Tuesday, 3 November 2015

(Anti)Autumn Beauty Favourites

I am honestly getting quite bored of all of these 'I just love Autumn' posts filling up my feeds. It seems to be becoming a real blogger cliche, but I just don't get it! Whilst it's great to snuggle up on the sofa and warm your hands on an artfully presented hot chocolate/ PSL, if you have a full time job Autumn really means getting up in the dark, walking to the station in the cold, and not seeing the light of day until the weekend! If we could just skip Autumn and move straight into Christmas, that'd be great! 

Rant over.

The change to Autumn does however give a good excuse to change out some overused products and bring in some new beauties. (Let's be honest - this post was just an excuse to take photos of some seriously pretty products).

^ I've been using these two skincare products every day since the weather turned colder to save my skin, which gets dried out pretty easily. The Organic Surge hydrating eye cream* is the most moisturising I've used, and makes under-eye concealer apply so much better. I like to use a tiny amount of the Reve de Miel Ultra Comfortable Face Cream over the top of my regular moisturiser to get a boost of hydration - it's a super thick consistency and super luxurious.

^ The colder months always see me reaching for the contouring powder, and this year I'm reaching for the fabled Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder. The ashy tones suits my complexion, but I still have to be sure to use a very light hand. In A/W I love to use MAC's Frankly Scarlet blush. It's not showing up as red as it is in real life, but when used lightly it gives a real rosy cheeked 'just come in from the cold' colour. I'm also using my all time favourite blush - the Ambient Lighting blush in Mood Exposure, which is so natural and gives the most amazing glow. I've discovered MAC's Sable (a little late on the bandwagon with this one I know) - the slightly reddish tone makes blue eyes stand out, and a little Handwritten darkens up the crease.

^ And where would Autumn be without a red lip? YSL's Rouge Volupte Shine in number 2 is great for those wary of the red lip as it's a sheer buildable formula in a gorgeous berry tone. (Not to mention it is beautiful).

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