How To Get The Perfect Vampy Look For A/W 17

So On Trend Right Now…

The vampy dark eyes and deep red/plum lips is so on trend this autumn! It’s literally all over Instagram. I love this look, I think it’s really striking and absolutely perfect for this season! The vampy look is also really easy to do, which is even better!

I decided to give it a go myself – and do a tutorial to show you how to accomplish the look for yourself πŸ™‚

This is what the finished makeup looks like:

This look is very dramatic and dark, and is perfect for a night out or a party!

It’s definitely dark and vampy – perfect for a night out or a party! If you want to know exactly how I created the look and the products I used, then you’re in the right place πŸ™‚

Base – Skin Care

I started off with a normal base makeup to give myself a clean canvas to work from! No contouring was used to create this look, because I didn’t to take the focus away from my eyes and lips. They should be the absolute stars of this look, especially the lipstick.

I used the Nivea Sensitive Micellar Water which I always use and absolutely swear by! You can get a massive 400ml bottle from Superdrug for Β£4.99 which is such a good price for how much you get. I’m constantly topping up my stocks of this stuff because I never want to run out!

For toner, I’ve been using Lush Tea Tree Toner Water – which you can pick up for Β£9.50. I have written a full review on this product – but I do love it and have been very impressed with it! It’s great for reducing an oily complexion which gives it a big tick in my book.

For moisturiser I’m currently using the 100% plant-based squalane from The Ordinary. I’m in love with The Ordinary at the moment, and will be doing a full review on a few of their products that I have really soon! The function of squalane is to add surface hydration to the skin, and it definitely does that.

Once I’m happy that my moisturiser has sunk into my skin, then it’s time to get going on my makeup!

Base – Makeup

For the perfect base I always use GOSH Cosmetics X-Ceptional Wear Makeup because it’s such a great foundation. The porcelain colour is perfect for me because I am sooo pale, and the medium coverage is buildable if you need it to be. It’s also an absolute bargain at Β£7.99!

I use the beauty blender sponge from Real Techniques which they call their Miracle Complexion Sponge. I haven’t tried the original beauty blender so I cannot comment on the comparison but I love the Real Techniques version! And it’s a fraction of the price at Β£5.99 so it’s not so painful to replace it every month.

Next up I use concealer under my eyes – I always use the Revlon PhotoReady Concealer. If you’ve read any of my other beauty posts you’ll know how much I love this concealer and how much I would recommend it. It’s great for covering dark circles and blemishes, especially blemish scars, and redness.

To set my makeup I’ve just started using Lottie Translucent Powder in place of my usual one from H&M. I’m actually really enjoying using it! It’s thicker than the H&M one, and gives more of a matte finish, which I love as someone with combination skin. I used it to bake under my eyes today and it’s helped my concealer last sooo much longer! It’s only Β£5.50 too which is just an amazing price!

I also might apply a light dusting of blush – my absolute favourite is GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush in Rose Whisper – which I always use and am a big fan of. It’s so natural and subtle which I prefer in a blush. You can grab it from Superdrug for Β£7.99. Like I said it’s probably best not to do full contouring with this look, to keep the attention on your eyes and lips. You could use a dusting of highlighter if you wanted to of course πŸ™‚

Eye Makeup

Let’s get into how we actually create this look! I used a natural medium brown eyeshadow up to my crease, from my Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Essential Mattes 2 [yes that’s a mouthful I know!]. This palette is the most amazing natural eyeshadow palette and is perfect for every day use. It’s also such a bargain at Β£4.00! You will not regret buying this palette. It can be used to create so many different looks and is full of beautiful subtle shades.

To line my eyes, I used L’Oreal Paris Superliner 101 in Midnight Black. I lined both my upper and bottom lash waterline with the pencil. This pencil is just a simple black eyeliner that smudges out really well. You can grab it from Superdrug too for just Β£3.99.

Once I had done with the pencil liner, I used the matte black eyeshadow in my Makeup Revolution Give Them Darkness Palette to add depth to my top and bottom lashes. In this look I didn’t use any liquid eyeliner! From what I can find on the Superdrug website you can’t get the palette anymore, but obviously any matte black eyeshadow will do the job πŸ™‚

To finish off, I used lashings of L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara So Couture in black. This is my go-to mascara and I don’t tend to use any other! You can build it up to be really dramatic which is great for this look.Β It’s the most expensive product at Β£10.99, but that’s still a reasonable price if you ask me!

And that’s our eyes done!

The Finishing Touch – The Lipstick!

To finish off this vampy autumn look, you NEED this lipstick! It’s GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in the shade Clove. You cannot get this online unfortunately, you need to go in store to get this shade! But believe me, it is SO WORTH IT!

I didn’t use any primer on my lips – I just cover them in foundation when I do my base, and then apply the lipstick on top!

And this is the finished look:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this vampy autumn makeup tutorial! This look is definitely very on trend this season and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Check out my other tutorials here:

How To Use Concealer The Right Way

How To Cover Blemishes With Makeup

Night Time Skin Cleansing Routine!

Let me know what you thought of this look in the comments below πŸ™‚



  • abigail

    Great tips, this lipstick looks absolutely stunning. The colour has A/W written all over it!

    Abigail |

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ its such a beautiful colour isnt it! Perfect for A/W πŸ˜πŸ–€

    • Thank you! It really does doesn’t it – just perfect for this weather! xx

  • The vampy look is incredible! I wish I could pull it off but sadly when I wear lipstick I look like an old granny. :L Great post! πŸ™‚

    • Oh no! I’m sure you don’t lovely :p I wasnt sure I would pull it off either to be honest!! Thank you πŸ˜ŠπŸ–€βœ¨

    • Aww thank you! Haha I am sure that’s not true at all lovely! I love this lipstick, I’m a little bit obsessed πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Looks great on you. πŸ™‚ x