Luxe Autumn Makeup




love autumn, and I especially love all the makeup trends that come with the season. A berry lip is back on trend, it can look great as a statement with lashings of mascara like I did in this post a while ago. However, I wanted to really vamp it up a bit so I paired it with a gorgeous gold smokey eye. But first, the lips. I used two lipsticks layered on top of one another to get a really intense purple colour. I used NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned all over my lips first, which is a beautiful colour in itself. However, the magic really happened when I layered NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen over the top, it makes the colour so much deeper. I applied it with a lip brush as the wand is a little inaccurate, but it’s worth the extra effort as this lip cream is serious value for money at £5.50! The staying power of this lip is also incredible, the colour did not budge for about three hours, and most impressively it survived lunch.

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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen

Now for the beeeautiful eyeshadow palette. I was wandering around Boots recently and stumbled across the Sleek range. I’d never tried any of their makeup before but I’d heard good things, and at £8.99 I couldn’t resist this palette. It’s called ‘All Night Long’ and I mean isn’t it just stunning? It has the perfect mix of matte and shimmery colours, and they are incredibly pigmented for such an inexpensive palette. For my eyes I used the light orange copper (bottom row, four along) as a base, followed on top by the intense burnt copper (bottom right). Then I did another wash of the golden brown (top right) and to finish, some of the matte brown in my crease to add some depth. I added a tiny bit of eyeliner to my bottom lash line, just to define ever so slightly. Any black eyeliner will do, but I used the Lancome Grandiose Liner, which I’m thinking about doing a review on as so many people have different opinions about it. But back to the palette, it’s so versatile and I definitely reach for this now just as much as my Naked palette, which is really saying something. I’ll definitely be looking at more of the Sleek range, the quality is just amazing for the price.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and let me know what you think of the look!




  1. 26th September 2016 / 8:57 pm

    This palette is gorgeous!! Such a bargain too! I’m a sucker for the NYX soft matte lip cremes, they’re so great and long wearing for the price, but I mainly have nudes and pinks. I think Copenhagen will be my next addition 👌🏼

    Lovely post as always girlie!

    Izzy |

    • gingeybee
      8th October 2016 / 7:32 pm

      I love the palette! Still using it almost every day 🙊 Go for it, it’s makes such a lovely statement lip 😊 Thanks beaut! Xx

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