Fall swatches | I’m feeling like…

I’m feeling like the colour of leaves in autumn. Like the 40’s. Like Essie Very Structured. Like Joan Holloway. Like Slow Dancing Society’s The Warm Familiar Sound of September.


Maybe it’s something in the air, the light, the era – I don’t know, but I’m head over heels for desaturated greens, burnt sienna, tan, and a mix of mink browns to balance everything out.

It’s strange: I usually fall into a rut of brown and berry in the fall, but I’m just crazy for sienna this year. I mean, sienna; what absurdity! It looks terrible on me, which more or less explains why I couldn’t stand it. Perhaps I’ll have to find it in a handbag or pair of gloves, yeah?

Swatches from left to right: 1. Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Metal Green, 2. Lancome Colour Design Eye Shadow in Mochaccino, 3. Annabelle 4Show Eyeshadow quad in Tiger Eye, 4. Marcelle Wet & Dry Eyeshadow in Coco Chic, and 5. FaceFront Steel Finish Artistic Pigment in Lost in Nishitama.

Lips and Cheeks

Plum lips, of course. Perhaps with a mix of cranberry. And, strangely enough, burnt corals and bronzes on the cheeks – preferably matte. Tons of contouring; no colour whatsoever some days.

Swatched from left to right: Clarins Blush Prodige in Sunset Coral, MAC Lipliner in Plum, Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 05 Delicious Plum.

More product photos and swatches…

Fall 2011 colour inspiration

L-R: Metal Green (deep green), Mochaccino (warm matte brown), Tiger Eye (raw sienna), Coco Chic (minky brown), Lost in Nishitama (burnt sienna).

Fall 2011 colour inspiration – eyes

Swatched L-R: 1. Sunset Coral (burnt orange blush), 2. Plum (brown matte plum lipliner), 3. Delicious Plum (shimmery bright plum lipgloss).

Fall 2011 colour inspiration – lips and cheeks

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  • Reply Jamilla

    Very Autumnal! Inspiration for…November!

    October 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM
  • Reply Larie

    Love all of these – especially the green, and the plum lips! I haven't quite slipped into fall colors…but I have gotten into darker ones. Smoky ones, and red lips.
    My recent post EOTD: Coral (Almost Neutral Series)

    October 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    Yes, I love it! I also haven't fallen into fall colors yet but these swatches make me want to!
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    October 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM
  • Reply Arianne

    Love this so much. Thanks for the inspirational colour palette. :) That Clarins lip gloss looks stunning, and I'm not even a gloss girl.
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    October 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM
  • Reply Rocaille

    Oh, I loved this, I could just stare at your photos for hours. Beautiful shades! x
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    October 19, 2011 at 9:27 PM
  • Reply Alison M

    Those eye colors are TO DIE FOR! I rediscovered a lip shade recently and I'm trying to get the perfect eye look to go with it that just screams autumn. Your eye shades are right up that alley…I tried something similar to the first two shadows yesterday and got pretty close!

    October 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM
  • Reply MFunnyValentine

    I love these Autumn colours. I wear these types of colours all year round!
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    October 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM
  • Reply Joyce

    Clarins Blush Prodige in Sunset Coral looks gorgeous. I don't have any cosmetics from Clarins, but I will definitely go and check out that blush soon. ^_^
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    October 23, 2011 at 9:01 PM
  • Reply BooBooNinja

    Hey Rae, I think you posted the wrong photo for these swatches: "L-R: Metal Green (deep green), Mochaccino (warm matte brown), Tiger Eye (raw sienna), Coco Chic (minky brown), Lost in Nishitama (burnt sienna)."

    Gorgeous colours. I like your taste.
    I wish we were skin tone twins so I could steal all your ideas. :)

    November 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM
  • Reply Nina

    Ahh how I love fall and its colours. And a pair of sienna gloves is a really good idea, I think it would suit you very well =)

    November 28, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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