Autumn Winter Makeup Ideas

It’s that time of year again, autumn is upon us. Although wrapping up in warm blankets, drinking hot chocolate and wearing cosy scarves and cute jumpers are some of our favourite things about autumn, here at HQhair it’s all about the sassy makeup looks! A new season always calls for a new image and to make sure you’re not stuck in summer, we’re here to help you keep with the trends and look perfectly prepped for the weather with our Autumn Winter Makeup IdeasBonus – you can carry these looks through to winter too!

Autumn Winter Makeup Ideas

To start with, apply Young Blood Mineral Primer to both smooth your skin and help your makeup stay put. Even though the sun has gone in to hiding, it’s still important to use SPF foundation to protect your skin so we’re using Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF15. To add a little colour to perfect your complexion, apply a splash of Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Gentle to create a natural flush.

When it comes to eyes, in autumn and winter, the definite winner is shimmering smokey nude eye shadows. Take inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram to decide on your favourite style of eye makeup, and don’t be afraid to be creative! We love Cargo The Essentials Eyeshadow Palette and Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Eye Shadow-Smokey Brown to produce the perfect eye look. Complete with a coat of Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara Black for lash definition.

Go for dark, daring colours on your lips in the chilly seasons to make a statement. Our favourite picks are Lord & Berry Twiststick in Shut Up and RMK Irresistible Glow Lip Stain in Deep Red. Line your lips with Lipstick Queen Lip Liner Invisible to prevent lipstick smudging, plus this liner matches any shade so you can change up your colour as often as you like!

Fabulous nails are a must-have to complete the perfect autumn winter look, besides, what’s the point in having gorgeous make up without the nails to match! We’ve chosen 3 nail varnishes to match our above chosen lipsticks as closely as possible. Use OPI Nail Varnish in Black Cherry Chutney, Leighton Denny High Performance Colour in Pillow Talk or Essie Purple Sole Mate depending on your lipstick choice (or mix and match and be creative, nobody is stopping you!)

When it gets to the end of a cold day, you need to ensure you remove all of your make up to keep your skin healthy and radiant. We love First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes for a quick and easy way to remove without having a lengthy removal process when all you want to do is curl up in bed after a long day.

What makeup looks do you love at the moment? Are there any celebrities whose makeup you are crushing on? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @hqhair to stay up to date with all the latest offers and new launches at HQhair!




I'm often referred to as 'the nail girl' because I love nail art - I have over 200 bottles of nail polish at home! But I love all things beauty; especially anything neon bright or packed with glitter. Growing up, I was a bit of a nerdy kid, so playing with colourful makeup or wacky hairstyles became my creative outlet - so it's great that this has become my job! You'll spot me at the bar, probably wearing sequins, drinking a Singapore Sling.

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