Purple & Nude Fall Makeup

Happy Hump Day! You guys might have seen this picture on Instagram Sunday:

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Needless to say it was one of the few days that I took the time to not only do a full face of makeup but my HAIR too! The hour and a half it took me to do my hair reminded me exactly the reason why I NEVER curl my hair. Reason 1 being that it takes forever. Reason 2 being that no matter what I do, it will all fall into a semi-wavy mess in about the same amount of time that it took to even make it curly. *cries*

Anyways, let’s get into the details!

I used the Nude Collection by Pure Cosmetics that I just got in my Fall FabFitFun box (reveal and review on that to arrive) as well as my favorite Fall lip color, a Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless.

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Colors Used:

  • Whipped (silvery light brown) – lid
  • Biscotti (bronze mid-tone brown) – crease
  • Espresso (dark shimmering brown) – outer corner

Other Products:

  • Carbon Black liquid eye liner by EyeKo London
  • Super Black Superhero Mascara by IT Cosmetics
  • Shameless Colorburst Matte Lip Balm by Revlon

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It’s pretty simple and straightforward…

How To:

  1. Apply Whipped all over lid
  2. Blend Biscotti into the crease
  3. Apply Espresso in the outer corner and blend in well
  4. Finish the eyes with a cat eye and mascara
  5. Apply Revlon Colorburst Matte Lipbalm

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I think this is by far my favorite look I’ve shared with you guys yet! And I’m still absolutely fawning over this vibrant purple lip color. ❀

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What do you guys think? Do you have a favorite fall lip color? Let me know in the comments below!

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Harley Quinn Inspired Makeup (Wearable)

Hey Puddin! Miss me? Of course you did. A couple weeks ago I made a Joker Inspired makeup look, and naturally I couldn’t resist completing the duo with a look inspired by my favorite crazy gal, Harley Quinn. This look is a little tamer than Joker’s, but I wanted it to be a more subtle look, playing off of the idea that deep down Harley is this bullied and used character, so she’s not as bright and colorful as he is.

Oh, and obviously I had to get into character – the pictures just wouldn’t look right otherwise. πŸ˜‰

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Thankfully my hair is now long enough that I can do my pigtails again. Like I said, hers is a much more subtle look, playing with her classic red and black colors as opposed to the newer colors she’s donned like the purples and blues.

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Products Used:

  • Urban Decay Eye Primer
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk
  • Sunset by IT Cosmetics (Naturally Pretty Palette)
  • Sunrise by IT Cosmetics (Naturally Pretty Palette)
  • Midnight by IT Cosmetics (Naturally Pretty Palette)
  • Noir by IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette)
  • EyeKo London Waterproof Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
  • Wet n Wild Megalast Pencil Liner in Blackest Black
  • IT Superhero Mascara in Super Black
  • Ulta Lip Liner in Punch
  • Moxie Lipstick in Be Bold

My Method:

  1. Prime eyes, then lay down a base of light pink with the NYX Jumbo Pencil, blend into crease.
  2. Pack Sunset onto lid, covering pink base, and blend out into the crease and outer corner, and along the lower lash line.
  3. Use Sunrise to blend Sunset out.
  4. Apple Midnight into the outer corner and crease, following with Noir in the outermost corner. Blend well!
  5. Line top lid with Liquid eyeliner, then use the pencil liner on the lower lash line. Curl lashes & apply mascara.
  6. Line lips with lip liner, following with lipstick

Note: I would have used a white eye creme in place of the Strawberry Milk Pencil, however I just used what was on hand. The main purpose was to lighten up my lid and give the powdered eyeshadow a good base to stick on so it would be more pigmented. Also, don’t forget the pigtails!

till next post, Katie

Joker-Inspired Makeup (Wearable)

Fall is coming guys! And we all know what that means -no, not the Pumpkin Spice Lattes- but HALLOWEEN is coming! Which, of course, is one of the best times of the year. So to kick it off I’ve decided that I’m going to branch out and try to get some more makeup looks here on my blog. Naturally I had to start with a Joker-Inspired makeup look that’s a bit more, uh, wearable than a full Joker face. Now obviously this isn’t appropriate for say, a formal office setting. But a night out on the town or maybe a party (or if your work place is ok with wild makeup) this would be great.

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I really wanted to touch back on his purple and green scheme, so for my eyes I went for a bright green base and a purple crease, accented with dark purple, green and shimmery purple eyeliners. And of course, we couldn’t forget that signature red lip. πŸ˜‰

Products Used:

  • Urban Decay Eye Primer
  • Bordello (lightest crease shade) by UD
  • Flash (bright purple crease shade) by UD
  • Tornado (dark purple outer V shade) by UD
  • Grasshhopper (green lid shade) by UD Vice Palette
  • Retrograde (dark purple top lid liner) by UD 24/7 Liquid Liner
  • Emerald Isle (dark green top lid liner) by Model Launcher
  • VooDoo (purple shimmer lower lash liner) by UD 24/7 Glide On Pencil Liner
  • Supercurl Curling Mascara by UD
  • Cherry Skies (deep red lip cream) by NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick

Note: I didn’t put down what products I used for my foundation/etc, simply because the focus in this look are the eyes and lip.

