I was thinking of ways to share my favourite Autumn skincare and make up products and instead of featuring them in separate posts, I thought why not combine them in one essentials collection. During the colder months, my skin definitely likes to plays tricks on me. A lot of hydration is required and minimal skincare products play a huge role in looking after it. When it comes to make up I love nothing more than opting for a warm red/burgundy smoky eye for an evening out.
Over the weekend I was in Dublin and popped into Brown Thomas to update my Charlotte Tilbury collection and invest in another of her eyeshadow palettes in The Dolce Vita. The pigmentation from her quartz are so beautiful and buttery. I find them a dream to blend and I love how I can create a neutral or bold look using only four shades. Her idea behind this product is to give us ladies the perfect desk to disco using limited shades. The fabulous rusted gold colour is amazing on its own but spritzed with some one MAC Fix+ it pops like no other. The shades are very Autumn appropriate and the perfect foursome for this season. I also have one of her other quartz in The Vintage Vamp. I get so much use out of it and even though her products are quite high end, I personally think they are worth every penny.
The highlight takes a more natural front with beautifully simplistic dusting on the high points of my face. Obviously during the summer months, it’s all about that glow but during the darker months I like to take it back a bit and only apply little amounts on certain area of my face. I’ll use a matte primer and add highlight through my favourite products, Champagne Pop(a collaboration between Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. These are my saviours during this season as they help set, bronze and highlight my skin when it is looking a little dull.
Over the past four months the penny has finally dropped for me when it comes to skincare. It took me years to truly understand certain products, what they’re for and what ingredients are best suited for my skin. I’ve an oily skin type and it is so sensitive. I tend to lean towards gel/foam pike products that have hydrochloric and salicylic acid. I have loved serums for so long and I have recently introduced oil based skincare into my routine. I was under the wrong impression regarding oil products as I thought they would clash with my skin type but it adds so much hydration. A few week’s ago, I started using The Body Shop and their Vitamin E Face Mist along with the Oils of Life. Both have been a God send and I actually look forward to prepping my skin. The mist is so refreshing for wearing as a stand alone product or misting over make up. Once a week I try to use a mask to clean the previous seven days out of my skin. Green tea is notoriously good for the skin and I was very excited to try Asarri and their Green Tea Mud Mask. I haven’t been using it for very long but so far I’m enjoying the results.
I’m convinced that this next brand has helped save my skin and settle it down. Bioderma has been a new edition to my routine and I can’t imagine what I would do without it. It is such a natural brand and I find their products to be incredibly kind to my skin. I use their H20 serum, lip balm and Sensibio H20 Micellaire water to remove make up and cleanse my skin. Definitely a recommendation!
As we layer so much during A/W I find it crucial to manicure my nails as I’m always so covered up. Accessories and nails are always a must for me and I love keeping it all classic with a simple red. I reach for my Marc Jacobs polish time and time again. To give it more of a gel finish, I’ll set it with one coat of my Nails Inc top coat. A perfect duo that will create maximum effect.
I think I need to invest in some dark brown lipsticks to make my Autumn collection complete. I want to change up my lip shades a little and I think opting for a more 90’s look will be fab.