I love fall so much. It’s my favorite time of year! Other than a couple uncharacteristically warm days, we’ve been pretty solidly fall for the past month, and we will be for another month or so. Since fall is also my favorite time for clothes and makeup, I thought I would share my current favorite outfit and the makeup I’ve been loving recently. (Plus, if you need glasses, scroll down to get a 50% off coupon for GlassesShop!)
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Over the past year, I’ve started wearing my glasses way more than my contacts. This is mostly because my eyes have been bothering me a lot and also because I’ve experienced a fair amount of what chronic pain patients call painsomnia, aka insomnia because of pain, and it’s difficult to wear my contacts when I haven’t slept enough. Plus, I spend a lot of time reading, both books and on the computer, so it’s just easier on my eyes to wear my glasses. I ordered this pair of glasses from GlassesShop, and they have a great selection of glasses frames available. They also have prescription sunglasses! They have a great selection for everyone in every style you can imagine. Also, if you use the code GSHOT50, you can get 50% off with free lenses! (This excludes sales frames, by the way.)
Simple darkish matte eyeshadow, like the Tarlette Clay Amazonian Matte Eyeshadow Palette* and the Naked Basics palettes* | Light highlighter; pearl if other makeup is dark since I’m so pale (like this one from BECCA) and gold if not (like this one from ColourPop) | Dark lipstick, specifically Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot* c/o Bite, or neutral lips if dark eyes. I’m especially love this Ultra Satin Lip liquid lipstick in Littlestitious with Oh Snap pencil from ColourPop
I’m very, very pale. This is partially because the largest percentage of my ancestors are Irish (followed by Polish and Scottish) and partially because I have chronic anemia due to my arthritis. As such, dark makeup tends to stand out much more on me than it does on other people, so when darker colors start reappearing, I usually go slightly darker than neutral. That’s why this makeup all works so well for me – I can wear most of the shades in these palettes without doing a very dark (for me) smoky eye and the lip is just a shade or two darker than red lipstick.