Fall Inpsired Makeup Series Part Two: The Glittery Halo Eye!

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Hey, beauty fans! Today we are going to show you how to get another Fall inspired eyeshadow look, so grab your favorite drink, settle in, and let’s talk beauty!
Today’s combo was inspired by the earthy tones that are indicative of fall, and we are going to be using glitter to add some sparkle! This look was created using a combo of Makeup Geek (MG) and MAC shadows! We used Peach Smoothie (MG)- a light peachy-beige matte, Soft Brown- a warm mid-tone matte brown, Saddle- a warm orangey brown, Rule- a bright orange matte, Amber Lights- A shimmery peachy bronze, and Copper Sparkle Glitter on top it off! This look is actually a halo eye meaning we are putting darker shades in both the inner and outer corner. This look gives the appearance of a really round eye shape. You can still use the color combo we are using, but just do the darker shades in the outer corner instead of the inner corner if you want a more cat eye/almond shaped look.

How to achieve the look:

Step 1 Apply Eyeshadow Primer

Any eyeshadow primer will do, but you all know our favorites by now! We love to use MAC Prolongwear Paint Pots, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and Urban Decay Primer Potion. Just make sure to apply a primer before applying eyeshadow otherwise your eyeshadow will not stay put and you will end up with it underneath your eyes, raccoon eyes are cute but not as a makeup look!

Step 2 Apply Peach Smoothie

Using a MAC 224 or Sigma E40, swirl your brush in Peach Smoothie and tap off the excess. Then apply from the lower to upper crease in windshield wiper and circular motions, but do not bring the color up to the brow bone! Peach Smoothie is not necessary, but we like to have a little lighter base before going in with our warmer shades. You can skip Peach Smoothie and just use Soft Brown as your transition shade as well if you want to cut down on the amount of shadows you are using and the look will still be beautiful!

Step 3 Apply Rule

Using a MAC 224 or any fluffy blending brush, swirl your brush in Rule and tap off the excess, then apply to the crease below Peach Smoothie in windshield wiper and circular motions. Then go back over it with a clean blending brush to make sure there are no harsh lines. Our favorite brush to use for this is the Morphe M505 brush.

Step 4 Apply Saddle

Using a Sigma E25 or a MAC 217 brush, swirl your brush in Saddle and tap off the excess. Apply the color on the outer corner first in circular motions (bring it slightly in towards the center of the eye) then blend into the lower crease right under Rule. Then, taking a MAC 219 or any other pencil brush apply Saddle on the inner ¼ of the eye. The taking the E 25 or 217 brush blend it inwards toward the center of the eye so we don’t have a harsh line, we want it blown out and diffused. Then go back over the crease ONLY with a clean blending brush making sure there are no harsh lines. This is the actual halo part of the look. It can be a little difficult at first to master, but just practice and you’ll get it! Tip: Just make sure you do not put Saddle on the very center of your eyelid, we have other colors going there instead!

Step 5 Apply Amber Lights

Using a MAC 242 or Sigma E55 brush, pack Amber Lights on the center of the lid only! Then go back in with your clean blending brush and buff out the crease where the lid color meets the crease colors. Then take your E25 or 217 brush and blend the edges of the Amber lights where it meets Saddle on the eyelid.

Step 6 Apply Glitter Adhesive and Glitter

Apply a small amount of Glitter Adhesive (We like Too Faced’s Glitter Glue) on top of the Amber lights. Then using a MAC 242 brush take a small amount of the Copper Sparkle Glitter and pat, do not swipe the glitter on the center of the eyelid. If you swipe it will fall all over your face, and once glitter gets all over the place it’s almost impossible to get it off! Then taking your pencil brush apply a little more Saddle to the inner and outer corner of the eyelid and then blend out with your E25 or 217.

Step 7 Smoke Out Lower Lash Line

Using a pencil brush swirl your brush in Saddle, tap off the excess, then run it back and forth on your lower lash line from outer to inner corner. After that dip your MAC 217 or Sigma E25 into Rule and go over the Saddle blending it out. We don’t want a harsh line we want it look diffused and blown out. If you want the lower lash line darker add more Saddle and less Rule, but make sure to still blend it out.

Step 8 Mascara or Falsies

Apply your favorite pair of false eyelashes to complete the look, or just mascara your naturals!

We did not use eyeliner for this look since it is a halo eye. If you use eyeliner, it will cover up the pretty sparkles we have in the center of the eyelid. The eyeliner will give it a more cat eye feel than a halo look.

Check out the finished look here:


Don’t forget to read tomorrow’s article to see which Fall color combo we have in store for you!

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