19 October 2017

Ten things Emma is loving in makeup this autumn

Emma from Fluff and Fripperies with her autumn makeup bag

Not to sound like a broken record, but autumn makeup is delish. And while there’s loads of shiny newness to tempt us, I’m lucky in that I already possessed the things I most want to wear this season.

Autumn makeup favourites on Fluff and Fripperies Irish Beauty Blog

Things like my Smashbox Full Exposure eyeshadow palette, which I rooted out after Queen Lisa of House Eldridge used it in this tutorial. Teamed with Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk matte lipstick, which is the perfect velvety everyday warm nude, my recreation of the look is very 90s, which I massively enjoy.

Emma from Fluff and Fripperies with her autumn makeup look

It does takes a bit of blending so if I can’t be arsed, it’s time for a good ol’ cosmetic crayon. The Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon pencil in Amber Haze is a rich metallic bronze that swipes on in seconds, and is complimented nicely by the deep and teeth-whitening tones of my NARS Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Cruella. These allow me to look ‘done’ in record time.

Autumn makeup on Fluff and Fripperies Irish Beauty Blog

If I’m in more of a matte kinda mood then MAC Cork eyeshadow replaces the CT crayon, with a smudge of Feline kohl pencil (also by MAC) along the lash and water lines. I love eyeliner in autumn and this is a great, sooty smudgey black.

Skinwise, it’s mostly affordable bits I’ve been reaching for – like this foundation from The Ordinary, which is a recent find (and available now for €6.70 on Cloud Ten Beauty!). It was given to me by a lovely work colleague and I think it’s incredible for the price. It might not work for everyone – which is why it fell into my lap – but on my combination skin it performs really nicely and gives medium, longlasting coverage.

Autumn makeup favourites on Irish beauty blog Fluff and Fripperies
Swatched right, from top to bottom: NARS Cruella, Charlotte Tilbury Amber Haze, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, MAC Feline
The Penneys PS Beauty Banana powder is another impressive budget buy. From the packaging to the product, this is clearly inspired by the cult Ben Nye setting powders which is a bit cheeky - but hasn’t stopped me using it. It’s just €4 and is brilliant for setting under eye concealer, in particular. It makes my skin look softly glowy and perfected.

For even more glow, I’m loving the Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Ray of Light. It’s great you can find this brand in Debenhams now and have an old swatch session before deciding what to buy. These highlighters are adorable with their heart-shaped metallic packaging and the result is really pretty. For a more affordable version you could try one of these boxed highlighters from Penneys.

What are you wearing and loving right now?

Photo credit: top two images by Rua Photography
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