Friday, 16 October 2015

Autumn Favourites: Creating A Killer Eye Look

Hello everyone! So today's main post is my half of the 'Autumn Favourites' collaboration with Nicola DaRita (Perfect Peonies). It's been a while since our last collaboration but we're straight back into the swing of things! We decided to pull together our Autumn favourites, I'm focusing on eyes and Nicola is focusing on the lips. I was really excited about doing my part as I've been experimenting quite a bit with eye makeup recently. My favourite beauty post so far was actually my circus/carnival inspired Halloween look, in which I focused on the eyes but included skin and base, you can check it out here.

The first item of this post is the Real Techniques Starter Set, I chose this one because I was desperate for an angled brush. During Autumn/Winter I like to apply eyeshadow in the same way as eyeliner to create a softer and less harsh look. A plus for getting this set is that you can create nearly a whole eye look with it, shading and blending included. It costs £16.79 from the Look Fantastic site which I think is a good price for decent brushes.

The Benefit They're Real Mascara (in black) isn't a new product, in fact, it's been adored for quite some time now. I particularly like it because of the lengthening function of the mascara, Autumn and Winter is a good time to try out bolder looks so good lashes are a MUST. The only drawback is that it costs £19.50 which I think is a bit steep for mascara but you know what they say, go budget for the novelties and spend money on the basics/necessities.

The Brow Amplifier (Medium Brown) from Eyelure is something that can help any look, tamed and full brows are in my opinion a better look than needle thin ones! I persoanlly have quite thick ones so rather than over plucking I focus on keeping them tamed and in place. This product is usually £9.95 but it's discounted by a pound in Superdrug right now so it's a good time to invest in it!

The Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener is great for increasing the longevity of an eye look, which, for someone like me who likes to use eyeshadow for eyeliner this time of the year - it's a great product! I use it to brighten up around my eyes and help the shadow stick, especially when I line the upper and lower lash lines. (Costs £9.99)

As a base, I love the Bourjois Little Round Pot Nude Edition Utaupique. It's very neutral and goes with most of the colours I like to create smokey looks with, it's easy to blend and to top it all off - it's £6.99 so it's definitely one I recommend.

The Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow Prune Pailettes is a perfect partner for the above mentioned neutral shade. It's Autumnal and can also be used to create a festive look or an intense look depending on the reason for use. It's fantastic blended into the crease and outer corners of the lids, either that or it can be used as a soft eyeshadow liner along with an angled brush. It costs the same as the nude one and it can still be counted as good value for money. 

Well, those are my Autumn eye product favourites. Any that you recommend? I'd love it if you could add them in the comments, I love trying new products. Be sure to check in on Nicola's blog later on in the day, the lip part of the collaboration will be up on Perfect Peonies at some point soon!

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