Regardless of if you’re from Australia or America, Autumn is the most stylish month. Leaves turn colours and start to fall, the temperatures drop, yet everything seems warmer due to the colours. You’re no longer limited to tank tops and shorts when it comes to fashion, as the weather is comfortable enough for many stylish pieces of clothing.
Your spanking new outfit should be accompanied by the right Autumn make-up look. There’s nothing that spells fashionista more than fresh Autumn make-up that complements the whole ambience. If you’re not sure what colours and techniques to use this Autumn to make your make-up pop, feel free to stick around.
1. Just foundation
This fall, dare to be more natural. The colours around you will already contribute to the dramatic season, so why should your makeup? Instead of going for elaborate and overdone looks, aim for simplicity. Autumn can set you free and show you a you that you didn’t even know existed.
Applying just foundation to your face gives you the confidence you need to nail the day ahead without wasting your time on a long makeup routine. Fresh skin will always be in style, especially when everything around you seems to be falling asleep. You can show off your complexion in the soft Autumn sun easier than ever.
Use a radiance-boosting foundation formula so that your skin can shine through it. If you’re feeling extra daring, you can even only use coverage where it’s needed. With solid blending and a little patience, your skin will only show off your beauty.
2. Making red lips casual
We’re all used to the classic red lip look that’s so dramatic it can only be pulled off by movie stars or on special occasions. This fall, dare to make your red lipstick more casual by pairing with simple makeup. The rest of your face doesn’t need to be polished at all if you want a more casual red lip look instead of the classic and dramatic one.
This look can also be used to awaken and complement other low-key makeup on your face. For example, it goes best with a little smudgy eyeliner to accompany it. Though you could wear this look on any occasion, it’s best for those long office days when the rain won’t stop falling and you want to feel more beautiful. As well as that, it goes best with the after-work drinks you’ll inevitably get after such a long and rainy day.
3. Subtle smokey eyes
We’re all familiar with the dramatic smokey eye, fit for all grand occasions. If you want a bit of drama in your everyday life but feel that the traditional smokey eye would simply be too much, you could always embrace the subtle smokey eyes trend. This is a perfect daytime look that doesn’t require a lot of work but gives the results you were looking for.
All you have to do is add a touch of shimmer to the inner corners of your eyes. Use a gold or silver shadow. For this to truly be a daytime look, make sure to keep the rest of your makeup simple. Autumn is all about choosing a focal point that will carry the whole look. Less truly is more, and you’ll get to see exactly why that’s true when you pair your new makeup look with the fashionable Autumn outfit you’ve come up with.
4. Natural eyebrows
Eyebrows have been the focal point of makeup trends for a while now, and this fall, you should definitely put your brows front and centre. Natural-looking brows are the perfect look for Autumn 2019, as this is the year where we embrace our own eyebrows instead of making them into something they’re not. Even if you don’t have enviable eyebrows, embrace them- they’re yours!
All this makeup look requires is for you to brush up your brows with a spoolie then will in the sparse spots with a brow pencil. Make sure to use small and feathery strokes. This way, you’ll only be enhancing the natural beauty of your brows instead of completely making them into something else. It’s a quick look that you can complete every morning before you head out.
If you don’t feel like doing the rest of your makeup- you don’t have to. The natural brow look works perfectly well by itself, making it ideal for those days when you just don’t have the time or the energy do devote yourself to your makeup.
Adding accents to your look is always a good Autumn choice. When it comes to this season in particular, it’s best to use the mauve shade. It’s more dramatic than the summery shades yet it doesn’t have the heft of deep fall tones. Mauve is also one of those shades that looks good on everybody, regardless of skin tone.
If you want to experiment with mauve, you should go crazy with it. Instead of just applying it to your lips, cheeks or eyes, consider wearing it on all three features. Not only will this complete the look wonderfully, but it will also flatter your face more. As well as that, you’ll have a more formal yet casual fall look suitable for every occasion.
6. Achieve a rosy glow
A rosy glow is a look that never goes out of style, regardless of what time of year it is. The look is inspired by the flush you get from the chilly Autumn air. It’s especially popular in Australia where the air isn’t that cold even when Autumn knocks on the door. Instead, Aussie girls get to feel the magic of Autumn by adding a touch of extra blush along the cheekbones. For a more natural look, blend out toward the temples.
This look is also perfect from drawing away attention from your nose. In fact, some Aussie girls would argue that the technique works better than the best rhinoplasty in Sydney. It’s an easy everyday look, it makes you look cuter, it allows you to feel the spirit of Autumn, and it draws away attention from your nose while still looking natural.
7. Add some colour
Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean that you have to stick to only the tried and tested fall colours. Instead of constantly opting for the basic colours that make you feel safe, why not experiment a little? Fall might be the time of year when nature starts falling asleep, but it’s also the time of year when society starts blossoming.
You should add some unexpected colour to your eyes and make your whole daily look pop. Instead of using black liner, why not use blue? This could easily be the focal point of your look, meaning that you don’t have to overdo the rest of your makeup. Simple natural lip gloss and a bit of mascara will work just fine. Because you’re only overstepping the rules of subtlety a little, this is a perfect day look for those days where you want to feel extra pretty. It could also be a great look for a casual drink with friends.
As you can see, it’s not impossible getting that Autumn make-up look you desire. The way you do your make-up will greatly affect your mood and the rest of your outfit. In that spirit, you should really put in some effort, as the results will definitely be worth it. Becoming the muse of a whole spectacular season like Autumn isn’t easy, but it’s definitely possible with the right make-up technique and colours.
About the Author
Mia Johnson is a writer with a ten-year-long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.”