Fall Makeup Look: Golden Glitter

Fall Makeup Look: Golden Glitter

Good afternoon friends! I hope all of you have had a wonderful day, week, and year! It is coming to an end soon after all. NOVEMBER already???? Is October really over? I’ve checked the calendar 5 times and yes, Halloween was yesterday, and yes I’m distraught about it.

However, since we’re starting a new month, I figured I should change things up a bit. I burnt my pumpkin candle, so now I’m switching to my Hazelnut & Cream candle. I’ve used up all of my honey facial scrub, so I’ve switched to an unscented one I got from Ispy (surprise, surprise). Since all these changes are happening, I figure I should change up my color scheme too.

I don’t know if many of you do this, or if I’m the only weird one around, but along with changing out candles and products, I also include changing out colors. For the early part of Autumn, I really enjoyed red and yellow. Then, for October, I switched to oranges. Now that the leaves are officially dying, I’m going to be switching to browns and golds. I wanted to do a makeup look inspired by this change. It’s been awhile since I’ve done just one makeup look, so I made this sort of like a tutorial for those of you who may want to recreate this look at home.

The glitter eyeliner over black eyeliner trend has been surfacing for some time now. Lately, makeup enthusiasts everywhere have been getting more and more creative with how they wear their looks. I wanted to jump on the bandwagon because I love it so much, but wanted to make it wearable this fall season.

I love how the glitter shines subtly enough to be realistic, but dazzling enough to be glamorous. The neutral browns make it so your eye makeup isn’t too smokey, which I find makes this look sophisticated. Adding the pop of gold just brings your eyes to the top of the flattering pyramid. I’m going to go through this look step-by-step with you, showing what products I used, the order I went in, and some tips along the way.

(Gentle reminder that these steps are the ones I took to create the look that’s photographed. Feel free to add additional steps that fit you best and add your own unique beautiful touch.)


You could start off with a primer, or toner, or moisturizer, basically just whatever you prefer. You could start with all 3 if that what makes you feel best. I usually start with a face toner. Since it’s more of a personal choice, I’m going to start this off by showing y’all my concealer:

This is my Maybelline Fit Me concealer. As you can see, I use it A LOT. You saw this in my Drugstore Beauty Haul not too long ago. This wonderful creation has done so much for me. It does a fantastic job at evening out my skintone and hiding my blemishes. This was definitely a good buy. I buff this out with my Face Expert Real Techniques brush and set it with my It! Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores powder that I got from Ipsy.

Step 2:

Next, I’m sure to go in with my ColourPop Brow Boss eyebrow pen and spoolie duo. I got this from yet another Ipsy package (click on the image above to read that post). This pen makes doing my eyebrows so simple that it’s easy to throw into my morning routine. I love this little guy.

Step 3: Now here’s the fun part.

Now, we get into the eyeshadow. For the actual shades, I wanted to be sure I stuck to the neutral browns, since that is the color palette I’m going for this November. I decided to put my ABH palette back in it’s adorable box and whip out my other Autumn palette: Kat Von D Shade and Light.

(Please excuse all the loose eyeshadow littering this palette)

As you may know, this Shade and Light palette comes with 3 quads. There’s this brown toned one on the left. The black and white quad in the middle. Last, there’s the red and orange group on the right. For this look, I utilized this brown quad.

I used the top light shade as a transition, so I applied it all over my lid. Then, using an angled blending brush, I went in with the light brown shade on the far left to darken up my crease and outer corners. To deepen the look, I used the middle darkest brown mostly in my outer corners with a fluffy brush in circular motions. This created a really subtle smokey look. You could also use the lightest shade in your inner corners and brow bone, but I decided to leave it out. If you’re someone that likes a natural look, a quad like this is perfect for you.

Step 4: Now the hard part.

This is a double liner look, but I really used three eyeliners. I used the gel eyeliner for my waterline, which I’ve really been loving to do lately. This just pulls everything together for me. It adds a little something special to the look itself. Then, to do the duo of glitter and regular black liner, there’s a couple different ways you could about it.

