Summer is my absolute favourite season. But I do love it when it’s time to transition to Autumn Winter makeup shades and textures. I absolutely adore all the gorgeous, warm Autumnal hues. They’re not only so flattering and brighten up my complexion in an instant. They’re also so much fun to wear and play around with. So I’ve got plenty of tips for you today on how you can easily transition to Autumn Winter makeup and still have a gorgeous, healthy, youthful glow. Even on the coldest of days!
The lips are one of the most fun and simplest places to start your transition to Autumn Winter makeup. Because adding a pop of colour to your lips will instantly brighten up your complexion. And there are
Whilst corals and bright pinks look really great in Summer, they’re not going to do much for pale complexions in Autumn and Winter.
As you start to
Richer, warmer shades of lipsticks look really flattering on paler complexions. Think berry shades and red shades such as cranberry, burgundy and aubergine. Or deep reds, plum wines and terracotta browns look really gorgeous too.
Applying shades like these are a very easy way to add back in some colour to your complexion. And it will brighten up your face to give a healthy, refreshed and rejuvenated look.
Matte or satin lipsticks will give a more sophisticated, elegant look. Whereas lipglosses are a bit more playful and girly.
Be careful though!
If you choose a shade that’s too cool or much too dark for your skin tone, it can make you look very pale and washed out. Instead, opt for shades that are suitable for your skin tone.
For example, if you have a warm, yellow undertone to your skin don’t opt for a very cool, deep plum tone as it will just wash out your complexion. Instead, opt for a warmer berry tone such as cranberry.
This will look much more flattering and less ‘gothic’ (unless of course, that’s the look you’re actually going for. In which case, have fun. It’s fun to play around with makeup, isn’t it? 🙂 ).
Another of my absolute favourite Autumn Winter makeup products has to be eyeshadow. The colours are just gorgeous and really make every eye colour pop in the most beautiful way. Let’s take a look at some of them now.
Autumn Winter Eyeshadow Shades
Neutral eyeshadow shades such as browns are always a great choice no matter what the season. And they suit every eye colour. But there are still some fun and beautiful ways to transition to Autumn Winter makeup for the eyes that still stay within the neutral and daytime-friendly shade range.
For example, copper tones and golds are really gorgeous for a pop of rich, warm colour and glamour without looking too much. And can still look very daytime-friendly too.
Dark plum and rich berry shades are also really flattering. And they’re great for creating smokey eye looks.
Charcoal grey shades are also a great neutral alternative to browns. And also make for a gorgeous soft smokey eye.
Applying cream eyeshadows instead of powder eyeshadows is another simple way to transition to Autumn Winter makeup. Because your skin tends to be drier at this time of year, including your eyelids. So you need to apply hydrating textures rather than ones that will dry out the skin even further, such as powders.
And they have the added benefit of being
Cream eyeshadows are also really great for when you’re in a hurry. As they literally take seconds to apply. And no professional blending skills required at all!
Foundation is one of the most important products to consider when you want to transition to Autumn Winter makeup. And one of the first things to do is to move away from powder and light coverage foundations.
As I’ve mentioned, your skin needs more hydration in Autumn and Winter than it does in Summer. So it’s best to opt for more hydrating foundation formulas such as liquid or cream.
Your skin also needs a bit more coverage in the colder months. So a medium coverage foundation is ideal as it will give you the extra coverage your skin needs. But it will still look really natural on your skin. I talked all about this in this video tutorial.
Make sure to stay away from overly heavy matte finishes. As these will look very flat and ageing on your complexion. Opt for something that has a bit more of a satin or dewy finish to it.
Or a semi-matte finish can work really well too. If you find you still have a little excess oil on your face, simply add a light dusting of translucent powder on your t-zone area only.
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This is another amazing product for giving your complexion a subtle flush of colour. Again, you can transition to Autumn Winter makeup shades by switching from the more Summery shades such as corals.
For example, warm shades of pink and cranberry are really nice at this time of year for giving a gorgeous flush of colour to the complexion to brighten it up. These types of shades add warmth and rosiness to the skin. And will give a more glowing, youthful look to your complexion.
Check out this article which will teach you how to apply blusher correctly.
Fake your glow!
As we don’t have the natural, healthy glow we get in Summer, this doesn’t mean you still can’t have a gorgeous glow to your skin in the colder months. And applying some highlighter is a super quick and easy way to do this.
Don’t go overboard though. As it will look too fake. But even applying a little highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones can look really gorgeous.
BUT, if you have mature skin or very deep wrinkles, make sure to avoid anything that’s too shimmery. As it will just emphasise any lines or wrinkles and sit in them.
If you’re looking for even more makeup tips for mature skin, head here to get lots of tips that will enhance your complexion and give you a refreshed and youthful glow.
Some final tips to transition to Autumn Winter makeup
#1: Ditch the bronzer!
Avoid wearing bronzer in Autumn and Winter. As it can look much too fake and unnatural on your paler complexion. You’re much better off applying a gorgeous blusher and highlighter to give you that pop of colour your complexion needs.
If you really can’t bear to tear yourself away from your bronzer, make sure to use it very sparingly. And only apply it very, very lightly to the temples and tops of the cheekbones.
Always avoid bronzers with shimmer to them. Even in Summer! As they look really unnatural and won’t give a nice look to your complexion.
Instead always opt for a matte bronzer. Apply it with a large, very soft, fluffy brush. As this will ensure you apply a light dusting to the skin and you don’t apply too much.
#2: Focus on either the eyes OR the lips
Darker shades look great on the eyes in Autumn and Winter. As they also do on the lips. But don’t wear both at the same time. Choose one or the other to keep the look from being too overpowering or heavy.
#3: Be careful with nude shades!
Whilst tip #2 above is an important one, it’s also important to avoid nude shades when you transition to Autumn Winter makeup.
For example, if you wear a bold shade on your lips and pair it with a completely bare eye, this can make you look very tired and ill.
What would look much better is to apply a light shade of gold or a soft, light neutral eyeshadow to the eyes and pair with a coat or two of mascara. You could also add a fine eyeliner if you like too. Still very natural looking and won’t clash with your gorgeous lip shade.
Same goes for the lips. A dark smokey eye looks great on the eyes. But if your lip shade is too nude, it will completely wash out your complexion. And when this happens, it will make your complexion look pale and ill. Not to mention older!
If you’re going for a smokey eye, then opt for a light-medium shade of lipstick instead as this will have a bit more colour to it so that you don’t look washed out. Yet still natural enough to pair well with the darker eye and not overpower it.
#4: Switch to a cream consistency
As your skin is drier at this time of year, it needs more hydration. And using cream products instead of powder products can be a great way to do this. As they’re more hydrating than powder products.
Not only that, powders can look very flat on the skin, particularly in the darker, colder months.
For example, opt for cream blushers instead of powder. They’ll give a more flattering, youthful glow to the skin. And they often double up as lip products too.
#5: Keep your skin hydrated!
If I haven’t already said it enough by now, your skin needs plenty of hydration in the colder months. This is the key to
Even oily skin needs hydration! So drinking plenty of water is just as important in the colder months as it is in Summer.
In fact, it’s even more important for your skin at this time of year, as we’re often exposed to factors such as central heating which sucks so much moisture from your skin and leaves it very dry and dehydrated.
I’ve got plenty of tips for you here on how to get into the habit of drinking water every day. It’s so much easier than you think. And so yummy too! 🙂
I really hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. And I really hope you found my tips very helpful.
So now I’d love to hear from you. Have you already made the transition to Autumn Winter makeup? And which one of these tips are you going to incorporate first? Let me know in the comments below. xo