Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Guest Post - Naira

"For most of us, the sun has said its final goodbyes, and we are getting ready for fresh mornings, and the leaves at our feet."
Although the weather may not be the best, not to worry, I have something that will cheer us all up...
Make up of course! And what better way to celebrate the start of a new season than with new makeup fit for autumn.

"It’s time to die down on the summer glow and rainbow eyeshadow, and time to pull out those earthy eyeshadow palettes and those nude lips"
In this blog post we will be focusing on eyes and lips. Join me to unravel some of my favourite products for autumn time!
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had one palette that basically sums up Autumn?
Well I’ve found it Anastasia Beverly hills – modern renaissance. I know every one has already had their rave about this piece, but I saved it for autumn, there couldn’t be a better time to use it.
It has all the shades you want this season from creamy browns, gorgeous beige, to deep pinks and rusty reds. 
It has some shades that you can’t find in other palettes such as Venetian redlove letter, and red ocre. As well as complementing with essentials such as warm taupe, buon fresco, and burnt orange, take your eye shadow from basic to a masterpiece.

This palette makes eye shadows so much less of a hassle, where all the colours you need are in one place, not to mention the lush packaging – perfect for a make up addict.


Another autumn inspiration is the Zoeva- cocoa blend eye shadow palette.

Extreme creaminess and pigment for such an amazing price! A perfect variety of shades, from the matte base, shimmers in gold, khaki and bronze, with a unique deep purple and pink.

 Jazzy packaging and colours you can’t find anywhere else, a perfect item for those who love pretty makeup.

A little trick:
You can increase the pigment by spraying some setting spray on the brush before using the eye shadow. I always use Urban Decay All nighter Long lasting makeup setting spray. This trick can make even the cheapest eye shadows very pigmented.

Avoid dramatic winged liner this season, its way to bold for a transitional season (save your eyeliner skills for winter time).
Take it easy with a soft smoked out look. You can do this using any black eyeshadow, my personal favourite is Kiko single black eye shadow 180, which is super pigmented.  Line your upper lid and then blend it out, I always add a little more black near the end of my eye to give a slightly winged look. For blending it out I use the angled real technique brush.

Looking for something a bit different?
Kiko super colour eyeliner 113

Coloured eyeliners are definitely a way to jazz up any look, especially metallic ones. This super pigmented liner makes application very easy! It can be used as a normal eyeliner, or go for a more glamorous look by applying it to your crease.  This shade in particular is my favourite, a metallic brown with a hint of khaki, which can be used with any earth coloured eyeshadows.
When thinking of an autumn colour wheel, what comes to mind? For me, all I can think of are autumn leaves. Picture those colours and all the lipstick shades possible.
Orange based nudes
Laura Mercier – nude lips .

The perfect amount of pigment, creaminess and shine. All in one lipstick? No way!
A hydrating, plumping and conditioning lip colour that glides on smoothly and evenly delivering a sheer wash of colour with a semi-matte finish.
 Nyx soft matte lip cream -Abu Dhabi 
A velvety smooth Matte Lip Cream that gives you so much colour, and sets to a matte finish, that doesn’t dry out. It also is very lightweight on the lips and has such a sweet smell.
 Medium browns
Girlactik Liquid paint- Posh.
Apply this richly pigmented lip paint on to your lips and within one minute it will dry down to a beautiful matte color, without the dryness or flaking. What I love about this product is that you can darken the colour by applying another layer on!With Girlactik you get You get 7.5ML, about twice as more than other brands.
 Gerard cosmetics lipstick -1995

Well known to be an every day , effortless lipstick. This lipstick really represents earthy colours, with its 90s theme. It is matte but creamy, It also wears really well through the day. And most importantly, cruelty free!

Rust Reds
Bourjois rouge edition -Brun boheme 05

 rust red with a glossy finish, keeping your lips hydrated for up to 10 hours. Its brown-red base compliments any complexion, and can work with any look from bold liner to a Smokey eye.

Deep plums
Nars audacious- Charlotte
Could there be anything more sleek than this? A rich intense colour to achieve bold and daring lips. It’s a berry shade and a creamy texture that lasts so long without bleeding into your skin. Perfect for a night out!
 Dark Browns
L’OrĂ©al colour riche-oud obsession 703

A very captivating, Arabian inspired colour.  All you need is one stroke to unravel deep beauty, with a creamy finish. A simple brown with a hint of redness to add richness. Again with a luxurious gold casing, and a lovable price.
 p.s. With darker lipsticks, the images shown with a white background may make the colour appear darker or deeper, be sure to swatch the lipstick before purchasing or check out more photos online.
Every season has hits colours and styles, what’s not to love about this seasons earthy feels. What are your favourite products this autumn? Do share!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and found it helpful, even just looking at the pretty pallet colours! Winter makeup coming soon!
Lots of love,
Naira xoxo
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  1. I love the Kiko eye shadows, they're so good! Also, that Laura Mercier lipstick is such a lush shade!

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  2. Ah I love winter makeup so much <3 I'm so in love with that ABH eyeshadow palette and both the NARS lipsticks!


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