Burnt Violet

Burnt Violet Makeup Look

With the scent of pumpkin spice everything in the air, Halloween around the corner and sweater weather in full force, Fall is officially here. Fall is such a great time to experiment with new makeup and bold looks, so I wanted to create this simple way to wear any bold lipstick you want. Seriously, fresh, glowing skin, simple liquid eyeliner and a luminous highlight is the perfect canvas to rock any lip color, from burgundy to black to blue.

This look is also great for quickly transforming your office look for a night out. Simply wear a soft pink lip for the day and swap it out for a vampy shade for night. I chose Burnt Violet, one of the new MAC Liptensity lipsticks because it’s the perfect combo of trendy brick and bold burgundy that is perfect for Fall.

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    I wanted to keep Alex’s complexion looking flawless but still with a fresh, natural texture. I used the new Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick ($30.50) in the shade 2N1 Desert Beige and buffed it in with the sponge tip. This foundation leaves skin with a natural-looking glow but also lasts from morning to night.

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    To erase any dark undereye circles, I applied Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme ($26) in Light 11 and blended it in with a damp beauty blender. If you have intense dark circles, this formula is great because it offers long-lasting, full-coverage but it also doesn’t crease or crack under the eyes.

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    To set the concealer, I used the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80) and the setting powder in Surreal Light (the largest powder in the palette). I love using Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders to set concealer under the eyes because many of them give a luminous, airbrushed look without visible shimmer.

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    For a warm, natural looking flush, I applied Surreal Glow (the shade in the middle of the top row) from the same Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette. The combination of peachy pink with a hint of luminosity just gives such a fresh, natural look to the complexion.

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    Pairing an icy highlight with a strong burgundy lip is a killer combination for Fall. Instead of the warm gold highlight in the Hourglass palette, I decided ot use the new Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizing Powder ($56) to sweep along Alex’s cheekbones. This particular highlighter has more of a cool tone, but feel free to use the Strobing powder in the palette if you wish!

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    I skipped eyeshadow for this look and went for a clean, subtle cat-eye with the new L’Oreal Voluminous Liner Noir ($10). This new formula is ultra black and the long, skinny felt tip makes winged eyeliner a breeze.

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    Next, I applied a few coats of the new Maybelline The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara ($7) to Alex’s upper and lower lashes. Don’t let the name of this mascara scare you—it actually gives a cool doll-like look to the lashes.

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    To finish off the eyes, I filled in Alex’s brows with Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil ($24). The large, slanted-tip pencil makes filling in large areas quickly super easy! Don’t forget to brush through the brows with the built-in spoolie too.

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    To complete the look, I applied the new MAC Liptensity ($21) in Burnt Violet. This new formula is MAC’s most pigmented lipstick ever and this burgundy-meets-brick shade is perfect for a dramatic look this Fall.

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