Fall Makeup Tutorial

Fall is almost over I heard! How I miss those beautiful leaves turning yellow, orange, and red! Anyways, since I’ve been reminiscing about Fall, I decided to do a Fall Makeup Tutorial, inspired by the beautiful maple leaves that turn red during the season. I’ve done a review on the lipstick that I’ll be wearing for this tutorial too! You guys should check Revlon Black Cherry out if you are looking for a dark lipstick for this Fall/Winter season.

I usually don’t do bold lips and eyes at the same time like on this post, but I like to break the rules some times, so hey why not?! Anyways, enough with the chit-chat, let’s get on the tutorial!

For product list, scroll all the way to the bottom!

*Check out my tutorial on how to have a long lasting lipstick*

My eyelids are prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion.


1. I applied MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Perky all over the eyelid.

2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude Matt Rosen on the inner and outer third of my eyelid.

3. I applied Kat Von D Esperanza Placebo just slightly above my crease as the transition color.

4. On the crease, I used a small brush and applied The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hung.

5. I applied MAC Artistic License eyeshadow on the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

6. I lined my upper lash line using Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner, and created a winged liner. I also added MAC Carbon on the outer and inner third of my eyelid, and on my crease. I decided to add MAC Carbon to add extra intensity and depth.

7. I applied MAC Carbon lightly along my lower lash line.

8. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

9. My brows are filled using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette. My falsies are Gwiyomi false eyelashes no. 3

peach smoky eyes

10. I applied Diorskin Star foundation all over my face using Real Technique buffing brush.

11. I applied MAC Conceal/Correct palette in Medium under my eyes.

12. I set my face using Cover FX translucent powder.

13. I lightly contoured my face using Smashbox contour kit powder.

14. I applied The Balm Mary Lou manizier highlighter on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow.

15. I applied The Balm Instain blush in Houndstooth on my cheeks.

16. On my lips, I applied Revlon Black Cherry lipstick using a lipbrush.

Revlon Black Cherry makeup tutorial

Product list

Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion; MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot; The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude (Matt Rosen: lid, Matt Hung: Crease); Kat Von D Esperanza Palette (Placebo: upper crease); MAC Artistic License eyeshadow (lid); MAC Carbon eyeshadow  (lid & crease) ; Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink pen liner; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Taupe and Brunette); Gwiyomi False Lashes no. 3

Face – Diorskin Star foundation; MAC Conceal/Correct palette in Medium; CoverFX translucent powder.

Cheeks – Smashbox contour kit; The Balm Mary-Lou manizier highlighter; The Balm Instain Houndstooth blush.

Lips – Revlon Black Cherry lipstick.


Fall Makeup dark lips

Lee Hi Rose MV Inspired

I received a request! Whuaaaat! hahaha..It’s been a while since I gotten requests for makeup tutorials, and it makes me very happy that one of my followers actually requested one! Pdo send me requests on comments below or over on Twitter 😀

Anyhow, so Cahya requested me on Twitter to do Lee Hi’s makeup in her MV Rose. I was like whaaat??? Who’s this Lee Hi girl. I searched her on youtube and found the MV. Lee Hi is a Korean singer, and she has an amazing voice! Being Korean, she obviously has like the most perfect skin just like most of my Korean friends. She has 3 different looks on the video – red eyes and pink lips, red eyes and red lips, yellow/pink eyes with pink lips. I chose the red eyes/pink lips combo for this inspired look just because it showed up most of the time on the MV.

Can we please admire how gorgeous that rose crown on her head is!

lee hi rose mv

Image is Courtesy of Kpopstarz

Keep in mind that she is probably 2 shades lighter than me. Her makeup is quite minimal. Let’s break it down:

  • Her brows are straight across, just like most Korean actresses/singers. Mine has more shaped than hers, so I had to fill mine in more to make it less angular.
  • Seeing her video, I don’t think she wore any blushes or contour, which made the red eye more chic and modern.
  • It also seemed like she barely has any mascara on, perhaps she wears a brown mascara or even a clear one.

A word of caution! Please make sure that whatever red blush or product you are going to use are allowed to be used for the eyes. Some red lip products or cheeks are not allowed for the eyes due to sensitivity issue. I used Ben Nye blush because I’ve tried and tested it on myself and others, and found no allergic reaction or sensitivity towards it.


1. I applied MAC Soft Ochre paint pot all over my lid using my finger.

2. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied Ben Nye Soleil Red blush along my upper lashline.

3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I picked up a teeensy weensy bit of the blush and applied it lightly on my lid, avoiding the crease.

4. Using a clean blending brush, I blended whatever is on my lid so it fades.

5. Using a clean blending brush, I applied Ben Nye  Mango eyeshadow lightly on the crease.

6. Using a clean angled eyeliner brush, I mixed Ben Nye Mango eyeshadow with Ben Nye Soleil Red blush and applied it very lightly on the lower lashline.

7. I applied Urban Decay Woodstock eyeliner along the waterline.

8. You can choose to apply a very light coat of mascara or skip it.

9. I filled it my brows using Dollywinked eyebrow pencil in brown and set it with Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette.

Ben Nye Soleil Red

10. For the face, I applied MUFE HD foundation in 117 all over my face using Sigma Round Kabuki brush, going over my lips with it as well.

