The BEST Autumn Eyeshadow Palettes

My favorite makeup product of all time is eyeshadow. I love creating eye looks on the daily. It’s just the route of empowerment I love to take. It’s the one thing I go into Sephora for, but leave with others too (if I can afford it). And even though I love eyeshadow year round, there is something about the fall time that really gets my creativity going. In today’s post, I’m showing you 3 looks I created combining the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette I was obsessed with last year, and the ABH Subculture palette I got the other day. And I couldn’t leave out a dark lip. To see how you can create these yourself, keep reading until the end!!

For the first eye look, I decided to go with a traditional autumn vibe and do an orange with deep burgundy. I love the way the ABH colors stand out. The deep red comes from the Shade and Light palette

Pumpkin:

The orange is just so vibrant, it compliments my eyes really well. And the lipstick I’m wearing is just a brown from a Sephora collection. 

Princess Peach:

This look I got really adventurous. I used an electric pink, softened by a light brown, and my favorite part: underlined with a bold yellow. I’ve never really thought about putting a completely different color on my lower lids. I really liked this. 

At first I was having so much trouble trying to get a really good look, but these colors are so nice together. I will definitely keep going with this trend. It just goes to show you that even though you’re struggling during application, you could still come out with a great look. 

Medusa

I find it extremely hard to wear dark eye looks. I worry so much about having “racoon eyes”. But it’s time to get over that. And I’m loving this progression I feel happening. 

The dark green blended into this brown. I was really surprised with how this shade worked into my skin. I didn’t even need to put on a transition shade. I used a light golden shade to lighten my lid, and the only shade I used for this look from the Shade and Light palette was a white for my inner eye highlight. 

A look like this is completely out of my comfort zone, but this look is by far my favorite. It’s so dark but can go with so many outfits and lipstick. Greens and golds are such an iconic duo. 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette:

Colors used: 

Look 1: Succubus 

Look 2: Solas

Look 3: Liberatus

ABH SUBCULTURE:

Colors used: 

Look 1: New Wave

Look 2: Roxy and Edge 

Look 3: Destiny and Adorn

These 3 looks are by far my favorite I’ve ever created. I really hope they inspire some of your beauty looks in season. The ABH Subculture palette was such a great buy, and I recommend it for anyone who needs diverse fall shades. 

Thank you for reading. Until next time,

Emma Katy 

Fall Haul 

Recently I have been on the no spending game. Like maybe I bought food and school supplies, but I NEED those things. So for a few months it was “no new clothes”, “no new makeup”, and it was also closet purging time. So I ended up with literally nothing. I didn’t have any new looks to show y’all because I had no new clothes, and most importantly, no inspiration. Well last week, I said “you know what, I deserve to let loose.” And I took myself on a shopping spree. Today’s post is Part. 1 of 2. The next part will come next Monday. 

This adorable mustard shirt I got at Pacsun. I love the color, which I never thought I would. I hatteedd, I mean absolutely despised the color yellow, but it’s hitting me hard this season. The little pocket in the front is cute, even if I’ll never use it. 

Shirts like these I don’t usually go for because they’re just plain. I’m more drawn to graphic tees because I feel it is so much easier to translate your true self when wearing them. But a shirt like this is good for layering, which will be a must(ard) this season. 

The next thing is probably my fav:

This is the only Huf shirt I own. The pale pink and light brown are just so cute. I saw this shirt and instantly imagined it tucked into high waisted jeans and I said “yep, need it.” But then I put it on and realized it could just as easily speak for itself. The only thing I wish is that the bold neckline was repeated on the sleeves and hem. But I’m still in awe for this top. 

I mean look at it. Is it vintage? Is it modern? I can’t tell. I don’t care. It’s my new staple. That’s for dang sure. 

But in case anyone forgot I was a 90’s girl:

“Mamaaaaaaaaa, ooooooohhhoooo, I don’t wannaaaa diieeee” 

I know this isn’t Queen band merch, but that’s all I can think of when I see this crop top. 

I’m almost positive this is a GUCCI design knock off, but I prefer this. The red stripes against the white instantly reminds me of 90’s fashion for some reason. I actually saw this in the window display, ran back into the store to get it, and left. I needed it. How else would everyone know I’m royalty? You gotta tell em. 

My new car is turning me into a new person. You can see my attitude through my pictures. It’s gotten out of hand. 

If you follow me on Instagram (Emmakaty_), you would’ve seen this cute little piece down below. 

Just your local cool girl doing the same pose but from two different angles. I’m a creature of habit, what can I say? This jacket was actually 50% off, so I think it came in at an astounding $8.50!! How insane is that? It’s velvet AND embroidered. And pink. When do I wear pink??? 

I love this jacket. Bombers and motos are so in for fall every year. Velvet is still going strong, and I have a feeling it will stay that way all the way up into the holidays. New color trends: mustard, orange, denim, and browns. But there’s one more trend I have for yall:

I don’t remember what on the ground was so interesting. 

I’m telling y’all right now, don’t sleep on me. I’m really feeling this season. Follow me on twitter  (Jesuisart) or whatever you gotta do to keep up with my #ootd. 

