A look perfect for autumn, read on to find out how I achieved this. Most of the products that I mention are featured in My Everyday Make Up Routine post if you would like to see them up close.
First I prepped my skin using the MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage. This primer is lightweight and doesn’t feel sticky.
Next I create the look of natural hairs by drawing small strokes with the Rimmel eyebrow pencil. I have the shade 001 Dark Brown. This is a new purchase, the undertone is a bit too red for me I need a more taupe shade.
I then conceal my blemishes and red patches with my Freedom Concealer Palette in Light/ Medium. To make my eyeshadow pop, I apply it to my eye lids aswell to create a base. I use the Real Techniques Mini Miracle Sponge.
Whilst that’s setting, I apply my first coat of mascara. For the look I have chosen the MAC Instacurl Mascara. I spoke about this in my July Favourites.
Now the eyeshadow is ready to go on. I have decided to go with the MORPHE 35W Palette as it has a range of autumn-feel colours.
I start off with a light brown shade that I have marked as number one. I use a Real Techniques eye blending brush. I apply this on my lid and in my crease.
Next I use a dark brown shade (2) on my lid and apply it with MAC brush 239.
After that, I blend into the crease a burgundy red shade, using the Real Techniques Bold Metals eyeshadow brush. This is what makes your eyes pop and gives your look an Autumnal twist. I move the brush back and forth on my crease until the colour is blended.
With the Real Techniques Smudge eye brush I go back to shade marked 2 and smudge it along my bottom lash line.
Using the burgundy red shade again (3) I fluff the Bold Metals Brush under my eyes lightly to add a hint of colour.
Then with another Real Techniques blending brush, I apply a warm brown (4) into my crease and with circular motions, blend in the shades.
Back with my MAC 239 brush I add a second coat of shade 2 to make the brown darker. I just apply this on my lids, blending it towards my crease.
Finally, for eyeshadows, I use shade 5 to highlight my arch bone. Its a cream colour, but looks a bit darker on the photo. I use another MAC 239 brush for this.
After all that, I use a YSL eyeliner pencil and smudge a black line from the outer corner to my tear duct.
To frame my eyes, I use a MAC liquid eyeliner on my lids.
I then apply a second coat of MAC Instacurl Mascara.
For one of my favourite bits, putting on foundation, I use a combination of L’oreal True Match in Shade Golden Ivory and L’oreal Infallible Total Cover in 10 Porcelain. To blend these in I use my High Definitions blending sponge, not forgetting to merge the product onto my neck as well as my face.
When my foundation is ready, I apply MAC Pro Longwear concealer under my eyes, on my chin, on the bridge of my nose and in the middle of my forehead.
Giving that a moment to dry, I set it with . This stops my face from getting oily throughout the day. To apply the powder, I use a Real Techniques face brush and dab it on my face and neck.
To bronze and contour I use the NYX Contour palette with Real Techniques brushes. I apply a bronze shade to my cheekbones, under my jawline and the top & sides of my forehead. I use circular motions continuously until there is no harsh lines.
For contour I use a cool brown shade and brush lines down the sides of my nose to create the look of a slimmer nose. To make these lines more natural looking (like shadows) I press the Miracle sponge slightly upwards along the lines as to blend the contour in.
Once I’m bronzed and contoured, it’s time for me to highlight. Again, using Real Techniques brushes and the NYX contour paletter, I apply highlighter on the top of my cheekbones, the arch of my brows, on my cupids bow and dot a little bit under my lips. This will define my cheekbones and eyebrows, aswell as giving the illusion of fuller lips.
In the corner of my eyes, I use a NYX pigment in Old Hollywood. This is a glittery rose gold colour.
To set the look, I spritz the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray to lock in my make up and to mattify the powders.
For the final step, I line and shade my lips with my Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in shade 105 Under My Spell. This is a dark berry colour which screams Autumn. I apply a Nivea lip balm over this.
Then, there’s your finished look. I hope you enjoyed watching/ reading my make up tutorial. It took me so long to shoot and edit all this but I hope the post wasn’t too long for you. Thank you for reading XOXO.