Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Easter :) Mine was very quiet and relaxing and that was perfect for me. Anyway, for this post I'll be sharing a new seasonal look called 'Berry Crush' for autumn, created by and using ELES cosmetics. Looking back on my latest posts, I realised that I haven't showed my face in about two months! Main reason being that I haven't done any looks or taken any 'selfies' (I prefer to say selca) recently, and also because I've had this huge, persistent pimple and was waiting for it to go away. Sadly it left a red scar and I hope it's not too noticeable in my pictures. Just so you know, my photos are 100% photoshop/edit-free besides cropping and resizing. I'm all about the power of makeup, not the power of digital enhancements.
What's the Berry Crush look about?
This look brings out the bronze and plummy hues of autumn (fall) days and is very delicate and feminine. The name 'Berry Crush' comes from the shades of crushed berries incorporated into the eyeshadow quad, blush and lipstick. The main features of this look are the bold semi-matte lips, strong youthful brows and soft hazy eyes.
ELES Products used:
Liqui Liner in Anisette (not pictured)
Steps for the eye makeup:
1. Taupe shade all over the eyelid
2. Charcoal shade for the crease and outer corner
3. Plum shade patted on for the outer-v
4. Cream shade for the inner corners and underneath the brow
When applying eyeshadow, I applied it right up to my crease underneath my brow bone/in the socket area. Initially I applied it no higher than my double eyelid fold but my eyeshadow was almost non-existent since I have such tiny, tapered eyelids.
On camera the eye makeup doesn't look as bold as it does in person. Also, it's more obvious when my eyes are closed. I don't have a very deep crease for my eyelids so when I open my eyes the colours can hardly be seen :( As shown in the pictures below:
Doesn't it look very natural?
One featured product of this look is the Mineral Blush in Mixed Berries which is a purple-y shade and isn't one that I've ever worn as a blush before. I lightly swept this onto the apples of my cheeks with a large fluffy blush brush so that I could blend it in nicely and have the blush look less harsh. I didn't want it to be too dark or else it may look like I have bruised cheeks haha. It's definitely a lovely colour when worn correctly!
A touch of purple blush with bronze hues
My lips aren't as bold as the model's because I used a lip brush to apply my lipstick. It left a very subtle plum shade and most of the attention has been brought to the eyes and the cheeks. Afterwards I redid my lips by applying the lipstick directly. Notice the difference below in the before and after:
Left: Most attention is drawn to the soft hazy eyes and blush
Right: Most attention is drawn to the bold lips
Personally I prefer my eyes to stand out more than my lips but from time to time I like to sport a bold lip. Just as long as the eyes and lips aren't both bold, all is good!
This is definitely one of my favourite looks from ELES and I really enjoyed using plum shades for my eyeshadow and especially for my blush which was completely new to me! I ended up loving the shade and have decided to make good use of it in autumn and winter (completely opposite seasons to those in the northern hemisphere).
Questjen of the week:
Are you a fan of berry shades?
I certainly am and I think they're great for eyes, cheeks and lips.
A little off-topic but thought I'd share it since it's beauty-related - on Wednesday I'll be getting my brows done for the first time at the Benefit Brow Bar which just opened here! I can't wait to see how my brows will turn out. I'll be sure to share pictures here too so keep your eyes peeled!
Disclaimer: Products were provided for consideration with no obligation to share or review. This is not a sponsored post, nor am I affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this post. All opinions are stated by me are 100% honest with no bias.