I can’t recall as beautiful October as this one has been – very warm and sunny; up until now, when it’s gotten rainy and quite cold. I’ve been using several different textures of makeup, specifically foundations, switching between creamy, water-based and finally – a BB cream foundation. The colors have been (and will have continue) rotating around earth brown and berry ones…
My Makeup Routine: Foundation
I’ve been alternating between a few foundations this month. When it was still quite warm, I opted for the trusted Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation (full review here): after a light serum, I apply a drop of this foundation, then slightly buff it in before blending it out. This foundation is perfect for those, who prefer as natural as possible look, as the skin shines through, while achieving a natural healthy glow. I’ve been also using the Lavera 2-1 Compact Foundation: this foundation is more creamy and thick and the coverage stronger, but I apply a very minimal amount of it and thoroughly blend it out; with this foundation, a good base of a primer and/or moisturizer is a must – the Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Creme makes for a great choice, in order for the foundation to blend out easily and to avoid a heavy cakey finish. As the last few days have gotten quite colder and windier, I’ve started using more of the Inika BB Cream Foundation (review soon); this foundation also offers quite a strong and buildable coverage, I, again, use only a drop of it – sometimes layered upon or mixed with a tiny drop of an oil. For an application of all these foundation I use the high quality Ere Perez Multipurpose Brush. When needed, I apply a small amount of Benecos Natural Translucent Powder (full review here) under my eyes and over occasional problematic areas, in order for the product to stay put. The SPF choice is still Alteya Organics Rose Otto Face Sunscreen SPF25 (full review here), just that now I use less of it and only on certain parts of the face – I already apply a serum and/or oils and more creamy textures, so I don’t want to burden my skin with too many products.
My Makeup Routine: Eye Makeup
A very subtle eye makeup is still my preferred choice, with autumnal earthly colors: I’ve picked the beautiful Inika Eye Shadow Duo in shade Gold Oyster (read my full review here) with its brownish golden tones – a little bit more lighter color and a tad bit darker one. Occasionally, I apply a tiny amount of Sarya EyeShadow in Mocha (I got it in my March Love Lula Beauty Box) – a matte mixture of medium gray and mauve-brown color, beautiful color but so very pigmented! The mascara of choice for this month has been the Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara (full review here)
My Makeup Routine: Blush & Highlighter
For blush, I’ve been alternating between the RMS Beauty Lip2cheek in Demure from RMS Beauty Signature Set – Pop Collection (full review here) – when using eyeshadows and mascara; for a more barefaced minimal makeup look, I opt for the Ere Perez Carrot Color Pot in Holy – just a tiny bit of it. When using Inika BB Cream Foundation, I apply a tiny amount of Dr Hauschka Illuminating Fluid; with Lavera Foundation, I opt for RMS Beauty Living Luminizer from RMS Beauty Signature Set – Mod Collection (full review here). For the minimal makeup look, I opt for RMS Beauty Master Mixer from RMS Beauty Signature Set – Mod Collection, which I apply on my cheeks as well.
My Makeup Routine: Lipsticks
Berry tones – from Ere Perez Carrot Color Pot in Holy (read my full review here) – over a lipbalm, of course,a s it’s so pigmented, to Alverde Tinted Lip Balm and Bloomtown Red & Berried Tinted Lip Balm (read my full review here). As a lipgloss, I use the nourishing Madara Plum Lip Balm (from my July Love Lula Beauty Box).
My Makeup Routine: Almost Barefaced
While my makeup is as minimal as possible as it is, sometimes I opt for an even more natural look: a bit of RMS “Un” CoverUp Concealer (full review here) where needed, which I set with Benecos Translucent Powder; I also use this translucent powder on my eyelids to control the oil and achieve a matte look. Then I, with a very light hand, apply as even as possible layer of Ere Perez Translucent Corn Perfecting Powder, followed by a bit of a RMS Magic Luminizer and a tiny amount of Ere Perez Carrot Color Pot in Holy. A minimal look is then completed with Alverde Tinted Lip Balm in Raspberry and a dab of Madara Plum Lipbalm as it doubles as a lipgloss as well or with Bloomtown Tinted Lip Balm.
In short, here is how my makeup routines look like:
- foundation: Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation; Lavera 2-1 Compact Foundation; Inika BB Cream Foundation; Ere Perez Transluscent Corn Perfecting Powder; Benecos Transluscent Powder; RMS Beauty Un-CoverUp Concealer.
- eye makeup: Ere Perez mascara, Inika EyeShadow Duo in Gold Oyster; Sarya Eyeshadow in Mocha.
- blush & highlighter: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer; RMS Beauty Master Mixer; Dr Hauschka Illuminating Fluid; RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Demure.
- lipsticks: Ere Perez Carrot Color Pot in Holy; Alverde Tinted Lip Balm in Raspberry; Madara Plum Lipbalm.
- SPF protection/priming: Alteya Organics Rose Otto Face Sunscreen SPF25; Ere Perez Moringa All-Beauty Creme
- setting: Alverde Rose Toner as a setting spray; Benecos Translucent Powder
All my current routines, morning, evening and makeup ones are now getting a bit more creamy, there are a bit more layers, so I make sure they are thin as to not burden my skin too much. The colors are autumnal – earthly brown and gold and berry.
For some of the products I’ve already posted a full review and some will be reviewed soon, so make sure you check back.
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How have you been adapting your makeup routine to the autumnal season? Which color combinations have you been feeling lately? Let me know!
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