So, we’ve been in denial, but it is officially Autumn for the southern hemisphere population. As usual, summer flew by and already Autumn is crawling by at snail’s pace. However, Autumn brings with it the permission to don those gorgeous fall colours that we all love and just don’t seem appropriate in the summer sunshine (but, by all means, you do you! Ain’t no seasonal changes gonna tell you how to do your makeup!).
To kickstart (a month in) our fall makeup for the year, we’ve put together an autumnal makeup look that is perfect for everyday but still pretty enough to wear on a date, or out to dinner, or wherever your fall activities take you!
Of extra importance as the weather starts to cool, is skin prep. The cold weather dries skin out, so make sure you start with a great hydrating moisturiser to ensure the makeup sits of the skin nicely.
I’m using a particularly luminous foundation, which aren’t notorious for the staying power, so to make sure my foundation lasts me all day, I’m priming with the Rimmel Stay Matte primer. For foundation I’m using an old favourite, the L’Oreal Lumi Magique liquid foundation in the shade N1. This combination of primer and foundation leaves you with a natural glow, but ensures you won’t end up in oil-slick territory.
Onto concealer, where I’m branching out and trying a new product! The Models Prefer Argan Infusion concealer in the shade light. This is my first time using this product but so far I am really impressed; hydrating and medium coverage, keep your eyes peeled for a review.
To set my t-zone I’m using one of my new favourite translucent powders, the Australis Ready, Set, Go finishing powder. This reminds me so much of the Tarte Smooth Operater finishing powder, and for a fraction of the price. Just a light dusting sets my makeup without making me look cakey.
In Autumn I like my brows to be bold (tbh, I like my brows to be bold in all the other seasons too, but…) to balance out the darker fall colours.
This look is making use of a great afforable makeup pallete, the BH Cosmetics X Ashley Tisdale Illuminate Face & Eye Palette in Beach Goddess. For the incredibly low price (even including shipping to Australia) this pallete is fantastic quality and value! Highly recommend if you’re after an all-in-one palette but don’t feel like forking out for high-end alternatives. We’ll do a review soon!
We warmed up with face using the bronzer Seychelles, blushed using Bermuda and highlighted – BH highlights are amaze! – using St. Lucia. This combo gives you a natural english-rose-that-got-a-bit-of-sun (an Australian rose, if you will) look that I love.
Using the same BH Cosmetics Palette, to set my eye and cover any veins I used Cabo.
The only thing this palette is missing is a transition shade for my skintone, but luckily the bronzer (Seychelles) works really well! I worked this in just above my crease, making sure to blend really well. Just below that, right in the crease (as well as along my lower lash line) I used Aruba to create definition. Again blend, blend, blend; that’s the key to this look being natural enough to wear on the daily.
In the outer corner, and down onto the outer third of my lower eyelid, I blended Barbados to create depth and the illusion of bigger cat-like eyes. A dash of Bora Bora on the inner corner for a bit of bling, and Tahiti along the brow bone to highlight and also clean up all the blending I’d done.
For Lashes I used an old fave, the I <3 Extreme Volume waterproof mascara by Essence (see my full review here). The waterproof aspect of this mascara makes it perfect for daytime, especially in fall when you never know what the weather is going to bring!
My favourite part of fall are the lip colours, they honestly make my heart skip a beat! For every day I like to use a dark dusty pink colour, for this look I used the Maybelline Color Drama lipstick pencil in the shade 630 Nude Perfection. It really is… “nude perfection”.
And that’s the finished look! What do you think? What are your favourite products and looks for fall?
Stay beautiful, N x