Autumn doesn’t official begin until the 22nd September. But from pretty much the beginning of August I’m willing it to arrive. It’s a magical time of year with the nights drawing in and leaves starting to change colour. And, most importantly, switching out your light summer makeup for warm copper tones, darker smoky eyes and red lipstick.
For me the Morphe 35O is autumn in a palette. If you’re really into warm toned eye looks (so basically all of us…?) this palette is actually great all year round. The extensive selection of transition and warm brown shades make it an everyday go-to. But the oranges, gold and copper glitters make it perfect for autumn. I just get all the fall vibes whenever I look at it.
I recently gave in and purchased a few of the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows and I’m really enjoying the metallic shades. They’re incredibly pigmented and so affordable. Two of my favourite shades are Sequin (a rosy copper) and La La (a champagne gold). I’ll definitely be using these to add a pop of colour throughout the warmer months.
I go slightly lighter coverage wise in the summer and keep my mattes for autumn onwards. My favourite high end matte foundation has to be Becca’s Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream. A little goes a long way and the coverage is amazing without looking heavy or cakey. One of my favourite drugstore discoveries this year is definitely Nip + Fab foundation. It really perfects your skin and just looks so lovely on.
To prevent a matte base looking flat I love using a really glowy primer and the Becca Backlight Priming Filter is still my absolute favourite. It’s also quite hydrating too making it perfect for the colder months.
I’m not ready to let go of bronzer just yet and I actually look forward to pairing a bronzer with a bold red lip in the later part of the year. The Soleil Tan de Chanel is still my go-to cream formula. It is more on the warm side so I do find it works best with a more natural summer tan. But when the tan fades I always reach for the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. It’s neither too warm or too cool so works perfectly with a (fake) autumn glow.
The ultimate autumn-winter makeup product has to be a liquid lipstick. I’m not personally a huge fan of nude liquid lipsticks – love them on other people, hate them on myself. I’d love to work out that logic. I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for September to crack out Jouer’s Long-Wear Lip Crème. Being completely honest I think there are better formulas out there as Jouer’s don’t tend to last, particularly if you’re eating or drinking. But I love the shade Cabernet which is a beautiful cool red.
One of the loveliest liquid lips I’ve recently tried has to be Charlotte Tilbury’s. They have more of a cream finish so if you’re a die hard liquid lipstick lover you may not actually enjoy this formula. But they are so soft and comfortable to wear and I love the shade Rising Star (a warm pink) as we transition into the colder months.
Hopefully I’m not the only one who completely forgoes fake tan in the colder months. Seriously, who can be bothered when you’re wrapped up in multiple layers from head to toe? But if I do want some instant colour without having to faff waiting for it to dry Vita Liberata’s body blur will always be a favourite. It really evens out your skin and covers any imperfections. It also comes in a few different shades so you can go a bit lighter for Autumn.
What are your favourite transitional beauty products?