Goodness gracious where has the sun got to, huh?! After all those weeks of brilliantly brilliant sunshine, it seems as though autumn is well and truly on its way.
And as excited as I am about autumn – warm knitwear, spicy cinnamon-y beverages, hot water bottles, the list goes on – I’m slightly dreading the whole pale face, dark circles look which seems to always accompany the colder months. So, while the wind might be howling and the rain may well be pouring on the outside, inside I’m still clinging on to the last few moments of summer with an amped-up beauty routine that will hopefully help to prolong that summer feelin’.
The first key product on my summery face checklist is SPF. I know a lot of people have a tendency to make a move away from all forms of sun protection as soon as autumn rolls around and I’m here to tell you that’s not always the best thing to do. Stick with a nice lightweight SPF – I love the Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF50+ (£15) – that you can wear under your make up, but do ensure that you stick with something rather than sacking off SPF altogether.
Moving on to make up and one of the most important aspects of any summer look: bronzer. When it comes to creating – or even just boosting – a bit of a bronzed glow on your face, I always think it’s best to opt for two bronzers, one matte for contouring (the Topshop Bronzer in Sandcastle (c/o £9) is a great option) and one with a bit of added shimmer to help create a healthy glow (Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Powder ($13.95) for you US gals, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (£23) for everyone else) that can sometimes be lacking in the colder weather.
Add to that a peachy blush – Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop (c/o £16.50) is beautiful – and a subtle bronze-y brown eye – the Tarte Amazonian Clay Sultry Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (c/o £26.50) has some seriously pretty shades – and you’re pretty much ready to roll as far as a healthy bronzed glow goes. All that’s left is to round off the look with a bright pink or peach lip colour; bold or sheer, the choice is up to you.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to dig out my UGGs. Don’t judge…