My Autumn Makeup Routine Items

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After I’ve completed my skin care routine in the morning, I move onto my makeup. I always go for full coverage and either dramatic eyes or lips. For autumn I switch between a dramatic lip and dramatic eyes. Here are my go to makeup pieces for autumn:


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Having a dewy-look is really important to me during the autumn months as my skin starts to dry up with it being colder. I still wear sunscreen in order to protect my face from the sun. As you can see Rimmel is one of my favourite makeup brands. I use an oil-based primer to make my skin oiler along with a liquid foundation to create a damp layer for the rest of my face makeup.

Concealer is a must for me too. I use the Long Lasting Concealer in the lightest shade. I have a birth-mark and a few freckles on my skin that I occasionally cover up. I cover them up in the summer as I want my skin to look flawless. I’ve trailed a lot of concealers including the Collection 2000 one, but this one works well – it isn’t a powder or a liquid, it’s in-between which works well for me.

To even everything out and to give my skin a glow, I use a bronzer and then some bright blusher. Both of the items shown above are the exact items I use. They blend into my skin nicely and give me a realistic and obvious glow. It really helps in the cold and highlights my natural blush.

Next comes highlighter. This is something I’ve been experimenting with this autumn. I prefer to use a liquid highlighter as I’ve found it works better on my face than other powder highlighters do. I use it on my cheeks and on my t-zone to give an even better glow to my skin. You’d think that it would make my skin oily, but in fact it balances me out, which is always a good thing for someone with combination skin.

To set my face products I use a translucent powder. My face looks natural and doesn’t alter the colour of the bronzer or blush. It ensures that my makeup stays on throughout the day.


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After my face makeup I put on my eye makeup.

My go to eyeshadows are in the Naked 2 Palette. I got the palette for Christmas last year and I’ve used it nearly everyday since. I use the brown and copper colours normally, but I can be seen wearing the grey colours or a black smoky look from time to time.

I then line the bottom of my eyes with a kohl eyeliner. I don’t use a liquid or gel liner because it’s too heavy going for me and to be perfectly honest, I can’t get the hang of using them. I always use a black eyeliner because I have brown eyes – a slight line under and my eyes become more defined.

A girl can’t complete her eye makeup without mascara – or at least I can’t. I use the Seventeen Doll’d Up mascara. A few flicks and my eyelashes are good to go. I’m not one to wear false eyelashes, but I’ll give them a go sometime in the near future as I have an exciting event coming up.

My eyebrows are perhaps the most important part of my makeup routine. I wear glasses so my eyebrows have to be “on point” as they frame my face and my glasses. I use the Rimmel Brow This Way Kit or sometimes the Sleek Brow Kit (not pictured), both in medium. I outline my brows with the wax (the darker part) and then fill in my eyebrows with the lighter part. I then darken my eyebrows the Benefit’s brow darkener and finish it off with some clear eyebrow gel by Rimmel to set my eyebrows.

For brushes I use the ones from Wilkinson’s – they do the job! They are black and plain so they are easy to spot, no need for a picture!


And last but not least – my lips. Having used my lip balm in my skin care routine, my lips are nice and soft. I don’t use a liner but I do use moisturising lipstick from Rimmel. Rimmel is my go-to brand for lipstick.

Here are my favourite colours for autumn:

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Reds, pinks and corals are great for autumn for adding a bit of pop. If I have a dramatic eye colour, I’ll go more towards a coral colour, but if I have a nude eye then I wear a bright colour – pink or red.

What are your favourite go to makeup items for autumn? 


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