Monthly Makeup: Pumpkin Spice Latte Eyes

When I was in Target the last week shopping for baby shower gifts (love ya, K&T), I just somehow happened upon the Makeup Aisle. Does that ever happen to you? Craziest thing! And so I saw this Covergirl Eye Enhancers palette in Dazzling Metallics and thought, that reminds me of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Maybe I should stop by that Starbucks conveniently located inside of Target that I keep smelling? I popped the palette in my basket and started to head down the aisle. And then it hit me:

Pumpkin Spice Latte...eyes!

I hurriedly jotted (aka badly typed) the idea down in my phone, forgot about the real latte, paid for my goods, and headed home. Instead of doing the sensible thing, like wrap baby shower presents, do laundry, etc, I played around and came up with this tutorial. Enjoy after the jump!

Via Covergirl.com
Does this make anyone else think of a Pumpkin Spice Latte?


  • I wanted this look to be worn as a neutral for everyday wear, and not a costumey-bright orange look. I promise this looks better in person than my crappy camera skillz (oh yeah) can capture. Add more color if desired, or keep it neutral.
  • Apply an eyeshadow primer (not pictured, but I use one from NYX $7).
  • Using your finger or a dome brush to pat lightest shade (it looks golden) all over lid up to brow line.
  • Pat pumpkin shade from mid eye to outer edge of eye using dome brush.
  • Blend with fluffy brush. It should be dark in the outer edge and lighter towards the inner eye. 
  • Note: the color looks copper here, but is a really pretty pumpkin-but-not-orange. 
  • Brush the darkest shade very lightly onto brow bone and crease with fluffly brush. Blend like a windshield wiper motion.
  • Using the pencil brush, dip into dark shade and line eyes.Smudge!
  • Curl lashes and apply your favorite mascara.
  • No brushes? Use your fingers and cotton swabs instead. You can DO this!
I swear it's prettier and pumpkin spicier in person!


  1. Gorgeous! Absolutely perfect for Autumn :-)
    (and a pumpkin spice latte!)

  2. ooo that looks like a fun pallette!

  3. That color makes your beautiful eyes POP!

  4. I love it - so pretty for fall!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  5. I like this! I actually have similar eyeshadow colors in a different palette, so I'll be experimenting with this look for sure!

  6. Love that idea, especially for someone who's super pale like I am, would "warm me up" :-)

  7. Great colors!


  8. Great mix of colors and they're perfect for fall!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. Wow I love this...and love the name. Perfect for fall! :)

  10. Ooh pretty.

    P.S. I'm hosting a scarf swap today and would love for you to join in!

  11. wow! this is a beautiful palette! I love each of the colors! and you've made such a gorgeous look using it!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  12. I have this shadow set in my makeup drawer at home- must try this!


  13. Latte eyes = love it!! Pumpkin spice is my fave fall beverage, just treated myself to the first one yesterday, de.lish. And I'm with you, somehow every trip to Target ends up in the makeup aisle!!

  14. You're so talented!! I love this and I will be trying it ASAP. I'm always playing with my eye makeup.

    ...and, yes, no matter WHERE I go, I somehow find myself in the make up aisle. :)

  15. So gorgeous, darling!
    Thanks for the tutorial!


  16. What a fabulous idea and I love this warm neutral sparkly look!

    xo Mary Jo

  17. Lol I love how a pumpkin spice latte was your inspiration! Turned out beautiful!

  18. Guuuuurl you look absolutely stunning in that last pic!
    Love the pumpkin spice eyes too :)

  19. love it!! these are such perfect colors.

  20. Ooh I like! I haven't had a pumpkin spice latte yet this year (holding out for eggnog ;), but I did have some pumpkin pie ice cream. SO GOOD!

  21. GORGEOUS!!! You look fabulous. And that always happens to me. Wherever I am I just "happen" to find myself in the beauty dept :) xoxo

  22. hey it still looks really good! that's such a neat idea, i really like it. plus your eyes look gorgeous in the last one! :D

  23. this does look very nice...i love how you wondered over to the make-up aisle:-)

  24. I admit that I'm strange and I don't get into the pumpkin spice lattes. However, the pumpkin spice latte eyes are a different story. I want to try this look out!

  25. I think this is going to look awesome! I follow another blogger who used similar colours and said her inspiration was a sunset! Either way,I love gold and bronze eyeshadow and I am super excited to go and check this out!

  26. I love it! You're right, it does scream PSL and fall. The palette goes so well with your eyes, too!

  27. isn't it the strangest thing when you end up on the makeup aisle? But I LOVE this tutorial it is so pretty for fall! And thanks for the new craving for a pumpkin spice latte haha.

  28. I love you look fabulous, Elle! I love Pumpkin Spice lattes and this makeup on you!


    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

  29. no way, that's too cute! I actually like those colors a lot too and could see them working.

  30. fantastic look!!! (for some reason i couldn't see the images on my phone yesterday...glad i can now!) xoxoxo brynn

  31. I love everything to do with pumpkins, didn't even realize makeup that color. I want it!

  32. Oh wow, it looks great! I may have to run out and get this - I adore the colors! LOVING your tutorials - LOVE!

  33. Oooh, pretty! I'm so bad at doing eye makeup (well, I'm not bad, but I feel like it looks strange on me? I'm weird..) but I could go for a pumpkin spice latte about now.

  34. I need photos of someone who tries the pumpkin colors on their eyes!!! I love them -Just not sure how to blend...hmm..

  35. YES you did! I missed the 'keep reading' link! It looks great on you - we have similar color eyes. I'll have to try it :)


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