Fall Makeup Look.

Fall Makeup Look

Fall Makeup Look

I’m not one to favor certain looks for a particular season, but there is no denying when sweaters, coats and gloves come out to play, darker makeup looks are sure to follow.  While going through my fall/winter clothes, I decided to also rummage through my makeup collection and awaken some beloved products out of hibernation.  The final look was deep and sultry, yet unbelievably simple to achieve.  I hope you enjoy my Fall Makeup Look.

Fall Makeup Look–Eyes:

Fall Makeup Look

Fall Makeup Look

  1. Start by applying the finest amount of NYX Proof-it Eyeshadow Primer all over the mobile lid (reviewed here).
  2. While the primer settles, fill in brows with Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wenge Wood.
  3. Using a synthetic brush (Sonia Kashuk) or fingers, apply Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Cream Eyeshadow (reviewed here) on the mobile lid in thin even layers.
  4. Taking any tapered eyeshadow brush (MAC 217, or Rae Morris #8 Brush), apply a warm brown color (MAC Uninterrupted) to outline and define the crease and lower lash line.
  5. Apply a flesh-colored eyeshadow (MUFE M-510) to blend out the crease color and highlight the brow bone area.
  6. Add a complimentary cooler highlight shade (Estee Lauder Crystal Baby) to the inner corners of the eye.
  7. Line the upper waterline with a water-resistant gel liner like Inglot AMC #90.
  8. Line the upper lash line with a black liquid liner such as, Guerlain Black Liquid Eyeliner.  Lately, I have been using my angled brush to apply my liquid liner for more precise results.
  9. Add your favorite mascara (Maybelline Lash Sensational) to finish off the look (reviewed here).

Fall Makeup Look–Face:

Fall Makeup Look

My daytime and evening moisturizers during the cooler seasons.

Fall Makeup Look

Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer mixed with Cover FX Custom Drops in N40 and G60.

Fall Makeup Look

Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer mixed with Cover FX Custom Drops in N40 and G60.

Cover Fx Custom Drops

Cover Fx Custom Drops:
It took three wipes to clean off the accumulated liquid at the opening of the bottle.

  1. Apply your favorite moisturizer and let it settle on the skin while doing your eye makeup.  Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter is my daytime facial moisturizer (small amount) and Waxelene is wonderful as an evening moisturizer (Olivia from the Unknown Beauty Blog’s review here).
  2. Mix your primer and foundation together and apply thin well blended layers on the skin.  In my experience, Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer is the best medium for Cover FX Custom Drops (reviewed here).  This combination leaves skin looking smooth and even.  As mentioned in previous posts, the issue with theses drops is the packaging.  My newer bottle seems to have also fallen victim to the horrible packaging (see photo above).  It maybe time to search for an alternative–suggestions welcomed.
  3. Apply Diorskin Star 003 Concealer (reviewed here) to problem areas.  I use concealer to cover green veining around the bridge of the nose.  I’m not a believer in the “triangle of light” theory, “clown contouring” or using too much concealer in general–less is best.
  4. Apply a light dusting of Dior Cosmopolite to the tops of the cheek bones and center of the nose.
  5. Apply Shiseido Oil-Free Bronzer gradually to the hallows of the cheeks, forehead, jaw line and neck.
  6. Using an soft brush, apply a warm peach colored blush such as, Vincent Longo Sandalwood, to the apples of the cheek and blend slightly onto the bronzer.

Fall Makeup Look–Lips:

Girlactik and Chanel

Fall Makeup Look:
Girlactik Demure Lip Paint topped with Chanel Audace Rouge Allure Gloss.

  1. Girlactik Demure Matte Lip Paint was used as my neutral lip color.  I swear Girlactik’s formula pairs well with every lipgloss and lipstick in my collection.
  2. Chanel Audace Rouge Allure Gloss is almost identical in color to Demure.  This combo lasted 6 hours and the base color lingered well passed the 7th hour.

Fall Makeup Look

**click on the highlighted product names for a direct link to each product.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you not only is this look perfect for the fall, but it can be worn anytime of the year.  The delicate silver shimmers contained in the gray shadow provide just the right amount of vitality to the look.  Adding a warm peachy blush and mauve neutral lip color, help balance out the cool tone of the overall look.  As always, substitute any product shown, as you see fit, and have fun with your creation.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder review and swatches.

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder.

