Top 5 | Autumn Makeup Picks

Friday, October 23, 2015

flatlay of autumnal makeup


The leaves are delicately falling. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. Except this Autumn something has happened for the very first time...

I'm finally on-board with changing up my makeup (ever so slightly) to get me looking and feeling autumnal. The knitted boots and leather gloves will have to wait a while for me still but here are My Top 5 Autumn Makeup Picks that I'm really enjoying this season:

close up of my favourite autumnal makeup choices


• I pretty much use a Maybelline Color Tattoo daily, Creamy Beige to be specific, but I've had Metallic Pomegranate for months and I've barely touched it. A beautiful warm burgundy with gold flecks running through it, there really could be no better time to use this.

• I'm really enjoying using reddish/orangey shades to define my eyes by placing them in the crease and KIKO Infinity Eyeshadow in 210 Satin Brick gives a lovely warm definition to my eyes that stands out. The satin finish blends really well Metallic Pomegrante for a very autumnal look. 


NARS Blush in Dolce Vita gives my face a beautiful naturally flushed look and with its delicate sheen, it really does emulate the bright pop of colour the cold brings about as we bustle about. It's a great blusher for women of colour who need something that will show up nicely without being vibrant. 

• Another blusher I also find myself drawn to recently is Sleek Blush in Suede. This is completely different in that the peachy brown warms up my complexion without any pink. It's a lovely contouring blush that is very discreet and natural looking on the cheeks.

bobbi brown raisin, sleek suede, kiko 210 satin brick, maybelline Metallic pomegranate and nars dolce vita


• Finally we have my recently molested Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Raisin which I bought last year as a bold move away from my usual pinky browns. Given that I've rarely touched it, I've decided this season to make as much use of it as possible. It's a rich plum shade that I personally find too bold just straight from the bullet, so for me I blot it away with a tissue and leave just the stain, which is gorgeous. 

bobbi brown lip colour in raisin and maybelline color tattoo in metallic pomegranate swatches on nc40 skin

kiko infinity eyeshadow 210 satin brick swatch, and sleek blush in suede swatch and nars blush in dolce vita swatch on nc40 skin

Although this is a break away from my norm, I'm actually really loving having these Autumnal makeup pieces to focus on because it's making me enjoy the season more and helping me to get accustomed to different looks.

makeup flatlay
Autumnal Makeup Menu
What changes, if any, have you made to your makeup routine to look and feel more Autumn ready? Let me know in the comments below. Or feel free to tweet me and of course as always, you can always come say hi on my Instagram.

Sal xxx | @ummbaby

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