Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Transitioning into Autumn Makeup

Hi everyone,
Today I am going to be sharing with you some products I have switched into my autumn makeup bag. I did one of these for summer and you all seemed to really like it, so I hope you like this one!

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm - You all know about how much I love this as a primer, but in the summer months I have been leaning towards move mattifying primers to ensure my oily skin stays at bay. Now that it is Autumn and my skin tends to be a little more on the dry side, I look for a very luminous primer. This is very lightweight and gives my skin a beautiful glow that really shines through my foundation.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - I have added this back in to my makeup bag mainly because in summer I like to keep my base very light and fresh but now it's a little bit colder, I love something a little heavier. In autumn and winter I like a more full coverage because there is actually a chance that it might stay on my face and not sweat off like it would in summer. The Collection concealer is my favorite for a very high coverage, it covers my blemishes, dark eyes and discoloration. 
Maybelline Master Contour Stick - Recently I haven't been about that contour life because it just took that little bit longer and I just stuck to bronzer. Even though I still can't be bothered with contouring I thought a cream bronzer might be a great option. Cream contour I find is so much faster and it lasts a lot longer. I love to use creams in autumn because they look super natural on the skin and I just prefer them over powder.
Elf Blush and Bronzer Duo in St. Lucia - I bought this while I was in America and not going to lie, I haven't used it at all. Both the blush and bronzer are shimmery which I think is what is scaring me because I like matte blushes and bronzers. Saying that, they are both beautiful and I am going to really try and use them because every time I have used them, they have turned out to be really beautiful.
Freedom Secret Rose Eye Shadow Palette - This has to be one of my all time favorite shadow palettes. I love how it is super affordable and that it has half matte and half shimmer all of which are in super gorgeous shades. This palette has a range of warms and cools, mauve, browns, golds and a plum which are all super autumn appropriate. I would highly recommend this palette for autumn.
Seventeen Soft Smudge Eye Liner - Not going to lie, liner is not my thing, I am not about those cat flicks but a bit of black in the tight line I can bare with. I like this one because it is super easy to smudge which is what I tend to do. A little on the upper lash line and then softened up with a dense eye brush, this just adds a bit of depth to any eye look.
New Look Pure Colour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Sadly, this doesn't have a shade but it is a dark pink with some purple undertones to it, which makes it a great autumn nude shade. Matte lips are something I am not the biggest fan of (don't kill me!) but during autumn I use them a lot more. These lip pencils are super creamy and they are extremely moisturizing for a matte lipstick.
Maybelline Lipstick in Iced Caramel - Every year I whip this lippie out, you know I love it. This is just my perfect autumn nude lip, it had got a brown tone to it but it is not too cool which I really like. The formula is very creamy and it dries to a satin finish so I can powder it down to make it look matte, or add a gloss to give it some shine.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you are switching in to your autumn makeup bag, I would love to know! Have a great day!
Grace xx


  1. I absolutely love the Freedom Secret Rose palette, I bought it a few months ago and fell in love. I even got my Mum one for her birthday because she loved it so much on me haha!


    1. Haha, it is such a staple palette!xx

  2. Love that freedom palette, definitely will be picking one up :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

    1. You should I think they are only a of couple pounds!xx

  3. I haven't actually tried anything in this post but I need to go and buy that eyeshadow palette. Great post
    Emily www.floraalemily.co.uk

  4. That Freedom eyeshadow palette looks so pretty! I have been seeing the New Look beauty bits for a long time but I never picked up anything as I didn't know if they were any good. After reading that you love the lip pencil, I think that I will give the products a try :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    1. I really want to try out more from New Look Beauty because a lot of my friends swear by it!xx

  5. such a great post grace! Will defo be trying some of these productsout.