Autumn Beauty Essentials

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d take you through my autumn beauty essentials, from every plum berry and shimmer-based eyeshadow, without further adieu, here are some of the products that I recommend for any Fall/autumn look!Autumn Makeup Essentials (1)Lips

Obviously any deep red, plum or berry lipstick is what everyone flocks to, and recommends to everyone. I am no different, because I adore these shades too! But I also love nude colours for this time of year, as it can work beautifully with a statement or smokey eye look. Some of my lipstick favourites are Kate Moss for Rimmel in #107, Collection’s “Aubergine Kiss”, and Rimmel’s “Naughty Nude”. I would also recommend the corresponding lipliners with these lipsticks, as the almost double the lasting power, and ensure your lipstick stays put all day long, and doesn’t spread. I also love deep lipglosses such as Rimmel’s Vinyl gloss and Salvation lip lacquers.

Skin

While the sun may go into hiding for the autumn and winter months, your tan and contouring certainly doesn’t need to! A BB cream, or your regular foundation, a concealer and of course, bronzing is the ultimate essential for these autumnal/winter months, even if you don’t commit to any other A/W trends!Autumn Makeup Essentials (2)Eyes

Now is the perfect time to embrace gorgeously smokey eyes, shimmer and golds. I love the All About The Eyes palette, and the Heaven & Earth palette, because they include all of the necessary shades for just a shimmery gold eye, and a smokey eye! They are also both excellent stand-ins for many shades in the Naked 3 palette.

Nails

And finally, and this is a lot coming from me: dark colours are in. Reds, purples, greens, oranges, any hue that is deep and dark is perfect for this time of year. I’ve also recently discovered the Maybelline Colour Show in #232 “Rose Chic”, and I’ve never fallen in love with a nail varnish quite so quickly. It’s like painting rose gold directly onto your nails, is there anything better? I think not.


That’s it for my autumn/fall beauty essentials post, I hope you guys enjoyed it, if you did, be sure to let me know in the comments and give it a lil ‘like’, also let me know in the comments what your Fall essentials are when it comes to makeup.

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Victoria Secret-Inspired Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! As it’s Halloween tomorrow, I thought it would be only fitting to squeeze one last Halloween themed makeup post in!

So I went for a look that I have been wanting to do for a long time now, a Victoria Secret Angel-inspired makeup look.Fotor0103019358Check out my video below to see how I achieved this look!


And that’s it for my Halloween themed posts for this year! I hope you guys enjoyed this series, let me know if you did in the comments, and if you’d like more themed series’ in the future. (For example, Blogmas anyone?)

Broken Doll Halloween Makeup Tutorial

As Halloween is quickly approaching, we are all suddenly wondering what outfit/costume we should wear, if we are doing anything on Halloween. So today I’m sharing with you guys a super creepy Halloween makeup look, that’s perfect for a last minute costume (that looks like you actually put a lot of thought and effort into it!)

Broken Doll Halloween Makeup Tutorial

As you can see, it’s a creepy broken doll makeup/costume look, check out my video below to see how I created this look.

All that’s left is to pair it with a super cute dress, a torn old dress, or even dungarees! The fun part it that it’s entirely up to you!


Let me know if you’re going to try this look out, or if I’ve inspired you to make it your own!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition

This past week, myself and my brother jumped right into the Halloween spirit by having a pumpkin carving competition!

I chose to carve Jack Skellington into my pumpkin, as he is immediately recognisable, and makes for a super cool pumpkin.DSCN2706 My brother actually went for quite a similar design, not Jack Skellington, it was simply a creepy pumpkin face.DSCN2707 DSCN2708 Once we had cleaned up our pumpkins and tidied up the edges, we were ready to put the candles in them, and fully appreciate them.DSCN2713


I hope that you guys enjoyed this post, don’t forget to share your pumpkins with me, I’d love to see them! You can tag me in them on Twitter or Instagram @corinnebygrave

Snapchat Filter Halloween Costume

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d share a quick halloween makeup tutorial, a Snapchat filter! As most of you probably know by now, a few weeks back, Snapchat unveiled their latest features, one of which was a super cute rainbow-puke filter. And since we’re nearing halloween, I thought this would be a super easy last-minute makeup look for anyone that doesn’t have a costume yet!