You could start with the golden glitter eyeliner, overdrawing it. Then, go in with the black eyeliner a little thinner, like you usually would. This way you could make sure you don’t get any glitter on the black eyeliner, but you have to wait for the glitter eyeliner to dry.

The second way is to draw your black winged eyeliner like usual, and then try to go on top with the glitter eyeliner. I think this is the process most people try to take when creating looks like this, and it’s honestly harder for me. I definitely prefer drawing the glitter liner first, then going back in with black. However, it depends on what kind of eyeliner you’re using.

I used The Color Workshop eyeliners with a brush tip. The brush makes it easy to get that sharp wing and to get as close to your lash line as you can get. It takes a little while to dry, but once it is complete, the black goes on top of the gold beautifully.

Step 5:

Top off your look with your favorite mascara, lip color, and setting spray. The mascara I used was the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes tester I received from (can you guess it?) Ipsy. I used my Stila matte beautiful liquid lipstick, and my revlon setting spray. I hope you all enjoyed this look, and that you’re as inspired by the season as I am.

Thank you for reading. Until next time,

Minimal Summer Everyday-Makeup

Before I started wearing makeup, I didn’t realize how conscious you had to be about the weather. I thought it was always simple, but I’m beginning to notice that as the seasons change, my make up needs to change with it. 

I feel like every month or so, I keep developing new everyday-makeup routines, and I finally found a perfect one for summer. It’s super minimalistic, extremely light weight, fast, and simple. 

So here are the products I’ve been using for my everyday-makeup routine. As you can see, the pile is very small, which means it’s easy to pack for traveling, and easy to reapply when you’re done with swimming. 

I actually forgot to add this little gem in the photo above. My eyebrows switch between this and another kit I have. I love how compact this one is though for this season, so it’s the one I’ve been using up. I start with filling and placing my eyebrows before doing anything else. 

This next step is the newest step in my makeup routine. This is a face toner I received from Ipsy. I didn’t try using it until the past few weeks and I am obsessed with it. I put a little on to give my face a glow. Now that I’ve been using this for awhile, I notice my skin tone has reduced it’s redness, which it’s a and issue I’ve been dying to fix. I put this on to give my son a radiant glow. This means I no longer have to put on a foundation cream, so my face doesn’t melt off in the heat of day. I love this face toner, and I’m so glad I found this alternative for this hot weather. 

My face toner may do its part in eliminating some of my redness, but my face still tends to cherry up in my T zone area. So concealer is a must have. I just spread this lightly under my eyes, my cheek bones, the center of my forehead, and my chin. 

Then, I set my face with my covergirl powder. This really helps set the concealer and create a flawlessly smooth skin tone on my face without getting me all greasy. I love doing this because I still feel coverage, but not suffocating coverage. 

I feel my best when I wear some sort of eyeshadow. Without eyeshadow I feel so exposed. Maybe it’s because the views in my eyelids are noticable. Or because I fear I always look tired. Whatever the case, I always try my best to mask these things with a touch of eyeshadow. Lately I’ve been using my Too Faced Peach palette, covering my lids like Georgia, the palest pinky shade, and going in with either Nectar or White Peach just to brighten my eyes up even more. I find these colors compliment my skin tone really well. 

These are the brushes I use to apply and blend my eyeshadow. There’s a small fluffy brush and then and big fluffy brush. Although these and rent extremely key elements in my makeup toutine, I’d thought I’d share them with you anyways because I love them so much. 

For mascara my current favorite is this one I got out of my Ipsy package recently. I think it creates the best natural length out of all my other mascaras. It really just tops the whole thing off. I’ve been wearing this one daily and I haven’t noticed any smudging or running. Sometimes when you wear mascara for a long period of time, you slowly begin to look like a racoon. Not with this bad boy. 

Lastly, I usually top my look off with a lip gloss. This just keeps my lips moisturized and makes my natural lip color pop. Keeping it simple and natural is my whole thing right now. 

I hope y’all enjoyed reading this and it helped you develop a breezy summer makeup routine of your own. This post is completely unsponsored, so all of these opinions are true. These products mentioned are really great. Take the time to check some out for yourself. Especially the face toner. 


Emma Katy