Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Autumn Shades


By the time I came home from my summer holiday this year I unexpectedly found myself in a new season. Now, Autumn is by far my favourite season for make up as there is really nothing I love more than a flawless natural look avec berry lips or a lovely muted pink blush! It won't be long until we are all digging out the classic red lipstick and the sparkly eye shadows for the festive season so I'm very keen to make the most of my favourite autumn bits and bobs as much as possible! I don't tend to do eye shadow much so I've left those out for now, but I may do a separate post on my palettes later on.

BLUSH: During the summer I swear by coral cheeks, but come the autumn time I look for something a little more natural to compliment my paler skin. My all time favourite is Mac Mineralize in Gleeful which is such a gorgeous natural pink but with lots of shimmer to really highlight those cheekbones and give an amazing sheen. I also have a few other options which are much more budget friendly such as Sleek Flushed  which is less than a fiver and so so pigmented! It looks scarily red in the pan, but on the cheeks it gives the effect of natural blushed cheeks; it's perfect for winter too! Lastly, at just a quid MUA's Cupcake Blush is a lovely muted pink which is guarenteed to suit every skin tone and is great for creating a natural look.

LIPS: For an autumn lip I normally choose dark reds or berry shades, and tend to go for lipsticks rather than glosses or lip butters. Mac Rebel is an amazing pink toned purple which adds a gorgeous pop of colour to a neutral face and the longevity is just incredible! If you don't want to spend lots of pennies though, Topshop's Inhibition is a really similar colour for half the price, but with all of the quality in my opinion! (As you can see from the picture this one has been worn to death!) Another high street fave of mine is my Kate Moss for Rimmel in 107, which is a dark blood red. These lipsticks are the way forward if you want long lasting colour without a hefty price tag. I've also thrown in my Revlon Red Velvet Lip Butter for those of you who don't like lip stick or are a little shy for a bold lip. Again the Mineresse Lip Lift Moisture Shine in Neutral is one to go for if you prefer a nude lip; this is very moisturizing and not at all sticky and the dusty pink colour is so subtle and natural. 

NAILS: I normally switch summer pastels for deeper tones in the autumn time and this year has been no exception. I've been wearing Barry M's Cocoa so much as its such an interesting colour and really makes my nails stand out. I also love how glossy this is, and with a little help from my favourite topcoat this lasts a good 4 or 5 days. Another one I've been loving is the Topshop Matte Nails in Mystic Pink, which is a lovely raspberry colour just bright enough to make your nails pop, but not quite as loud as the neon brights of the summer. This has a matte effect which is great for autumn too! 

What are your favourite autumn shades?


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  1. great selection, I love the Kate 107, such an amazing colour x

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  2. Love everything here, Autumn shades are some of my favourites :)

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    1. Mine too I love autumn make up !! :) xxxx

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  3. Ohh, that MAC lipstick looks gorgeous! I have the Barry M polish and I love it. x x x

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    1. It's even nicer on haha, an I know I haven't stopped wearing it ! Xxxx

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  4. What gorgeous colours! A great post :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  5. Really nice post, I love fall makeup! :)

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  6. It's my faaaaaave :) xxxx

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