My Autumn Makeup Look

autumn makeup look 2016

I’ve been going a bit russety around the eyes for this year’s Autumn Makeup Look. (I say this year’s look as though I do a different look every year, but as we all know, all of my “looks” tend to be a subtle variation on “natural” or “smokey eye”!) I always expect myself to be uninspired by Autumn makeup collections, preferring the shimmery bronzes and hot orange-reds of summer, but actually the warm, reddish tones and browns and beiges that Autumn kicks up year-on-year are often quite universally flattering.

I used the Chanel eye quad from the Le Rouge Collection for this look – it has the most wonderful matte, brickish red that looks great washed over brown tones. It’s sold out, but I think that a possible dupe for the reddish shade could be Pearly Copper from KIKO (a snip at £1.90 here) or the Red Ochre in the Renaissance palette from Anastasia here.

best autumn fall makeup 2016

One thing that hasn’t sold out is the delectable Eros eyeliner, also from Chanel and also from the Rouge No1 Collection; it’s a vibrant red-brown that could be so, so wrong but just looks incredibly right. If you didn’t want to wash red over the lids then a little of this, smoked into the lashline or just applied at the corners and smudged (as I do in the video below) adds more of an autumnal vibe to your face than anything else can. It’s gorgeous.

I’ve given two lip options in the video – a shimmery, gold-flecked nude and a flatter, more opaque beige-nude. I thought that the flatter option would be more popular, but a quick browse through the comments shows that the gold-flecked nude from l’Oreal’s Gold Obsession collection is the one that seems to have caught more attention…

Anyway, I could bang on all day – the best thing to do is to have a look at all of these bits and bobs in action. If you can’t see the video below then please click here. All of the products used are listed further down the page.

Products Used:

YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation Shade 40: http://tidd.ly/916134ba

Bourjois Sculpt Light Highlighter: http://bit.ly/2ftOcGq

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose: http://tidd.ly/3e56602a

Chanel Eye Quad from Rouge Collection, Candeur et Experience: sold out I THINK, sorry. http://tidd.ly/6d661cdf

Chanel Eye Pencil in Eros: http://tidd.ly/a240794

Armani Eyes To Kill Shade 9: http://tidd.ly/d38530fc

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara Shade 2: http://tidd.ly/fd7b53d8

Benefit Gimme Brow Shade 1: http://bit.ly/2e1EYfr

L’Oreal Nude Gold Lipstick*: http://bit.ly/2e1GMoz

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Doe: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product…

Dior Nail Polish in Abstract: http://tidd.ly/922f4494

Maternity Dress with Leaf Print: http://www.next.co.uk/go22504s7#422091

*please note that I have been recently announced as being part of the new L’Oreal Beauty Squad, creating skincare content for the next year. Any work I do in relation to that role will be clearly marked “AD”, otherwise the inclusion of a product – as in this video – is purely editorial, unsponsored and unpaid.

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9 Comments

  1. November 4, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    I think your phone is making your mic wonky! Love the look. I prefer the sparkly lipstick, it really makes it festive!

  2. November 5, 2016 / 4:07 am

    I really love the look. A little edgy for me but you look fabulous in it.

  3. Henriëtte
    November 5, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Hij Ruth, how on earth is it possible that you don’t get massive fall out under your eyes with this look? I look like I’m very ill after using shades like this!
    Very beautifull look by the way

  4. Grace
    November 5, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    I went straight out and bought the L’Oreal nude lipstick – wore it for my graduation the next day!! Thank you for the recommendation :)

  5. Alison Ward
    November 5, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I have a new make up brand crush: Kiko. It is brilliant and so affordable. The shop looks beautiful too.

  6. Anna
    November 9, 2016 / 9:31 am

    I liked the music at the beginning, could you give us a hint what it was?

    • November 9, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      It’s just a Youtube free music thing I think! I’ll check xx

  7. November 17, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Makeup…expecially eyeliner should change just like the colors of the autumn leaves. Great seasonal piece!

  8. Ottilie
    November 21, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    What brush did you use to apply the blusher?

    Thanks

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