Autumn is by far the most colorful season with its deep orange, red, and yellow hues of falling leaves. In this quick autumn makeup tutorial, I take inspiration from the colors of nature.

I have cool-toned skin, so I look better in cooler colors. I can still obtain that autumn look by using berries, purples, and blue-tinted reds.

To start off, I moisturized my skin, applied my favorite serum foundation, a bit of power, and a little contour and highlighter power.


On my eyes I used a Borghese shadow quad in Captivate. It has tones of silver, purple, bronze, and gold. I like when deep tones have a little sparkle to them. It keeps them from looking muddy and flat. I feel sometimes when brown tones are applied incorrectly, they can look dirty. As I’m no makeup artist, I stay away from them. I look better in cooler colors like grays and charcoals anyway. I applied the silver shade all over my lid, used the purple for contour, and dotted the gold in the middle of my lid.

I used a black powder shadow to line my eyes close to the lash line and a little underneath. And topped it off with black mascara. My current favorite mascara is Maybelline’s Lash Sensational with the curved brush.


On my cheeks I used a pinky berry cream color from Charlotte Tilbury. It’s from a limited edition palette called Rebel Without a Cause. But any berry tone will do. I feel it wakes up my fair skin and adds some dimension to my round cheeks.


On my lips I went for a classic plum shade. I started with Italia Deluxe lip liner pencil in Deep Purple, and then over the top I applied Borghese Moisture Lipcolour in Grappa. It’s dramatic but wearable. If you are someone who shies away from red lips, plum may be a good choice. It looks very pretty with the purple and bronze of the eye shadow palette.

In autumn I like to dress in textures like tweed or velour sweaters. These makeup colors work well with my fall wardrobe.

How do you mix up your glamorous makeup look for autumn? What colors do you like best for fall makeup looks?

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