My face is back! And still not quite perfectly healthy just yet – so apologies for the less than perfectly perky appearance – but I just couldn’t wait to whip on some of my autumnal beauty favourites and share with y’all one of my tip top make up looks for this time of year.
Base-wise, it’s all pretty much of a muchness – I’m still using and loving the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation (£32.50) along with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (£22) – but it’s on the eyes, cheeks and lips where some true autumnal goodness makes an appearance. On the eyes, I’m all about eyeshadow for autumn and I’m really enjoying playing with new colour combinations at the moment. My current favourite duo is the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush ($7.99) all over the lip – the coppery amber shade reminds me of the rusty orange colouring found in autumn leaves – mixed up with a pop of purple in the crease. The Aveda Petal Essence Eye Colour in Aubergine (c/o £12.50) is a brilliant option for this as it gives a really great hit of colour that can be sheered out or built up, depending on your preference.
When it comes to the cheeks, I tend to steer clear of summery peaches and light pinks during the colder months and instead whip out a selection of deeper blush shades, some of which even have a tiny hint of purple in them, like the Topshop Metallic Cream Blush in Pulse (c/o £7) which is just the most beautiful shade; it adds the perfect amount of flush and sheen to the cheeks, while still looking nice and natural. It’s just dreamy.
In the lips and tips department, I’m all about the burgundies, deep bricky reds and rich berry tones for autumn. Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet (£7.99) is one of my absolutely favourite lip products at the moment – particularly when paired with a deep wine colour on the nails, such as the Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish in Bordeaux (£6.49).
Last but not least, I top it all off with a rich autumn fragrance – in this case, Diptyque Eau Duelle (£72) which is the most amazing and unique spicy vanilla scent. It’s one of my all-time favourite cold weather perfumes and I thoroughly recommend giving it a good sniff and a spritz next time you’re near a Diptyque counter.
What do you guys think of my autumn look? Any suggestions for other products I should try out?