Monday, August 24, 2015

Fall Beauty: Metallic Lids

Nearing the end of August means that Fashion Week is just around the corner.  And while most of the shows are designers whose styles I could never afford, there's so much inspiration to be found from the way separates are paired together, to how hair is styled in fresh & modern ways, to the makeup looks that are created backstage.  So, I'm excited to be partnering with Walgreens over the next couple of months to translate two beauty trends from the runways & show you how to make them wearable & affordable for everyday.

One thing that we're seeing a lot of for fall, which happens to be my personal favorite trend, is metallic lids.  This is such a versatile look because it works on everyone, regardless of your skin-tone, and it can be appropriate for day or evening.  Even if you're a novice when it comes to applying eye shadow, this is the perfect way to ease into it because it's literally foolproof using the product I'm sharing below.  And the best part is that all of these products are budget-friendly & available at your local Walgreens!  Here's my step-by-step guide to creating gorgeous gilded lids with a soft pastel pout:

Step 1:  Apply the Eye Crayon across top of lids (stopping just above your crease) & along your lower lash line. Smudge lightly with your finger, if needed, to blend.  This creamy formula is so easy to apply because it blends seamlessly & I was happy to discover that it stayed put all day long.
Step 2:  Use your favorite liner (I prefer dark brown over black) & curl lashes.  Apply 2 coats of Lash Impact Mascara to top & bottom lashes.  This mascara is so voluminous & shiny that I found I only needed one coat for maximum definition.
Step 3:  Using a fluffy brush, apply the Mosaic bronzer to add contour to your face - brush on your forehead around the hairline & in the hollows of cheeks.  I love this bronzer because the multiple shades create a realistic warm glow - so many other products I've tried end up looking too orange on my skin, but this one has a pink undertone that's subtle & flattering.
Step 4:  Apply the Lip Polish Gloss - this pretty pastel pink is the perfect finishing touch to add a sheer wash of color to your lips.

Lips:  Circa Lustrous Shine Lip Polish (Chiffon Glow)
Nails:  Essie Nail Lacquer (Come Here)

This post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.
While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.


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