We had the Autumn Equinox this week, so Autumn has definitely landed! So I have a rather excellent autumnal, cranberry smoky look. I’ve used only high street products, so its definitely an affordable, budget friendly look.
I primed the centre of my face with Sleek Control Shine & Prime*, I used the green colour corrector from the MUA Pro-Base Prime & Correct on my blemishes, blending them out with my finger. I also used the yellow colour corrector from the same palette under my eyes, again blending out with my fingers. I applied my Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer* at this point to let it settle. For foundation I used my Catrice Nude Illusion in Ivory, applying with a buffing brush. Then to brighten my under-eye area I use the Seventeen Stay Time* concealer in fair. I also went over my blemishes using a mix of the two lightest shades from the Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover and Conceal palette*. Then I set the concealer and down the centre of my face using the e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder, it is a wee bit glittery but not particularly obvious on my face.
On to the eyelids! I set my lid primer using the lightest shade from the Catrice Absolute Matt Eyeshadow Palette. I used the light taupe shade from the same palette just above my crease, just to make it easier to blend the rest out. For the main colour I used the Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow stick in 37 – Burgundy, I applied it directly to the moving part of my eyelid, then used a flat shader brush to bring it up to the crease. Then blended out from the crease up a wee bit. I had to repeat this process a few times, layering up the colour to get the intensity I wanted – I recommend letting the shadow set a bit before repeating. I decided to darken up my outer V with the dark brown shade from the catrice palette, blending it up into my crease. I brought the colour along my lower lash line, fading it out as it got closer to my tearduct. To line my eyes I used the Jordana 12 H Made to last eyeliner in Black Point, I kept it close to my lashline and then smudged it out. I repeated this on my lower lashline. I also did my water line, top and bottom. For mascara I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up mascara again on both top and bottom. I layered it up on my top lashes.
For eyebrows I used the warm brown shade from the Catrice palette and topped it up with the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Dark Brunette.
To contour I used the NYX blush in taupe in the hallows of my cheeks, under my chin and along my hair line. I did my lips next, making it easier to gauge how much blusher I should use! I went for the cult classic Rimmel Kate matte lipstick* in 107, topped with L’Oreal Mega Gloss* in Glo$$ Me I’m Gorgeous, using my finger to dab it out a bit. I lightly applied the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush* in Gorgeous Berries. I generally start at the back of my cheeks and blend it forward. I then lightly swept Bourjois Java Rice Powder* all over my face to add a nice glow. I sprayed my face with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water* to get rid of any powder look.
That’s the finished look! If you’ve any questions please let me know. You can check out the video below to see how I applied everything.