Times have changed a little since my last post where I was roaming around the warm, beautiful streets of Barcelona. I’m now back in London where the temperatures are low, the sun is hiding and the leaves on the trees are slowly becoming different shades of Auburn. It’s safe to say that summer is well and truly over!
Rather than succumb to the overwhelming feeling of post-summer depression, I thought I’d embrace it and take inspiration from my Autumnal surroundings with my make-up. Or maybe it was the fact that I’d recently purchased the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills which features beautiful oranges and browns?! Either way, crisp Auburn shades were everywhere I turned, so it was only right that I had a play with these colours.
This palette 100% goes down as my #DiscoveryOfTheMonth. I know it’s by no means the newest palette on the block, but the reason I chose it was for its vast and natural array of shades in comparison to ABH’s newest palettes Subculture & Prism. These two palettes are made up of more yellow and green shades which I feel are a little harder to work with for an eyeshadow amateur like myself. If I really wanted to, I could use Modern Renaissance on a daily basis – I can’t really see myself rocking a bright yellow or green everyday! Even that pink is a little wilder than normal for me!
Nevertheless I didn’t let the brightness scare me; the shadows are super easy to blend and buildable which is exactly what is needed if you are still mastering the art of eyeshadow like myself. I also think I find Modern Renaissance a lot easier to use than most of my other palettes because of my new eyeshadow brush set from Spectrum (pictured above.) Obviously figuring out what each brush is for took some serious practising, but all I can say is what a mistake simply using 2 eyeshadow brushes for the past few years was! You can purchase the 8 Piece brush set here.
See the Auburn Autumn look I created with these two products below:
Oh and before I provide you with the breakdown, yes, I put those lashes on myself! Leave a comment below if you would like a tutorial on how I applied these because we all know how bad I am at fake lashes lol!
Mattifying Gel: Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue (here)
Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation in NC30 (here)
Concealer: NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick in Light (here)
Setting Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Pressed Powder in 20 Clair (here)
Contour & Bronzer: Kat Von D “Shade & Light” Face Contour Palette (here)
Blusher: Makeup Revolution Baked Blush in Hard Day (here)
Highlighter: Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights (here)
Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
Burnt Orange in the crease, Realgar above the crease, Raw Sienna in the outer corners, Golden Ochre across the lids, Primavera in the inner corners (here)
Lashes: Perfect Eyelashes in Black Leather by KatOsu (here)
Mascara: Benefit They’re Real (here)
Eyeliner: NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner (here)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ash Brown: (here)
Lipliner: Mac Lip Pencil in Stripdown (here)
Lipstick: Mac Satin Lipstick in Peachstock (here)