My Top 3 Products for Autumn.
18 Oct 2013
Growing up, I lived for the warmer months with the only highlight of Autumn/Winter being the Christmas period. But in recent years my love for layering, jumpers and red lips has grown and grown and now I can't wait to get my winter coat out. The chilly weather is also the best justification for copious Starbucks trips, woolly tights and mulled wine! So I thought I'd share with you three beauty products that will be permanent fixtures in my make-up bag this Autumn.
Without the sun to brighten my face and give me much needed Vitamin C I find that my skin starts to look a little dull. This is where highlighter comes in and saves the day! Benefit High Beam is actually a recent purchase of mine, and a full review will be on the blog next week but I'm already obsessed with it. Its a beautiful champagne pink like colour, and the nail-varnish style applicator makes it so easy to apply. I dab the brush on the back of my hand, then dot the highlighter along my cheekbones and sometimes on the brow bone before blending it out. It gives such a lovely dewy glow that's perfect for brightening up your face in those colder months.
Aside from dramatic lips a smokey eye is synonymous with Autumn make-up so you may be confused as to why I've chosen such a neutral shade to be my staple. I absolutely love the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's and the shade On and On Bronze is perfect for wearing on its own paired with a bright lip or as a base for a smokey look. The formula is so creamy that it really glides onto your lid and stays put all day. Perfect for daytime wear! I recently just hit pan on this shadow which I think is testament to how much wear I get out of it! I was a fail and forgot to swatch it with the other two products, but if you click here you can read a full review of the shadow with swatches.
Bright red lips are a classic and reminds me of glamorous women in the 50's. Though recreating this look with the perfect red lipstick can be tricky as there is SO many red lipsticks out there, Topshop's Rio Rio is a definite favourite of mine. I actually bought it almost a year ago and found it way too drying on my lips so I never really used it. However since using the Lush Lip Scrub my lips have been in much better condition and I thought I'd give it a go again. I'm so glad I did, as the colour is really flattering on me! Its definitely my go-to red lipstick now. Its creamy and moisturising in texture and super pigmented, it also lasts really well and I love the matte finish. Topshop lipsticks have often been compared to MAC in quality and I'd definitely have to agree. If you're on the lookout for a good red lipstick and don't want to splurge too much this is definitely the one to try.
What're your favourite products for Autumn? :)