Sunday, October 25, 2015

Automne makeup: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


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. 


           The fairest of fair, Katrina. A coquette and rosy lip and cheek with glowing skin. 

                                               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
MAC Antiqued
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. 

No comments: