Autumn means smokey eyes for me, and I don’t mind switching out my makeup for the shimmery shades as the weather cools. I seem to have acquired quite a few new products for the season, and they’re all on a constant rotation in my routine…
The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Eyeliner (£20) is one of my favourite releases for the autumn period, they follow on from the much-loved gel liner, but have an iridescent finish and a formula which works beautifully as a liner or a shadow. The little pots are just dreamy, and I love how versatile they are. I love the inky black of Night Sky smudged in to my lower lashes to bring out the blue in my eyes. Divine.
Urban Decay released their Naked2 Basics Palette (£22) this month, and of course I almost immediately snapped it up. I am a huge fan of the original Basics palette, and so I knew I would love this cooler edition. It’s just perfect for a simple smokey eye – the sophisticated selection of hues works perfectly for me and I find it’s such a no-fail way to create a smoked up look. A smaller selection makes it easier for me to work out what suits me, and I don’t feel overwhelmed when it comes to doing my eye makeup.
I have a lot of love to give when it comes to the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Shadow Pencil in Champagne Diamonds (£19), I actually think it’s my favourite product from her almost-too-brilliant line! I tend to sweep this over my lid, and then set it with the lighter shade from the Basics 2 palette, before smoking it up slightly with the darker matte hues in the palette. It takes minutes but looks gorgeous.
Finally, I had to include my much-loved MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork (£15.50) – a long-time love of mine. I can’t ever imagine not having this in my collection as it’s such a staple for me. The almost-matte finish is so lovely, and the formula blends perfectly for just the right amount of definition.
Have you got an autumn-inspired routine in place?