GingerSnapHattie here, I'm taking over Simplly Me's page today to bring you a little makeup look! We have decided to collaborate to bring you guys a full autumn look that'll send shivers down your spine. For those of you who don't know me I'm a beauty, books and general lifestyle blogger from the UK. I love all things girly and feminine, especially curling up with a good book, some herbal tea and a little cat! Keep reading to see today's makeup look :-)
With Halloween arriving tomorrow, could there be a better time to perfect your autumn makeup? Autumn is generally associated with back to school and university vibes, so most of us are all about the minimal makeup looks. It's easier, looks stunning and keeps damage to your skin at a minimal level. Today I have collaborated with Simplly Me to create both a makeup look and a Autumn OOTD! To check out her gorgeous style guide head on over to my blog GingerSnapHattie.
Now on with the makeup! For me autumn is all about the berry tones, the dusky pinks and the burnt umbers. First I like to start off by cleansing my skin and moisturising thoroughly, protecting your skin will help your makeup apply more smoothly and become less cakey throughout the day.
I then apply the Laura Mercier foundation primer to my whole face, making sure it all soaks in properly. When I use this I notice a real difference in how silkily my foundation applies. Next I'll buff in the Too Cool For School After School BB Foundation in Lunch Box No.2 Watery Skin, this is a medium coverage foundation so you can build it if you want or, as I prefer, leave it on lightly for a natural glow. The great thing about this product is that it has a concealer and highlighter in the lid! Ideal right? Apply the concealer to any blemishes :-)
Next I'll use a setting powder to keep my makeup in place and smooth out any inconsistencies. Now I'm not a big one for contour, being too pale to pull of bronzer, so I use some colour correctors to achieve a similar effect. This YSL palette has green, purple, pink and a highlight. Today I'm just using the green over and blemishes, red areas and around my nose to diminish any nasty red glow! Next I use the purple, sweeping it under my cheekbones to create a nice, subtle shadow. Smiling as big as possible, I'll apply Benefit's Dandelion blush to the apples of my cheeks and the centre of my cheekbones, blending well with another brush to keep it light and rosy. Finally I'll sweep some of the Too Cool For School highlighter along the tops of my cheekbones, under my eyes, down the centre of my nose and on the cupids bow of my lips.
Onto the eyes and brows! For my brows I'll just brush them into a nice shape and hold them with some clear brow mascara from L'Oreal to keep that slightly untamed look that everyone is going for! To prime my eyes and make my shadows last all day I'll use Benefit's Air Patrol eyeshadow primer lightly on both lids. For the eyeshadow I want to keep it subtle, so I'll be using my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Taking the shade Nooner I'll sweep this along the outer third of my upper lash line and across my crease to delineate the look. Then I'll take the gorgeous sparkle of Buzz and apply it to the whole eyelid, but lightly does it guys! I'll dab a little of Dust into the inner corners of my eyes to highlight and then blend the crease into the upper lid with a fluffy brush. To finish add a little Strange to the brow bone to highlight. I'm using the My Little Box Mademoiselle black mascara on my upper lashes and the Estee Lauder Rich Brown mascara on my lower lashes to keep it minimal!
Finally add the finishing touch of lipstick :-) I've had three I've been loving recently! Patisserie from MAC is a lovely honey nude and is so subtle, yet classy. The dusky matte pink of Biguine in Rose Beige is gorgeous if you're feeling a bit bolder! Then if you're feeling super bold the Vivid Matte liquid lipstick from Maybelline in Possessed Plum is ideal to create a less minimal look for evenings.
And Voila! I hope you enjoyed this look, I know it sounds like a lot of products, but I promise the finished look is both minimal and wonderfully feminine :-)