Hello friends! It is officially September, so that means Summer has only a few more weeks with us this year. So for today's post, I wanted to show you guys a nice transitional makeup look!
As you guys have probably noticed by now, if you've been following this blog for a while, if I ever incorporate a color into my makeup look, I do it in a very "wearable" fashion. I don't go too vibrant, but I also don't play it too safe and dull.
So anyways, I realized a color I've never really explored on my eyes is olive. And I also realized that it's a color that's really trendy in both summer and fall. How convenient is that for a September blog post? So I wanted to challenge myself to incorporate this color into a look! So I guess, if you want to join me on this journey, stay tuned!
Anyhoo, let's just jump right on in!
I began this look by applying some e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer as a face primer. I then used a small angled brush to apply a brow powder from the W7 Brow Parlour kit. When doing my brows I always fill in the natural shape of my brow. I find that it looks better on my face, personally, sticking with my natural brow size than going larger and bushier.
It's a wild look!
That's why I then apply my Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow foundation to a small brush and "carve" around my brows to clean up any excess powder. I then use an e.l.f. beauty sponge to apply that same foundation to the rest of my face. Very recently I've started applying my foundation all over my lips as well. I find that when I don't, there's always an awkward line around my lips. Now I just wear lipsticks after this strange powdery-looking lip look. But I promise it helps me!
So after I apply the foundation, I like to go in with my NYX Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator as a highlight on my cheek bones, my nose, my chin, my cupid's bow, and above my brows. I also did contour with some e.l.f. contour shades.
I then use a light olive color from my Morphe 35O palette on the inner corners of my lids. I'll actually be using this palette for all of my olive shadows today ("all of", olive...awkward). As a disclaimer, I'm not sure if the 35O palette colors have names, so I unfortunately just have to point to the shades I use as I share my steps with you.
Next, I apply the more vibrant olive shade onto the rest of my lid and blend those two shades together where they meet.
Next I applied this more neutral, greyish green to the crease of my eye and blended it with that more vibrant olive I used previously.
It's definitely a darker look than I normally go for, but I continued on.
For the next step, I added a greenish shimmer shade and went into the outer corner of my lids, as well as along the lower lash line to pull the whole look together.
Next, I went in with some highlight shades. On my brow bone and my inner eye corners, I applied "Beam" from the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette. And just to add some more pizzazz, I sprinkled some sparkles from the shade "Candle" (from the Tartelette Toasted palette) near that highlight shade I just applied. You can be as messy as you want when adding this color.
To wrap up the look, I curled my lashes and applied some Loreal Lash Paradise waterproof mascara (it was a rainy day today), applied some brown Jenna Taylor lipstick, and set my face with some e.l.f. setting spray.
Woo hoo! We made it! Thank you guys for following along on this olive makeup journey with me. What color should I challenge myself to base my makeup around next?