The Autumn Edit


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?


  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

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

  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.


    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


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