Subtle Sparkle for Fall Tutorial!


Hey everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for fall! This tutorial features one of my favorite colors to wear during this season: navy blue! This navy blue is a matte shade from the Kat Von D Ladybird palette. This look is very basic, but classic with a subtle bit of sparkle.


Kat Von D Ladybird palette
MAC Reflects Antique Gold glitter
Urban Decay Naked powder in Medium Light
MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut
MAC Mineralize Blush in Simmer
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Almond
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Pearl
Anastasia Brow Gel
NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
Jordana Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
Maybelline  The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
Kat Von D Lock ‘n’ Load Setting Mist (not pictured)
Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm in Abbey Rose



Eco Tools Bronzing brushPhysicians Formula Kabuki brush
MAC 215 brush
Sigma E40 brush
Real Techniques Buffing brush
MAC 239 brush
Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler


First, apply Jouer Moisture Tint to the face and blend with the Real Techniques buffing brush. That is all I’m wearing in the photo above. I’ve had this little sample forever and it’s my first time wearing it! It’s not bad, but I don’t think I would purchase the full size product.

Next, apply the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Almond over under eye circles and blend with fingers. This shade is way too dark for my skin, but works really well to cover up my under eye circles, which is what I like it for.

Again, using fingers to blend, apply the MAC Coffee Walnut sculpting cream to the areas that you want to contour, and blend. I blended it around the jawline and a little bit on my cheek bones, paying the most attention to the area under my chin.

Now that the cream products are applied, it’s time to break out the powder! Using the Eco Tools bronzing brush, apply Simmer blush to the cheeks and blend. I sweep upward toward my ears, lightly over the contour. Since this blush is so shimmery and the Jouer is an illuminating cream, I’m not using a highlight.


Now we’re ready to work on the eyes! First, apply the NYX HD Eyeshadow Base to the eyelid and brow bone. Next, apply the Anastasia Brow Wiz with short strokes into areas of the brow that need to be filled in, and set with Anastasia brow gel. This allows the NYX base some dry time. Finally, for extra lasting power and to boost the color of the eyeshadow we’re going to use, apply the Continuous Almond pencil all over the lid.


With the Sigma E40 brush, apply Renholder from the Ladybird palette over the lid and up into the crease. If you don’t have hooded or deep set eyes like I do, you may not need/want to blend as high as I did here. Renholder is serving as our transition shade.


With the MAC 239 brush, pack Unrequited, the navy blue shade, all over the lid. When finished, blend again with the E40 brush. Dip the E40 brush into Wolf, a pink-toned highlight, and blend into the brow bone.

Using the MAC 215 brush, dampen the brush with some water or setting spray, and lightly dip into the Reflects Antique Gold glitter. You can tap the brush against a compact or sink to avoid excess product. Gently tap over the lid and brush again with the E40 to blend. You should be left with a tiny bit of sparkle that isn’t over the top.


Taking the Immortal Love eyeliner from the Ladybird palette, line waterline and upper lash line. Finally, apply Maybelline The Falsies Big Lashes to upper and lower lashes.

Now that working with the glitter is done, sweep any fall out onto the face with the Eco Tools bronzer brush, or with your fingers.


Finally, using the Physicians Formula kabuki brush, blend Urban Decay Naked Skin powder all over the face, working in circular motions. Set with Kat Von D Lock ‘n’ Load setting spray.

Lastly, apply Butter London  Tinted Balm in Abbey Rose to the lips. You’re done!


I was pretty happy with the final result. This is my first time using the Kat Von D setting spray in addition to my first time using the Jouer moisture tint. This look can also be achieved using drugstore products that are similar colors to the higher end ones that I used here.

Is anyone else as excited for fall as I am?

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7 Responses to Subtle Sparkle for Fall Tutorial!

  1. surq says:

    This looks amazing! and i looove that blue small kabuki brush you have, i think its so cute

  2. great look! and that Eco kabuki brush is my favvv!

    • MelissaC says:

      Thank you! Here I’ve been searching high and low for my perfect blush brush, and I’m using this one constantly. 😉

  3. That kabuki looks similar to the new one tarte just came out with…I may need to investigate. How’d you like the setting spray? I have heard mix reviews…like you can do two sprays before to really hold products and one to set…or if you do more than one to set its sticky. Just curious of your thoughts…maybe a review?

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