I first started by coloring in my crease with Bordello to get a nice purple fade going, followed by Flash to brighten it up and intensify the purple. After those were faded in nicely, I used Tornado to darken the outer V crease of my eye. Then, using lots of the shade Grasshopper, I filled in my lid with the bright slightly-shimmery green to pay the proper homage to Joker. Once everything was blended in properly, I lined my top lash line with Retrograde (a great dark purple liquid liner) and then lined it again with Emerald Isle to bring more green into the look. Then it was as simple as using Voodoo to line my lower lash line and popping on Urban Decay’s Supercurl Curling Mascara to finish the eyes. And for the lips I used Cherry Skies, a beautiful cream/matte lipstick by NYX.

I’m still getting the hang of photographing makeup looks…lol anyone have any tips? I’m always open to pointers! But in the meantime, I hope you guys like this Joker-inspired makeup look, I hope to do a Harley-inspired look as well as some more Halloween-ready versions as well.

till next post, Katie

 

Smashbox Look: Filter Trio

I have a variety of makeup looks up my sleeves, but of all of them my favorites and fallbacks are always the neutral and simple ones. Ones that only require a handful of products to pull off. Like this one, featuring Smashbox’s Filter Trio.

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Products Used:

  • Smashbox Trio in Filter
  • Stila Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black (upper lid)
  • Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smoke (lower lid)
  • Pur Minerals’ Eye Pencil in Hello Bright Eyes (inner corner)
  • Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara

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  1. Use a shadow brush to apply Sable over your entire lid and up into the crease
  2. Next, use a soft fluffy brush to apply Sumatra to the outer corner and crease of your lid
  3. Tap Vanilla lightly over the middle part of your lid and brow bone to lighten the look
  4. Use the Hello Bright Eyes eye pencil in the inner corner of your eye
  5. Apply a thin line of Intense Black liquid liner to your upper lid, drawing it out for a baby wing
  6. Use Smoke eye pencil on the lower lash line, only going about 3/4 of the way
  7. Curl lashes & apply Perversion to upper & lower lashes

This look is perfect for work or everyday, wherever. Which is why whenever I’m traveling I’m always sure to have these items in my makeup bag. Hello Bright Eyes quickly opens and brightens up your eyes, which always makes you look 100% more awake. Also avoiding lining the lower lash line all the way across prevents making your eyes look more closed and squinty, making them pop and appear more open and again – awake.

till next post, Katie

Zombie Look 1: Simple Zombie

I. Love. Zombies. Like, I don’t fully understand why I’ve always been obsessed with zombies, but I have. And what better way to express that obsession than to start a little mini-series here on The Beautiful Geek for October? Over the next few weeks I plan on presenting a few different zombie looks for you guys! First up is a really simple one, and you can use products you already have at home (which as we all know, is the best kind of look).

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So for my first look I went with again, really simple stuff. Darkness under the eyes, hollowed out cheeks, paled lips, some bruising and of course the unmistakable bite-mark. This look is perfect if you don’t want to spend any extra money on buying Halloween makeup or if you’ve decided last minute on a costume…much how my costumes usually go.

First, let’s go over the materials I used.

  • It Cosmetics – Naturally Pretty Palette
  • It Cosmetics – Bye Bye Redness Pot
  • Urban Decay – Naked 2 Basics Palette
  • Urban Decay – Perversion Mascara
  • Smashbox – Sepia Trio
  • Smashbox – Vignette Trio

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I used a combination of palettes and tools, all of which are name brand products. Of course, as long as you have similar colors you can easily use drug store brands or whatever else you have on hand.

For my eyes I used a combination of Primal and Undone from the Naked 2 Basics palette to get that sunken in look. I also used these colors to hollow out my cheeks and add a little bit of contouring around my face where I felt needed. Next I used Clay from Smashbox’s Sepia trio, which is a pale matte purple color. I used this to darken up my lids and just under the eyes for more of a bruised look. Afterwards I used Aubergine from Smashbox’s Vignette trio to line my upper and lower lash line. Then after curling my lashes I applied a couple of coats of Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara. Now for the bruises…

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The forehead bruise is a really quick and simple one, I simple took a little bit of Sunrise from the Naturally Pretty palette to form the initial bruise & then took some of Mocha from the same palette to give the bruise some dimension, blending them in and making it a little uneven.

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The cheek bruise was a bit more involved, using a combination of 4 colors, all from the Naturally Pretty palette by It Cosmetics.

First I took Violet to lay down the foundation and basic shape of the bruise. Try not to let it look even or perfect, as bruises clearly aren’t either of those. Then I took a blend of Sunrise & Sunset and put them where I wanted the bruise to look darker and a bit more irritated, so mostly right under the eye/lower side of the cheek. Once that was done I took the tiniest bit of Java to darken the red and make those spots look older and more developed.

I used the same method on my neck for the bite mark, but using Java mostly in the center where the most pressure would have been from the bite.

Once all of this was done I took the Bye Bye Redness concealer and applied it to my lips to make them nice and pale (can’t look too lively now can we). I used this specific concealer because the formula is very mousse-like, which makes it super light on the lips & doesn’t feel like you’ve got anything on. Afterwards it dries matte so it helps make your lips look extra dry and brings attention to the creases in your lips. To make my lips appear a little bit more dead, I just dabbed a little bit of Clay from the Smashbox Sepia trio onto my lips.

What do you guys think? Was my first zombie look successful? Let me know in the comments below!

till next post, Katie