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My Autumn Makeup Bag

October 30, 2017

Im not going to go on AGAIN about how much I love Autumn, and I promise that I will only use the word Autumnal, (one of my all time favourite words) about a zillion times in this post. However, I am loving my Autumnal (2) make up at the moment, so I thought I would share it with you. I also had to feature a pumpkin heavily in this post, its the beauty blogger law. Id love to hear any products that you are loving this season x


My skin has now lost its summer warmth, and is its usual, pale self this time of year, so I have dropped down a shade or two in my base product. I was really enjoying the Bare Minerals tinted moisturiser this summer, (You can see the full review in this post here)  and as my skin is pretty good at the moment, I decided to stick with it. I like the sheer, my-skin-but-better coverage that it gives, so I picked up a lighter shade to use through the cooler months, my paler shade is “Natural”. I also love that is gives me SPF 25 protection. Important all year round ladies, you don’t need me to tell you that! I don’t use a primer with this product, I just apply over well moisturised skin.  My preferred application with this is with a Real Techniques expert face brush. I pop a dap on my forehead, and a dab on each cheek, then blend it all over my face with my brush. Done!


My second step is bringing a little warmth into my complexion. At the moment, my bronzer of choice is from the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look palette. Its a really soft, hint of colour rather than a full on bronze. I apply this to my cheekbones, across the top of my forehead and a dusting over my temples. It just adds a warmth and slight shimmer to my skin, which I really like. I adore this palette, (again, full review of the palette here) and something from it features in my make up most days.

Often through Autumn, I don’t apply blusher as well as bronzer. My make up is a pretty parred down, natural base. If I am applying blush, I have been reaching for my Mac blush in ‘Melba’. It’s a soft, peachy pink that again, adds a soft warmth and texture to my skin.


Throughout September I was on a make up buying ban, set by myself, to make me look at and enjoy all of the beautiful make up that I already own. It was a great exercise, as I re-discovered many of my pretty eye colours and palettes. One in particular that I have been loving is the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I hadnt really found my way with this palette, but my fellow pale-gal friend over at PaleGirlRambling blog convinced me to revisit it. Its full of colours that are just great for Autumn, and I find I am reaching for it daily. My favourite shades in the palette are Blow, Commando and Lethal, all top row.

I tend to use the lighter shade all over my eye, then apply the dark shade along my lash line. Just a thin smudge of colour as an eyeliner. I then use the mid shade colour, and put a wash of colour through the crease of my eye, but only on the outer third.

I also love the Jane Iredale Perfectly Nude  palatte for this time of year. The colours Im using all the time from this one are the frst three colours, Cream, Foxy and Cappuccino, although Im longing to try the beautiful, orangey shade Copper. I may have a play and see what I can come up with.

My brows are in desperate need of tlc at the moment, so to try to get them looking ok I am using the Clinique Ultrafine brow liner to fill in gaps and give a little definition.

A slick of my Kiko mascara to finish, and Im done.


I do tend to be pulled towards richer shades on my lips this time of year, and the lip colour I am reaching for most days is Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria. Its a warm, browny toned lip colour that suits my pale skin tone, but brings a bit of colour to the look. I love it. My evening lip is usually this rich berry shade from YSL Rouge Volupte range, number 20. I adore the texture of these lipsticks, they are so creamy and moisturising, and no words are needed about the packaging…….


I have tried to list the items in the Shop My Blog bar at the bottom of the page for you xx

So thats it! My Autumnal make up picks, complete with pumpkin! What are your favourite lippy shades this season? What eye palette are you tending to reach for? Let me know xx


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39 responses to “My Autumn Makeup Bag”

  1. Mrs.S LDN says:

    Oh wow, the colour of Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria is amazing!! Its not a colour I would normally gravitate to and I’m not sure it would suit but I do love the look of it!! xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      I honestly thought the same when I first saw it, but its actually so wearable. Im really pale at the minute, and its just the right amount of colour xxx

      • Mrs.S LDN says:

        That is good to know I’m a pale girl naturally myself, love a good nude so this would be a nice chance for the day. I’ve recently been looking at plum shades…. Having a great time with them!! xx

  2. Fab flatlays Kerry! I love reading your make-up posts, all the colours look beautiful!
    Heather xx

  3. YSL and CT packaging are just unbeatable. I could look at those lipsticks for hours, honestly. xx

  4. Some people just list their products out, but I really enjoyed reading this because of the way that you described them. This is really important when you can’t see pictures and I love your friendly, chatty style.

