Sunday, 16 November 2014

Autum Inspired Makeup Tutorial: Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette

The other week I decided to put together an Autumn leaves inspired makeup tutorial that would be easy enough to wear for work or school and require very little time and effort. The look incorporates different golden, brown, and cranberry colours to create a very pretty warm look.  To achieve this look I used my Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette which is a very affordable palette which contains 88 different neutral eyeshadows around the size of a US dime. I have previously done my Everyday Eyeshadow Tutorial using this palette and it is probably my favourite Coastal Scents Palette and I use it frequently. If you do not have this palette or have run out of any of the colours used in this tutorial, it is fine to use similar colours already in your collection and the look will come out very similar!

Finished Product of this Tutorial!

Step 1: The first thing I did was to apply my foundation, for this I used my L'Oreal True Match in Ivory. If you would like to see my full foundation routine please feel free to check out my blog post/video review here

Colours used in tutorial
Step 2: Next I applied a small amount of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze (US: Bad to the Bronze) to each eyelid. Feel free to be messy with this step as it will all be covered up anyway. I try to focus this on my eyelid but if a little goes into the crease of your eye don't worry.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo - On and On Bronze (Bad to the Bronze in US)
Step 3: Grab a gold eyeshadow (Colour marked #1 in the picture above)  and place this al over your eyelid. Try to keep this colour only on the eyelid, but if a little goes into the crease by accident it is fine.

Step 4: Take a warm brown colour (Colour marked #2 in the picture above) that is similar to your skintone (maybe 1-2 shades darker) and apply this into your crease. I use a fluffy brush to achieve a blended look by wiping it back and forth across my crease, similar to the way a car wind shield wiper moves. This won't really look too much different from the step before but this will really help blend the eyeshadows that we put on top of it.

Step 5: Take a red-copper colour (Colour marked #3 in the picture above) and apply this on the outer 1/3rd of your eye (so the part of your eye furthest away from your nose). Try to keep this colour onto your eyelid  but again if the colour does creep up into your crease don't worry too much about it. This again will not be a huge difference to the gold, but adding different layers of colour really blends the look and makes it stand out even more when it is all completed. 

Step 6: Grab a dark cranberry colour (Colour marked #4 in the picture above)  and aplpy this to your outer v. If you are not sure where the outer v is, basically apply colour to the outermost part of your eye close to the lashlines. Pull it out and up towards your crease, then sweep it into your crease. If you look at the picture below it looks very similar to a < and > shape on the corner of your eye which is commonly referred to as your 'outer v'. Use a fluffy brush and really blend (using wind shield wiper motions) over the colour to achieve a very blended look with no harsh lines. 

Step 7 (Optional): Add some colour under your bottom lashline. This can be any of the colours taht you applied for this look (whichever you feel most comfortable with). Using the gold colour on the lower lash line looks really good, and if you smoke out some cranberry at the outer corners it really pops with the rest of the look. You can also add an inner corner highlight (personal preference), which is simply applying a white shimmery colour to the inner corners of your eyes. This makes your eyes look more awake and open so if you have smaller eyes this will make them look much larger.

Step 8: For this look in particular when thinking about school / work I find putting on gel or liquid eyeliner can be very time consuming and on a day your running late will be the last thing you want to do. To avoid this I grabbed a very thin brush and applied some black eyeshadow  (Colour marked #5 in the picture above) to my lashline by pressing the brush into my lashes. This will create an 'eyeliner' effect but be much softer than using a gel or liquid eyeliner. The best thing about using this tip is that it takes much less time as you do not have to be so precise as you do if you want a 'perfect' gel or liquid eyeliner. 

Step 9: To finish off the look curl your lashes and apply mascara to your upper and lower lashes. And the eyeshadow look is complete!
Final Eyeshadow Look
Final Eyeshadow Look
Step 10: To finish off the makeup look as a whole I added some Nars Orgasm blush to my cheeks along with the MUA Undress your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold. For lip options I decided to take a picture of a few different lipstick shades that are very wearable with this look and very fall appropriate. For each photo I will list which product I used below it as well as a link to any reviews if I have any. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish (By Kate) Lipstick in 101
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop 
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Temptation
Makeup Academy (MUA) Lipstick in Shade 2
I hope you all enjoyed this makeup look and I would love to see any of your recreations that you do. If you have any suggestions on different lip shades that would go great with this look, please let me know also in the comments down below as I am really in need of some great Fall lip combinations! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I hope you all decide to try out this easy fall makeup tutorial!


  1. This is such a beautiful look! I'm so so bad at blending eye shadows, but I wish I could because I really want to try this x
    Eden x // edenroses // enter my giveaway!

    1. Hi Eden, I am glad you like this eyeshadow look :). I have a few questions on your attempts for blending eyeshadows. When you do your makeup / blend your shadows do you use a big fluffy brush? If not this can really help to blend eyeshadows together. I honestly only use 1 fluffy brush brush (at most 2 if I want a skinny brush to do under my lower lashes) to do my eyeshadow looks.

      I usually just wipe the brush off by swirling it on the back of my hand between colours. I am almost convinced that this helps blend the colours in the long run as it has some of the previous colour remaining on the brush to help blend everything all together.

      Also when youb lend your shadows just keep doing a wind shield wiper motion pretty crazily and it will end up being blended :D And if you blend too far (which happens a lot to me) I just take a clean finger / cotton pad / qtip and just wipe away any eyeshadow that has gone somewhere I do not want it to be and just blend the harsh edge again.

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  3. I love this look on you, it's gorgeous!! & that costal scents pallete looks amazing as well!!

  4. These eyeshadows look so good on you! Seems like a great palette!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic

    1. This is probably one of my favourite palettes (it is definitely my favourite of the Coastal Scents palettes that I own) It just has such great colours that are great for everyday wear. I love that the palette although it is natural still includes some coloured eyeshadows so that you can change it up a little and add a pop of colour to your natural everyday look! The only complaint I have about this palette is that without using a cream eyeshadow underneath the pigmentation is not the greatest (compared to other eyeshadow palettes I have) but I find that if you use a cream base (Primer, Nyx Jumbo Pencil, Maybelline Colour Tattoo etc) they look really great and pigmented on the eyes!

  5. Gorgeous look! You're so pretty girl! x

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  6. This look is gorgeous and it looks amazing on you :)

    1. Hi Hana :)
      Thank you, I really like how subtle it is compared to most Fall makeup tutorials which can be quite dark. I looked at some of your blog posts and I noticed that you also are really liking the Revlon Lip Butters for fall/winter! What is your favourite colour? Mine is Sweet Tart I think but for the winter months I really do love Lollipop. They are so moisturising and comfortable on the lips even when they are very dry from the cold.

  7. Gorgeous first look, I love the colour you chose for the crease xx

    Cream Tea And Rose Jam

    1. Hi Gemma :) Thank you, I really love that cranberry colour also! It is very sheer for this look but you can really pack it on and get a really deep cranberry colour which is gorgeous! One of my favourite crease/outer v colours for fall for sure.

  8. very nice post. so gorgeous! goldtones look amazing on you :)
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  9. Reaaally love this look! I am hooked on Golden tone eye looks right now :)
    Wish we Coastal Scents where I stay, this looks like a really versatile palette!