#AUTUMNAPPROACHES BEAUTY #2 - TRANSITIONAL MAKE-UP

Monday, September 01, 2014


Helloooo everyone!

Picking up from last week's #AutumnApproach beauty post, I wanted to share my transitional products that I love to dig out once the warmer red tones start to scatter the streets and shops.

I think Autumn make-up might be my favourite as you get to play with loads of dark, rich tones plus the golden darker blushers look so nice against the natural pink form cold winds, so to get you in the mood for Autumn make-up even more, I've picked out my key transitional pieces that I use every year and also some newbies too.


Rimmel Powder Blush in 001 Santa Rose | Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter | BUTTER London Nail Polish in Toff | PIXI by Petra Flawless and Poreless Primer | Nails Inc. Polish in Chelsea and Elm Park Gardens | Aveda Lip Liner in 880 Kantola Bean | Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner in 063 Black Tulip | Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Navy | Nails Inc. Polish in Tate and Victoria & Albert | Benefit Coralista Blush | BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara | CHANEL Rouge Coco Lipstick in 05 Mademoiselle


Most of my make-up turns towards dark, dusty rose shades which have a nice blue/purple undertone to give off a more natural look with a subtle nod to the 90's trend. I love the warm coral tones of Coralista which adds depth to my colouing, and I've mixed it before with the Rimmel Powder Blush to create this gorgeous deep shade which would do any 90's heroine proud.
For a bit of a golden autumn feel, I continue to use a glowing highlight into the October months for some extra illumination which Watt's Up gives your cheekbones perfectly - a definite cult product worth the money!

Of course, I can't go on without mentioning my new holy grail products which have been making my make-up look on point recently; the PIXI Flawless and Poreless Primer has done an amazing job at disguising the look of pores in the necessary areas (don't believe me, just read the review!) and it's so well suited for all skin types. As you know I am a dedicated Maybelline mascara girl, however this BareMinerals mascara has just swept in and made my lashes look even longer and the wand is perfect for even the bottom lashes too so the doll eyes are in full force now. Finally, my new absolute fave lipstick providing a gorgeous 'your lips but better' shade - the CHANEL Rouge Coco; Mademoiselle is just the right mix of brown, pink and neutral undertones, and whether you wear it on it's own or over a different lip-liner the shade range always looks good - worth the investment.


Having naked nails is not on my agenda any time of year, I always need a shade on to reflect my seasonal mood. Autumn means the reds are out for a bit of colour, and Nails Inc. hasn't failed me in their colour range yet (although the formula can be a bit weak sometimes) - Tate is good for a deep off-pink red, whilst Victoria & Albert will give you a bold classic rouge. For something deeper and earthy, I absolutely adore Victoria and Elm Park Gardens (see similar - shade Green Miracle) for a bit of subtle dark tones with some colour underneath.

Whilst I'd rather have colour on my lips, I like to have a bit of natural emphasis on my eyes so they don't look too small or bare; after searching for a colour other than black that didn't have a thick end, a smudgy consistency, was a pen and easy to use, I was about to give up until the saints at GLAMOUR gave away the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner with the magazine - it's a pen nib (hurrah) with a dark enough colour to still make my eyes look normal and not drowning in heavy black, and is thin enough to get a small flick to keep my eyes looking wide. Result.

Now going back to lips, and I said that Mademoiselle looked awesome over other lip-liners; well these liners are my current two picks to adding depth and warmer reds to any of my lipsticks - for 90's brown circa Rachel Green series 3 Friends, I use the Aveda Lip Liner (see similar - shade Mahogany) which is just an awesome shade that doesn't look to yellow on the teeth either! Next, my trusty buy last year thanks to Sammi at BeautyCrush has served it's purpose well, as the Rimmel Black Tulip Liner always adds a nice modern 90's red and can easily be worn on it's own as the shade is just, wow. 


Of course, it wouldn't be Autumn without some nice brown and gold eye-shadows so my NAKED 1 and MAC Pro Palette will be in full force for a nice bit of depth against the deep lipsticks I'll be whacking out from hibernation. For more make-up styles, I'll be taking a look at the AW 14 trends in next week's post, and showing you how easy it is to rock them everyday so make you're checking back by following the links below!

What are your favourite transitional products? What is your favourite AW make-up piece? Don't forget to use the hashtag #AutumnApproaches to share tips and things you love about Autumn!

Lots of Love,
Lauren x


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