And just like that, the days are getting shorter, the air’s getting cooler and balmy, summery nights are almost a distant memory. With autumn on our doorsteps, it means you’ll have to give your make-up bag a slight edit, but don’t worry, our recommendations pave the way for future gorgeous make-up looks during the colder months. Plus, who can resist the thought of a shiny, new eyeshadow palette? Not us. These are the items on our wishlist…
The colder air tends to dry our skin out a lot more than usual, so we suggest choosing a foundation that has moisturising ingredients, such as Revlon’s Colorstay Normal/Dry Makeup Pump Foundation. It contains hyaluronic acid, which gives the skin extra hydration, resulting in a glowy radiance. This formula has a medium coverage when first applied and is buildable to a full coverage. We also love that it contains SPF 20 because your skin needs protection all year round.
How much of a role does your current primer play in keeping your make-up put while making your complexion appear as flawless as possible? Benefit’s The POREfessional Primer is all about smoothness and longevity. Simply apply this lightweight primer with your fingers directly to your skin before foundation and be amazed at the results. Dry, wintry skin is no longer an option.
We know what you’re thinking: blue and purple for autumn, really? Molten metallic shades and textures are a huge trend for the colder months ahead and, to be honest, we’re ready to embrace it. Mix and match these vibrant shades from this gorgeous eye palette to create your signature iridescent look. Here’s a tip: Use your eyeshadow brush to create an eyeliner effect with your eyeshadow for more dimension.
We suggest taking your lash game up a notch with these Essence Lash Like A Boss False Lashes. They’re flexible and easy to apply and the best part: you can reuse them multiple times. The 3D effect gives your lashes that extra bit of volume and works well for any occasion, from weddings to special birthdays or date nights. It’s a game-changer.
Swap your soft eyeliner pencils for liquid; it’s bolder and makes a massive statement in all the right ways. This Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner won’t budge after application and will help you achieve your graphic eyeliner dreams. It’s a great product to master the cat-eye look as it has an easy-to-hold applicator. Just keep an earbud with micellar water on standby to clean up any mistakes.
Autumn means the return of the beautiful berry lip. We’re all about maintaining hydration throughout this time of year, so Inglot’s Kiss Catcher Lipstick in Berry Liqueur 906 sprang to mind not least because its formula contains shea butter, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, tsubaki oil and vitamin E to nourish and protect the lips whilst delivering a rich pop of colour. We love this hue!