As autumn is officially in full swing, I spent some time this last weekend switching around my makeup collection. I always like to have a look through my makeup stash at the start of a new season and have a bit of a rotation to reflect what’s going on around me.

My everyday makeup doesn’t differ too much throughout the year. I will almost always wear a natural base, concealer, bronzer, blusher, highlighter, some form of brow product, eyeshadow, mascara and something on my lips. This is my classic go-to makeup palette, which for me is a complete fail safe.

I also have products that I use on a regular basis, such as liquid liner, lipsticks, false eyelashes, primer etc. However, I am most likely to wear these products on an evening or to something that is more of an occasion.

So, although I tend to have a pretty standard makeup collection all year round, it is the products themselves that I like to switch up on a seasonal basis.


During the warmer months I tend to reach for CC creams and lighter foundations. However, with the cooler weather settling in fast, I like to wear more of a heavy-duty foundation. I have been wearing the Dream Satin Liquid foundation by Maybelline lately, which is a little thicker and provides a lot more coverage. This combined with the Maybelline Eraser Concealer is a perfect combination for weather that is a little harsher on the skin.

I have also switched things up in terms of my bronzer. I have swapped my lighter, more golden and shimmery bronze block for a matte, chocolate brown bronzer. I find that it provides me with enough colour to give me a healthy glow, but it is a bit more subtle and seasonally appropriate for this time of year. I am still in love with the Nars Blush, Orgasm though and I have carried that through from summer.


I feel as though my eye makeup is the easiest to play with when it comes to varying my products on a seasonal basis. I love to pull out a lot of burnt oranges, reds, browns and golds and have a bit of a play with creating an autumnal smoky eye. I love this little palette from Mac that I put together using their singular shadows. I find that it is the perfect little quad that works great for autumn.

Although I often leave liquid liner for more of an evening look, I feel like daytime natural liner looks really nice during autumn/winter. I love using the gel Liners* from Esqido. They are so easy to apply as the gel-like formula glides beautifully over or under the lashes. They have a very buildable consistency and are super longwearing. I love the chocolate brown one for during the day, and the black one looks really nice on evening, especially when teamed with lashings of black mascara.


As for the finishing touches, I love to apply highlighter throughout the year, no matter what season it is. I have recently been using the Illuminator Highlight by NYX, which provides a very subtle, golden glow to the cheekbones. I also love to wear a bit of a neutral lip throughout the year, however I have recently started wearing San Francisco by NYX. This is one of their Soft Matte Lip Creams, which is a pinky neutral with a burnt orange undertone. I find that when I wear this with orange or red eye shadow, it really ties the whole autumnal makeup look together.


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This post contains PR samples from Esqido, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.