Autumn Berry Make Up

Hi guys, Amy here!
Going solo today – Hannah’s not long back from a week in the sun so she’s not quite feeling the season just yet!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before, but I am not the most explorative with lip colours but I do go through phases where I buy bold colours and give it a go, and this is one of these phases.
Because I know myself too well, I stuck to drugstore rather than spending the money on something high end that I will not get full use out of.

To kick off the winter months fast approaching, I tried out two Autumnal berry looks. One focusing on the lips, and one on the eyes.
To find out how I created these looks, just keep reading 🙂

lips

I wanted to keep the eyes nice and simple because the lip was so bold. I started with Mac Paint Pot in Painterly to prime the eyelids. Then I blended Mac Omega into the crease, and packed it onto the lid. I built it up and then took some Mac Harmony, which is a matte brown blusher, and added it to the outer side of the crease and my lashline in a V shape. I added a touch of Laura Geller Baked Highlighter onto the very centre of my lid, pressing once with my ring finger and also added this to the brow bone for a subtle sheen. I lined my upper lashline with Rimmel Glam Eyes liner in a fine line, my favourite mascara and added Eyelure Enchanted lashes in Beloved.
Then for my face, I primed with the Nivea Men Post Shave balm (yes, really!), then blended NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation and highlighted / concealed with Urban Decay Naked skin concealer. I bronzed up with Mac Harmony again to tie in with the eyes. Then I added a touch of Mac Blushbaby as it’s a very subtle  pinky blush shade.
On my brows I used Benefit Precisley, My Brow and set with a clear brow gel.
Once I was happy with everything, it was time to tackle the lips! I applied Sleek Matte Liquid Lipstick in Velvet Slipper. This dries very quickly and it does NOT budge!!

 

eyes

This look is much more ‘me’. I’m normally all about the eyes with a nude lip.
I started by roughly applying NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk all over the lid, right up to the browbone. This will act as both a primer for the shadow to stick to, and as a highlight later on.
I firstly applied my Bobbi Brown bronzer as a transition shade, then I just spent some time applying Peaches & Cream loose shadow in Secret with a pencil brush into the crease, and blending upwards. I did this several times, each time trying to concentrate the colour closer to the crease. Once I was happy with the intensity, I added another Peaches loose shadow, this time in Luna. I blended a little of the Secret under the lower lashline to bring it all together.
I did my brows and applied mascara and my all time favourite lashes – Ardell Wispies.
This time for my face I applied Benefit Porefessional, then Loreal True Match foundation. I used the same concealer as last time, and bronzed up my skin with Bobbi Brown matte bronzer. To highlight I used Mac Soft & Gentle, and for blush I applied Mac Breath of Plum to keep in with the purple undertone of the eyes.

I hope you have a go at a berry look of your own, I love these times at this time of year and even bought a hat & scarf to match my new lipstick!

Leave a comment below and let me know if I should try any other berry toned products!

a x

 

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