Just as I like to switch over my closet with the change of seasons, I do the same with my makeup! All the pink/coral-toned products get stored away, and in their place comes the more muted tones of brown and mauve. The only constant in my makeup collection are my neutral eye shadow palettes. I’m able to use my neutral shadows all year, but it’s around this time that I start to play with the darker shadows in the palettes for a more fall-appropriate look. I’m excited to partner again with Luminess Air to show you an easy neutral fall eye makeup tutorial with their Simply Nude Palette.
As I’m sure you can tell from the photo, the Luminess Air Simply Nude Palette is a dead-ringer for the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Are the shadows on par with the quality of the Naked palette? No, but they are surprisingly pigmented and easy-to-blend for a less-expensive option.
Before diving into the eye shadow, I always first fill in my brows. This helps to better define and give shape to the eye area. Luminess Air sent me the Waterproof Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe to try out, but unfortunately the color wasn’t a good match for my brows. However, color aside, I was impressed with the formula of the product. It is pretty creamy, so you’ll want to set it with a brow gel, but it applied well and was easy to blend out with the brush on the other end of the pencil. I only would recommend this shade, though to those with warmer-toned brow hairs.
I already primed my eyes to save time, so make sure you don’t skip this step before applying eye shadow!
With your ring finger, swipe the third shadow all over the lid. Don’t worry about being too precise – we’re going to blend it out in a minute!
Again with your ring finger – use your other hand or just wipe off your finger with a makeup wipe – lightly dab the fourth color in onto the center of your lid. This will help to brighten everything up.
With a large blending blush, buff the fifth color in into and slightly above your crease.
Then, take the first lightest shade and blend that right under the brow bone and into the inner corners of your eyes. I usually use a fluffy angled brush for this, but a flat dome-shaped brush or pencil brush work well, too.
I typically skip eyeliner since I have hooded lids, but now would be the time to apply liner if you want more definition to your lash line. You also could use a small flat angled brush and use eye shadow as liner for a softer effect, which is what I did here. I used the dark brown shade, fifth from the right, just on the outer half of my lash line.
Finally, give your lashes a good curl and pack on the mascara! I start with this lash primer, followed by one to two coats of this mascara, and then finish off with several swipes of this cult classic.
That’s it! You and your eye makeup are ready for a day of fall fun.
If you’re interested in trying the eyebrow pencil that I mentioned or the eye shadow palette, Luminess Air is offering 25% off to Miss in the Midwest readers! Simply use code MissMid25 at checkout to receive the discount.
Do you keep your eye makeup neutral year round, or do you play around with different colors?
Thank you to Luminess Air for sponsoring this post. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.