Getting the Glow in Autumn


Autumn is upon us and if there's one thing I dread about the cooler months it's dry, dull skin! I'm combination so whilst my Summers are plagued with spots and shine, by the time October comes around it's in serious need of hydration and glow! I'm going to talk you through the skincare products I use to prep my skin, as well as the makeup I apply for hydrated, glowing skin.

If I have time (i.e. if it's a weekend or I'm off work!) I start with a face mask and my current product of choice is the Vichy Instant Glow Double Peel Mask* | £14.50 | because it's so gentle yet effective on my skin as well as being a total bargain. It contains both chemical and manual exfoliants so I leave it on for 10 minutes and when I wash it off I make sure to massage the very fine exfoliating particles into my skin. It buffs away and eats through any dead skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy, glowing skin.

I next move on to the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel | £29.50. I still haven't kicked my habit for this stuff! Despite it being a subtle effect for the price of the product, I do still find myself reaching for this on mornings when my skin looks dull and tired. I use this on clean but dry skin with my fingertips very slightly damp and I find that to be the best method for massaging the product in. I take my time to work it into my skin because it feels really luxurious, before rinsing with water (this is pretty quick and easy because it just emulsifies). I find my skin looks a little more awake, hydrated and radiant after use. If I don't have time for a mask then next I reach for my Pixi Glow Tonic | £18 | which is a great quick fix. It's essentially an acid toner so the AHA ingredients will exfoliate your skin chemically, revealing the glowing skin underneath. It's very gentle but so effective for me and also helps fade any annoying blemish scars. 

I finish off my skincare routine with my hydration-and-glow dream team. I'm currently obsessed with the Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum* | £17. It's quite similar to the Vichy one I'd been using before but this is the same price the Vichy was before they randomly made it more expensive and you get the same amount of product still. It's a lightweight, water-based serum with a gel texture that absorbs so quickly into the skin. It leaves my skin so soft and hydrated. Finally I use the Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser | £16. This gel-based moisturiser never leaves my skin feeling sticky or greasy and there's no excess left behind on the surface. My skin looks glowing and healthy whenever I use this product.

To start off my makeup I prime with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter | £32. I actually got a sample of this with my Champagne Face Collection palette and although I really liked it, it wasn't quite right for my shine-prone Summer skin. However now the weather's cooling down, I decided to repurchase the full size. You only need a tiny amount applied before foundation and it leaves the skin with this incredible glow. What I love about this is that you can still tell you're wearing it even with quite a full coverage foundation. Though it can be used to tone down a very matte base, when I want serious glow I opt for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup | £28 | review. It's a light-medium coverage foundation with a healthy 'natural skin' finish. It's beautiful paired with the Becca primer and gives radiance without greasiness. It's one of the few glow-giving bases that still lasts well on my skin. My perfect pairing for brightening up dark circles is the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer | £20 | with the YSL Touche Éclat | £25. The Too Faced concealer gives the coverage as well as hydrating under my eyes and giving a radiant, perfected look to the skin. Touche Éclat (I use the shade 4.5 Luminous Sand to match my skin tone as opposed to the original version) then further brightens under my eyes, making me look awake even after 5 hours of sleep!

Onto cheeks; I start with the ColourPop Cheek Shock Highlighter in Dream Catcher | $8 | review. This shade has actually been discontinued but all of the ColourPop highlighters are amazing! This is a light gold shade with a pinky-peach iridescent sheen. I love how this cream formula isn't at all greasy but still blends out naturally and gives me a dewy glow. Next I use my Elf Small Stipple Brush | £4.50 | to apply the Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in 025 Sorbet Grenadine* | £28 | review. This just adds such a natural flush of colour. It has a very fluid texture and gives the skin a healthy look. It's a gorgeous vibrant peachy-pink shade. Of course I have to add in some bronzer to try and keep the sun-kissed Summer look going for as long as possible. At the moment I really like using MAC's Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in Give Me Sun! | £24 | because it's a matte bronzer but blends out so smoothly. It's very warm-toned however doesn't look orange on my skin and gives a natural look. Finally I have a spritz of MAC Fix+ | £17.50 | to make sure everything looks seamless and hydrated.

This look is all about the skin really but I still like to finish off the look with the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour | £20 | review | and the Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss in Vanilla Pop | £18. Copper is a gorgeous warm gold shade with the most amazing dewy, wet-look shimmer. It's easy to blend out across the lid but once it sets it won't crease or budge. To finish the look, I opt for the Lancome Juicy Shaker, which I never expected to like! It's less of a gloss and more of a nourishing tinted lip oil in very cool packaging. The shade Vanilla Pop is a rosy-berry colour.




