How To: Drugstore Daytime Fall Makeup (Video)

Still from video--Silent Treatment from Wet N Wild is used in this tutorial

Hey you! Today I'm sharing an easy, drugstore makeup tutorial for daytime fall makeup. It's a lighter look making it perfect for work, or for those that want the darker colors of fall but without such intensity. I've been doing makeup tutorials on the blog for years, but can you believe this is my first makeup video tutorial? And just in case you think it's not daytime-friendly, I did darken it just a little just in case it didn't show up on camera, but I promise it's wearable! Enjoy.

Can't see the video? Click here or read below for directions.

T O O L S:
  • Wet N Wild Silent Treatment Shadow Trio
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
  • L'Oreal Infallible in Shimmering Taupe
  • Wet N Wild Brulee Single Shadow
  • Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
  • Benefit Blush in Hervana (see drugstore option below)
  • NYX Eye Liner in Brown (current whereabouts unknown, so not pictured)
  • Jordana Lip Liner in Plush Plum
  • Lip Balm (Noya from past Ipsy Bag)

A L T E R N A T I V E S:
Feel free to use what you'd like, but here are some more alternatives:
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Smitten or
  • Jordana Twist and Shine in Cranberry Crush
  • Wet N Wild in Nutty
  • Wet N Wild Blush in Mellow Wine

B R U S H E S:
  • Sigma E 60
  • Sigma E 35
  • Sigma E40--used for blending shadows...I never add shadows to this
  • Sigma E 30
  • ELF Smudge Brush
  • Real Techniques Accent Brush (or use Q-Tip)

M E T H O D:
  • Apply Tough as Taupe all over the lid as a primer. Optional.
  • Using a Sigma E60 flat shader brush, tap into the pink browbone shade on the Silent Treatment palette. Pat this all over the lid, focusing the shade on the middle of the lid.
  • Take the Sigma E35 brush and dip into the taupe shade in the Silent Treatment palette and apply to the crease using a back-and-forth windshield wiper motion. 
  • Use the E40 brush and blend out any harsh lines/edges.
  • Take the E35 brush, the L'Oreal shade and apply to the outer "v." It will look like a < or > depending on the eye. Blend it out with the E40. Feel free to sub with the WNW Nutty shade.
  • Take the E30 pencil brush and dip into that L'Oreal shade again, brushing underneath lower lashes, like an eyeliner. Or use Nutty.
  • Use the Accent Brush, tapped into Brulee and apply under the brows and inner corners as a highlight.
  • Use a cool brown (or grey or taupe) liner on the upper lids. Smudge with the ELF brush.
  • Apply Maybelline Big Eyes (or your preference) mascara after curling lashes.
  • Apply the Benefit Hervana blush or sub with WNW Mellow Wine.
  • Take the Jordana lip liner, outline and fill in lips. Apply lip balm on top. Or sub for a lip crayon.

Finished look--still from video

What fall beauty looks are you loving?

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  1. So pretty make-up I really like the shade of the lipstick, it suits perfect on you!



  2. Fab stuff here, Elle! Truly, I need to invest in a few more brushes! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  3. You look beautiful Elle, your makeup has been done superbly. The blush shade is super pretty and I like the Just Bitten lip stain

  4. your skin is beautiful and flawless! my skin is freaking out right now because i'm going from hot humid orlando weather to cold, dry toronto weather and my skin hates me right now :(

    fall looks: dark polishes, deep reds on the lips!

    Vodka and Soda

  5. What a great fall beauty look - I'm loving the berry lips!

    I've been doing a lot of darker/smokier shadows lately - they feel so fresh and perfect for fall!! :)

  6. That berry lip color is SO pretty on you!

    The Tiny Heart

  7. What a beautiful look, Elle! You look lovely, and it's definitely perfect for fall!

  8. Love all your videos, but this may just be my favorite! Gorgeous fall colors!

  9. So pretty, Elle! Love the bright lip. :)


  10. Pretty! I love the dupes you posted.

  11. love this!! I am always looking for some good makeup tips! thanks for sharing!! you look so pretty!
    Helene in Between

  12. I have the Wet N' Wild trio and the Wet N' Wild blush...love them! I wear at least one of them almost every day!

  13. you look so pretty and this seems like a great routine!

  14. Always love your little selections. I need to check out drugstore beauty products more I guess. :-) x/M

  15. i'll have to watch this at home where i have sound (!!!), but from the stills, i think the look is totally wearable for daytime...even if you did darken it a little. love the cheek color.

  16. Great job on your first tutorial Elle! I like the color tattoo, so pretty!

  17. Your eyeshadow looks gorgeous. Thanks 4 doing a more wearable look. I have this W and W palette somewhere and haven't opened it yet *hoarder* :P

  18. That lipstain is my favorite and the makeup looks flawless on you! I will be trying this look for fall.

    Have a great day. Hop over to my blog when you have time.

    That Sassy Girl

  19. You are beautiful ^^
    Lovely makeup


  20. Super kisses honey <3



  21. Great look! I have everything to create that look so you can bet I will be doing that!!


  22. This is perfect for me! I love easy- barely there Make-ups! Beautiful!

  23. I love this look! By the way, I saw the ELF brush you referenced for applying foundation smoothly, and I bought it. So excited to try it next time I wear foundation! :)


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