Oooh, we do love a new season. The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in and we can finally get our hands on the autumn beauty trends we’ve been eyeing up since May. Plum lips, smoky eyes and dark nails, oh my!

If you’re struggling to transition from summer’s fresh shades, we’ve got a few tips for you. Take a look below to see how to introduce autumnal beauty to your makeup bag.

Seasonal Beauty Autumn

Base
At this time of year, we cast our tinted moisturisers aside and reach for a trusty full coverage foundation. Apply with a brush and set with powder for a flawless matte finish that oozes vintage glamour.

Cheeks
Cream blushes still look great in autumn – unlike powder finishes, creams are fresh and youthful, which helps balance a heavier base or dark lipstick. Save peachy shades for next summer and choose a dusky rose instead.

Eyes
We’re ramping up the shadow for autumn. Smoky eyes work for day and night – start with a taupe shade over the lid and work a rich chocolate into the crease, adding more colour to build intensity. Line your lower lashes with a creamy kohl and smudge for that undone look.

Seasonal Beauty Autumn

Lips
For autumn, lips are bold and dark – think rich plum, deep burgundy and classic red. Introduce darker shades now by choosing stains rather than matte finishes – a slight sheen looks lighter on the face, making stains perfect for warmer days.

Nails
A glossy mani is a great way to welcome in a new season and for autumn, we love navy, grey and purple shades. Ask your manicurist to shape your nails into gentle points – a key shape for AW15 and seriously stylish.

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Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

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