11. I applied Revlon Ravishing Red lipstick on the center of my lips using my ring finger, just dabbing on it.

12. Lastly, I applied Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer no. 165 (Volupte) lightly on my lips and then blot it with a piece of kleenex.

Lee Hi Rose MV Makeup


YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7

Finally, I get the chance to play with the Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics quad that I bought during the YSL event a few weeks a go. As I’ve mentioned, I fell in love with the gold and reddish copper eyeshadows of the quad. On this tutorial, I’ll be using the eyeshadows dry. I also found out the names of each color: golden rose, golden pearl, golden orange and burnt red. The quad reminds me of sunset color.

Let me, first of all, mention that I love how the end result turned out. I was expecting a meeeeeh pigmentation since I’m applying the eyeshadow dry, but to be honest, I’ve to take my words back. The colors are amazing when you build them and they blend really nicely, applied very smoothly and very little fall-outs.

I’ve always find it difficult to wear this kind of reddish-copper (or as they call it – burnt red) eyeshadow since they always bring a lot of pinkish tone on my eyes, which make me look sick. However, this burnt red eyeshadow has hint of plum in it, and when I added the black, it shimmers beautifully (which, btw, the camera couldn’t pick up)

Anyhow! Let’s get the tutorial started!

(click on pictures to enlarge it)

YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7

1. I applied YSL Golden Rose eyeshadow from the quad on the inner corner of the eyes using a flat eyeshadow brush from Urban Decay.

2. Then, using another flat eyeshadow from Urban Decay, I applied the Golden Orange eyeshadow in the middle of the lid in a patting motion.

3. Taking a MAC 239 brush, I applied the Burnt Red eyeshadow on the outer V, blending it towards the crease.

3. Using a clean MAC 217 brush, I blended the edge of the shadow.

4. To add extra depth, I added a black eyeshadow just on the crease. I applied this with a very small shader brush (no brand).

5. I, then, picked up a little bit of the Burnt Red eyeshadow on my blending brush and applied the shadow on top of the Smashbox Blackout shadow. At this point, I added more of the Golden Orange and Golden Rose eyeshadows again.

6. Using a black kohl pencil liner like L’oreal Voluminous eyeliner, I lined my tightline and waterline.

7. I applied Burnt Red eyeshadow on the lower lid, leaving the inner 1/4 for the Golden Orange eyeshadow. I applied it using MAC 263 brush.

8. I curled my lashes and applied several coats of mascara on top and lower lashes.

9. I also filled in my brows by using Anastasia Brow Powder and MAC 266 brush.

10. I highlighted the brow bone by applying Golden Pearl eyeshadow from the quad using a clean blending brush from QUO.

YSL Summer 2012 eyeshadows

11. For the face, I applied MAC Face and Body foundation in C3 using a foundation brush from Cover FX. I also applied L’oreal Touche Magique concealer under my eyes to get rid of some of my dark circles.

12. Once the foundation dried, I applied YSL Cream Blush in no. 2 on my cheeks using a Sephora foundation brush.

13. I also applied L’oreal Magic Lumi using a clean foundation brush on my cheekbones, on the bridge of the nose and on my cupid’s bow.

14. I applied MAC Blot powder on my T-zone.

15. I also applied Benefit Hoola bronzer on the hollows of my cheeks and on my temples using an angled brush (similar to MAC 168 brush, but mine is no brand).

16. I completed the look by finishing it off with GOSH Nougat Lipstick and L’occitane clear lip balm.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture & YSL Pure Chromatics

As promised, here’s the 2 things that I bought from the YSL eventthat I attended last week! I bought the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in no. 17 and YSL Pure Chromatics in no. 7. As always, click on each picture to enlarge it 😀

YSL Eyeshadow Quad
YSL Rouge Pur Couture & YSL Pure Chromatics

The lipstick – YSL Rouge Pur Couture in no. 17 is a coral lipstick. You can apply this sheer almost like a balm or you can apply it as a lipstick. It has a satin finish, very moisturizing and has SPF 15. I’m not a big lipstick person myself, but I’d have to place this second on my favorite lip products (my no. 1 favorite lip product is Tarte Lipsurgence). This lipstick cost around Rp. 350,000 if I’m not wrong (about $35).

YSL Pure Colour Satiny Radiance
YSL Pure Colour Satiny Radiance no. 17
YSL Pure Color Satiny Radiance
YSL Pure Color Satiny Radiance
YSL Rouge Pur Couture
YSL Rouge Pur Couture no. 17

The eyeshadow – YSL Pure Chromatics in no. 7 is actually the Spring/Summer 2012 collection that was just recently released in Indonesia. There were several quads, but I was attracted to this quad the most, I think due to that beautiful gold and copper-red eyeshadows in the palette. This quad cost Rp. 600,000 (about $60) in Indonesia. The eyeshadows can be used wet and dry.

YSL Pure Chromatics
YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7
YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7
YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7

As you can see from the swatches below, the colours definitely are more intense when it’s wet (wet is on top, dry is at the bottom). The 2 light colors are way too light for my skin-tone if I use it dry, it’s a pretty highlighter colors nevertheless. The gold and copper-red colors look gorgeous dry or wet. If only they make these shadows in the singles/monos, I think I’d definitely buy it 😛

YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7
YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7
YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7
YSL Pure Chromatics no. 7