This post was inspired by the Getting Cheeky 'Inspired by Literature' posts. I found them so interesting and wanted to match my own autumn colored cosmetics with a classic tale. I am a big fan of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and have chosen it for my first post. A ghost story set in the fall of 1790 and loved by generations. I hope this inspires others to play with fall colors, try some new products, or even read the book.
The story begins with the setting of Sleepy Hollow NY. The autumn leaves, golden hay, the Hudson River flowing close by, and smoke from chimneys. Cool and sweet autumn just before the first snow comes. The countryside is beautiful and rich in color. From twilight till dawn a misty fog covers the ground. It's the perfect time for a restless ghost to roam the land.
The beautiful Hudson River Valley.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Tannin
Stila Convertible Color in Poppy
Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Cassis
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
Bite Agave Lip Mask in Smashed
The autumn leaves and amber fire.
Make Up For Ever palette 1: m644 Fawn, me840 Pink Chrome, and m844 Burgundy
Make Up For Ever palette 2: me554 Gunmetal, d320 Golden Khaki, and m738 Auburn
MAC Sumptuous Olive
ELF Burnt Plum
Warm and toasted neutrals.
Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird
Revlon Toast of New York
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Audrey
MAC Lipstick in Chili
Shea Moisture Blush in Varkala Spice
Burberry Eyeshadow in Midnight Brown
Colourpop Blush in Bardot
The headless horseman rides again!
Nars Eyeshadow in Mekong
Sephora Rouge Cream lipstick in Cancan
Make Up For Ever Ink Eyeliner
Colourpop Eyeshadow in Game Face
Essie Devil's Advocate
If none of these appeal to you, use the ShadeScout app to get inspired by the colors of fall.
***Post updated on 2/16/17 with new products.