Summer is definitely my favourite season - both in terms of makeup and generally! So it's with a heavy heart that I wave it goodby each September. However I think Autumn comes in second in terms of the colour scheme - I love burnt oranges, antique golds and mustard tones. Today I'm sharing my favourite transitional tones for this year.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (St. Moritz) | £30 | Ok, this isn't a colour product, but I couldn't resist mentioning my go-to base. When the weather is super-hot, this can get a bit too dewy for me, however it's perfect for this time of year because it's lightweight, fresh-looking and radiant. For 90% of the temperatures we experience in the UK - this doesn't melt or look shiny on me, which is what I really love on my combination skin. It evens out my skin tone without being heavy and just gives a 'my skin but better' look. It also lasts really well on my skin, unlike a lot of these more glow-y bases.
OPV Oshun Eyeshadow Palette | £29 | review | I absolutely love this palette and it's one of those products that I'm just always excited to pick up and have a play with! The formulas in here are beautiful - the mattes are opaque and easy to blend, the shimmers have a beautiful soft finish, there are some more foil-effect shadows and there are also pressed glitters. This colour scheme is perfect for going from summer into autumn - you get these beautiful gold and rusty and copper tones but you can also add a bit of a vibrant twist with the yellow and orange. If you love warm tones; I can't recommend this enough!
ColourPop Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Kit | $20 | I love this eyeshadow formula - it's a sort of bouncy, moussy cream with amazing opacity and colour payoff. I apply the shimmers across the lid with my fingers and the mattes to the crease with a synthetic brush and they last all day without fading or creasing on me. This colour scheme is perfect for the transitional season - Sundance is a warm rosy nude, Lightning Bug is an amber gold with subtle micro glitter, Summer Side is a reddish-brown matte and Noontide is a very deep purple-brown with a soft sheen.
Ofra Highlighter in Bali | £25 | I've used this highlighter to death all summer and I think it's perfect for the sort of warm-toned look I like to wear as we move into autumn. This formula is seriously blinding - I use a fan brush and still have to tap off some product! However it's stunning on the skin and this is a unique gold shade with a peachy shift.
Milani Baked Blush in Belissimo Bronze* | £10 | I absolutely love this blusher formula - it's impossible to go overboard, they're easy to blend and also wear so well on my skin! This gives a subtle warm hint of colour to the cheeks - it's a beautiful bronze tone with a gold sheen that I love wearing in summer and autumn.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer in Saddle* | £29 | I love a warm bronzer in the summer when I have a bit of a tan, but as we move into the colder months, I do prefer something slightly more muted. Whilst this still does warm my skin, it has a red undertone to it, which looks a bit more natural on me as my tan starts to fade. I really love this formula - it's totally matte but blends very easily on the skin. It gives dimension and definition to my face.
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Clay Crush | £6.99 | I actually lost this lipstick - though it was already kind of a stump, so I decided I needed to pick up a fresh one! It's not super-opaque but it has a matte finish that lasts without drying out my lips. This is a beautiful warm terracotta colour that's my perfect everyday nude - sometimes it looks more orange-toned, sometimes it looks more pink-based. It's perfect paired with the eye and cheek tones I've talked about in this post.
Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Trendsetter | £16 | This is one of the few lip liners I actually use regularly! It's so creamy but has enough waxiness to it to prevent bleeding and increase the wear-time of your lipstick if you use this all over the lips underneath it. This warm mid-toned caramel brown is gorgeous with a colour like Clay Crush.
Ofra Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Miami Fever | £11 | I love this colour so much and think it can work both for summer and for autumn makeup looks. It's a beautiful warm red with orange undertones (one of the few reds I can actually pull off!) It's very affordable and has a more moussey formula when applied, however sets down and is very long-lasting. I don't find this drying or unflattering on my lips either.
What kinds of colours do you like for this time of year?