So Autumn is here, this season is one of my favourite times of the year. I love changing up my wardrobe and makeup. I have put together a few of my Autumn makeup essentials I hope you enjoy.


Lets start with eyeshadow’s!

Nars Eyeshadow Duo – Isolde


Gold is one of my go to eyeshadow colour, I have blue eyes and gold compliments blue eyes perfectly. This duo is very pigmented and look gorgeous they go together it’s the perfect golden autumn eyeshadow look! I use the lighter gold on the lid and under the eye and the darker gold in the crease and outer corner of my lower lash line and it takes literally 4 minutes and its very easy!

Mac eyeshadow’s: (Swatch Order)

Woodwinked, Antiqued & Smut

befunky-collage-gsgsgsWoodwinked is one of my most worn eyeshadow’s ever! It’s the only Mac eyeshadow I’ve ever replaced which is saying something.. It’s a deep gold which works perfect for a gold Kardashian inspired smokey eye looks. Next is Antiqued which is a more brown toned gold which I like to use as a transition colour in the crease or under the eye. Lastly we have Smut which is a such an easy smokey eye colour Smut is a cool toned dark grey shade which was actually inspired by Kate Moss.

MUA Trio Eyeshadow – Chocolate Box


So this little eyeshadow trio is £2.50! I would highly recommend it, for a high-street brand this eyeshadow trio is very pigmented. I love high-street makeup but I rarely find eyeshadow’s that I rate highly. The two top shades are very similar but work well together, the pink shade makes a lovely lid shade blended in by the brown tones.

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow – Bronze have more fun


Cream eyeshadow’s are perfect for making your eyeshadow last. I mainly use this one as a base for when I’m doing a dark  eyeshadow look. I have recently been using this as a eyeliner the brown makes a nice change from using black. it’s a lot more subtle and autumnal.

Urban Decay – Naked Palette


I will always love this eyeshadow palette its my go to. I actually couldn’t swatch the shade ‘Naked’ As there isn’t any left to even swatch! You can make so many gorgeous eye looks out of this palette, you could have a simple pale pink look or a golden smokey eye. I will definitely re-purchase this palette when  run out although I have had this palette for ages now I feel like it lasts forever.

I have also been loving eyeliner!


Rosie for Autograph – Liquid Eyeliner

The first eyeliner I have been loving is from the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley beauty range from Marks and Spencer’s, this is a black eyeliner. I wear liquid liner most days and find this is liner is so quick and easy to use.

Rimmel Soft Khol Eye Pencil – Sable Brown 11

I have been using this pencil eyeliner in my waterline and I’ve been loving it. It doesn’t last as long as I would like but it is a lovely shade. I don’t like using black in my waterline as I find it is a bit too harsh so a deep brown is perfect.

Mac Eye Pencil – Coffee

This is a more expensive option of a brown liner but it is my favourite. I use this in my waterline and sometimes I smudge it under the eye when I’m doing a darker eye makeup look. This eyeliner is very long-lasting for a pencil liner and is very pigmented.

Lets go onto lips!

befunky-collage-x-x(Swatch order)

Nars Cruella 

This is a matte deep red shade, I love this shade as it makes my teeth look whiter which is due to the blue undertones. I find this lip pencil is so easy to apply and top up throughout the day although you wouldn’t need to top it up much as its very long-lasting. I do find the matte lip products are a little bit drying but if you want a matte shade then you’ve got to deal with it being a little bit dry.

Rimmel 107  This lipstick is from the Kate Moss range, this shade is extremely raved about in the beauty community. This shade is actually a good dupe for the Nars – Cruella lip pencil the Rimmel shade is a little bit darker and purple toned but they have a very similar consistency and are both long-lasting.

Mac Rebel  Rebel is a very popular Mac lipstick shade this is a shade I don’t wear very often but I do really love it and I am definitely going to wear it more now the colder months are coming. This lipstick is a satin finish and I find it isn’t as drying as most of my other dark lip shades. Worth a purchase.

Revlon Black Cherry  I hunted high and low for lipstick last year! I’m not even exaggerating it took me about 5 months to find it. I remember reading someones blog post about it and ever since that it was sold out. It’s the darkest of all the shades and it is such a nice colour like most lipsticks it looks darker than it is. It does need topping up quite often.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Copenhagen Last but not least NYX! this isn’t the easiest dark lip to wear as it is very creamy and moves around easily but despite that this is a lovely colour and can make a really nice lip stain also.

Power and Concealer


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Diffused

I am obsessed with this powder. It doesn’t look like much but it’s the best powder I have ever used, this powder is meant to give you a candlelit glow at all times. It doesn’t make you really matte and it doesn’t cling to dry patches. It makes my complexion look radiant and glowing which is exactly what I want in a powder.

Nars Creamy Concealer

I thought I would add two concealer’s to this blog post as I do tend to wear concealer more in the colder months. I use this Nars concealer under my eyes and for any blemishes. I have the shade Custard.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit

I use this concealer purely for under my eyes, its salmon toned colour which counteracts the dark circle under the eyes, I love the setting powder it comes with also. This concealer claims to be waterproof but I’m not sure if I fully agree with that as it does fade throughout the day but if you keep the little kit on you and top it up once a day you will be good to go.

Now onto Bronzing!

Anastasisa Beverly Hills Contour Kit


I must admit I only use two shades in this palette, the two shades in particular are the two middle shades I have used the yellow toned powder to set my under eye highlight and the other shade for contour and over all bronzing.

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

I love this Too Faced Bronzer and it actually smells like chocolate, I find this is a lovely shade for pale skin and I love using this all over my face to bronze my complexion. I find using bronzer is my most vital stage of my makeup in the colder months as I don’t have natural tan and I am quite pale which I do like, but sometimes its nice to have a healthy glow.

Last but not least highlight!


(Swatch Order)

Becca X Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Pop

Firstly my well-loved Champagne Pop! this is my go to highlighter I use it most days some people would say it’s too intense for everyday but I am obsessed with highlighter and I don’t think it is too intense for everyday wear. This highlighter is extremely pigmented and a little goes a long way.

Nars Albatross Highlighting Blush

This highlight is a very white/yellow toned highlight which isn’t for everyone. I personally really like it especially in the inner corners of the eye and on my brow for highlight. I use a very small amount of this on the top of my cheek bones and down the bridge of the nose and find it gives a really nice glowy look.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

This is the only high street highlighter that is in my top 5 highlighters. I love this palette so much all the shades are so nice and pigmented and I have had a few compliments on it. Most highstreet highlighters tend to have a lot of glitter instead of shimmer, I really do not like glitter highlighters and I found the Solstice palette didn’t have any chunky glitter.

Overall those are my autumnal makeup essentials! I really hope you enjoyed this blog post I loved writing it.

Love Helena


7 thoughts on “Autumn Makeup Essentials

  1. It is good don’t say that! I’ve followed you and look forward to seeing your next post 🙂 I’ve only just started aswell it’s so hard haha but I love it xxxxx


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