As I sat down and began to write this post, we just turned the central heating on for the first time in months. It’s officially Autumn! Although I could do with it being a little bit warmer for a while longer, I’m not quite ready yet. Now that September is in full swing, over the next few weeks I’ll be gradually introducing all my autumn products back into my make up routine – darker eyeshadows for sultry smokey eyes, a darker lip and a heavier base. So today I thought I’d share my 5 Must Have Beauty Products for Autumn…
I’ve never really been someone who’d wear a dark lip as being pale, I’m terrified that they will make me look washed out. Therefore I would only go as far as wearing a red but even then I would still be a little sceptical about it. That is until I decided to take a chance, be brave and pick up this Bourjois Rogue Edition Lipstick in 18 Violine Strass. Violine Strass to some people probably wouldn’t be considered that dark but to me it’s dark. I would describe it as a plum violet shade and it is very beautiful. It doesn’t wash me out which is essential, it glides onto the lips effortlessly whilst also giving immense moisture and hydration. It has great lasting power of around 4-5 hours max! A great lipstick if like me, you’ve never worn a dark lipstick and you’re ready to take the plunge.
For smokey eyes, I find the Essence 3D Eyeshadows excellent. I’m still very much learning when it comes to applying eyeshadow perfectly so the Essence 3D Eyeshadows are a great alternative when you haven’t got a lot of time to sit down with eyeshadow brushes and a palette to attempt your best. The shade, Irresistable Choco Dream is stunning. I don’t like a heavy smokey eye, it just doesn’t suit me. Irresistable Choco Dream is perfect for achieving a natural looking smokey eye with it’s light champagne/deep brown duo.
Adding a bit of liner to the lower lash line in Autumn is an essential for me, I don’t go a day without it as I find it compliments my eyes so well. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Stag is a fairly new favourite, unfortunately it’s exclusive to the On The Run palette which is a pain as when I run out, that’s it. I can never use this shade again. Stag is a dark brown with a satin like finish, it’s extremely creamy when applied and doesn’t tug at all. It also does not budge or fade until you come to remove your make up in the evening.
If you’re as pale as I am, you’ll know that when it comes to blush you can’t go too dark or it’d be an absolute disaster and you’ll end up looking like a clown, nobody wants that. I find that the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink to be the perfect transition from summer to autumn. It’s still fairly light and subtle but not as much as Lovely Pink. It is definitely a lot more pigmented adding more of a flush of colour to the cheeks.
When it comes to autumn nails, I usually just stick to the reds and fuchsias. However when I won this Topshop Nails in Wardrobe it seemed like the ideal nail polish for this time of year. The shade ‘Wardrobe’ is a deep, navy blue and is a lovely colour.