Autumn is well and truly here! Whilst I can't say I'm too happy about the dark evenings and dropping temperatures, I do love the colours that come with this time of year; I'm wearing all of the mustards, burnt oranges and burgundies fashion-wise and for my makeup, I'm obviously loving the rusty warm tones. I also have a few of the skin and body products getting me through the colder months, so I hope you enjoy.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion Stick Radiant Natural Makeup* | £30 | review | I'm all about that fresh, natural base for this time of year and this product is perfect for that look! It's just a glowing light-medium coverage foundation that actually lasts really well on me. It makes my skin look healthy and fresh without getting too oily around my t-zone. I definitely need to pick up a fresh tube of this because I never want to be without it!
Milani Baked Blush in Bellissimo Bronze* | £10 | This has become my go-to blusher because it's gorgeous with any kind of warm-toned makeup look. It gives a subtle flush of colour (you really can't go overboard with this formula!) and blends like a dream, lasting me all day without going patchy. This is a sheeny blusher with a gold shimmer and a warm bronzed-nude base colour.
Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette | £36 | review | Isn't this just 'Autumn' in a palette?! Obviously I love warm neutrals no matter what time of year it is but the colour story here just reminds me of golden leaves, hot chocolate and pumpkin season. I find the quality to be excellent - the pigmentation is stunning, the mattes blend beautifully and these shadows have seriously impressive longevity. I also just find this to be a really well-balanced palette - there's a good mix of mattes and shimmers and you get a variety of lid colours, with everything in here that you need to create a number of full looks that are definitely different to each other.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Honour Roll | $5 | review | I love the warm, deep chocolate-y brown tone of this eyeshadow and it has a gorgeous golden sheen running through it. I have dozens of these ColourPop eyeshadows because they have such a unique formula! It's kind of a spongy mousse texture that comes off as a cream - the result is intense pigmentation that seriously lasts. I love using this to smoke out the lower lash line with a warm-toned look, like the ones I create with the Tarte palette.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Trendsetter | £18 | review | This is my favourite true matte liquid lipstick formula - it's nice and opaque and has a light, very fluid consistency. It isn't drying or uncomfortable on my lips but sets down to a long-wearing finish. This colour is one of my favourites, and again, perfect for pairing with the tone I've featured here - it's a warm brown nude with real rich undertones.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Marrakesh | £17.50 | This is my more vampy, evening-appropriate option for this time of year. It has a matte formula but isn't at all drying (like some of the darker shades from MAC can be) - it glides on smoothly and is very opaque even just with one swipe. I love the colour of this deep red with brown undertones - I don't suit most classic reds but this is one I can pull off!
- SKINCARE -Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream | £35.50 | review | This is one of my favourite moisturisers and it's been back on rotation in recent weeks. It'a super nourishing but has a dry-touch finish, making it great for my combination skin. It gives this amazing, lasting hydration and leaves my skin so smooth and soft!
Cerave Eye Repair Cream* | £11 | This has been my everyday go-to eye cream for the past couple of months - it's another one of those products that's really hydrating without being greasy, making it perfect for those of us who want to look after the skin around our eyes but don't want anything overly greasy. It packed full of ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which are both lightweight but pack a punch!
Pixi Rose Glow Mist* | £16 | review | I'm obsessed with this flower oil face mist! It's so hydrating and amazing for giving my skin that glow. I use it as a morning toner for soft skin and often spritz it throughout the day to refresh my makeup.
Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil* | £24 | review | I think this has to be my favourite face oil and during the winter months I use it at least a couple of times a week. I apply it before bed and it absorbs so beautifully into my skin instead of making it greasy or clogging my pores. It's amazing for resurrecting dry, dull skin!
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask* | £55.50 | review | I won't lie; this is mainly in my autumn edit because it smells so spicy and of pumpkins, making it perfect for this time of year! However it's also one of my favourite skincare products for getting rid of any dry patches of skin to give a totally smooth, radiant complexion in minutes.
Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm | £10 | review | I use this lip balm every single night before bed but my lips are especially grateful of it when the weather gets colder. This is definitely a thicker formula but it never fails to give me soft, hydrated lips by morning. I don't get chapped lips or split lips at all these days, even when the elements are harsh on my skin.
- BODY ETC. -Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Eau de Toilette* | £69 | I've had a candle and a reed diffuser in this scent (I'm a little bit obsessed...) but now there's a large version of the fragrance available. I never really thought I was into rose scents until I tried this; it's a rich, deep, heady blend of rose, blackcurrant, vanilla and patchouli. It's perfect for this time of year when you want a more full-bodied fragrance. This definitely has a strong scent for an eau de toilette and lasts beautifully on the skin.
Caudalie Divine Oil | £28 | I love using a multi-purpose oil during the winter on my body, because my skin gets dry! This year I decided to do something slightly different and (after having tried a sample of this in the past) picked up the Caudalie version instead of my usual Nuxe oil. It truly does smell divine; a mix of rose scents, pink grapefruit and spicy pink pepper. It really penetrates into my skin to give lasting nourishment without being greasy to the touch.
Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream | £12 | This is a lightweight but incredibly hydrating hand cream that I've been keeping by my bedside recently. It isn't slippery but smells lovely and fresh whilst keeping my hands soft and moisturised all day.
Nuxe Prodigieuse Candle | This candle is only available as part of a set this year but Nuxe bring out a mini every year (I wish they'd do a full-sized version so I don't have to be quite so sparing!) It has their signature scent which includes notes of macadamia, sweet almond and hazelnut, which is so warming and gorgeous.
What are your essentials for autumn?
What are your essentials for autumn?