I’m a winter baby and if I had my way, Christmas would be a 6-month celebration for sure! As soon as Summer is over, my head is in full Christmas mode. I get quite ahead of time and when Christmas actually does roll around, I’ve lost a little of my enthusiasm. Just a little, though, let’s not forget I’m practically Buddy the Elf! However, this year, I’m trying to slow things down a little, so I thought I’d talk you through my transitional makeup for Autumn, particularly for the eager girls like myself!
1. Goals, Deadlines and beautiful rewards for when you smash them
As much as goals apply to things you want to achieve, they work with motivating yourself at sticking to deadlines too. I told myself this year that I have to make it to October 1st before I can break out any of my wildly vast selection of berry lipsticks. It’s like setting yourself a challenge with the best reward at the end! I may, or may not (MAY!!!) have screwed this one over already, however, I won’t be breaking out any of my shimmer shadows until Halloween is done and dusted. November 1st, I’m ready for ya!
2. Deep Nudes over Berry tones
In winter, for me, it’s all about ‘Plum on Baby’ by Barry M on my nails ‘Dark Side’ by MAC on my lips. Go dark or go home basically. But my rule for pre-autumn celebrations is to try and keep the Morticia Addams looks strictly to October and after. Anytime to before that, it’s best to stick to dark nudes (but not browns) and almost but not quite bold tones. You can satisfy your craving with a darker shade but nothing that’s going to stand out!
3. Smoke it out, smoke it out
Whilst it’s so tempting to get the beautiful berry shades on your lids as well as your lips, this will end up being the best part of Autumn. Trust me, I’ve even got a post for it! Those are the makeup looks best kept for the depths of October onwards. But, you can definitely start to darken up your eye makeup a touch. Before I went full on fall before Summer had even started to drift away, a subtle smokey eye with warm browns and nudes were perfect for satisfying the crave for darker, edgier makeup.
So that’s that, it’s only three steps, but just three steps to help you keep Autumn within Autumn and not get too ahead of yourself like Ms.Halloween over here!