Thursday, 14 November 2013

Autumnal Makeup Look

We all know that autumn is an excellent opportunity to pull out the purple and plum tones, so I thought that I would put together a simple makeup look that's perfect for the season. This would be good to wear to uni, work, or even at the weekend. It's so simple that you should be able to do it even if you're in a rush!

I started off using my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation as a base, with my all-time favourite concealer (Collection 2000). For the eyes I started off with a cream shadow. This was a limited edition paint pot from Mac in a shimmery brown colour. I patted Mac Satin Taupe (a midtoned purplish brown with light shimmer) over the top and added Club - another Mac shadow - to the outer corner and crease. Its browny/purple colour is slightly darker than Satin Taupe, so it added some definition, and it even changes hue a little as you blend it out (I'm sure I can see flecks of green when it hits the light!). I finished off the eyes with Mac's Teddy kohl liner on the top and bottom lashes, and of course mascara. I'd highly recommend this liner if you're trying to do a quick, natural look as it's so creamy, and the pretty, warm brown colour means it's not as easy to pick out any smudges.

As a blush I used the gorgeous warm pink in the picture above from my Nyx Butt Naked Eyes palette. This added a realistic flush to my cheeks that contrasted nicely with my fair skin. As for lips I decided to go for my new Revlon Lip Butter in 'Sugar Plum'. You can't quite see the purple tones when it's on my lips in the picture, but because it's pretty much a highly pigmented, tinted lip balm it still looks incredibly natural when worn. I think that it's going to be a staple in my autumn makeup bag.

What's your favourite autumn makeup look?

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P.S. Is anybody else going to the South West Bloggers meetup on Saturday? I can't wait to meet some other bloggers!


TalontedLex said...

Love this look, autumnal but subtle :)

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Kerryy said...

You look gorgeous! Fresh and glowing :)

Kerry @ Lived With Love | Mummy, fashion & lifestyle blog

Jay Chapman said...

Hey Emily! Thought I would come over and say Hi! Sorry we didn't get to chat the other day at the bloggers meet up in Exeter. Did you have a good time? Picked up one of your cards and today im checking all the girls out, who came on Sat. Anyways, great blog, will start to follow you and hope to see you next time. Big Love xxx

Heather Nixon said...

Pretty autumnal makeup look x