6 June 2016

The Autumn Face

Pinky nudes, warm browns and oranges is where it's at. I show you what's been on my face for the majority of the autumn season.

Autumn has just ended in New Zealand (good bye favourite season), so I thought I would put together a post on the make-up look I've been loving the past month or so. I've been loving a simple, slightly glowy base, a nude lip, and most importantly brown and orange shades of eyeshadow. You can see what my autumn face has looked like here (with a few variations).

The Balm Hot Mama Shadow + Blush
If my going on about in my May Favourites post wasn't enough, here is some more gushing about The Balm's Hot Mama Blush. I find this to be the perfect accompaniment to nude lips and warm toned eyeshadow. You can go for a subtle look with this, or pile it on and it looks great.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in 231 Sepia Silk
This is such an easy to wear lipstick colour with a sheer, creamy formula. It's one of those lipsticks you just about put on without having a mirror, so this is often put in my bag when I don't have time to put a lip product on in the morning. The colour is a slightly pink, brown nude - something everyone has been loving lately!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Light Brown
I have honestly not even really touched another eye product since buying this last year. Another thing is it's lasted me a lot longer than expected. I feel a light hand is needed with this product to create soft, small strokes that resemble eye brow hairs. The bigger price tag than some drugstore offers doesn't stop me from loving this - if you've been thinking of buying it, I really recommend.

NARS Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
Recently I had decided to invest a bit more into my base routine because it's probably one of the most important parts of makeup application to me. I am in love with this NARS concealer after trying it - it's great for under the eye or on spots, and I also find it super effective on redness. It is quite yellow toned so I find it balances out my skin which can tend to look red.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
My blogger friend Sophie recently asked me if I was wearing false eyelashes during a book club meeting, and no I was not. I was wearing Maybelline Lash Sensational. That sounds like a scripted TV advert or something - or just my attempt to be slightly amusing. Anyway, I've been using this pretty much everyday since I got it. It makes your lashes look really thick, and makes them stay curled up for the whole day (I don't even curl my eyelashes). Big thumbs up from me.

Napoleon Perdis Sateen Eyes Sculpting Eye Colour
This was the little pot that got me into eyeshadow a month or two back. I would say this has good staying power without being tacky or sticky on the eye. It isn't a straight up powder eyeshadow - it has quite a different texture. I really love the warm brown colour and it's the perfect thing to put in the crease alone.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
I wanted a NARS foundation after stepping into the waters with the concealer, so I picked up the cult classic Sheer Glow. This foundation doesn't offer the strongest coverage (even though I suspect it is buildable on the skin) but it works to even out my skin tone and provide some glow to the skin. When first applied, there is a subtle glow but as the day wears on, at least for my skin, things can start to look like a disco ball. This is suitable for normal to dry skin types, but if you're combination like me then some powder on the T-Zone is the answer.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Lately I've been using this to cover blemishes and it does the job. I personally do not like putting this under my eyes as it's too thick. This is an alternative to the NARS concealer because it is much cheaper.

L'Oreal Matte FX By Infallible Lip Colour in 001 Silencio
I've mentioned this lip colour on the blog quite a few times. This is a really different lip formula to anything I have ever tried, but my final verdict is that I like it. You can hardly feel this on the lips, but it does need topping up after a while because it has a tendency to fade (not really badly though - it does fade down quite nicely). The lightest shade has been my favourite out of them all - a pinky, slightly peachy nude shade.

Chi Chi Spices Eyeshadow Palette
I believe this may only be a New Zealand/Australian distributed brand but if you can get your hands on the products I would start with this eyeshadow palette because it is gorgeous. The orange/brown shades are my favourite and the pigmentation of most of the shades is surprisingly really good for the price. This palette is actually my sister's but ssssh, no one has to know.

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  1. That Chi Chi palette looks beautiful-not that I need any more eyeshadow, let's be real haha. I forgot I asked you about that mascara! Your lashes did look amazing tho. x

    1. Haha. That palette is really nice though!

  2. I still haven't tried the Lash Sensational mascara but I keep meaning to pick it up; I've heard so many great things about it! That eyeshadow palette is so pretty too, I think you're right I've never seen Chi Chi in the UK but I might have to have a browse online to see if I can find it.

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    1. I would def pick it up because it's cheap! Yeah pretty sure Chi Chi isn't easily available in the UK which is a shame.

  3. i really love the l'oreal lip color!! it's a few times that i enter the shop not sure if buying it or not but i am so tempted. i love this nude pink color as much as the orange/red they make!! i'm probably gonna give it a go very soon!!

    xx from Brighton
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  4. I think it's worth giving it a go :) x

  5. I love the whole rosy scheme of the look. I've tried the Balm hot mama blush before and it's a gorgeous color. I used it as a blush but it's beautiful as a eye shadow too. <3

    1. I should really try it as an eyeshadow! x


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