Hi Guys! Well as you all know from my previous blog post I love Autumn. A lot of people liked my everyday makeup look so I thought I would put it together and show you what makeup I like to wear on my days off, out and about in Autumn.
First of all I start with my primer, the ‘L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Base Primer.’ I also used this in my Everyday Makeup Look. It creates a great base for my make up and makes my skin really soft before adding make up.
I then put on foundation. In this post I thought I would use a different foundation. I have the ‘Bourjois Radiance Reveal Foundation, in light vanilla.’ This product smells amazing, it’s like a really nice perfume smell, I love it. It’s a great match for my skin and gives a great glow as well.
Next up concealer. I also use the same concealer everyday. When you find a product that works for you, you just stick to it. You know it’s going to work and it does exactly what you need it to. I use the ‘Erase Paste’ mixed with ‘High Beam’ both from benefit, for my dark circle under my eyes. The ‘True Match LaTouche Magique’ from L’Oréal I use for my blemishes.
Once I’ve covered up anything I don’t want seen, I powder. I’ve been using my ‘Revlon Photo ready powder in Fair 010.’ I haven’t been using this for long but I find it’s not too thick on my skin which is a great plus. It’s good at hiding blemishes and setting the make up. It’s a good match of colour as well, the only thing with this product I would change is the packaging. It’s just slightly too big to slip into a clutch bag or a side pocket in a bag to take out with me. But other than that great product.
I then go into contouring. Today I used the ‘Hoola Brozer by Benefit.’ This is a great product for bronzing. So many people I know use this product. It’s great in summer for an extra bronzed look and I think in Autumn it’s great to add a bit of blush for the rose gold look. So today I put this all over, under my cheek bones, round my temples and then my forehead and down my neck. To add to it I added some ‘Rockateur Blush by Benefit.’ I applied this to the apples of my cheeks to add a bit of Autumn colour. I really like the colour of this blush and when you apply it, it’s not too pink, you can tell you’ve got blusher on but it’s not too out there which I like. I then added some highlighter, I used the ‘Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter’ which I got in the advent calendar last year. Great little product to add a little glam to the look with a bit of sparkle.
Next up is brows and I love having dark eyebrows, quite square with this Autumn look. Using ‘Benefit Brow Zings’ in shade dark. Starting with filing in from the middle creating a square look, which is pretty much what my brows are naturally like. Without this stage their all over the place in the morning. I like them quite dark so adding the wax from the pallet makes them that slight bit darker. I love my Brow Zings and will never be without it.
After brows it’s time for eyes and today I used one of my favourite MAC pallets that I have. ‘Burgandy Times Nine’ is full of great shades and burgundy is my favourite shade for Autumn. Today I used the 3 shades at the bottom of the pallet. ‘Haux’ with a mixture of the top left shade ‘Honey Lust’ all over the lid. I then added my favourite shade ‘Star Violet’ which is a burgundy colour with a hint of sparkle, through the crease, finally adding ‘Sketch’ a dark burgundy shade in the outer corners to give it that extra definition and colour. I also took this shade under the lower lash line. This pallet is great for a simple day time look or you can add the dark sparkly shade ‘#Noir’ for a going out look!
Final stages eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. For eyeliner I use the ‘Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner.’ Great eyeliner for creating a small line or creating that perfect flick. The only thing about this eyeliner I find is it’s very wet and takes a while to dry, so every morning I get the imprint of eyeliner on the top of my lid. Other than that I really like this product, it’s very easy to work with.
My mascara is a ‘Max Factor’ product, ‘False Lash Effect’ is great for anything, although maybe not a false lash effect it still looks great with any look and much better than most mascaras I’ve tried. Great wand to reach all lashes. I also find this product can last a long time but only problem I find is it’s not really waterproof and mascara under my eyes is not a great look.
Lastly my all time favourite lipstick! ‘Captive by MAC’ is my favourite lipstick and I’ve spoken about it in previous posts. It is such a great shade for Autumn and goes great with the eyeshadow in todays look. Even though I may not wear it with this eyeshadow all the time for this reason. It stays on all day even when you’ve eaten. I have been waiting to wear this shade for months because it’s just the perfect Autumn shade. It matches my burgundy clothes that I wear throughout Autumn/Winter and I would definitely recommend it. It looks slightly more purple in the picture but it is more of a burgundy shade once applied.
Well all of this put together looks like this…
I love this makeup look for an everyday look (when I’m not at work 🙂 ) it’s perfect for a girly day out or visiting family or friends, and with the added sparkle and lipstick it makes me feel a little bit more dressed up than the everyday makeup look. With the added colour from the eyeshadow and lipstick it really does feel like Autumn.
Thanks for reading, hope you like it!