The burnt orange in this shirt is just perfect. It’s so vibrant and noticeable. 

It’s really easy to make a statement outfit with this shirt alone. I’m in love. Tie Dye is gonna be in y’all. You heard it here first. 

Make these looks yourself: 

Huf: Pacsun(mens)/ Mustard shirt: Pacsun(mens) Tie-Dye: Pacsun (mens) 

Queen: Agaci

Jacket: Papaya 50% ENTIRE STOCK RN. 

Photo credit: My amazing boyfriend Dakota <3

Peace,

Emma Katy

Fall/Back To School Lookbook

Summer time is dreadfully coming to a close, and although that means less time swimming, more time schooling, and no time to ourselves, it also means new fashion trends!! So it’s really not so bad. 

I wanted to make a huge look book for you readers, and although I asked a few people to get involved, I sadly received a lack of participants. Nevertheless, I’m more than happy to present to you the looks I came up with, in collaboration with one of the cutest girls I have ever met. 

Autumn (isn’t her name so appropriate for this post?) is an adorable young woman going into her senior year of high school. She’s a cutie, and I really loved working with her. Be ready to see her smile and firey red hair in upcoming posts. 

Look at her glowing. She said that she doesn’t usually wear yellow, but decided she wanted to try something new. This dress is absolutely stunning, and can easily transition from work day to fun afternoon. 

Her styling skills are inpressive. She paired this bright feminine dress with these super masculine Doc Marten’s, with yellow stitching. A subtle but effective way to bring an outfit together. 

Denim is always a staple, but even more so for school this year I think. Wearing a lightweight shirt like this is the perfect way to stay compliant with school dresscodes. Y’all know I love a good button up. 

This next one may be my favorite of Autumn’s collection. 

She wore the same denim shirt, but in a different way, tucking it into her black jeans. This is the perfect example of why skirts like these are so great for the school season. It’s easy to create different looks using virtually the same pieces. 

Aren’t these jeans the cutest? This outfit is so simple, but elegant. Sometimes less is more. Autumn said this outfit was really comfortable, and easy to put together. It’s so easy to see her confidencein this look. 

Maroon, maroon, maroon. Is it really Fall without maroon? It just isn’t. Again Autumn shows us the art of simplicity and chic. 

The lace and the maroon combination could not scream October any louder. This shirt was made for pumpkin season. Easy to style for back to school because it could be worn as is over pants or a skirt, and layered under a cardigan or jacket. 

Last but not least, we have the comfy outfit. Autumn said she chose to do an outfit like this one because you don’t always feel like dressing up everyday. But wait:

A little detail in the back for some extra interest. There’s always a way to cozy but stylish at the same time. 

Being comfy and cozy is always a priority during the school year. Leggings, an oversized sweatshirt, and some tennis shoes is the ideal Monday look. 

Now, because Autumn is in high school, she is in school longer and more days than I am. She always has to abide by a dress code, which I do not. So my looks have a tad bit more freedom, but overall, I was going for the same things. Comfortable looks I wouldn’t mind sitting around in all day, and wouldn’t be too hard to put together in the morning. 

Sweater season is back and y’all know I’m ready. I ventured deep onto the abyss of my closet and found this beautiful pearl. 

I paired this soft F21 sweater with my chic H&M shorts. And I also grabbed this book that DEFINITELY read and didn’t just use as a prop. 

I’m all about the tucked in look for every season, because I usually go for oversized everything. When it comes to fall, I traditionally wear sweaters, but don’t tuck them in. This year I wanted to try something new. I really like the concept, as you can tell with my next outfit. 

4 syllables: Com-fort-a-ble. Easy way to look poor and like a business woman at the same time. Confuse them with your style. 

I’m in love with this silhouette. The A line skirt simply can’t be beat, and the soft sweater. This outfit was out of my traditional comfort zone, but once on I felt better than I had all summer. I’m so ready for fall. 

Beige and orange are quickly becoming my favorite colors to wear. It was red and black, but now I’m evolving. I see myself in many versions of these colors in the upcoming months. 

Next though, may be my favorite of my own outfits. 

Maroon, we meet again!!! Simply can’t stray away from maroon. Here, you see me behind the counter at the Jo’s NTCC location. I think I was looking at the rain, and remembering that I left my umbrella in my car. 

This picture was taken before the previous one, when I was blissfully happy. This shirt, you’ve seen before in my 2020Ave haul. I’ve mentioned that haul like 20000 times, so you KNOW their products are soo good. 

I tied this shirt into a rose knot just to add a little flavor. I like to do this when the outfit just needs something extra, and the shirt is long enough. It’s also a good way to create a cropped silhouette without cutting the shirt or tucking it in (because you don’t want to do that everyday like I tend to).

And these pants are actually maternity pants. Can you believe that? Thank the Gods of thrifting for this find. These little cargo Capri pants have saved my life on multiple occasions. Get yourself a pair for those cold classrooms, but lingering hot days. 

That’s it this week folks. I know it’s pretty late, but finding help for this post put me in the gutter more times than not. I hope some of these looks inspire you this season. Have fun! Peace, 

Emma Katy