It’s that time of year again where the nights get longer, air gets colder, face gets drier and the dark makeup comes out to play… Welcome to Autumn! It’s crazy how cold it got here in the UK, one minute it was summer and then the next thing you know it’s freezing! I do love this season though, so I’ve rounded up some beauty essentials to take me through to Winter too.
KIKO ‘243’ Infinity Eyeshadow – Autumn is all about berry, burgundy and oxblood shades which is why I love this colour for this season. On Kiko’s website it’s described as a satin dark burgundy and that’s exactly what it is. It’s such a gorgeous, buttery high-pigmented shadow that will be great on the lid to create a smokey eye or, in the crease.
MAC ‘Honey Lust’ Lustre Eyeshadow – One of my favourite shadows EVER! I don’t wear dark eye looks often so this is a beautiful colour to warm up my lids with and brighten my makeup look. The only con with it is it has a bit of fallout when applying but it’s too buff for me to care.
OPI ‘I Brake For Manicures’ Nail Lacquer – Last Autumn/Winter I wore this colour on rotation with a nude for a good three months or so and that’s what I plan to do again! This shade is a deep purple that almost looks like an off-black when applied to the nails. It’s so rich and glossy… a season staple.
TRILOGY Organic Rosehip Oil – My skincare saviour all year round. Any opportunity to use a natural skincare product and I’m there waiting in line. This oil is amazing for dry AND oily skin, dry hair, cracked lips, weak nails, scarring and more. I use it every night before bed as a nightime moisturizer and I wake up with soft, glowing skin.
REVLON Super Lustrous ‘Mink’ Lipstick – The perfect nude for darker skin tones and a nice pinky-brown for fairer skin tones. Revlon got it so right when they created this, from the colour to the formula. It is soooo moisturizing and has a nice colour payoff that you can build up to your liking. I’ll be rocking this when I don’t feel like wearing my usual pink lippies.
VICTORIA’S SECRET ‘Amber Romance’ Fragrance Mist – This VS spray smells exactly like the name, Amber Romance. It has such a warm, sultry, musky scent so as well as using it as a body spray, I also just spray it around my room.
What are your Autumn/Winter beauty essentials?