Friday, 2 October 2015

Beauty in Autumn

Autumn is definitely my favourite time for beauty: I love the darker lips, darker nails and the abundance of gold on the eyes. To be completely honest I wear makeup like this all year round but it feels especially exciting in autumn. I think it may be the fact that these colours seem cosier to me and cosy is such an autumn theme. I'm thinking blankets, steamy cups of tea and the fire on (something we lack in this house sadly).
Two of my favourite nail polishes at the moment have been Black Cherries by Rimmel and Bewitching by Revlon, they are both really autumnal colours with the former being a slightly shimmery deep purple (almost black in some lights) and the latter being more of a berry toned red.

Recently, I been loving the Rimmel Last Finish Nude foundation (I wear 100 ivory) because it gives really good coverage but it is still a really lightweight feeling base. This time of year finally means I can bring back one of my favourite blushes which is Pomegranate by Sleek, it is such a gorgeous shimmery berry colour and I wish I could wear it everyday but it tends to look better when my skin is at its palest (aka the colder months).

About a month ago I picked up this palette from Maybelline called The Nudes and it is basically all I have used since (you can see how well loved it is by how ridiculously dirty it is). I love the bright gold shade (three along on the bottom) especially when paired with the darker golden shade on the outer half of my lid (four along on the top row). The second to last shade on the bottom row is a beautiful champagne gold colour (not coming out too well in the photo) which I have been using to highlight my brow bone and inner corner. I have even used it for a cheek highlighter on days when I have been too lazy to get a separate one.

Finally in terms of lips I have so much choice as most of my lip products seem to be reds of some sort. For autumn this year I am really looking forward to using the Revlon Colourstay Moiusture Stain in New York Scene as it is a gorgeous, slightly brown toned red. However, it isn't a product for when you are in a rush because I find that application can be a bit messy and take a little more time. I of course will also be wearing my two favourite lip products ever the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 and the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 (I wish these products had colour names, numbers aren't as fun).