Autumn is known for its warm and cosy colour palette and this is reflected in makeup trends as well
It’s an accepted truth that as the temperatures start to cool down, our wardrobes and makeup looks start to warm up. As we embrace the thoughts of tights and boots or layering jackets and scarves over midi dresses, it’s good to think about how we can introduce a more autumnal feel to our makeup too.
Unsurprisingly, warm tones like oranges, browns, deep reds, and earthy hues that mirror the colours of the falling leaves become popular choices for eyeshadows, lip colours, and blushes during this season.
Suzie O’Neil, makeup artist and owner of AYU says: “Transitioning your makeup from summer to autumn is an exciting opportunity to embrace warmer and cosier tones that reflect the changing season. Incorporating warm oranges and browns into your makeup routine can create a stunning autumnal look. Remember, makeup is all about self-expression, so feel free to adapt these tips to your personal style and preferences.”
Swap lighter base makeup for warmer tones
As the weather cools down, consider transitioning from your lightweight summer foundation to a slightly richer formula that matches your evolving skin tone. Opt for foundations and concealers with warmer undertones that complement the autumn colour palette.
Embrace warm-toned eyeshadows
To incorporate warm oranges and browns into your eyeshadow, reach for palettes that offer a range of autumn-inspired shades. Start with a light, warm-toned shade as a base, then deepen the crease with richer browns and oranges. Consider incorporating matte and shimmer finishes for added dimension.
Play with statement lip colours
A bold lip can instantly transform your look for the autumn season. Experiment with deep orange, terracotta, or even chocolate-brown lip shades. Matte and satin finishes tend to work well, adding a touch of sophistication to your appearance.
Add warmth with blush and bronzer
Swap your summer coral and peach blushes for warmer, earthy tones like terracotta or burnt sienna. These shades mimic the natural flush of the skin in cooler weather. Additionally, use a matte bronzer to add warmth and definition to your face.
Define your brows
Well-defined brows can frame your face and complete your autumn makeup look. Choose a brow product in a shade that complements your hair colour and skin undertone. Consider using a brow pencil or powder to achieve a natural yet polished appearance.
Transitioning your highlighter
For autumn, opt for a more subtle and warm-toned highlighter that imparts a gentle glow. Champagne and golden hues work well to enhance your features without appearing overly radiant.
Mascara and eyeliner
You can absolutely stick to your trusty black mascara for autumn, but you should also think about experimenting with brown mascara for a softer, more natural look. When it comes to eyeliner, consider using warm brown shades to define your eyes in a softer way compared to stark black.
Nail it with nail colours
Don’t forget about your nails! Transition your nail polish shades to deeper oranges, browns and burgundies. These colours can add a touch of elegance and tie your overall look together.