The High Street Autumn Makeup Edit


With Autumn in full swing I feel it's the right time to share the products I have and will be reaching for in the next few months.
So without further ado as I know this post will be epically long as it is, here are my run down of products I recommend for both Autumn and Winter. All of which can be found on the high street and for the most part are budget friendly.

Come colder weather I opt for strong metallic eyes, which is thankfully on trend this year and medium coverage skin to hide any redness. As for lips I still opt for my go-to nudes, though I will be going a little darker this season to fit in with the 90's nude lip trend and of course vivid berry shades for then I'm feeling daring! As for cheeks, autumnal shades always grab me though again I do revert back to a flush of colour as it just looks so pretty against dewy skin. Below are product recommendations for these trends that I feel most people will get on with and hopefully love.


As I mentioned above I'm already all about strong metallic eyes and thankfully the high street is awash is unique shades. However for low maintenance days a good neutral palette is required, as is a good eyeliner that stays put come wind or rain.

The Metallics
First up a true favourite with Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate (£4.99- Boots here); a beautiful burgundy with a soft gold shimmer running through it. This works great alone over the lids or as a base for a dark smokey eye and will not budge or crease all day - think MAC paint pots but a hell of a lot cheaper. Also this shade is just amazing against green or hazel eyes. Onto liquid eyeshadows now with Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paints (£4.99 - Feel Unique here or Boots/Superdrug) in my two favourite shades - Golden Bronze and Manganese Purple. Again perfectly long wearing for wet autumn days and super easy to apply. Both shades are very on point for this year's a/w metallic eyeshadow trend and just beautifully rich looking on the lids.

My One And Only Gel Liner 
So Benefit's They're Real Push-up Liner (£18.50 - Look Fantastic here or Boots) has had very mixed reviews and I will admit it can be temperamental/tricky to use but this is hands down the only gel liner I've been using for months now. The reason - well it literally stays put all day long... in fact I have a job removing it! Yes, it does annoyingly ball up on the end at times so you do need a tissue to hand but if you are like me and can't be doing with applying gel eyeliner with a brush every day then you will love this alternative. A must for blustery autumn days!


When it comes to my base I'm usually all about a lighter than light finish but as colder weather can bring out the redness in my skin and also the sallow-ness I opt for a more medium coverage along with a nice liquid highlighter to give a subtle dewy finish. Also I've finally moved away from the blogger beloved Collection Lasting Finish Concealer for an even higher coverage finish to hide my pesky dark circles! 

It's About That Base
Yes I couldn't resist the title... I apologise. Amongst a few light to medium foundations in my collection the Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation (£7.99 - Boots here or Superdrug) is my new go-to for Autumn. With a good neutral shade, medium coverage and amazing staying power I really can't fault the foundation one bit. Then paired with Seventeen Phwoarr Paint under the eyes to banish dark circles my base is pretty much flawless. 

Perfect Highlights
But with a perfect base it can sometimes appear quite flat I feel, which is where Lush's Feeling Younger Skin Tint (£12.00 - Lush here) comes in - mixed with my foundation for an all over dewy finish or used as a liquid highlighter post foundation along the high points of the face this works wonders. Then to set everything L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder (£6.99 - Boots here) is a serious  multi-tasker giving a velvet look and feel to the skin, blurring out any left imperfections and of course mattifying the skin. Really a powder worth picking up (though I'd ditch the sponge in place of a good buffing brush).


Ahh lips! Come colder weather pinks are totally off the menu for me and out come a selection of juicy berry shades... plus of course a lot of nudes, because, well I do like to play safe most of the time! But before I even contemplate lipstick shades moisture is top of my agenda. Being prone to dry lips come even a hint of cold weather I arm myself with my essentials - Nivea Lip Butter for day-to-day use, Bepanthen (yes... the nappy cream) for emergency TLC to chapped/sore lips and Sara Happ's or Lush's Lip Scrub to exfoliate with before any kind of matte lip product.

The Berry Lip Colours 
When I think of berry lipsticks I instantly think of Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107 (£4.45 - Amazon here or Boots/Superdrug)... which I ironically forgot to include in the photos for this post! But please do Google away and then proceed to buying it if you love a good berry shade - I really have yet to see it not suit someone! Then coming close second would be NYX Round Lipstick in Hero (£3.93 - eBay here), I raved about this last Autumn and the Autumn before that because it's the most comfortable and long lasting berry shade I own, plus the red/berry hue is just stunning. As for my new favourite for this year it has to be Rimmel Apocolips in Across The Universe (£6.49 - Boots here or in select Poundworld stores!) which is a beautiful red berry liquid lipstick, though best reserved for when not eating I find! Anyone else feel super self conscious they are looking like the joker after eating whilst sporting any liquid lipstick? 

Comfort Zone Lip Colour
 When wearing anything overly metallic on my eyes I like to opt for a good nude lip. With a plethora of nude shades I could have featured so many here but I decided to share with you my one and only favourite comfortable matte nude lipstick as I know they are few and far between with high street brands. Soap & Glory Super Fabulipstick Powder Coat in Super Nude (£9.00 - Boots in-store) is as it's named... think a good hydrating lipstick but with a powder coat over the top to give a perfect matte finish. This is a true gem in my collection. Other comfortable nude lipsticks for A/W include the Rimmel Moisture Renew range and anything from Kiko. For more darker nude shades check out my current top 5 here


Cheek colour is the easiest thing to switch up I feel and come Autumn every brand has a selection of skin warming tones. Again I like to opt for autumnal shades but then will find myself going back to what I know with a flush of pink, this year it's between Benefit Dandelion Blusher and NYC BB Cream Stick in Never Sleeping Pink; a total bargain and an amazing product. 

Cheek Colours of the Wind
Without a second thought my annual autumn blush palette have to be Sleek's amazing Blush by 3 compact in Sugar (£9.99 - Amazon here or select Superdrug stores). This just screams Autumn to me with it's beautiful trio of warm colours, so much so I can't pick a favourite shade. Shades in this palette include (from left to right) - Turbinado, Muscovado and Demerara. A sweet treat I would recommend to anyone with pale to medium toned skin. 

Working that Contour
Contouring features in my routine all year round but come Autumn as my skin in looking paler I like to tone it down with a more ashy toned bronzer. My favourite for this is Benefit Hoola Bronzer (£23.50 - Feel Unique here) which I apply with the provided brush and then buff it in with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. As of yet I haven't found any other cooler toned bronzers but if you know of any I'd love if you could let me know in the comments below.

Hope you've enjoyed this mammoth post! 

Let me know what type of products you love to use in Autumn.

Fee xo.

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