Thursday 22 September 2016

Early Autumn Make-Up


Autumn officially begins today and is my favourite month! Yay! This look is currently what I am going to most, transitioning from summer to autumn, so I thought I'd share it with the world (excuse the bed hair - call it The Autumn Windswept look). 

As I'm sure is no surprise - I use Arbonne's CC Cream all over for my base. It evens out my skin tone, conceals a bit, chills out redness, shrinks pores etc etc etc (full review here). The comes this e.l.f. Eyelid Primer - which seems to have disappeared from their website. That's a shame because it's the best eye primer ever! My eyelids, like my skin, has a fondness for producing oil, so shadow rarely sits in place all day - rather, it prefers to sit in my crease and along my lashline. This stuff keeps it in place for hours and is lovely to apply and blend eyeshadow over. Where has it gone, e.l.f.? Have you discontinued this miracle product? Have you teamed up with Lush to break my heart?

For this look I use the Makeup Revolution Iconic 1 palette which is a vegan dupe of Urban Decay's Naked palette. I pop the dupe of Half Baked all over my eyelid and underneath my eye and blend. Then I go in with the dupe of Smog in my crease and outer part of my eyelid and lower lash line. To add more definition I added a but of the Hustle dupe on the outer corner of my eye. Here's a diagram?

~ First time doing this - do you like it? The eyeshadows haven't translated very well at all on paper, eek! ~

No surprise on the mascara - Lash Vegas Waterproof from Barry M. Full review and why I love it here.

For brows I've gone more natural with my Sand eyeshadow from Arbonne again. The perfect shade for my brows. I don't know what I'll do when I run out if they never make more! D:

As the leaves are turning orangey, I opted for my most orange shade of blush (wish isn't very orange) - Suede by Sleek. Sleek's blushes are fucking glorious and this one is so build-able so you can go subtle or full-blown "THESE ARE MY CHEEKS" and show off your bone structure!

This looks is very much about the eyes for me, so I went for my subtle, more natural highlighter - Linen eyeshadow from Arbonne (discontinued shimmery vanilla). Popped this in all the usual places, as you do. Highlighter done!

Not that you can tell from these photos, but I did add a bit of bronzer on all those spots the sun hits, again, as you do! I use Barry M's Natural Dazzle... which also appears the be discontinued?! What?!

I opted for a glossy, nude lip for this look as it's not quite berry lip season for me, and it just seemed to compliment the eye make-up. I use e.l.f. lip gloss in Bare, which seems to have been discontinued, but is a light browny nude. I feel it gives the overall look a fresh, summery feel, while the eyes are saying "hey,the sun may be out but there's a chill in the air and you're starting to crave pumpkin spice". What lip colour would you wear with the rest of this make-up?

I hope you've enjoyed this look! Do let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more illustrations with these :)


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