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thank you so much Kirsty! Im so glad you like it! I think I could talk about Autumn make up all day, its my favourite x Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. iwozereblog says:

    You know we have Autumn until 21st December right? I’m totally ok with you writing about it and using Autumnul LOTS!
    I love your gorgeous photos 👌
    Urban decay is my fave eyeshadow palette. I’ve never changed my look though….. is that bad??

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Well thats all the permission I need! Autumnal. Autumnal 🙂
      No I dont think its bad, if your comfortable with how you do your make up, fill yer boots. Thats what its all about, making us feel good. You cant go far wrong with Urban Decay xxx

  6. highstreetbeauty11 says:

    I have heard so many good things about Mac’s Melba. I think I need to add it to my collection! xxx

  7. Recently bought mauve lipstick to celebrate autumn. My favorite season

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      That sounds like a bold colour, how lovely! I have a cool skin tone, so cannot wear anything with bluey tones in it, which is a shame as I have a real thing for blue nail polishes. Thanks for reading x

  8. Samantha Kresz says:

    Love those lippie clolors

  9. angelinavc says:

    Beautifully styled! I really want to try the Bare Minerals’ Complexion Rescue now and the Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria shade is right up my street!

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thank you so much! The complexion rescue really is fantastic. I think it actually calms any redness too. Its fab. Very Victoria, my atest CT lippy, and probably my new favourite. Thanks for reading x

  10. Love the idea of this post. That CT palette is definitely goals, it is so pretty. xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thank you! I think I have used something from that palette at least 4 times a week since I bought it. Its amazing x

  11. I’ve never heard of the Jane Iredale Perfectly Nude palette before but it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Love your lipsticks of choice 🙂 S. xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thank you for reading x. The Jane Iredale range is a pure mineral range, its known as The Skincare Makeup, so has no nasties etc in it. I dont love all of the products in the range, but I do love this palette xx

  12. IM so keen to try Jane Iredale products but it’s pricey and I don’t know enough people using it. How’d you find the eyeshadow palette? Was it a good buy?

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      I know what you mean, it can be pricey. They do sometimes do offers in salons that stock it, might be worth keeping an eye out local to you. I absolutely LOVE this palette, the colours are just perfect for my pale skin tone. The textures are creamy and stay put pretty well. I have no complaints xxx

  13. Just loved your autumn collection and you taking amazing photos😍😍😍

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Ohhh you are too kind! The photography side of blogging is the part I find the hardest. I get frustrated that I dont have the skills lol. Thank you for reading, and thank you for the compliment xx

  14. Arghh those lipsticks look beautiful 😍. I really want that Charlotte Tilbury palette, one day hopefully 🤞. I only just stopped wearing bronzer like yesterday 🙈

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thanks for reading! For me, the CT palette stands out of one of my best buys this year. I would definitely recommend it. xx

  15. Autumn colors are my all time favorite! I love a nude or mauve lip and deep reds and orange eyeshadows!

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      I really love the look of red eyeshadows when I see it done well, just not sure I have the skills to pull it off! I adore a nude lip, totally with you one that one x

  16. I really love your photos in this post Kerry! I’m so glad you’ve rediscovered your naked basics palette, it really is perfect for a muted autumnal (it’s one if my fav words too!) everyday look!
    I seriously need that CT palette, everytime you mention it I get so jealous! Maybe a Christmas treat to me love me?
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Oh thank you! Thats kind, the photography side is the part that stresses me out the most! Well, thanks to you I really found my way with it, so thanks you lovely xx You will not regret picking up the CT palette, is a beaut

  17. Can I steal your “autumnal ” make up bag please😉fab post and you use some amazing products. Thanks to you that Charlotte Tilburg palette is on my Xmas list😉Happy autumn honey xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Ohhhhhh Sorrynotsorry 🙂 You will love it I promoise, does that make it better??? Thank you for reading, you can dip into my make up bag anytime lovely lady xxxxx

  18. sivylla says:

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