My autumn makeup routine is fairly different from my summer routine – where my summer routine was light, glowy and peachy, my autumn routine features darker shades and fuller coverage. It’s no longer the time to go around sporting BB cream and strobe highlighter – it’s time for the plum shades, berry lips and matte browns to be pulled out once again.
Starting off with the Wet N’ Wild Photofocus Foundation in Soft Ivory. During summer, my go-to foundation was the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation because of it’s super-light coverage, sheer-y glow and the fact that it had SPF 20 in it, which meant I didn’t have to apply sunscreen as well as foundation, but now it’s time for a fuller coverage foundation to be worn outdoors. I love this Wet N’ Wild foundation for everyday because of it’s medium coverage and slightly warmer shade than the Rimmel one. It has a spatula applicator, which I’m not the biggest fan of, but it does mean you can control how much product you can apply to your face – or you could ditch the spatula and just apply it straight to your hand/sponge/brush. I love how easy it is to blend out – I usually use my fingers to pat in foundation or concealer, but this formula is too runny for that so I use a beauty blender. I’ve mentioned before that is has a bad smell (similar to paint, which is not what you want for a foundation) but aside from that it’s quickly become one of my favourite foundations, especially to wear during the colder months.
Although in summer I would opt for a warm, almost blush-y contour shade, I now go for a cooler one that I apply in the hollows of my cheeks – contrary to summer when I would apply it all over my cheeks to give me a bit of colour. My current favourite is the NYX Professional Makeup Highlight and Contour Pro Palette (bit of a mouthful). It has eight shades which are described as “diverse” on the Boots website, and yes, the last three shades are too dark for me to contour with. I use the first shade on the second row, and apply is with my double ended stippling and buffing brush from Penney’s. I use the smaller end to apply the powder in little strokes, and the opposite brush to blend it out, to give me more of a pronounced contour.
Now, onto eyes – and I have a few products to talk about here! Starting off with the Makeup Revolution Re-loaded Iconic Fever palette. This palette has 15 gorgeous warm toned shades, perfect for autumn, which, if you know me, you’ll know I love! 10 of the 15 are matte while the rest are creamy buttery shimmers. The mattes don’t swatch the best but on the eyes they look incredible. I like how there is a shade for the inner corner, a transition shade and a “setting” shade, although it’s a little dark for me. This palette is suitable for every one: the shades are beautiful and it was only €4.99 which is cheap even for Makeup Revolution.
My next product is from Essence, which is a brand I actually haven’t talked about in a while on here! Essence are starting to produce some incredible products; I love their new Berry range and their Insta-Perfect foundation is my favourite. Today though, I’ll be talking about their Melted Chrome eyeshadow. These are single eyeshadows that they brought out last year, although I think they still sell them. They are described on the website as “looking reminiscent of melted metal” and there are six shades, I think. I have the coppery-gold one called 02 iconic and I absolutely love it. It is highly pigmented – one of my favourite drugstore eyeshadows ever! This colour is perfect for autumn because of its gorgeous shade and you can create so many looks from it. I’ve been complimented on it before, and asked what pigment I’m wearing when really it’s just an eyeshadow!
My last product is by Sleek Makeup and it’s the Matte Me lip cream in Cinnamon Spice. I got this in a gift set last Christmas and so I only have the mini but they do sell it inn the regular size – I wasn’t sure if it was a gift set special. It’s a dark brown-nude shade which I think is perfect for autumn. It has the same super creamy formula as the other ones, although it is very mattifying and dries very quickly.
Well, that’s the end of this post! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I hope you enjoyed it!