The Autumn Edit

Thursday, 5 October 2017



Autumn is by far my favourite season for make up. I know that you can wear a purple lip and golden eyes everyday of the year but there's something about it which just feels exceptionally autumnal to me. These are my top picks for the colder weather...


I picked up this foundation in late August and have been really enjoying it throughout September and October. It's the lightest coverage that The Ordinary do and, for me, it's perfect. It's demi-matte finish means that I don't have to set it on chilly days (unless I'm going on the tube) and it creates a beautiful, even finish to my skin while still feeling very natural. I really like this serum foundation for autumn as it doesn't dry my skin out on quite chilly days and, despite being called a 'light coverage', I would say it's definitely medium. It's also exceptionally buildable and very affordable. 


I recently re-found this concealer after having lost it in the depths of my make-up drawer for months and I'd forgotten how much I completely adore it. It blends exceptionally well and is so soft, as its name would suggest. I have the shade Vanilla which is perfect to create a natural under eye highlight and it covers up absolutely everything you don't want to be seen - which makes it a perfect companion to a lighter coverage foundation. This concealer seems to just melt effortlessly into my skin and, even though I claim that the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is my favourite, I think this may have surpassed it. It's pricy at £24 a pop but so pretty.



I created this MAC Palette from 2015-2016 and it has some of my all-time favourite autumnal shades in it. Amber Lights is an almost orange gold shade which looks beautiful packed on the lid with Swiss Chocolate (a matte red-brown) and Antiqued (a shimmer red-brown) through the crease, but all of these shades look amazing on their own or with a little flick of winged eyeliner and plenty of my Lash Sensational mascara. If you'd like to see swatches of these shadows, then I have a post all about my MAC Pro Palettes with a more in-depth look at them! While these shadows are expensive, you can find many dupes (LaLa by ColourPop is a great dupe for Amber Lights, for example) in the drugstore to create amazing autumn looks!


I bought this liquid lipstick in March and have been waiting for autumn to wear it. It is the most gorgeous almost-black purple and now that autumn is here and the leaves are turning gold, my lips are turning purple. I really love this completely vampy shade paired with golden eyes and a harsh contour. It makes me feel like a sassy, autumnal princess and if that's not goals, then what is? I love the formula of the Ultra Matte Lips from Colourpop - they're not too trying and the colour stays all day, through sandwiches, coffees and kisses! The staying power makes them perfect for partying (especially Halloween parties!) and nights out and on me, they don't crumble at all. If you're in the market for daring but affordable shades, I really recommend these ones from ColourPop. 


These are my autumn picks now that the nights are drawing in and my feet are constantly cold - even through fluffy socks. What products are you loving this autumn? Any of the ones I mentioned?

42 comments

  1. I really want to try the ordinary foundations x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  2. Love trying out new make up!!! Especially when it’s autumnal themed.

    Really wanting to get a hold of the ColourPop lipsticks as I’ve heard great things

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  3. I'm so wanting to give The Ordinary foundations a try and the price sounds fab!

    All the colour around autumn time are just absolutely fab!

    Heather xox || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. They’re such good value for money :)

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  4. I haven't tried any of these bits but I've heard really fab things about Nars' base products! I really need to get into Colourpop too as I see so many people raving about their products but it's difficult when they don't have a proper stockist in the UK! I've been refinding my love for the trusty Morphe 35O :-)
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. They ship free to the UK, takes about 10 days but the parcel will come eventually x

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  5. I love the serum foundation too!!! And Amber lights is one of my all time favourite eyeshadows. I need to repurchase it! Xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. It’s a real throwback shade for me :)

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  6. Those MAC colours are gorgeous! I've never bought any of their eyeshadows myself but my sister swears by them! Maybe it's time I do haha xx

    G

    www.teawithgi.com

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  7. Ive heard good things about the Ordinary range so Im hoping to give it a try soon!! Autumn for me is all about those darker lips and burnt orange eye shadows- something the Heat Palette is perfect for!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

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    1. Yeah, no excuse since they’re stuff is so cheap ;) I would defo recommend! I love the Heat palette for Autumn too! :)

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  8. I don't tend to change up my make up or anything for Autumn (or any Season)- I'm not into make up enough to be bothered but I wish I was haha! I love those MAC shades xxx

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  9. The Colourpop ultra matte and ultra satin lips are some of my absolute favourites and are definitely something I will be reaching for throughout Autumn. I love the NARS concealer too so definitely need to get it back out as I haven't been using this lately. Love your picks.xx

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. 100% agreed with your views on Colourpop! Hope you enjoyed the post xx

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  10. I love reading about what makeup people use in autumn, I think I'm going to try out The Ordinary Serum Foundation because that sounds so good! I love the shades in the Mac palette as well! xx

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  11. Those eye shadows look so good! I have become obsessed with palettes lately and I need to give some of those shades a go! x

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  12. Loved your picks. I really want to try out some bits from the Ordinary, I always here such amazing things about the brand xx

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  13. I need to pick up a few bits from The Ordinary, loads of bloggers rave about the brand! Those MAC shades look stunning as well and I’m glad there’s a cheaper dupe for Amber Lights!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  14. Those MAC shades look perfect for Autumn! I'm so into nude shades like that at the moment. Loving the flatlays in this post girl, such stunning imagery! xx

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  15. I’ve tried a few things from The Ordinary but I still haven’t got around to trying the foundation! The Nars concealer sounds perfect for me as well as I suffer so bad from dark circles! X

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  16. The NARS Soft Matte Concealer is still on my wish list, I can't justify the purchase as I don't need a concealer yet but I'm dying to get my hands on it! x

    Gemma Louise

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  17. That eyeshadow palette looks lush !!
    M
    lifewithmaria.co.uk

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  18. Great picks! I love Amber Lights from MAC and it is such a great colour for Autumn xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  19. I have a Mac palette that I've never finished off, I only have three shades with another 8 or so to fill in. That's reminded me to get that completed this Christmas! Loved the read xx

    Taylor Jane ox | www.taylorjane.co.uk

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  20. I completeeely agree - I love all the makeup looks that come with the cooler seasons! I need to bring out all my vampy lipsticks because they do just feel so much more acceptable to wear around this time of year. Amber Lights is gorgeous and has been on my list for years - I really need to get around to finishing up my MAC palette!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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  21. Yaaaay more Autumnal looks! I think I'm going to dye my hair brunette, so I am loving all of these recommended Autumnal looks! Purple lippy is something I *so* wish I could pull off but it just doesn't quite work on me! I hear loads about The Ordinary company, I'm going to have to check them out ASAP!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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  22. I love that MAC palette! Those colours are so Autumnal and perfect colours for me!

    Steph xx
    www.stephsworld.com

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  23. Wow, you have some beautiful picks for Autumn. I think I need to add a couple of these to mine!

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  24. Need to try the nars soft matte concealer. Heard so much good stuff!

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  25. I need to try some products from The Ordinary, I've heard so much about them and they seem so fairly priced!

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  26. I love the ordinary foundation! It feels so incredibly silky on the skin, I totally agree with you, it's perfect for this time of year!
    I so wish that the soft matte Concealer was pale enough for me! Sadly the shade chantilly is darker than the original chantilly in the Radiant Creamy formula!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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  27. I love autumn and the colors and makeup that comes with it. Love the colors of the eyeshadow too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  28. I love your picks. I am totally in love with the NYX Lip Creams this autumn (especially Cannes) as they are super moisturising.

    Steph xx
    www.stephsworld.com

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