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The autumnal lip

As promised in my autumnal eye post, here’s a rundown of my top three lipsticks for cooler weather.

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On the top of my list is Silk Naturals vegan lipstick in Sultry. It is a muted berry shade,shade perfect for everyday wear. The colour is fantastic but I also love the formula – creamy and pigmented, it lasts for hours and then leaves behind a flattering stain. Oh and it’s a $5 dupe for Mac’s lipstick in Brick o La! Pretty perfect, eh?

For a more amped up berry shade, I’ve been reaching for another Indie lipstick – Morgana Cryptoria’s lipstick in Speakeasy. This is a deep raspberry colour that looks amazing applied full on, although it can be sheered out for a stained look that is very pretty. I love wearing this one with thick black liner and loads of mascara for an almost goth-like look. My only issue with this is staying power – it lasts just a couple of hours and then seems to disappear completely. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

Once again, I’ve saved the best for last – Mac’s Rebel lipstick. This is probably one of the lipsticks I’d take with me if I were running out of a burning building or the one I’d want if I were stuck on a deserted island or…you get the drift right? It’s a gorgeous purpley berry shade that looks amazing on me. And on everyone else I’ve seen it on. If you haven’t tried it yet, what on Earth are you waiting for?! Don’t let my description of it scare you off – it is a gorgeous shade with the perfect satin finish and good lasting power. A must have and one I’d repurchase till my dying day!

So it’s evident that I’m all about the berry shades in cooler weather.

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What are your autumn winter lipstick picks? Drop me a note in the comments!

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!