There’s no getting round it, summer is coming to a close and it’s time to embrace autumn. Rather than mourn those long, lazy sunshine days, I’m feeling pretty excited as I’m in the mood for a make-up makeover!
While summer is all about bare-faced beauty, autumn’s cool days and long nights allow me to indulge my passion for products, splashing out on gorgeous new colours and scrumptious new ranges from all the big cosmetics brands. Yummy!
To kickstart my new-season make-over, I looked to the autumn/winter catwalk collections for inspiration. The runways always offer a wealth of brilliant new beauty ideas, and this season didn’t disappoint. Topping my list was the catwalk make-up at British superstar brand Burberry. The show featured rich, autumnal colours – all lush, berry-stained lips and warm, dusky eyes.
To help me perfect autumn’s berry beauty, I’ve roped in my former MiC co-star and make-up expert Olivia Newman-Young, who has translated the catwalk trend into a sultry evening look.
Once you’ve applied a fresh, dewy base, begin the look with the eyes. Start by drawing a chestnut-brown eyeliner like Clarins Crayon Khol Eye Pencil in Brown along your upper lash line. Don’t worry about making the line too neat as next Olivia used a sponge make-up applicator to smudge and blend the liner up into the lid and around the socket, creating a soft wash of colour. Next draw the same brown liner along the water line and lower lash line, and use a fine brush to smudge the excess colour. The overall effect you’re going for is warm, soft and sexy.
Next up, Olivia used the plum eyeshadow from Dior’s 5 Couleurs Eye Palette in Femme Fleur, blending the colour around with eye socket, adding a touch of the darker purple from the same palette at the outer edges of the socket. Then just a light dab of Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Crème Bronzer in Riviera at the inner corners of the eye socket, bringing a softness to the eye colours. Finish up with a couple of coats of mascara – Olivia used the Dior Addict-It Mascara in It Black. A hint of brow colour (Guerlain’s Eyebrow Kit has four shades to mix and match) will add definition, creating brows which frame the eyes beautifully.
The Lips & Cheeks
This look is all about a glamorous, berry-stained pout. Before applying the lip colour, Olivia brushed a touch of concealer around the lip line, then, taking a berry-coloured lip pencil, drew a line along the lips, before filling them in with Clarins Rouge Eclat 06 True Aubergine lipstick. Next, taking the same Daniel Sandler cream bronzer used on the eyes, blend a hint of pinky colour over the apples of your cheeks to draw the whole look together. A dusting of Michael Kors Sporty Bronzing Powder adds a final warm, autumnal glow to the skin.
It’s an incredibly sexy, sultry look, and since it’s catwalk-inspired, it’s naturally bang on trend. In fact, I’m so pleased with my new autumn make-up look, I’ve decided I need some new autumn clothes to go with it. I’m going shopping!
Until next week, stay gorgeous.
Love Binky xxx