Oh September that weird month that causes ‘first day of school’ anxiety even if you’ve been out of school for over a decade! I always get this need to organize in September (maybe because I realize that I have officially missed the boat for ‘Spring Cleaning’) and I want all my chores out of the way so I can enjoy the crisp, cool, autumn weather.
In order to celebrate my favorite season I’ve even decorated my house in a fall motif. I have autumn leaf table cloth in my breakfast nook, a sunflower centerpiece in my dining room, pumpkin spice candles, and harvest accents in my guest bathroom! Part of me is loving that I’m discovering a twee domestic side that loves ironic over-the-top adorable accents … and the other part is worrying that I’m just tacky (but that part can suck a lemon because I’m having fun!)
Make-up wise I’ve been experimenting with shimmering eyes and flushed cheeks to compliment the matte foundation and bold Fall lip colors.
When I’m in a hurry, I’ve been reaching for two nude chubby pencils to rim my waterline, inner corners, and my brow bone. It’s a natural way to look bright-eyed and rested.
Benefit Cosmetics High Brow: This large oyster-pink pencil instantly brighten and lightens my eye area. Although it’s just meant for high lighting the arch of your brow I’m getting extra mileage out of it by also applying it to the inner rims of my eyes and below my bottom lash line.
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in 01 Bountiful Beige: This pencil offers a sheer, lightweight, creamy color that is easy to wear and apply. The formula glides on and is layerable and long-wearing. My favorite thing about his pencil is that it never needs sharpening—just swivel up to reveal more of the shadow!
I always find if I’m going to do a subtle eye I still need Va-Va-Voom eyelashes to up the sexy quotient. I know I’ve raved about this mascara before, but the Kat Von D Imortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara is the best thing since sliced bread! I actually misplaced this mascara for a couple of days so I was forced to try Clinique, D&G, and Make-Up forever samples. They just didn’t work as well as Kat Von D! Thank goodness I was able to find it! Her formula stays on your lashes without smudging or flaking and the weird brush lets you enhance ALL of your lashes! It’s the perfect finishing touch to a barely there eye look.
Now on to what I’ve been wearing to enhance my cheeks this month. I’ve been all over my NARSissist Blush, Contour, and Lip Palette mostly for the adorable pastel pink color called ‘Roman Holiday’. I find it’s a great summer cheek color that I’m mixing with deeper colors as I transition my look into Fall.
I’ve been mixing my summery shades with Clinique Cheek Pop in Fig Pop. This blush is buildable and long-wearing. What’s nice is that this blush goes on sheer and virtually powderless. I find it looks fabulous with matte foundation or a luminizer. This product also gets bonus points for looking amazing with it’s embossed gerber daisy!
I hope you are all excited for Fall too!