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:

Bourjois Sculpt Light Highlighter:

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose:

Chanel Eye Quad from Rouge Collection, Candeur et Experience: sold out I THINK, sorry.

Chanel Eye Pencil in Eros:

Armani Eyes To Kill Shade 9:

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara Shade 2:

Benefit Gimme Brow Shade 1:

L’Oreal Nude Gold Lipstick*:

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Doe:…

Dior Nail Polish in Abstract:

Maternity Dress with Leaf Print:

*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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