Autumn Leaves Makeup Tutorial

by Sarah

I’ve been getting requests to do fall inspired looks so I decided to start with a rich dramatic look which is flattering for a lot of different skin tones.

I was inspired by autumn leaves with hues of yellow, orange, burnt orange, reds, greens and browns. Other than the blending which is the most time consuming part (yet crucial for any eye makeup look), this is actually a super easy look to create. As with the latest makeup tutorials, I included a GIF along with step by step instructions below to show exact placement of the colors.



Links to all the products/tools provided at the end of the post

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette makes up the base of this look. I used 3 eyeshadows from this palette as marked below. The khaki green shadow is Hammered by Colourpop and I must admit, it’s become a habit to use Colourpop shadows whenever I need a pop of color or want to make sure I achieve the utmost color/shimmer intensity. At $5 each, these shadows continue to wow me every time!- check out my collection of Colourpop shadows with swatches here.

Fall Makeup tutorial

The only other products I used were a dark matte brown eyeliner from Sephora Collection in Tiramisu, Maybelline Master Precise black liquid liner, my holy grail Lancome Hypnose Drama black mascara and a set of false lashes – which are optional.

As for tools, I used brushes from my Sigma Performance Eye Brush Set (currently on sale btw); MAC 217 blending brush and Kevyn Aucoin lash curler.


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1. Prep the eyes with your choice of primer (I used Urban Decay Primer potion in Eden) and apply Peanut Butter (the lightest matte color) all over the mobile lid and into the crease as transition. Diffuse this color well.

2. Apply Truffled (mid tone matte brown) into the crease. Blend well until it melts into the Peanut Butter color seamlessly. The idea is to create dimension and depth rather than one single color.

3. Apply Hot Fudge (dark matte brown) to the outer third of the eye. If you were happy with the intensity of the previous shade Truffled, you can give the Hot Fudge color a miss. If you want a more dramatic look however, you can continue to apply and blend Hot Fudge until you have a rich smokey look to the outer corners of the eyes.

4. With your finger, dab Colourpop Hammered shadow all over the mobile lid. Due to the consistency of these shadows, using fingers is the best way to distribute the color evenly. Once you achieve the desired intensity, blend the edges with your buffing brush so there are no obvious lines.

5. Using Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner (or any other black pencil/gel/cream liner), draw a line along the top lash line. You can make this line as thin or thick as you prefer, stretch it out to a cat eye or leave it as a small wing as I did.

6. Curl the lashes and apply one coat of black mascara.

7. Line the waterline (inner rim of the eyes) with a matte brown eyeliner. I used brown to tie in with my fall leaves inspiration but you can most certainly use black liner for this step.

8. With a small eye brush, apply Peanut Butter shadow along the bottom lash line to blend with the brown liner. Repeat this step with the Hot Fudge shadow but working it more in between the lashes to give it a smudged look. You can make the bottom lash line as thin or thick as you prefer.

9. Apply false lashes to the top lash line (optional) and coat the bottom lashes with black mascara.

And that’s pretty much it! You can alter this look to be as subtle or dramatic as you like; you can replace the green shade with other colors or even glitter. You can forego the false lashes or add even more dramatic ones. It’s all about what you want and what you feel comfortable with.

I hope you enjoyed this look and as always, don’t forget to tag me on social media if you recreate it. Please leave any questions/feedback you have in the comments section below ;)


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paddi dort November 1, 2015 - 12:31 am

What a gorgeous Fall look. Great job!!! Bought an eye shadow palette by ‘Revolution’ and it has some deep fall/winter hues as well as lighter shades. The name is ‘Redemption eyeshadow palette romantic smoked’. I agree, Urban Decay has the best eye lid primer. Will be using my new shadows to try out your look tomorrow. Might take a pic and send it to ya!

Sarah November 1, 2015 - 3:17 am

Thank you Paddi! :) I heard of Revolution, I’ll have to check out the Redemption palette.
I’d love to see the look you create so yes please send me a pic or tag me on social media (Instagram: @sarahbeautypov) xx

Emily October 20, 2015 - 10:59 am

yet another stunning look!!! That green is so gorgeous! I don’t have the chocolate palette but I’ll try to do it with similar colors. Thanks sarah, great post as always :)

Sarah October 21, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Thanks Emily! of course you can use similar colors from whatever brand you have. It’s all about making what you have work for you ;)

Susan Parker October 20, 2015 - 2:58 am

This look is absolutely mesmerizing! Thank you so much for sharing such a helpful step-by-step guide.

Sarah October 20, 2015 - 3:48 am

thank you so much Susan! I’m happy you enjoyed the tutorial; let me know if you recreate it :)

Susan Parker October 20, 2015 - 4:22 am

I will!


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