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Autumn Make Up Essentials

While I hate cold weather, there is one reason that I love Autumn and Winter coming. Make Up. The dark shades and deep tones we start to wear, that is what I hang out for all year. There is nothing better than a dark, purple eye look or plum lipstick! Today, thanks to Adore Beauty I am going to share some Autumn Make Up essentials and a little Autumn Make Up look!




Let's start with the eyes. There is something about going for a dark eye that is so enticing during autumn. This summer, I went for a very natural look, but I have been itching to try something a little darker, and what better time than Autumn! I used theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony* to create this look. It is a gorgeous matte palette with some really nice purple shades. Keeping with the plum kind of theme, this palette is perfect. While I, like every other girl, loves a bit of shimmer, mattes are great come cooler weather, plus I find they last way better throughout the day as well (I've had this look on all day and it still looks as good as when I first applied it). 

I used Matt Lin my base shade and to set my eyeshadow primer. Then worked Matte Lopez into the crease. I applied Matt Kumar to the inner and outer edges of my eyes, deepening the purple on the edges with Matt Read and Matt Moskowitz, blending it all out with a big fluffy brush. To finish, I took Matt Ahmed along my lash liner, it give some slight definition around my lashes, without the pain of trying to do liquid eyeliner. 



Can I just say, this palette is amazing! I am usually terrified by doing any other look than my typical natural smokey eye, but this palette is so much fun and so pigmented. It is definitely going to become a favourite through autumn and winter!

Now for the cheeks. While I loved my bronzer through summer, to give me that subtle summer glow! Through autumn, I love going for a darker blush, giving my cheeks a rosy pop instead. Inika's Mineral Blush in Red Apple* is the perfect autumn blush if you ask me. It has a dark, yet natural warm glow. For my autumn look, I added a pop of colour to the apples on my cheeks, and then swept them up my cheek. With this particular blush, a little goes a long way. It is so pigmented, and while you want a nice pop of colour in your cheeks, you don't want it to look like you've gone to town on your cheeks and now have some weird skin problem.



The last and final touch is the lips. Plum and purple shades are perfect come autumn. Save those pinks and corals for when spring comes back around, it's time to pull out those dark colours instead. I love the dark colours in autumn, but the super deep plums scared me a little bit, because they can highlight how pale I really am. However, thanks to Adore Beauty I have now discovered the perfect plum shade. The Shanghai Suzy Whipped Matte Lipstick in Miss Kitty Black Plum* has a red undertone to it, giving you the gorgeous plum that is perfect in winter, without making you look like a ghost trying to pull off a plum lipstick. While it is a matte lipstick, it is hydrating and long last formula, that I have quickly fallen in love with. 



Now for the final look. Bear in mind that I am no make up artist, but I was really happy with out it turned out. I wish I could've captured it better, but I am still learning how to photograph make up looks! 



So these are my Autumn Essential make up items - a good eye shadow palette that can give you some gorgeous dark looks, a gorgeous, darker toned blush, and a plum lipstick. Autumn is the time to play around with darker tones, so go on! You know you want to! 



You can pick up all my essentials at Adore Beauty plus soooo much more! You know what I love about Adore Beauty? The amount of free samples (including a Tim Tam!) that you can get with every order. So, without trying to sound like this is a sales pitch, you guys should head over and check it out. 

What are you essential Autumn make up pieces?   





*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.
 

36 comments :

  1. The lippy looks amazing on you! I have the same one hehe love it

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    1. Oh thank you!! IT is such a nice lipstick, I love it! xx

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  2. I love the look you've created ! That eyeshadow palette looks beautiful and I love the shade of that lipstick !!

    Amy // www.thenoiseinwonderland.con

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    1. Thank you!! I am in love with the lipstick as well, I think it'll become a staple of mine! xx

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  3. Your makeup is spot on! I agree with all of your tips! And that theBalm palette is gorgeous. I love theBalm!!

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    1. Thank you lovely!! I am such a fan of that palette now, so pigmented and gorgeous! xx

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  4. That the balm palette looks gorgeous! Your makeup turned out great! Love the lipstick color! ❤️

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  5. This look is stunning on you! I also love winter as it means I get to pull out the vampy shades again, and the lippy is gorgeous, the perfect cooler weather shade! xx

    Chantalle | www.ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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    1. You are too kind!! Me too, I've missed my dark shades through spring and summer! xx

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  6. The Balm Meet Matte Trimony palette looks gorgeous! Also I've been meaning to try Shanghai Suzy lippies for the longest time. Love your Autumn makeup here Laura!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Thank you so much Di!! I am really enjoying that lipstick, it's creamy and not too drying, just what I like! xx

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  7. Lovely look Laura! I love deeper and berry tones so autumn is my favourite season! I have to admit I wear these colours year round anyway though XD

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    1. Hahaha I wish Icould pull them off year round, but I never feel like I can! I am excited that it's Autumn and I know that I can though! xx

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  8. That The Balm palette looks stunning! Still need to try more from the brand! X

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    1. I love it so much! Typically I'd only use about half the colours on that palette, but I'm excited to venture out after doign this look! xx

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  9. That lipstick looks soooooo beautiful on you :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. Thank you lovely! I am in love with the shade at the moment!!xx

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  10. I think this palette is well done for everyday use. I love the colors and I'm thinking about buying this palette for myself too.
    I really like the makeup on you.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. It really is, such a beautiful palette, I definitely recommend!!

      Thank you so much xx

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  11. The Balm palette looks gorgeous! I haven't tried any of their eyeshadows before.

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    1. It is so beautiful! I definitely recommend it, I've been super impressed by it! xx

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  12. I love this look on you so much! I will definitely have to try that palette from The Balm! x

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    1. The palette is so lovely! I am absolutely adoring it!! xx

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  13. You look absolutely gorgeous! Such a fab autumn look - especially the eyes and lips! xx

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    1. Thank you Jas!! It was so much fun to create, definitely not something I'd usually do but I love it!! xx

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  14. How absolutely stunning you look Laura - you're doing brilliantly with the photography! Adore all the colours you put together, and I'll just have to get that palette. Matte shadows work so much better for me and my wrinkles lol... xxx

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    1. Oh thank you so much Kat! It was such a fun look to create!! I am loving the matte palette, it's so pigmented and gorgeous! xx

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  15. I love wearing plum lipstick shades in Autumn and Winter!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Me too! It is my favourite part about autumn/winter xx

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  16. i love this look ! it is so pretty and the lipstick color looks stunning on you :)

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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  17. Can't wait for autumn again now. I totally agree I feel like I'm better prepared in terms of autumn appropriate lipsticks and makeup. Love the Morphe palette!

    Taslyn| www.hiddenbeau-t.co.uk

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    1. It's probably my favourite thing about Autumn and Winter! The lip shades xx

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  18. Stunning look babe and how gorgeous are these rose gold details <3

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