Colorful leaves, Autumn Make-Up


Even though it has snowed for the first time and Christmas is coming closer, the make-up I wear almost every day is inspired by the autumn leaves.


In the past I couldn’t quite deal with autumn, it got colder and colder, too much rain and mud and my favourite season was always spring. But for some years now I’ve been noticing how I look forward more and more to the colourful leaves, the last warm rays of sunshine before winter and the beautiful landscapes. This is especially due to the fact that I actively use the season to discover new, beautiful places. Last year, for example, I was at a treetop path nearby, this year at the Coburg Fortress and with Melanie Nixenhaar at Hohenzollern Castle. Both times we were extremely lucky with the weather and the view was simply fabulous.





Most of the time I wear either a light pink shade or bright red lips. Dark and cool tones don’t suit me so well. At least that’s what I thought, the lipstick “Hyacinthus” (PR-Sample) from 100% Pure taught me better. It is vegan, dyed with fruit and vegetable pigments and simply has fantastic ingredients. Several samples were sent to me without obligation and I immediately fell in love with the beautiful berry tone.




To my surprise, it doesn’t come out so dark when applied lightly, has an incredibly good covering power and lasts the whole day, what remains is a stain that still looks great in the evening.



It slips a little into the lip wrinkles when too much product is applied, but if you dab it on or use it only a little and distribute it well, it is beautifully even, matt and bright.



I was allowed to choose a second colour, the choice was “Cactus Bloom”, a warm orange red. It could be a tiny bit darker for me personally, but I also often wear it at the moment, preferably with a classic red lip liner, so that the warm colour blends into a darker red. In the field of natural cosmetics there could be even more orange reds!



All 100% Pure products are vegan and therefore contain no carmine, I find it fantastic that such bright colors can also be colored with pigments from fruit and vegetables. If you are interested in the whole range of colours, have a look at the video with Swatches of all Cocoa Matte Lipsticks from holistichabits. The colors range from light nude tones to fancy – almost blue – purple.


INCI Hyacinthus Lipstick von 100% Pure (vegan): 
Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa) Seed butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Extracts of Prunus Cerasus (Cherry) Fruit, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Fruit, Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Cacao (Chocolate), Rosa Centifolia (Rose Petals) Flower, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem, Oryza Sativa (Rice Starch), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract




For my eye make-up I currently like various red or orange eye shadows, as well as gold and plum. For this look I chose the gold shade from the current Caramel LE “Stay Gold” (PR-Sample). It can be applied very discreetly or very intensively with a damp brush. For my taste it could be slightly creamier, so you can spread it better, but I still think it’s great, especially if you just want a hint of gold on your eyelids.




INCI Couleur Caramel Lidschatten "Gold" from the "Stay Gold" LE von 2018 (vegan):
Mica, Zea Mays (corn) starch[1], Octyldodecanol, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil[1], Zinc Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil[1], Argan Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil[1], Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Anisate, May contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron oxide), CI 77499 (Iron oxide)
[1] aus kbA


Another new addition is the alverde eye shadow “cosy copper” (purchased by the company itself), one of the new additions to the autumn counter. I have to say that I’m totally lost in opacity and colour results and sometimes I wear it in the eyelid crease, sometimes on the complete movable eyelid. I even find that it almost comes close to the eye shadows of Purobio, which are a bit butterier and sometimes a bit more complex (duochrome e.g.) but just as beautiful.





INCI alverde Lidschatten Mono "cosy copper" (vegan): 


Here you can see the swatches of both eyeshadows:







I also bought the new Contour & Highlight range from alverde and I am positively surprised with this product, too. While in the past the highlighters of alverde often contained more glitter than shimmer, this has changed with the new products start. Beside two colours for contouring and two bronzer tones (or better said, two neutral Beigé colours at the bottom left, which I use as a base for eye shadow, a contour powder and a bronzer), there are one golden and one cool highlighter, which don’t contain any glitter. I also find the blush on the top right a nice fresh tone, which is neither too warm nor too cold and I especially like the shimmering, dark blush on the bottom right, which can also be used as eye shadow.






In the following picture you can see all the products I used for my “year-round autumn look”.



  • ebelin eyelash curler (self-purchased) and in use for over a year
  • Eyeliner from Purobio (PR-Sample), which I have been using daily for over a year now.
  • Coversstick from alverde (bought by myself), which moved in new with me and is wonderfully creamy, but could have an even stronger opacity and is a little too bright for me
  • Eyebrow Angel from alverde (bought by myself), a classic for me, fixes my eyelashes a little and tints them evenly
  • Eyebrow pencil by Benecos (bought by myself), a warm, almost reddish tone that matched my red hair, I’m just switching to another one because my hair has turned brown again
  • Mascara by So Bio Étic (bought by myself), probably the best mascara in the world for me, it makes beautifully defined eyelashes, can be easily removed but does not smear with me. I have already bought it twice
  • The four products, which I have already shown in detail above. :)





So here is the result:







By the way, if you wonder why I always look somewhere on the portraits but not into the camera, I do it so that you can recognize the eye make-up despite my drooping eyelids.




I don’t think I need to mention that I am completely crazy about nail polish again. Especially purple, dark berry tones have taken a liking to me, for example “Statement” from treat collection (PR-Sample) or “Desire” from benecos. Sometimes I also stamp with gold, but there will be a separate article soon. :)



Now I’m curious: What do you think of the make-up? Do you like autumn or are you happy that it is finally over?


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