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Monday, 21 September 2015

Autumn Transition

The end of Summer is always bittersweet for me. I mean, I'm sad to say goodbye to my favourite bright lippies (yes, you MAC Costa Chic) and nice days out with the babies, but at the same time I absolutely love Autumn - cosy knitwear, crunchy leaves, beautiful colours and most of all... hot chocolate. Not only do we have to switch up our wardrobe at this time of year, but our makeup bags also have to have a bit of a change too. I've put together some of my favourite Autumn products and shades to take us from Summer to Autumn. I'm talking berries, bronzes, golds & dark pinky nudes.

For the eyes, of course, it's all about the bronzes, browns and reds. The original Urban Decay Naked palette is fantastic at all times of year to be honest, but some of  the shades are perfect for creating a warm smokey eye perfect for the transition into Autumn. Maybelline Color Tattoos are fantastic if you want your eyeshadow to last, a firm favourite amongst pretty much every blogger is the shade On and On Bronze, a beautiful metallic bronze, which can be worn alone and blended out and it speaks for itself. Another for when I'm feeling a bit brave, is Metallic Pomegranate, a rusty red with copper tones. It's one of the only reds I've tried which doesn't give the dreaded 'have you been crying?' look. I feel as though the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paints had their moment a year or 2 back, but I still love the shade Rich Russet for this time of year. It's a highly pigmented metallic gold that won't budge an inch.

For me, it's all about going a little bit darker on the cheeks this time of year, so I try to shy away from the barbie pinks and corals. If I want something to last the whole day, I'll opt for Benetint from Benefit. It's the most beautiful deep rose that gives the perfect 'I've just been for a run and still look gorgeous' kinda look. For something more everyday, I'll either opt for Sleek's Rose Gold Blush (a deep pink with gold shimmer) or MAC's Good Girl Gone Bad Blush (a rusty, warm copper) from the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection.

The biggest change in my makeup bag is in the lip department. I'm saying goodbye to bright pinks, oranges and corals, and introducing darker nudes, berrys and deep reds. 

Berries - 
Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm in Whimsical - deep, berry toned purple with shimmer.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Violet Pop - plum toned pink.
MUA Lipstick in Shade 2 - blue toned, deep pink.

Deep Reds - 
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish in 107 - vampy, deep red wine
Lancome Color Design Matte Lipstick in Stylista - matte, dark red

Dark Nudes - 
MAC Syrup - muted, purple toned pink
MAC Brave - dark, rosy nude pink

What are your Autumn picks?

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