Autumn is upon us and I'm loving it! My summer wardrobe is well and truly at the back of the closet and my autumn essentials are at the forefront. I'm enjoying the fact I can start to get cosy, and have even pulled the blanket out on a couple of occasions. What I am not enjoying though are the dark mornings! Is it just me or is it 100 times harder to get up in the morning?! This week I have decided to do an autumn make-up look for you using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (£41), which was kindly bought for me as birthday gift (lucky me!).
The Modern Renaissance palette has become a cult favourite for make-up lovers and beauty bloggers everywhere. And it's easy to see why. The colours are just gorgeous and perfect for autumn. What's more, after using the eyeshadows, which are my first ABH purchases, I can well and truly say the quality and pigment in these are some of the best I have used!
To get this eye look I lightly dabbed the ABH brush that is given with the palette, into 'Realgar' and blended through the crease of my eye and slightly higher moving towards the brow. When I say lightly, I mean very lightly. When going for the blended look it is really important to not add too much product to the brush. In fact, the less the better. Slowly building up the colour gives a more flawless finish. I then built on the colour by adding 'Venetian Red' over the top but not as high as Realgar. Then to add depth in the crease I blended through with 'Red Ochre'. Finally I added 'Cyprus Umber' directly on the crease. These are all applied one on top of the other gradually using a finer brush so the colours build up.
To the lid I then applied the colour 'Warm Taupe' and then layered 'Burnt Orange' over the top. For the lower lash line I blended through with 'Realgar' and 'love letter' to add a bit of colour. I finally added 'Primavera' to the inner corner and brow bone. All colours used were a matte with the exception of Primavera, which is a shimmer. I love using matte colours over the autumn and winter months and a dab of shine just makes the colours pop. I finally applied my liquid liner and Nouveau strip Lashes in 'Natural Style 2' (£4.95). On the cheeks I added Barry M 'Chisel Cheeks Contour' in the medium colour as I wanted the focus on the eye. The lip colour is MAC 'Spice' lip liner as I find the lipstick too dark. Add a bit of highlight and you are ready to go!
And that's all for this week folks. I hope you liked the make-up look and would love to hear your thoughts on it. Do you think you will be trying it? Do you have the ABH palette?