12/11/2017

BEAUTY | My Autumnal Makeup Look 2017


My favourite time of year for makeup has arrived!

Every year, I've been posting a new autumn makeup on the blog. It's a little tradition that I like to keep, because it helps me keep track of what makeup I enjoy wearing at the same time each year. You can click here to see the previous looks I've done: my 2016 warm corals look and the 2015 dark lips look.

This year, I have brought back dark lips again - but they are matte this time! - with a quick and easy look that I enjoy wearing on the weekends. I tend to wear very minimal makeup during the week and avoid dark shades for professional reasons, so when the weekend comes, I love looking as autumnal as possible with brown shades under my eyes and dark red on my lips.


FACE PREP: LIGHT AND NATURAL
On my face, I used the Magic Foundation by Charlotte Tilbury to even out the skin - always good in the autumn, because the cold can easily cause redness here and there. This foundation is amazing (you can find a full review here) and gives you great coverage without being too obvious. To cover any extra imperfections, I use the NYX HD Studio Photogenic concealer, which is amazing. It reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in terms of texture and coverage, but for a fraction of the price. 
I set the foundation with the Stay Matte powder by Rimmel, which has been my go-to powder for years now.


EYES: A TWIST ON THE LINER LOOK
Instead of using eyeshadow as I've done for the past couple years, this time I went for a classic look with eyeliner. I used to wear liner a lot a few years ago, but I've started to wear it less and less, however it's still a look I like to go for sometimes. I used my Kiko Precision Liner and drew a sharp wing as I always do.
On the bottom lash line, I used the Naked 1 Palette by Urban Decay to add a touch of autumn shades, creating a gradient with the shades Smog in the middle of the eye and Hustle in the outer part. To add even more glitter I used a Nocibé bronzy gold eyeshadow in the centre of the water line.


I then added some shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corner of my eyes and on my brow bone, using an individual Sephora shadow in the shade 72 Movie Popcorn. I added two good coats of mascara with the Bourgeois Volume Glamour mascara which is great for lengthening the lashes and separating them. Here is what the final eye look is like:


ADDING SPARKLES: BLUSHER AND HIGHLIGHTER
I'm all about the highlighter at the moment, I can never go without it. I've been using the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector almost every single day. I've got the shade Opal and it's a beautiful gold shade, a lot more gold than the classic Champagne Pop. As for blusher, I'm using my old UK Beauty coral blusher which is almost running out - I like this coral shade with tiny gold sparkles.


DARK LIPS WITH NYX
For the lips, I'm going for a matte liquid lipstick (even though the finish doesn't look matte in these photos, it really is a lovely soft matte shade.) I'm using the NYX Liquid Suede in the shade n.12 Vintage - I'm guessing in reference to the films noirs of the 1930s and the beautiful dark lips women wore in these productions. The application is easy but because the shade is so dark, you have to make sure you apply the colour evenly. It's such a pretty shade for autumn because it's more of a muted burgundy, rather tricky to describe and very unique. 


And that's about it for my autumnal look this year. It's far more minimal than last year's look, because I've been drawn to quicker, easier looks to create - but still with that autumn touch of gold and brown that I really like at this time of year.


What's your go-to autumn look? Do you enjoy wearing dark lipstick at this time of year?
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33 comments:

  1. That lipstick is gorgeous!! My autumnal makeup look is similar to yours altough I go to town with the bronzer to try and give my face some colour!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Oh bronzer is always good to give more colour and definition to the skin, even in the autumn! xx

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  2. that lipstick is the perfect shade for fall and winter!

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    1. I know right, dark shades are the best! xx

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  3. Ahh you have such gorgeous skin - you lucky thing, haha!! Love this plum shade of lip colour on you, as well as the subtle eyeliner flick. Beautiful!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thank you so much Gabrielle! My skin doesn't always look like that though unfortunately haha xx

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  4. I love that shade of lipstick! It's so perfect for fall!

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    1. Yes it is, and it'll be great for winter as well! xx

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  5. It is similar to my daily routine! In autumn&winter I can't seem to stop wearing bold lips :) Also with bold lips you can keep the rest relatively minimal! Agree with Gabrielle, your skin looks gorgeous! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I'm not surprised, these are autumn makeup basics! You're right, with such a bold colour it's better to keep the rest of the face quite simple :) Thanks for reading Ela! xx

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  6. I love how simple the eye makeup is - looks really nice with the slightly more bold lip.
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. Thanks Aleeha! This year I don't have much time to do my makeup in general, so simple is my way to go! xx

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  7. I do wear a lot of eyeshadow and dark lips in fall, I like the richness of that look. Your version of eyeliner with a statement lip is very elegant though too.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I see exactly what you mean - that richness is great around this time of year! Thank you Anne, I'm glad you like my version for this year too :) xx

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  8. I really like the simplicity and naturalness of your Autumn makeup. It's a realistic makeup look,especially at this time. By the way, your eyebrows are lovely. I only wish to have your eyebrows.

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Especially for pointing out that it's realistic - no fuss, contouring or fake eyelashes, just a simple look that I hope could inspire anybody to try something similar in their day-to-day life! xx

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  9. love this eyeliner! really nice makeup for every day ;)

    The White Ocean

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it! xx

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  10. wow your make up is amazing! I also use somee of the item you use! :) thanks for sharing


    jadieegosh

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    1. Thanks Jadie, I'm glad you like it! xx

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  11. Such a beautiful look, I adore the shades you used! They suit you so well and the lipstick is so gorgeous! Perfect for autumn and winter :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Aw thank you Elizabeth! I'll be wearing this lipstick a lot these coming months, that's for sure! xx

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  12. You look lovely! Perfect fall makeup :)

    A xx
    alexisadrienne.net

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  13. You look amazing, I love your makeup. The colours are beautiful and this is what I love to wear too, darker colours.

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    1. Thanks Anca, glad you like it. Darker colours are the best! xx

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  14. Love your makeup look, the lipstick really ties it well together.

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  15. I love this look! I also love how you add little small details into it, like with the shimmery powder on the inner corner of your eyes. It doesn't sound like much in the big picture, but all the small details come together in the end. I adore this look, and that share of lipstick is to die for.


    Amy;
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    1. Thanks Amy! Small details do make a difference, especially with simple looks! xx

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