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Gahhh this is gorgeous, your eyes look incredible! Definitely going to try and copy this at some point hah :)

    Alexandra ♡
    efflorescentdream.co.uk

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  12. What a great job! It's hard to wear those eyeshadow colours but you've worked them well.

    Love,
    Iram @ Lovestruck for Louboutins

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  13. So pretty!!! I love the dark makeup but how you make it blend into your skin - it looks so cool!

    I've nominated you for a Liebster award - you get to talk about yourself and make up questions for other bloggers! check out my blogpost to learn more about it? It's a blast :D

    http://brettwrites.blogspot.com/2014/09/ive-been-nominated-not-for-oscar.html

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  14. This is such a gorgeous look! It's perfect for autumn :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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