Sunday, 18 September 2016

Autumnal Make Up Picks





Autumn is by far my favourite season. I love everything about it from the fashion, to the weather and I find that I am most happy when it is this time of year. I actually wrote a whole post about why I love this time of year so much which you can read here. When it comes to the beginning of a new season I like to change things around a little. This goes for my wardrobe, my bedroom, which you can read more about here, and of course, my make up collection. 

Base

When it come to Autumn, I tend to put aside my tinted moisturisers and lighter bases, and opt for a more heavy duty foundation. I love using the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation at this time of year because it offers a higher level of coverage but doesn't feel as thick and claggy on the skin. When I wear this foundation I often team it up with the Nars Creamy Concealer to ensure a completely flawless base. I find that the two combined work really well together and blend amazingly well to cover imperfections. Although I use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer throughout the summer months, it is a definite Autumn staple as it provides definition and that sun-kissed feel that gives off a natural glow to my complexion.


Eyes

During the summer months I tend to keep my make up pretty simple on a day-to-day basis. When it gets to Autumn however, I like to define my eyes a little more and apply more eyeshadow. I love the Too Faced Eye Shadow Primer which really preps the eyelids ensuring that my eyeshadow stays put, without creasing or wearing off. The Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Eye Shadow Palette remains a solid favourite of mine and I will most definitely be carrying it over from the summer months into Autumn. It is such a versatile palette that you can create so many looks from. To define my eyes a little more during Autumn I love to use the No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Liner above and below my lash lines. I think that this is a really nice way to add definition yet it remains soft and natural around the eyes. 

Brows

I am quite fortunate in that I don't tend to have to do too much when it comes to my eye brows. I have quite dark and full looking brows and so I often look for products that will fill in the gaps yet keep them looking pretty natural. I love the new Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil as you can literally draw onto your brows using small strokes to create a natural, but fuller looking brow. I then like to finish them off using the new Benefit Ready, Set Brow which is a clear gel designed to hold the hairs in place for the rest of the day.



Finishing Touches 

When it comes to Autumn, I still like to remain fairly fresh faced and natural, but with a little more definition. The NYX Liquid Illuminator in Born To Glow is perfect at adding a little glow to my complexion, so that I can cling to the sun-kissed glow of summer a little more. It is great to either mix into my foundation for some all over warmth, or to tap it on to the top of my make up on my cheek bones and brow bones to add a soft glow to my features. I am in love with this Tarte Blusher, especially for this time of year as it is adds a natural flush of colour to my cheeks yet it has a slight golden shimmer in the finish that catches the Autumn light perfectly. To finish off I love to wear a bolder lip and this Kat Von De Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bachelorette is perfect. It has amazing staying power and I love the shocking pink against an otherwise natural make up look.


What are your Autumnal make up picks?

Madolyn
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