This last week has definitely marked the slow demise of my summertime makeup rut, my pastel pink lip and barely there shadows, and the appearance of smokier shades and darker lips. With some of Clinique’s Autumn Winter releases at my fingertips, I thought I would create a smokey-eye, berry lip look – a classic Fall makeup option that is simple yet striking and perfect for a night out.
For the eyes I started with Clinique’s new All About Shadow Primer for Eyes* and used the foam applicator to apply the skin-toned primer all over my lids, from the lash line to the brow bone. Eye primer is usually a step that I will happily skip when time is precious but when I am using heavier shades or want my shadow to last that little bit longer, then it is an invaluable step. I am not really an eye primer connoisseur but the Clinique primer seemed to prep my eyelids perfectly and created a neutral base to help keep my eyeshadow in place for up to 12 hours. Next I took the new All About Shadow Quad* in Jenna’s Essentials and applied the shimmery white in the corner of my eyes and through my brow bones. I then took the taupe shade all over my eyelids and defined the crease with the warm, mocha shadow. To finish I skipped any eyeliner but lined my top and bottom lash lines with the sooty black powder. These shadows are lovely and smooth to apply, are nicely pigmented and compliment each other perfectly so make the ideal palette to sling in your makeup bag for when you are on the move or want to take your makeup from office to office party!
To finish the look I applied Clinique’s Chubby Stick* in Roomiest Rose which a lovely rosey-pink shade, a happier medium between a plum and a red shade. This chubby stick isn’t too intense but a great pick for a fresh pop of colour and a balm-like texture and finish. And there we have it! Any there any pieces from the new Clinique range that excites you for an Autumn Winter makeup look?