Saturday, 14 November 2015

High-End Autumn/Winter Makeup Edit

Earlier in the week, I brought you my Affordable Autumn/Winter Makeup Edit and I promised a high-end version so that's what you're getting today! Here are my picks of high-end makeup that will look amazing for the autumn and winter seasons.

You can't go wrong with a deep red or berry lipstick in Autumn/Winter and I'm loving these particular shades. If you want a matte option, the best one to go for the is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red, a stunning dark red that I got in my Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar (more on that here). The NARS Audacious formula is more of a satin finish but I find it to be extremely long lasting so don't rule that one out! The others are all great for more of a glossy or satin finish that isn't quite as long lasting but are equally beautiful. My nude option is the Clarins Joli Rouge in Lilac Pink, a gorgeous slightly darker nude than I normally prefer to wear and I think the slight lilac tint makes it perfect for the colder months.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red - £23 at
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Velvet Underground - £23 at Charlotte
MAC Lipstick in Rebel - £15.50 at MAC
MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town - £15.50 at MAC
NARS Audacious in Janet - £24 at Space.NK
Clarins Joli Rouge in Lilac Pink - £19.50 at Debenhams

A couple of makeup palettes in my collection that immediately make me think of autumn are the MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette (£30 at MAC) and the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp (£38 at because of their burgundy, purple and gold tones. The MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Rubenesque (£16 at MAC), although showing up slightly more gold in my photos, is a duo-toned orange and gold that makes me think of pretty autumn leaves.

Coloured mascara seems to have made a bit of a comeback recently and the one that tempted me was the Clinique Chubby Lash mascara in Portly Plum (£17.50 at Boots). I wasn't sure quite how to wear this during the summer but it's definitely one to bring out now. It adds a slight tint to the lashes that looks mainly black with just a hint of purple.

Eyeliners are a great way to add a lovely pop of colour to the eyes or if you fancy something a bit more dramatic, an eyeshadow pencil in a darker colour is also amazing blended out on the eyelids for a slightly smokier look. The By Terry option is also great if you want something a little less smoky but with a purple hue. I would describe it as a cool-toned silvery lilac, which actually sounds quite disgusting but hopefully you can see from my swatch that it's beautiful and would look great for a night out if you like a bit of glitz, in a grown-up way.

Clinique Skinny Stick Eyeliner in Olive-tini - £15 at Boots
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Sunset - $25 at Sephora
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Brown(out) - $25 at Sephora
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock - £29 at Space.NK
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet - £19 at
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Amethyst Aphrodisiac - £19 at

My cheek picks for this season are glowy options as I think that's the type of look most people want in the colder months when your skin can get a bit dry. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Opal (£30 at Space.NK) is a creamy highlighter that will melt into the skin to give a golden glow without being over the top. The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swirl & Pop Blusher in Love Glow (£30 at will give you rosy winter cheeks with an added subtle glow. If you like the look of this blush, you can win it in my giveaway here!

Hope these Autumn/Winter makeup edits have been useful. Let me know if you'd like to see some makeup looks using the products from my two posts :)

What do you think of my high-end Autumn/Winter makeup picks?
Did you prefer the affordable or the high-end post?

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