If you want to stick to a nude palette, then you should try smokey brown autumn makeup. As this season’s weather can create a more dull appearance, this look is about bringing warmth back to the skin. I have purposely gone for a matte finish as I think a highlighter would over-power the contour.
Top 5 products to create smokey brown autumn makeup
Wunder2 Dual Precision Brush
Currently, I love a really filled-in brow, with the inner corners being more messy and natural. I have recently purchased the Wunder2 Dual Precision brush. Previously, I was using the Bobbi Brown eyebrow brush, but the Wunder2 is by far my favourite.
Using a matte, dark brown eyeshadow, I dipped the brush in and applied around the corners of my eyebrows. This brush has made a huge difference. The product does not gather in one area and it is super easy to use. It creates an eyebrow pencil effect.
Bourjois Contour Clubbing eye pencil – black
I tend to find that inexpensive eye liners are much more effective. This one is really smooth and easily glides across your eyelid. It does produce a deep, dramatic line though, so depending on preferences, you may want to opt for something more natural.
I started by stretching my eyelid to the side and then drew short strokes until I achieved a line. Next I lifted the eyelid up and making sure that the pencil went to the root of my lashes. And finally – sharpening the pencil again, I drew a flick. I go near my bottom lashes first and then draw straight up.
Volume Million Lashes by L’Oreal
This mascara is amazing. I do need to replace it soon because I have had it for nearly 3 months, and yet the product is still wet and feels new. My secret makeup artist tip – when you take the mascara out, use one finger to cover the tube. This stops air getting inside and it really makes your mascara last longer.
Mac Velvet Teddy
It is not my ideal nude; however I think that it really works for this look. Because it has a strong, brown hue, it adds to the smokey brown, autumn makeup effect. I always make sure that I exfoliate my lips before application.
You can buy a spare, budget friendly toothbrush and each morning, brush round the lips in circular motions. Afterwards, douse them in lip balm and allow it to sink in otherwise the lipstick will not hold.
Terracotta Bronzing Powder by Guerlain
This is a cult classic of mine and I have bought it since I was 19. That is 6 years of bronzing with this and I cannot see myself changing.
Firstly, it is pricey – £36.50, nevertheless it lasts far beyond a year. I struggled to find a bronzer that would work with my skin tone. The terracotta range adds a beautiful glow, it is sustainably long-lasting – I have swam with this and it stays in place, plus it is really smooth on the skin so you can build up heavily or do a soft finish.
It advertises itself as hydrating – another plus for any oily skin – well, everyone truly. On the other hand, the packaging is flimsy and some of the colours have shimmer – something to look out for depending on what you are after.
Smokey brown autumn makeup bonus cosmetics
The eyeshadow I used was from a palette that is no longer available to buy. To summarise the colours, I used a matte, cream powder across my entire eye area. Next, I used a light brown/beige and pressed it along my eye base. My final steps involved using a matte, dark brown. I used a small eyeshadow brush and swept underneath and along my crease. Then I blended the crease with a blending brush.
To add colour to my cheeks, I used Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush. I blended the hue over my bronzer.