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40 comments

  1. Reading this post has made me realise how long it's been since I've had a skincare routine... I should probably start taking care of my skin again! haha x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  2. Love this kind of post - it's like 16 mini reviews! My skin is dry even in summer so when the weather turns colder I need to shovel on the moisturiser and luminizers - will definitely be trying the Avene serum, so thanks for the recommendation. I love a good dark tinted lip balm like the Fresh one in Plum to make me feel Autumnal but hydrated too. McKirsty xox

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  3. You perked my interest when mentioning TBS Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer. Have you tried their Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer? I love it so much, it's a primer that gives my skin glow boost, and very oily-skin friendly as well.

    Selene Addicted

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    1. I haven't but I'll check it out - thanks! xx

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  4. Lovely skincare and makeup picks! I really want to try the Vichy Instant Glow Double Peel Mask, and, now that I've tried and love the ColourPop bronzers, I really want to try some of their highlighters!

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  5. I really want the Vichy Instant glow! I have heard so many amazing things! Lovely post hun, I'm off for a pamper now!
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  6. love this post! the pixi glow tonic has become a staple in my skincare routine, I love it! I really need to try that beck primer, it sounds perfect!

    whatevawears.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really nice I'm sure you'll love it :) xx

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  7. Great picks! I love the body shop moisturiser :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love this post :) My skin gets SO dull and dry in the winter (I always seem to get more spots too) I love to use the too faced sweetheart blush as it has a bit of shimmer in it, which helps a lot!
    Emily xx Emily May Designs

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  9. i tend to have quite dull skin and always need to make sure i add more glow to my face. i love all the products you have shown in this post.


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  10. I still need to try the Oskia Cleanser - I think I'm the only blogger on the planet that hasn't tried it yet! It sounds like such a good one :)
    Ambar x | Her Little Loves
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  11. LOVE this post. I use PIXI Glow Tonic day to day and absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing :)

    www.gemsblogstorey.com xx

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  12. I really want to try the PIXI glow tonic, I have heard such good things about it!

    Grace x
    http://graciebellblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I've been loving glow-y skin and all the products with AHA I'm using definitely help with that natural radiance.
    I'm very tempted to try the Becca Backlight primer, everyone seems to love it! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  14. My skin is exactly like yours. In summer it is shiny and when it gets colder, it looks dull and get complicated. Before I start my makeup, I need to have a good skincare routine to get rid of the dry bits and get some glow. I love that double glow mask, it is exfoliating and leaves the skin so soft. I need to add a little bit of glow to my makeup routine to brighten up the makeup. Copper is a gorgeous colour! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  15. I have Laura Mercier Copper and went through a time when that is all I would wear because it's so stunning. I'm amazed that you managed to leave the Vichy Glow mask on your skin for 10 minutes, I left it that long once and my skin was angry red. LOL! I do love it as a mask though but 5 minutes is the most my skin can take.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You must be really sensitive! Personally it's probably the mildest AHA mask I've tried and the intense REN one is a 10 minute treatment which only gets mildly tingly for me, I definitely don't feel anything at all with this xx

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  16. I'm so tempted to purchase the Becca Backlight priming filter after reading this 'glowing' review (pardon the pun)! It sounds like exactly what my skin needs at the moment.
    - Nishi x
    www.nishiv.com

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  17. I really want to try that Estee Lauder Cushion Foundation. We're heading into Spring here but hey we all want glowy skin right - love your post.

    Kayte x
    www.imminentbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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  18. Wow! The Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Copper looks absolutely stunning!! Loved this!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

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  19. Your skincare routine sounds perfect for Autumn, I'd really like to start spending a bit more on my skin so I'll take note of your recommendations! x

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. Your skin is definitely the best beauty investment to make ;) xx

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  20. So many of my favourites here! The becca primer is my holy grail! I'm pleased it works for other skin types too. The EL Foundation sounds right up my street, I'll add to my list. I love the Lancome juicy shakers too xx

    LPage Beauty

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  21. I get super dry in the cooler months, too! The Becca primer is amazing, but since that's expensive, I use the L'Oreal Lumi primer instead. Becca's cream highlighters are great for a nice glow without that drying, powdery look.

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

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  22. The Lancome juicy shaker is such a pretty shade, I never got a chance to check it out in stores but I'm really liking the color. My to go to product is to layer a liquid and powder highlight from Becca.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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  23. Lancome Grenadines Sorbet and LM Copper are so stunning! Love ur pics..similar to mine :) PGT is essential for me and Mac Fix+ is new found love too.
    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. I don't know how it took me so long to get Fix+, I can't live without it these days! xx

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  24. Really want to try the Pixi Glow Toner! �� Soon soon. Great post as always xx

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  25. I have such a love hate relationship with the pixi glow tonic! I do love Mac fix+ though :)

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  26. I really need to try that Becca primer! Thanks for the great post


    - Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

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  27. Fabulous round-up! I think this Autumn/Winter will see me going for glow too. Too Faced concealer...I'm tempted. xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  28. I really really need to try that becca back light primer, it sounds so good!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  29. I really need to repurchase the Pixi Glow Tonic as I used to love it so much. I also need to try the Becca Primer, it's so high up on my list!
    The Makeup Directory

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  30. Thank you for your comments :) xx

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