Warm colours mark autumn
AUTUMN means warm and vibrant colours.
Burnt orange, intense brown and golden hues take over the landscape as the season sweeps through.
Get into the spirit of things by using autumnal colours in your make-up.
Give your eyes an intense edge by creating a smokey effect with eye shadow, mascara and liner.
Start off by applying a creamy concealer over your eyelids. This will provide a smooth base for your eye make-up.
Next, apply a pressed powder in a neutral shade over the eyelids – this also adds to the base for your eye make-up and will reduce creases and lines as the day progresses.
Define your eyelids with an eyeliner of your choice, starting with the top lid, from the inner corner to the outer corner. For a more dramatic effect, do the same for your lower lid.
Next, sweep some eye shadow across your eyelids. Use a light colour, such as a soft gold. Next, apply a slightly darker shade of eye shadow to your eyelids, blending it with the lighter colour. Start from about halfway up your eyelid so as not to lose the light colour underneath.
For the full smokey eyes effect, sweep a darker colour from the outer corners of your eyes to the crease and blend so the colour change looks more gradual and natural.
To really turn up the heat, apply a little of the darkest eyeshadow to your lower eyelids, near to the lash line.
Finish your eyes with jet black mascara on top and bottom lashes.
Berry kissable lips
Berry coloured lips are a must for autumn. Regardless of your skin tone, there is a berry shade out there sure to complete your make-up for the season.
Fair skin matches well with lipstick that has a blue undertone – think plum and wine red. Olive skin is the perfect match for dark berry shades and deep brown reds. Darker skin tones look gorgeous with mahogany, deep plum and brown lipstick.
To ensure your lips look their kissable best, start off with a gentle lip scrub to get rid of any dry and flaky skin.
Apply a hydrating lip balm followed by some foundation or concealer to provide a base for your lipstick to stick to. To prevent the lipstick from bleeding on to the skin around your mouth, apply a lip liner around the edge. Next, apply your lipstick and create a dewy look with a little clear lip gloss applied to the centre of your lips.
SULTRY SHADES: Smokey eyes and berry lips are autumn beauty trends.
Be inspired by the colours of autumn when applying make-up.