Autumnal Make Up Look

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.

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First I prepped my skin using the MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage. This primer is lightweight and doesn’t feel sticky.

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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.

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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.

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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.

img_1667 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.

img_1668Using 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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