I don’t know about anyone else but I am extremely excited for autumn. I love the deep plum, berry and burgundy colours that come into season, the darker lip and nail shades, the weather and the fact Christmas isn’t too far away, I just love autumn. Which is why I thought I’d get into the autumnal spirit and create a step by step autumn inspired make up look!
First of all I prepped my face and lips with my moisturiser and a good hydrating lip balm. Next I applied MAC Prep + Prime Skin Primer to smooth everything out ready to apply my foundation. I then used a Mac 190 Foundation Brush to apply MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in the shade ‘NC15’ all over my face. To conceal any redness, dark under eye circles or blemishes I used the Maybelline Better Skin Concealer and blended that in with a real techniques deluxe crease brush.
To fill in my eyebrows I used an Eco Tools Angled brush and applied the waxy side of the Sleek Brow Kit in the shade ‘Dark’ to lightly fill in my brows and give them a natural but fuller look. I would normally then take the Benefit Gimme Brow Gel in the shade ‘Light/Medium’ and set them in place but I had lost it at the time (I’ve found it now though, panic over haha).
On to one of the main features in this makeup look, the eyes. I wanted to use, pinky toned eye shadows to compliment the deep berry lips and a deep brown shade in the crease, all very wearable neutral shades. The three colours above are all from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I firstly applied the Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my eye lids, then using the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush, I applied the shade ‘Limit’ all over my eyelids as a base for the next shade. The next shade I used is called ‘Buzz’ and I applied it over the top of ‘Limit’, making the shimmery shade ‘Buzz’ more opaque. I then took the deep shimmery brown shade ‘Factory’ and blended this through my crease and on the very outer corner of my eye, I also took this shade under my eyes and blended everything out. To add definition to the eyes without making it any more dramatic, I applied a brown Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Corrupt’, which is a lovely deep brown shade with flecks of shimmer running through it. I only applied this half way across my lash line and the same on my lower lash line, I then blended this out to soften it. I used my By terry Shadow Stick in the shade ‘Blonde Opal’ on the inner corners of my eyes and slightly along my lower lash line. You can read a full review on this product HERE.
I set my foundation and concealer in place using the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in the shade ‘Medium’. I then took the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer and lightly contoured my cheeks, forehead and jaw using a Real Techniques Blush Brush. For blush I used my absolute current favourite MAC Mineralize Blush in the shade ‘New Romance’ over my cheeks again using the same blush brush. This shade is gorgeous and gives a slight healthy sheen to your cheeks as its mineral based. It’s a lovely everyday, easy to wear blush.
To finish of the eyes I curled my lashes and applied the Benefit They’re Real! Beyond Mascara (my current favourite mascara to use).
On to my favourite part of the whole look, the lips. This lipstick is MAC ‘Rebel’, a recent purchase of mine and I have fallen in love with it. It’s a lovely deep berry shade perfect for autumn and winter! This lipstick brings the whole look together and I think it brings out the pinky undertones in the eye shadow and pairs with it perfectly.
I hope you all love this look as much as I do!
Are you excited for Autumn?