The autumnal eye

Autumn always makes me whip out darker lip colours, gut somehow, I keep using the same old colours on my eyes. Well, not this year! I’ve consciously made an effort to pull out some cooler toned/darker shades for eyeshadow and liner that are perfect for this weather!

As far as eyeshadows go, I’ve been reaching for two cream shadows, both of which are recent additions to my makeup drawer.

The first is Maybelline’s Tough as Taupe eyeshadow, a purply grey matte shade. I never expected to love this as much as I do since I usually favour warm toned shades, but I think this is just one of those products that would work on almost everyone. Definitely a must have.

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The second is the Nars Tatar eye paint, a shimmery dark purple. I usually just sweep it onto my lid and blend it out for a quick smokey eye. But that’s not all I can do with this beauty. It works equally well as an eyeliner, both on its own or better still paired with Tough as Taupe! Another must have. And don’t tell my husband, but I already have my eye on one or two of the other eye paints!

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In my opinion, there is just one eyeliner that epitomises autumn/winter and that is the Illamasqua liquid liner in Havoc. It is the perfect burgundy shade that goes well with both warm toned and cool toned eyeshadows (including Tough as Taupe), plus it looks great when worn by itself, paired with a vampy lip.

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So there you have it – my must haves for eyes this autumn/winter.

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Next up – lipsticks!

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