I tend to wear little or light makeup in the summer so when autumn decides to come around, I enjoy dipping back into my collection and playing with my makeup more as my summer glow starts to disappear. I tend to stick to peachy and nudes tones, whilst I’m not totally pale, leaving berry tones till it gets more towards winter.
I thought I would share with you a few of the things I have been reaching for over the last couple of weeks. There are a few old classics here really, but nevertheless they are some of my faves.
Lancome, Tresor Midnight Rose – I received my first bottle of this as a gift and have loved it ever since, it is definitely a more sultry fragrance so is perfect to wear of an evening or in the crisp autumn when you want something a little less whispy and fresh. It also lasts for so long in the skin, you can still get a scent in the morning, which is something I look for in a perfume. It is definitely one to see you all through the night.
Real techniques accent & base shadow brushes – I always come back to these brushes from RT, they are affordable, easily available and work amazingly. I have been wearing a little bit more makeup especially on my eyes. So using the base shadow brush for a quick swipe of colour, has been perfect. It is a great one to pack your colour on aswell blend it all in. I also like to use the accent brush for a soft powder eye line for the days when you’re just not feeling a slick of liquid eyeliner but still need to look awake as you leave the house.
Maybelline 740 coffee craze – This lipstick is a beautiful pinky nude, it almost looks like your own lips but better. This range from Maybelline is gorgeous, they glide on really nicely and last fairly well for a budget lipstick. It is a great one to pick up and apply on the go which is why I have been loving it lately. Is anybody else always in a rush somewhere?
Urban Decay Naked basics – There is not much I really need to say about this little palette or the urban decay eye shadows. You will no doubt have seen, used or heard about them I’m sure. I love the bigger ones, however the ‘basics’ is my fave. It is so compact and has the perfect range of colours in there (for me anyway). This palette will see you through from a highlight shade, to the perfect day look right to an evening smokey eye. I even use this palette for my brows. It is definitely the one I reach for the most and is small enough to take with you and for travel too.
Milano baked brush 05 Luminoso – Although these are quite difficult to get hold of in the UK Milano blushes are worth the effort of tracking down. I particularly like this one as it is from the baked range so applies really gently and has a twist of different tones running through it so doesn’t look like a harsh blusher on the skin. The Luminoso is quite a peachy tone, compared to what you would normally see as we go into Autumn, but the soft peach has a slight shimmer so just creates a glow to the face really. Something I am taking advantage of before my skin becomes a wintery shade of pale again.
What is your favourite product at the moment?