Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been a while.. I’ve just had one of those weeks where I felt I needed to step away from the blog and refresh. I’m sure we’ve all felt that way at some point. But I’m back and I’m ready to share my Autumn Edit with you all!
Autumn is without doubt my favourite time of year. Everything from the colours on the trees and the cool, crisp air, to sipping my first pumpkin spice latte in my new big, woolen coat, just fills me with joy. Plus, there’s the added bonus of Christmas fast approaching! So, let me present you with the look I’ve been wearing most regularly since the seasons changed. It involves a cool-toned, shimmery eye, velvety skin, and of course, a bold berry lip. Hope you enjoy!
Once it hits October, I start leaning back towards my velvety, matte finish foundations. I don’t like ones that are completely matte as I still like a bit of an inward glow, but at the same time, the sheer, dewy formulas just don’t seem to cut it anymore. My current favourite “in-between” is the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. It’s got a gorgeous silky finish but it won’t melt off your face 2 hours into the staff Christmas party…
Concealer-wise, I’ve been keeping it simple with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. This is a new product for me but I’m really liking it! I apply it underneath my eyes, around the edge of my nose, and on my chin to conceal any dark circles or redness. Full review coming soon! Finally, I like to set everything in place with a powder which gives a silky finish and doesn’t leave everything looking too flat. Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder is the perfect drugstore product for this, in my opinion.
Finally, I’ve officially replaced the summer bronzer with a cool-toned contour, which I think looks more sophisticated and chic during the cool months. It’s all about the defined ice queen look this season, rather than the beach-bronzed goddess. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow is the perfect contour and highlight. It will leave your skin with that much-desired shimmery sheen.
When it came to the eyes, I decided to be a bit different. I know everyone automatically thinks of warm tones such as rusty reds and deep bronzes in Autumn, but I actually went for a few cool-toned shades from my trusty Makeup Revolution Iconic 1 Palette. This palette is such an incredible bargain. It’s an exact dupe of the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette and costs only £4 from Superdrug!
I kept it very simple, using just the first 3 shades from the left. I applied the bone-coloured cream shade on the far left all over my lid as a base, the taupe-y brown on the right in my crease and at the outer corner of my eye, and the middle shimmery pearl from the centre to the inner corner of my eye (this is my favourite shade of the whole palette). Finally, I finished everything off with a dash of mascara.
For lips, it of course had to be a berry toned red. I love this Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm crayon in Fiery. The creamy formula slides on so easily and it really lasts and lasts. I think the warm fiery shade perfectly contrasts the icy eye makeup.
What do you guys think of my Autumn-inspired makeup? And what are your favourite shades and products for this season? Let me know in the comments below and if you have your own Autumn makeup look to share, feel free to share!
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx