Fall Makeup Vibes & Rocking a Turban

There is absolutely nothing like being on a nice week long vacation. I won't say that I've caught up on sleep; however, I have had a chance to dust off my brushes and play around in my makeup kit. Right behind writing, and possibly cooking, doing makeup lands in my top 5 hobbies. Like all things, it comes with lots of time and practice, so I'll admit that I've come a long way since I first started around 2010. I once considered being a freelance artist in my spare time, but God didn't let that pan out. Though I enjoy doing makeup on myself, having people entrust me with their look can be a bit scary....not to mention the fact that doing your own makeup is NOT the same as doing someone else's. The techniques that you've mastered to accommodate your face don't always translate to others. It's certainly an art that requires skill and patience. So, shout out to all the free lance artists out there beating faces. You're the real MVP.

Anywho...in the spirit of Thanksgiving and after watching tons of Youtube videos of people doing makeup, I thought that I'd take another stab at a fall look. If you haven't seen my recent fall makeup look tutorial, you can check it out here. Now, obviously, the looks are not limited to the fall time. They're only inspired by the brown, orange, red, yellow, and green color scheme of the fall. 

Like all good things, this look wasn't scripted or shot in front of a camera. It seems like my best work is done with me in front of my bathroom mirror with Pandora bumping or a Youtube video playing. This was one of those masterpieces. I had zero plans of going anywhere, a handful of time, and lots of colors to choose from. The end result was this...

Have you ever had the moment where you're just like, "I still got it!" This look was that moment for me. If I can be honest, sometimes I wonder if I'm losing my touch, you know? Maybe a look didn't come out like I planned in my head or maybe my tutorial didn't get the views that I thought it would....it all just makes me question my skill level. But then I have days likes this where I'm just on. I quickly realize that the talent never left, the motives just changed. I wanted others to like the look and learn from it instead of just having fun and playing around. But enough rambling as I'm sure you'd like to know what I used.

One thing that I've learned over the years doing makeup is that spending tons of money isn't necessary to be slayed. Trust me...I've wasted lots of money on products that are still laying around unused or that have been given away. If I'd characterize my makeup style, it'd certainly be "budget beauty." My foundation, (sometimes) concealer, and primers are the only things that I will spend a bit more money for. I've tried, and still have, "drug store" foundation and they do not work for my skin. However, I'm always looking out for products, other than foundation, that I can replace with less expensive brands. But, as for me and my face, we use MAC. 

Products used:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NC45) + Prolongwear Waterproof Foundation (NC50)
MAC Prolongwear Concealer - NC45
Ben Nye Banana Powder | http://amzn.to/20ZU5so
Covergirl Queen Collection - Ebony Bronze | http://amzn.to/1t9a7WC
LA Girls Pro Conceal - Darker shade for contour
Mary Kay - Golden Copper Blush | http://amzn.to/2giAt5a
MAC Blush- Raizin
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish - Gold Deposit

NYX Micro Brow Pencil - Espresso | http://amzn.to/2a0Nuwd

Smashbox 24hr Photo Finish Eyeshadow Primer | http://amzn.to/20ZTxmi
BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (5th Edition) | http://amzn.to/2gCfYkH
Manly Palette (Black shadow only) | http://amzn.to/2g5hicj
NYX Gel Eyeliner | http://amzn.to/29Ofnri

Sephora Mink Lashes recycled from my wedding 

Random light brown liner all over my lips
Revlon - Sultry Sable | http://amzn.to/2fqd6SP (Cheaper in store)
Revlon- Va Va Violet | http://amzn.to/2fq6uE2 (Cheaper in store)
NYC - Burgundy-ish lip gloss...the name rubbed off

As for the turban, it gave me Queen Sheba vibes....and I loved it! This was my first time rocking one, so I did a quick Google on how to tie it using a scarf. Ladies....this is what you need in your life if you haven't caught on already. Underneath this cute twisted scarf is a bonnet and some twists ready for a twist out. There is no telling how long I'll wear this thing, because it is so convenient. It definitely goes with the look and I'll be rocking it again.

I'm definitely feeling myself while sitting on this couch typing up this blog. Now, let me go cook this dinner for my hubby.  :) Bye ya'll!



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