Cool Toned Makeup for Cool Toned Weather

I HAD THE DOORS OPEN ALL WEEKEND. Sorry. I’m so excited. After endless 90 degree days, this 60 and 70 degree weekend weather was divine. I’m ready for fall. It’s by far my favorite season. All the sweatshirts. All the leaves. All the endless cups of hot coffee (and none of them pumpkin flavored).

As you may or may not have noticed, I have a thing for warm-toned eye makeup and lipsticks. I like changes in the weather to motivate changes in my makeup routine, so I decided to gather my cool-toned eyeshadows and the holy-grail berry lipstick (in 107) and see what I could make happen.

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Let’s See What Happens- Lorac Pro Palette 2

My day to day makeup is pretty non-descript: neutral eyes, mascara, and lipstick when I can be bothered. I own some beautiful eyeshadows that I’ve never used because they are outside my comfort zone. I sat down with one of my recent purchases, the Lorac Pro Palette 2, which has quickly become a favorite, and forced myself to use colors that I’d normally leave untouched. I didn’t have a plan, and I didn’t know if I’d like the outcome.

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New Year’s Eve Makeup- From Work to Party

There’s a good chance that my New Year’s Eve makeup will be the same as my work makeup this year. There’s been talk of a quick beer after work, then Indian takeout, so we can be in our PJ’s well ahead of the ball-drop. What can I say- we live a crazy life. This look is what I’d do if we were going out- heavier and sparklier than my every day, but still soft enough I don’t scare myself.

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Cyber Week Treats- What I Bought

I’m pretty much a ‘buy it when I need it’ girl. Usually, I have a few wish list items that hang around, but mostly I buy what I need when I need it. That being said, these days there are few things I really need. For the ‘things I want’ category, I kept my eyes peeled for Cyber Monday deals to take the best advantage of special offers. My most recent purchases are a mix of ‘things I need’ and ‘things I want’.

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