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Autumnal Make Up Menu


Lately, life has become a bit of a de-cluttering mission. What with James and I moving cities (more on this in an up and coming blog post) we have had to condense a house full of things, to fit into a one bedroom flat. 

Although it’s been hard work, it has been great. I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders. We have de-cluttered and condensed all of our belongings and it feels lovely to know that everything we have either serves a purpose or means something special to us.

It was also the perfect excuse to condense my beauty and make up collection. I actually did this earlier on in the year, which you can read about here. I was a little embarrassed about how much stuff I actually had, but a few months on, I was able to condense this even more. 


So this autumnal makeup menu is pretty much my everyday, go to look of late. I still have a couple of different options in each make up category, but this has become a staple selection of mine that I seemed to have stuck to day by day. 

I am a huge fan of a natural base and love to use the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Santa Fe. I find that this foundation creates a lovely even base, and because it has more of a full coverage effect, I don’t tend to use concealer on top. In the cooler months, I tend not to apply powder and often use bronzer to create a warmer look to the skin, without getting rid of any natural glow. I love to use the Seventeen Bronze Brick, as the lighter shades act as a great highlighter. 


I tend to go a little heavier on the eyes during this time of year, and like to apply soft browns and gold on the eyelids, with a little hint of burnt orange. These shades are actually a combination of Mac and Benefit eye shadows that I popped into one of the Mac palettes. I then like to finish the eyes with a soft sweep of the NYX black Liquid Liner and the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

To finish the look I apply a light amount of Benefit’s Gimme Brow, for a soft and more natural look, and Mac’s Fleur De Force Lipstick, which is a perfectly soft and neutral shade, perfect for this time of year. 


However, I’m really looking forward to switching up my make up routine a little on the build up to Christmas. I love using more shimmery eye shadows, and bolder, redder toned lipsticks. How is it even December in a few days!? That reminds me, I still need to buy myself an advent calendar!!

What’s on your current makeup menu? 

Madolyn
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