It has been a long time since I have done a 'Face of The Day' (or FOTD) but as the seasons are changing I thought I would attempt an autumnal look. I would happily wear this look any time of year to be honest but the muted purple tones of the eyes and the berry lip are perfect for the slightly colder months and work well with the colours of my autumn/winter wardrobe.
(I am still having a little trouble getting the colours to photograph correctly. The lipgloss I have used looks quite nude in the photo but is actually much brighter and a nice berry tone).
I am having some issues with my skin at the moment so I decided to go for a full coverage foundation and chose the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation. I am between shades so mixed shade 010 with shade 100 to make a good match for my complexion. As this foundation leaves a matte finish I decided to also mix in a little bit of the L'oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer to add a slightly dewy glow and to make the overall finish of the foundation look less flat and dull. To cover blemishes and to conceal under the eyes I used the 17 Stay Time Concealer which has a fairly decent coverage and blends well. It certainly doesn't last for 18 hours though!
For eyes I used the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe as a base all over the eyelid and then used my MAC Shale eyeshadow over the top. To add a highlight to the inner corners of my eyes I used a little of MAC's Naked Lunch and to add depth to the contour of the eyes I blended MAC's Satin Taupe in to the crease. Both Shale and Satin Taupe have gorgeous muted purple undertones. MAC eyeshadows are highly pigmented and last all day, particularly when used over a cream eyeshadow base such as this Maybelline one.
To line my top lashes I used The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner* and winged it out at the edges. This eyeliner has a matte finish and can be smudged out when first applied. When completely dry this eyeliner does not budge. I often wear it from 7am to 11pm without any fading or movement. To line the bottom lashes I used (what's left of) my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in the shade Black Market. I got this for Christmas last year in the Black Market set of mini eyeliners so it has lasted a very long time. It is a grey toned black so not too harsh looking and again it lasts all day without smudging.
To finish off the eyes I used the Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof. I have decided that this is my all time favourite mascara as it gives volume and curl like no other!
For finishing touches I used The Body Shop Brow Definer* in shade Dark Brown in my eyebrows and used a spoolie to blend it in and shape my brows. For blusher I used the Sleek Blusher in the shade Suede which is an almost terracotta like shade. This seemed like a nice autumnal alternative to my usual pink tones and it really helped to warm up my complexion.
Finally, I went a little out of comfort zone and applied a lipgloss! This is the L'oreal Glam Shine Lipgloss in shade 204 Oriental Fuschia. It is a lovely deep berry pink with shimmer which gave a beautiful glossy finish to my lips and actually lasted a fair amount of time. The formula is sticky enough that it stays on the lips but not so sticky that it gets annoying. Although I did have a few issues when my hair was blown on to my face, I am sure we have all been there.
Overall I was really happy with the look and I enjoyed using products that have long been forgotten at the back of my makeup drawer such as the lipgloss and blusher, as well as experimenting with slightly different colours to create a seasonally appropriate look.
Do you change your makeup depending on the season? Let me know by commenting below...
*The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner and The Body Shop Brow Definer were both given to me for free when I started my job at The Body Shop but I have not been asked to write about these products and I regularly use both on my days off.