The Autumn Edit

19.11.12

You're bound to have seen a dozen of these "Autumn Make Up Bag"-type posts or videos, but for what it's worth here's my take on the whole thing.  I don't tend to give my make up a complete overhaul with each season, but I definitely have switched some products over to fit in with the changing trends and/or the change in my skin.
For starters, my base.  You may remember me saying that I wasn't bowled over by Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation.  It was ok, so I endeavoured to use it up.  Until September hit, that is.  Suddenly it sat even worse than before on my skin and just looked like a cakey, flakey mask.  The Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation has become my holy grail.  It's lightly fragranced, blends beautifully on my parched skin, lasts well and is much more purse friendly.
I tend to steer away from the warmer, golden shades of eye shadow that I prefer during the Summer months.  I've been loving using the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr in On and On Bronze to give a subtle, dewy bronzed-brown look to my lids.
I don't think it's a conscious decision, but this time of year my brighter, peachier shades of blush sit unloved in my collection.  Instead I dig out my plum tones and dusky pinks to give me a wind bitten look to my cheeks.
Who doesn't opt for more vampy shades of lipstick in the Autumn/Winter months?  My peaches and corals are banished, and out comes deeper berry shades like MAC's Diva, pictured here.  And when I fancy more of a nude lip, then it's Shy Girl all the way.

Do you change make up with the season?  What are you reaching for now?

4 comments

  1. I love this post. I try to change my make-up for the seasons. I wear eyeshadow more in the winter as I know its not going to end up sliding off my face and switch to deeper lip colours which look to harsh in the summer. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think lipstick and nail varnishes are the easiest way to change with the seasons! x

      Delete
  2. I actually really like the benefit foundation, but saying that I'm a massive fan of wake me up aswell. You are my makeup twin.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I'll go with that! What do you think of the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24Hr? I love it! I also got given a random Estee Lauder foundation that my friend had bought in the wrong shade, it's actually really good! Not one you ever hear of on blogs or YouTube though x

      Delete


Instagram Feed

© LORNA, LITERALLY.. Design by Fearne.