It’s Fall Y’all

The weather has finally decided to drop below 90 in Macon, Ga and I am already pulling out all the sweaters I own in preparation for some chilly fall days. It might not get below 60 for another month, but hey, I’ll take what I can get!

I have two more midterms before the barrage is all over. After those get finished, I’ll upload a post about how I studied and what worked well for me. Some people may find that helpful, and that’s what I here for. Just don’t judge for how many flashcards I’m going to be showing off (RIP to all those trees)

I’ve been taking breaks from studying to practice my hand lettering and create some spreads in my journal. If you want to check out any of my other journal spreads, you can read this post and this post.

Good luck on midterms and happy studying!

Setting the Tone for Fall With Lancôme

Brands love jewel shades for fall, and Lancôme is no exception to that rule! Today I’ll be showing you how to create an everyday fall look with some of Lancôme’s new products with the help of Sephora and Influenster. I received these items complementary to test, review, and enter into a Sephora beauty contest.

Lancôme’s new Le Monochromatique for eyes, cheeks, and lips in the shade Haute Couture (retails at $25) reminds me of the ruby red maple trees locals look for in Appalachia come September. I used the product on my eyelids for this everyday fall look.

The product is very buildable, but also highly pigmented. I’d suggest doing some swatches on your arm to determine how much product you want on your brush and how much force you use when applying to get just the right shade. It took me a few tries to get it just right, but I found that using a lighter concealer on my lids and light application of a small amount of powder on the center of my lid and blending it out towards the corners of my eyes gave me a nice, although subtle, ruby color.

Lancôme also came out with a new mascara, which I also used to complete this look. The Monsieur Big waterproof mascara (retails at $25) is made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates (chemicals commonly found in mascara), but still allows for 24 hour lash volume. The formula left my lashes feeling soft, instead of crunchy.

The only problem I have with this mascara is how big the brush is. I poked myself in the eye trying to get all of the smaller lashes covered. I’m not a makeup pro by any means, but I’m good enough to not have poked myself in the eye with a mascara wand since middle school. The brush is big and fluffy, which may work for some people, but for those of us with pesky smaller lashes or smaller eyes I would suggest using a smaller applicator.

At the end of the day, after taking all the makeup off, I use Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate (retails at $69) to help my eyes relax and get ready to do it all over again tomorrow. While I don’t need any help looking youthful (thanks 22!), I do love that the formula is cool on my skin and that it comes with a patented massage applicator. It’s definitely soothing after a long day of law school studies.

This is definitely going to be my staple look for fall. Not only is it super easy to throw on before class, it’s simple enough to be suitable for office wear. I wore it nearly every day last week, and for my last post about decorating my new room!

As I said before, I received these items complementary to test and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.