So I started out by doing my regular face and basic eye makeup, just a touch of gold on the lids and wings, with a little bit of mascara.

Then you start by creating a small rainbow on your chin. I used face paints to achieve this look, but you could use liquid lipsticks, eyeshadows, or anything that will be highly pigmented when applied to your face.   Snapchat Filter Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorial Once you’ve finished the chin, you can bring the rainbow down onto your neck and chest. I’ve put a little wave in it because that’s how the filter falls when it’s on Snapchat.Snapchat Filter Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorial Now for some smaller details, I added little stars and sparkles with a white eyeliner pencil, and a little cloud attached to the end of the rainbow.Snapchat Filter Halloween Costume Makeup TutorialSnapchat Filter Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorial Finally I added some white eyeliner to my waterline and bottom lash line, making my eyes look bigger, and a lot of blush to the apples of my cheeks, because the filter makes your eyes very big, and cheeks very flushed.

I then blended my cheeks, and you’re done!Snapchat Filter Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorial


And that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this fun tutorial, it really is super quick and easy if you don’t have a costume preprepared, or if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a costume! Let me know if you give this look a go for halloween!

Autumnal Lookbook

As the weather is quickly changing, and we’re experiencing crisper mornings and evenings, today I thought I’d share with you guys a little autumnal lookbook, to give you some style inspiration for these lovely autumn days!


Autumn LunchScarf | Primark | £7 Grey Long Sleeve High Neck Sweater | New Look | £19.99 Wine Skater Skirt | New Look | £14.99 Tights | Primark | £3 Shoes | Primark | £12Scarf | Primark | £7 Grey Long Sleeve High Neck Sweater | New Look | £19.99 Wine Skater Skirt | New Look | £14.99 Tights | Primark | £3 Shoes | Primark | £12I think this outfit is so cute and cosy, that it’s perfect for any lunch dates you might have during autumn time, because you can look stylish, but still be super warm, because these tights are thick and this scarf practically doubles as a blanket!


Cosy Casual White Crop Top | New Look | £6.99 Check Skirt | Primark | £7 Shoes | F&F | £14.99 Scarf | Amazon | £10 White Crop Top | New Look | £6.99 Check Skirt | Primark | £7 Shoes | F&F | £14.99 Scarf | Amazon | £10 This outfit is a lot more laid back I think, because of the Uggs. So it’s perfect for just lounging around in, or wearing to school or university.


Dressed UpGrey Crop Top | New Look | £11.99 Mustard Skirt | Primark | £7 Tights | Primark | £4 Wedges | New Look | £19.99Grey Crop Top | New Look | £11.99 Mustard Skirt | Primark | £7 Tights | Primark | £4 Wedges | New Look | £19.99This outfit is quite dressed up because I’ve paired it with some lace-up bootie wedges. These mustard coloured button down skirts are everywhere, in every store and every autumn trend, so I’d definitely recommend picking one of these up! Also this look has a slightly different element from most usual autumnal looks, because instead of thick black tights, I’ve matched them to the grey of my top. Patterned tights are always cute to wear with skirts, and these keep you super warm too!


That’s it for my Autumnal Lookbook, let me know which of these looks was your favourite! Do you have any go-to style tips for the colder autumn weather?

Sweater Weather Tag

Fotor01011221215I’ve been nominated by the lovely Rebecca from Waves Of Thought to do the Sweater Weather tag, so today I’m sharing my answers with you guys!


Favourite Candle Scent?

My favourite year-round scent is definitely Fresh Linen, it can’t be beaten! But particularly for fall, I love cosy scents, ironically like Bath & Body Works’ ‘Sweater Weather’!

Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate?

I love all three, but for this time of year, hot chocolate all the way!

What’s the best fall memory that you have?

Everything. Every memory. Every year oh my word. From Christmas, to Fireworks night, Halloween and Thanksgiving. But if I had to pick just one I’d say my Halloween when I was 8, because that’s when I got Tabs and Ginge.

Which make-up trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

Winged eyeliner all of the way. Though I do adore dark lips, I wear winged eyeliner with almost every makeup look I do.

Best Fragrance for fall?

I like fruity and floral fragrances all year long, so anything like Katy Perry’s Meow or Ari by Ariana Grande.

Favourite Thanksgiving food?

Honey. Roasted. Vegetables.

What is autumn weather like where you live?

Autumn weather where I live is mostly perfect, and quite picturesque really. Crispy orange leaves on the floor, bright mornings and beautiful sunsets. But I can’t hide the fact that it does rain, both heavily and annoyingly drizzly.

Most worn sweater?

I don’t really wear a lot of sweaters, but I do like wearing oversized ones for lounging about the house.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Jumping in a pile of leaves, for sure!

Favourite type of pie?

I know this question is intended to be a fruity/autumnal pie, but all I can think of is chicken pie, so we’re going with that.

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

Since Katy Perry’s Prism came out this time last year, I guess I really associate that album with this time of year especially. But I’m a sucker for Christmas music, I’ll probably start blasting that on Nov 1st…

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

This year is actually the first year I’ve experienced pumpkin spice, and I can safely say, yes it is. It takes a little getting used to, but it is perfect for fall.

I nominate:

Karen from Confetti & Curves

Egypt from A Girl Named Egypt

Jessica from Miss Influential


And that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I certainly did because I’m obsessed with his time of year!

Fall Makeup Tips & Tricks

We’ve all heard it all over the blogging/makeup world. Autumn calls for deeper plum and red shades on the lips, and golden and warm tones on the eyes. So today I’m taking you guys through some of my tips on how to phase out summer trends, and update your makeup bag for Autumn looks. (Along with some added beauty routine tips too!)Fall Makeup Tips & TricksExfoliating & Moisturising | As the cold weather starts to set in, we cover ourselves up with cosy blankets and clothes, and we tend to forget about and neglect our skin. Just because we aren’t exposing it, doesn’t mean we don’t need to be taking care of it. It is paramount to remember to exfoliate and moisturise our skin, this ensures it’s super soft ready for Spring & Summer next year!Fall Makeup Tips & TricksGolden & Dark Tones | Of course, the festive season and Halloween in particular call for deeper, and golden tones on the eyes. Whether you want to go for an all out smokey eye, or you prefer a more toned down look with just a touch of golden glimmer, this time of year is one of my favourites for makeup, because you can be as daring as you desire.

Toning Down | What with turning up the intensity of your lips and eye makeup, you don’t want to go overboard, so you’ve got to tone down the rest of your makeup. This starts with going easy on the bronzer. If your eyes or lips are the statement of your face, you want the rest to be demure and natural. Also don’t forget that the changes in temperature cause your cheeks to naturally flush, so if you’ve already applied a lot of blush, once you’ve gone outside and come back in, your face is going to be too flushed, so take it easy on/eliminate the blush!Fall Makeup Tips & TricksDeep Reds & Plums | Of course, everyone’s go-to Autumn trend is a dark lip. If you’re used to wearing a dark lip, this can just be a seasonal change for you. However, as I know not many people have dabbled in dark lips before, I will give you this tip; if it’s your first time wearing a dark shade and you’re not confident enough to go all out with it just yet, simply apply a little bit of the lipstick to a brush, and lightly apply to your lips. This way you can build the depth and intensity of the colour up to what you’re confident and happy with.


That’s it! I hope these tips help you guys out with transitioning into the Autumn months, let me know if you’ve got any awesome Autumn tips/tricks in the comments below!