Before the start to every post, I usually recount the reason(s) that lead me to the item of interest.  Many times, the draw to a product is out of need or happy coincidence, however, when it came to Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder ($45 USD/7g) my basic primal instinct of, I see-I like-I want, engulfed all my senses.  Sometimes, it is these sort of purchases that end up being the most treasured.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder

 

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating

The Pros to Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder:

  1. Beautiful light golden shade with peachy undertones.
  2. Unbelievably smooth texture glides on the skin with the greatest of ease.
  3. Lightweight formula can be applied dry or with a slightly dampened brush for more noticeable results.
  4. Optimal highlighting results when applied with a dense brush (ex. Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush).
  5. Leaves a lovely soft focused effect when applied with a less dense brush (ex. RMK, Suqqu, Chikuhodo) over blush and bronzer.
  6. Lasts all day on my dry skin.
  7. Does not settle into pores or fine lines.
  8. Contains superfine shimmer that is sophisticated not showy.
  9. Can be worn by all skin tones–medium and darker complexions will especially love the effect in its dampened state.
  10. Can be used as a neutral brightening eyeshadow and inner corner highlight color.
  11. Slim dark navy compact contains a sizable mirror and a protective velour pouch.
  12. Contemporary Dior lettering design reminds me of the hanging charms on the Lady Dior handbag.
  13. Does not contain mineral oil, parabens or distinct fragrance.
  14. Made in France.

The Cons to Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder:

  1. For US customers, not available in-store, only sold on Dior.com.  
  2. Limited-edition.  WHY?  🙁  
  3. Accompanying brush is rather flimsy–quality is not befitting of the brand.

 

Dior Cosmopolite

Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder swatch.

  • As you can tell by the first photo, the powder is rather concentrated and soft, but not too soft.  My finger swatch was obtained using light pressure without any powder displacement.
  • The second photo shows how light and airy the texture appears on the skin.  When used with a dry brush, the effect is almost reminiscent of Hourglass Ambient Powders.  Personally, I enjoy applying Cosmopolite over my entire check area (over highlighter, blush and bronzer) for a soft focus effect.
  • For more noticeable results, the powder does take on a more striking presence when used with a dampened brush.  I simply take some water (in a spray bottle) and lightly mist my brush and proceed to glide the brush over the powder in a single downward motion (do not swirl).  Using the same downward technique, I place the color on the tops of my cheeks.
  • This method creates a more concentrated texture, excellent adhesion to the skin, and outstanding longevity.
Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder

Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder worn as a highlighter on the tops of the cheeks.

  • For the above photo, Cosmopolite was applied with a dampened brush to the tops of the cheeks.  The effect was rather remarkable for such an unassuming powder.
Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder

Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder worn on the tops of the cheeks and then lightly dusted over my blush and bronzer.

  • For the above photo, Cosmopolite was applied in the same manner as the first photo, however, as a final step, I used a less dense brush (RMK blush brush) and applied the powder over the entire cheek area to diffuse and meld the highlighter, blush and bronzer.  Cosmopolite was also applied to the bridge of the nose and as an inner corner highlight.
Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder

Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder used as an eyeshadow all over the mobile lid.

  • As you can tell, Cosmopolite makes an absolutely darling eyeshadow.  The slight illuminating quality of the powder keeps this simple eye look from looking too flat and boring.  Oddly enough, the day I wore this look, I received so many compliments–go figure, sometimes less is truly the best.  🙂
Diorskin Cosmopolite Illuminating ingredient list

Diorskin Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder ingredient list (click to enlarge).

See what other lovely bloggers are saying about this beauty:

  • Sara from Color Me Loud (here) my inspiration for this purchase.
  • Sunny from Mostly Sunny Beauty Blog (here).
  • Paris from My Women Stuff (here).  Special thanks to Paris for informing me that Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder is sold exclusively online in the USA.

**Diorskin Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder can be found online at Dior.com and at Dior counters in Europe and beyond 🙂 **

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you this magnificent powder was worth every penny.  The soft texture, weightless feel, and versatility are nothing short of wonderful.  As a side note, if you are on the fence about ordering from Dior’s site, rest assure the customer service is top-notch.  My Diorskin Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder arrived at my door in one day.  So enough chitchat–will you be indulging in Cosmo before it ceases to exist? 🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews.  *Click on each photo to enlarge.  *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos can only be used for other social media and publications with granted permission.