How to change your make-up for autumn

How to change your make-up for autumn

Tips for changing your make-up for autumn from Tricia Cusden of Look Fabulous Forever

We are moving from one season to the next and autumn is a great time to take stock of your makeup and ask yourself: 'Is this the best my face can look?'  In autumn it’s a good idea to move away from summer’s bright and light shades to the colour palette of autumn leaves, plums and berries.

  • Start by applying moisturiser to soften and smooth your skin. Then, using a brush or your fingers, apply an even coat of face primer.  This will allow the rest of your make-up to be easily applied and ensure it stays in place throughout the day. Use a brush to apply the foundation from the centre of your face outwards, ensuring it is spread evenly across your skin. Don’t use a thick foundation as this will make your skin appear more aged.
  • Apply concealer to cover up any blemishes, such as broken veins and the inner and outer corners of your eyes. Make sure it is fully blended as this will add to your flawless finish.
  • Using the Fabulous Light concealer and highlighter, gently apply light strokes to your cheekbones and brow bone. This will contour your face and define your eyes. Fabulous Light is also perfect for covering up any dark circles you may have under your eyes.  Next, to add more structure and shape to your face use a bronzer to create shadow and enhance luminosity.
  • Groom your brows, and then gently apply an eyebrow pencil or pen over any sparse hairs in light, feathery strokes to frame the face.
  • Use an eye primer to conceal any discolouration on the lids and create a base for eye shadow so it stays in place all day, and doesn’t smudge. Ensure the eye primer dries thoroughly before applying a neutral coloured cream eyeshadow to your eyelid.
  • Autumn is a good time to create a smokier look with eye makeup. Use eye shadows in muted colours like taupe, cocoa or forest green if you are warm toned. Darker shades should be applied in the socket line and outer edges of the eyes whilst keeping lighter shades to the eyelid. If you are cool toned choose charcoal grey and dark purples and make sure everything is blended well with brushes.
  • To make your lashes appear thicker, use a fine brush and a dark shadow and draw a thin line next to your eyelash line. Apply mascara in a few gentle strokes to the bottom and lower lashes to fully emphasise your eyes and make them appear bigger.
  • To complete your autumnal makeup look, apply a rich lipstick. Start by applying a lip primer to seal the edges of your lips to prevent any bleeding or feathering of the colour. Now apply your lip colour - think autumn leaves if you are warm toned from orangey reds to caramels. If you are cool toned think plums and berries for the lip colour. Apply one coat, blot it with a tissue and then apply another coat. This will make your lipstick last throughout the day!