Monthly Makeup: Autumn Eyes for September

Monthly Makeup: September Autumn Eyes

I wish y'all were here with me as I'm writing this. I'm sitting on my balcony in only my rattiest finest pjs, sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte (!!!), and enjoying the delightful bite of chill in the air. Autumn in Atlanta is my favorite time of year (and also the name of my next band. Note to self: come up with name for first band). Even though this reprieve from summer will disappear next week, I'm soaking it all in. I'm squinting my eyes extra tight and pretending the leaves are those lovely fall colors, and that's how I came up with this eye tutorial. Even if you don't really wear eyeshadow, this can work for you--just scroll down to the end for my tips. I'm using all drugstore products (cuz I'm cheap!), but sub in your faves to make it work for you! Enjoy! Love, Elle


  • I'm using cream shadow and gel liner, so eyelid primer is a must. I'm using ELF Primer. It's a $1, but I use it because it dries to a powder finish, unlike most primers, which is better for the rest of the products I'm using. It's also great for those with greasy lids and usually can't wear cream shadows.
  • Just dab and pat it in. Done!
  • Since it's almost autumn (September 23rd!), I wanted to use cream shadows, which I mostly avoid during summer.
  • Apply ELF Copper Cream Shadow all over the lid. I use my finger for easiest application. You can build and make it darker, if you'd like.
  • Next, use the ELF Essentials Duo in Butter Pecan, 
  • Apply the lighter shade to the inner crease.
  • The darker shade goes in the outer crease. In other words, just half of your crease.
  • Use the ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Wild on the outer corner. It enhances the copper shadow and adds a little shading to the eye.
  • TIP: I put a tissue under my eye to catch all out from the shadow.
  • What makes this look a little different, and a little more autumnal, is that I use green liner. Green liner looks great on brown and hazel eyes, but it makes my blue eyes bluer, if that makes any sense!
  • Keeping with the cream theme, put ELF Professional Studio Cream Eyeliner in Olive heavy on the upper lid. Maybe do a winged eye, if you know how (tutorial coming soon!)
  • If you have a green liner, use that on the lower lid. Otherwise, gel liner on my lower tends to smudge.
  • Use whatever you'd like, but I used Maybelline Falsies Flared. I wanted volume, and this brought it!
  • If shadow intimidates you (I was intimidated for years), just apply the cream shadow, green gel liner, and mascara.
What autumn eye looks are you looking forward to wearing?
Has fall unofficially arrived where you are? Weekend plans?


  1. I love love LOVE this! Great post! I haven't had a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet...I keep forgetting ... what is wrong with me? I guess something about hot Jacksonville, FL isn't screaming PSL yet to me. I'm going to Canada at the end of the month...so I see fall foliage and PSLs in my future...wait they have Starbucks in Canada right? Oh gosh...googling that now.....sigh of relief...they do...LOL I'm sure it was silly to think they didn't but last year we went to New Hampshire and they only had like 3 in the whole state....THREE!!

    I added you to my new blog roll of blogs I follow.

    Have a great weekend and enjoy your future PSLs!!!

    ♥ Shia

  2. That copper base is so pretty!


  3. Such good tips...I always need eye inspiration!

  4. love these steps!! fall seriously is the best time :)

  5. I really LOVE ELF prodcuts. These are some great suggestions:)
    Happy weekend!!

  6. Love all your make up recommendations! I am jealous that you have some cooler air too! I got a pumpkin spice latte on Wednesday even though it is still like 90 degrees here in Ft Lauderdale! xoxo

  7. Thanks for stopping by today! It's great to be back!!

    I have been wanting to try that mascara! Now I will get some!

    ps: don't forget to swing by tomorrow for my blogaversary giveaway!!

  8. Great great tips! I love fall so much and it's so fun to transition makeup from summer colors! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. That copper cream shadow looks amazing!


  10. Oh honey, I would have loved to join you!!! Pumpkin Spice Latte sounds delicious!!
    I am sure Atlanta looks magically under the autumn sunshine!! I've been there once, about 10 years ago and if I remeber corectly it was June, but I loved it!

    Those are my favorite shades and I used them pretty often!!

    Enjoy the weekend!! xoxoxo

  11. pumpkin spice latte with a chill in the air... ahhh sounds so dreamy.

    i love this eye make up tutorial! thanks for showing me some love over at my blog.. i love your blog, its full of so many interesting topics and i am happily following! hope to get to know you better, come back and follow me too or come say hello sometime!


  12. I love autumn too, and I hope it sticks around for a while and doesn't turn into winter too quickly! I can't wait to try this eye look--I love your makeup ideas!

  13. I LOVE copper and bronze shadows for fall! :)

  14. I've never tried ELF make-up before but I've read great reviews and I know the prices are extremely reasonable! Thank you for doing a detailed review on the products you use, that eyeshadow primer looks great!

  15. I get so excited for fall makeup every year. And Maybelline Falsies is awesome :)

  16. Sigh. And I thought I knew how to do my makeup! :)

  17. Because summer's been so warm, I haven't been wearing much makeup, but this is a great neutral look to get back in the swing of things.


  18. I really wish I played around more with my makeup routine but it generally stays the same all year round...but this tempting me to try something new!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  19. I wish had the time to apply all this everyday but I leave it for special occasions

  20. Is Falsies as good as it seems??

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :o)



  21. Yay for the pumpkin spice latte! Soooo good. I guess this means Starbucks has officially brought it back for the fall, huh?

    I really need to get on my game and try these ELF products. I've heard such great reviews about them and yet I haven't purchased anything. They're so cheap, too....I love that.


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