Is it too soon to start thinking about Autumn makeup? I do feel bad for betraying the last few weeks of sunshine and heat, in wanting to wear jumpers and berry tones - can we just have longer lighter days minus a few degrees? That's all. Thanks. Note, it turns out Autumn officially starts tomorrow, huzzah!
Regardless, I am looking forward to using more of my beauty drawer - throwing on a cranberry eye, mixing in more greens and browns (I just remembered brown lipstick and I'm so excited) so what better way to start the Autumn train than a round up of my favourite rich and warming 'grab a hot chocolate and kick some leaves' makeup picks?
Lips, eyes are nails are where I mainly mix it up - new foundation and blush comes into play in the winter when I'm pale af and need some serious colour all over - and all three are items I can't stop purchasing! Lipsticks in particular, and I've narrowed it down to a few brown based faves; for a liquid lip option, I am obsessed with NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm - not completely matte so a little blot is needed, but it's the perfect mix of rose, brown and neutral warmth that flatters several skin tones. It's like the 90's brown/burnt red older and chicer sister, perfect to rock Autumn to Spring but a great daytime option or a more muted evening choice. For pencil lovers, NARS Bahama is one I need to get more wear out of; a bit more red/burnished tone than Sandstorm, it's very matte so make sure you've applied some balm first but will stay for hours. Similarly 90's, it's great as the Autumn warm tones roll in and we move to Winter reds, but a great soft alternative to the classic red - cannot go wrong! Finally, the lipstick to top all lipsticks - Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Birkin Brown; this is a serious brown beauty, if you are all for an alternative deep lip that can still rock in the day too, this is it. No yellow teeth here (thank you 2016 gods) and the matte is just the perfect amount, not too drying but sticks around long enough, my ultimate favourite of favourite end of year lipsticks I can't wait to wear daily!
Now in all honesty, I have a few palettes not included in this that I'm excited to use more of (some good berry shades and lots of shimmer ;) ) but I'm still going to be sticking to my mix of shadow sticks and powder, mainly the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks with Amethyst and Cocoa being Autumn choices and Copper a perfect Christmas, winter sparkle (but more on that another time) and not only do they blend out easily or build up more pigmentation, their creamy formula also makes them a great base for eye shadows - I've been waiting to use this olive/moss Lord and Berry number all summer and now I'm imagining all the colour combinations of outfits and makeup I can rock with this!
Obviously there are a few nail options, because even though I'm a blue girl I do like a dusty-rose-mauve shade as the seasons change ;) My all time fave? Butter London in Toff, it just nails the mix of dusty, muted tones with rose and pinks without feeling too pink, and lasts 5-7 days too. Of course there is a blue option in the form of Rimmel Stormy Skies, a more grey and again muted version of my usual bold blues that still feels summery even when the temperature cools - a great transitioner. I do like a bold dark pop sometimes, and one such shade in my fave formula is Maybelline SuperStay in Berry Stain which adds much needed colour to darker, crisper weather and compliments all the rusty, red and gold tones as well as the browns. Another fab shade (but sadly not a formula to match) is Nailberry Fashionista, which similar to Toff has a lovely dusty undertone with more pink to it, just doesn't last as well and is very thin. One for those who change up shades a lot or prefer more control, but this will literally peel of your nail!
Well, I think I've talked myself into a full face of moss greens, browns and berry shades today, let's put these beauties to good use...
Are you ready for autumn makeup? Have you tried any of these products? What are your fave autumn beauty picks?
Lots of Love,
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