So after my natural, post holiday Face of the Day yesterday, today I have the polar opposite! I was feeling very Autumnal and went to town with a smoky bronze eye and deeper lip.
I actually really love this look and can already tell I will be re-creating it a lot.
I am starting a new job tomorrow at Cosmopolitan magazine (ahhhhh!) and one of the things I am really excited about is getting to wear slightly more daring makeup. My previous office job wasn't really strict on dress code but in a sea of grey and beige, anything out of the ordinary stood out!
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
I'm down to my last few drops of this and even though I was using a long wear foundation, I like to wear a primer just to prep my skin.
Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation
What I love about this foundation is that its long wearing but not heavy. Most long wearing foundations feel and look like a mask on your skin, this is the only one I have found that gives a pretty natural finish.
Under Eye Concealer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush on Glow BB Highlighter
To brighten those pesky dark circles!
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Shade 03
I wear bronzer all year round but now we are reaching the Winter months I wanted one that was a bit paler. I have heard a lot of rave reviews about this Body Shop bronzer and I can verify its worth the hype! I think its very comparable to the Guerlain bronzers which cost £30+ and the shade range is great for paler skins!
Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder
Best budget powder out there, controls shine without giving you cake face.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold
Still loving this highlight after my review here. I just love the warm glow it gives my skin.
NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
I always wear an eyeshadow primer because it helps my eyeshadow last all day. I apply this all over my lid and also underneath my lower lash line.
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Starstruck
This is the perfect Autumnal eyeshadow palette. All of the shades are buttery soft and bright, the top left colour 'Fallen' is bar my favourite.
For this look I used 'Fallen' all over my lid and blended it underneath my lower lash line. To add some darkness to the outer corner I used 'Pagan Poetry' (bottom left) and 'Hermit' (bottom right). 'Hermit' looks a bit intimidating but the red mixed with the brown just adds a beautiful warmth, perfect for blue/green eyes. I don't think this palette is available anymore but her Monarch palette looks similar.
MAC Teddy Eye Kohl
Sticking with the warm brown tones, I used a brown eyeliner rather than a black. Brown is less harsh than black and will also emphasise blue eyes.
Tarte Lights Camera Flashes and Clinique Bottom Lash
Sticking with my favourite mascara combination of the moment.
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette and Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel
As both my eyes and lips were quite dark I wanted to keep my eyebrows on the lighter side. That's why I love the Hourglass pencil, because its soft and never looks harsh.
MAC Burgundy Lip Liner
I wasn't planning on wearing a lip liner but because I had patted my lipstick on with my finger, I needed to use one to stop it bleeding. Any dark lip liner will do, I just think MAC have the biggest colour variety.
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107
Its back! Is it sad that I was mainly excited for Autumn because I get to wear this lipstick again?! This lipstick costs £5.49 but its just as good as any MAC lipstick. Its a dark red berry colour but if you want to wear it a bit lighter like I have in these pictures, just lightly pat on your lips and blend with your finger. Honestly if you want to revamp your makeup bag for Autumn, this is the one thing you need.