Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Autumnal FOTD + Other Autumn Makeup Favourites

Autumn FOTD with my favourite autumnal lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry

Warning: this post contains a LOT of makeup flatlays!

Autumn is finnnnnallllly here! It's my favourite time of year (tied with the month of December purely because of how much I love Christmas - get prepared for the long stream of those posts!) and I am so excited it's here. I love the colours, I love the leaves falling, I love the clothes (blog post coming soon) and I loveeeeeee the makeup most of all! So I thought I'd share some of my favourite autumn pieces from my makeup collection, hopefully to give some of my readers some inspiration if you're after new autumnal makeup this season.

Hence the million photos of makeup in this post :)

Let's start with the makeup in the above photo, I'm wearing the following:

Eyebrows: Mac Mystery Eyeshadow and Benefit Gimme Brow
Eyes: Mac MSF in Give Me Sun in the crease, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Shade Havana under the lower lash line, Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner and YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
Face: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in Y213, Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NW15, Makeup Forever HD Loose Powder, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Shades Fawn and Havana, Mac Gingerly Blush, Mac MSF in Soft & Gentle
Lips: Mac Currant Lip Liner and Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry Lipstick
Glastonberry lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury is literally the definition of Autumn. Easily in my top ten lipsticks of all time. It's the Matte Revolution formula, which is great for me because I'm a lover of mattes for the staying power. However it doesn't feel traditionally matte - it's more like a satin finish in that it isn't drying at all, but it still stays on perfectly throughout the day, doesn't bleed at all. A perfect lip liner match for this is Mac's Currant, which I love using it with to define the outer edge of my lips more, however I have also used this without lip liner and it doesn't impact the staying power or non-bleeding at all. I feel like there's never a time when this doesn't suit me - tanned, pale, daytime, nighttime, I just absolutely love it all the time. Definitely an autumn staple.

Mac Mineralise Skin Finishes in Soft & Gentle (left) and Give Me Sun (right)

Two of my Autumn face staples include the above Mineralise Skin Finishes from Mac. A good highlighter is a year round staple in my opinion, particularly with bomb highlight being a serious makeup trend right now. Soft & Gentle is my favourite highlighter of all time, perfect for all year round, and therefore an Autumn staple too. One reason I love it so much, apart from the amazing glow it gives you, is the fact that I can still wear it when my skin is super pale, which it gets around this time of year. Give Me Sun is perfect for this time of year because as I'm getting a bit paler, I need a bit of warmth in my skin, and this product blends out so perfectly it just makes it looks so natural. I also absolutely love using it as a transition shade in my crease all year round for that added warmth!

Makeup Geek Bedrock (top right) and Bitten (bottom) Eyeshadows, and Havoc (top left) Duochrome Eyeshadow

 Eyeshadows are an important feature in my Autumn makeup. I absolutely love a berry lip, but sometimes for work or if I just fancy a change, I switch it up and do something a bit more interesting with my eyes and wear a nude lip. So a diversity of autumn-themed eyeshadows is a key part of my collection at this time of year. The above three shades are three of my staples, because they're so versatile in so many looks, either on their own or as a combination. Makeup geek shadows are definitely my favourite brand as it is, with such good quality shadows, really pigmented and easy to blend out, and in such a variety of shades and finishes.

Havoc, on the top left in the picture above, is the perfect autumn shade if you want something warm-toned and a bit more eye catching all over the lid. It's a warm brown undertone with teal/green reflects, which at times makes it this beautiful olive green colour when it catches the light - perfect for autumn. 

Bedrock, on the top right, is perfect if you want something a bit cooler toned without being too cool toned. Although it's a matte grey, it has a slight brown undertone which keeps it quite neutral. It's amazing on it's own in the crease, as a transition shade, under the lower lash line, to enhance a smokey eye, it's just brilliant for any cool-toned occasion. 

Bitten, at the bottom - do I even need an explanation for this? It's literally the most perfect Autumn shade. It's a deep maroon red in their matte formula, and it's perfect. You can really build the depth up with this colour, and it's beautiful for a smokey eye paired with almost anything. It's beautiful blended into the crease with a black smokey eye, or blended into the crease with something paler on the lid for a more daytime autumn look. I just love it!

Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow, Mac Gingerly Blush and Rimmel Kate Moss 107 Lipstick
The above photo contains products that are perfect for an everyday autumnal look when you're in a rush and need to get out the door ASAP! You can use your finger to apply Mac's Woodwinked all over the lid and then blend out the edges with a fluffy brush, pop some Gingerly on your cheeks as a sort of hybrid blush-cum-give-your-face-some-shape, and then a quick application of the most beautiful drugstore lipstick ever - Rimmel's Kate Moss 107, a beautiful berry shade. The combination of these is fantastic if you need to do your makeup in a rush but you're feeling something a bit different!

Mac Soar Lip Liner, Sephora Cream Lip Stain in shade 13, Makeup Geek Eyeshadows shades Shimma Shimma, Peach Smoothie, Bedrock, Bitten (R-L)
The above photo contains makeup for a more sophisticated, pretty autumnal look. For the eye look I use Shimma Shimma on the lid, Peach Smoothie as a transition shade to warm up the look a bit, a touch of bedrock in the crease to deepen it up a bit, and the Bitten in the outer corner to add a bit of colour and make it a bit smokier. If you wanted to transform this from a day to night look it's perfect with a bit of Bedrock under the lower lash line and some winged liner. The lip colour is one of my all time favourite combos; it's deeper than you would think on me (realllllllly pale skin) so is perfect for this time of year. I think it would suit more tanned skin tones too, just would be a bit more neutral.

Makeup Geek Bitten Eyeshadow, Mac Diva Lipstick, Essie Stylenomics Nail Polish
Above are a few more staples that are perfect for this time of year. Bitten has already been talked about above. Mac's Diva Lipstick is a great alternative to Glastonberry if you want something a bit less purple and a bit more red. It's a beautiful shade, again easily one of my top ten lipsticks of all time. I love something a bit deeper I the autumn, and Diva fits the boat perfectly. If you want to see what this lipstick is like on, there are plenty of pics of me wearing this on my Instagram. Essie's Stylenomics Nail Polish is a lovely dark green that is almost black, really great for a night out or an evening do at this time of year. Not everyone's cup of tea but one of my faves for sure!

 The below photo contains my Michael Kors Watch which is a perfect accessory all year round, but I love the gold accent with any outfit at this time of year, especially when paired with gold earrings and a bronzed makeup look! Also in the below photo is Essie's Bordeaux nail polish, which is a stunning deep wine shade that I just love this time of year! Also in the below are Glastonberry and Diva again.

I hope this post, albeit long, has inspired someone to go a tad more autumnal with their makeup this year! Autumnal makeup is my favourite kind, so let me know what your favourite pieces are this time of year in the comments and I will be sure to give them a go!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah xx


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