Autumn is finally upon us and I felt it most appropriate to do an autumn make up tutorial. As I've said before, MAC Cranberry will be my shade of the season so I based the look around that.
I started with my current favourite base, Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Beige Ivory. This is an extremely pigmented foundation so only a small amount is required. It blends well into the skin and leaves a semi-matte finish and is a medium but build-able coverage. I keep meaning to do a full review on this, hopefully it will come in the next few weeks. I'm really impressed with this and I'd like to slowly but shortly build my Laura Mercier collection.
For brows, I used my trusty Hourglass Brow Arch Sculpting Pencil in Blonde which has become a staple product for me. It fills my brows in perfectly and with little effort. Sadly it's mega expensive so a repurchase looks unlikely. If anyone has any similar product recommendations, send them my way.
Then I went onto eyes and began with another Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo, this time in Metallic Pomegranate - I absolutely adore the formula of these. They're so well pigmented, long lasting, creaseless...I could go on. I don't think there's another shade on the agenda for me unless they bring out new shades as I feel I've exhausted the best shades in the range. I used this to give my eyeshadow something to stick to but also intensify the colour. (Not that Cranberry needs much more of that).
Then the star of the show came out to play, I packed on MAC Cranberry over the top and blended any harsh edges. I find it can be a little tricky without adding a matte shade for more depth so I used a mixture of the two matte shades in my NARS And God Created The Woman palette - Bellisima and Coconut Grove and blended them through the crease and outer 'v'. I then blended a mixture of all 3 shades under my eyes to smoke out the look. I decided I needed a bit of inner corner highlight and my go-to shade is Alhambra from the NARS palette, a super soft champagne shade that is perfect for highlighting. A slick of MAC Blacktrack Fluidline along my lash-line and my eyes were almost complete.
I used Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara which is their latest offering. I debated trying this because the packaging is so tacky but it was on offer for £5.00 and that's an offer I can't refuse. I'm undecided on this mascara at the moment bit I'll be sure to do a full review once I've made my mind up.
My face was finished with a bit of MAC Harmony Blush to contour and MAC Something Special Creamblend Blush to add a bit of colour back into the face. I like this combination as it gives a soft and subtle effect.
Lips wise I thought I'd give one of the new Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balms (mouthful?) a whirl and I chose Rumour Has It which is a bright pink with a berry tone to it. So far, I'm rather impressed with these. They're super pigmented, slightly glossy and rather long lasting. Another high street home run me thinks.
So, there you have it an autumnal make up tutorial - if there's any other tutorials you'd like to see let me know.
Love, Katie xo