Who is loving Autumn? I certainly am, it’s a time of new trends, fashion and most importantly, buying as much as you can! But with all this cold weather, moisture in the air, potential rain at ANY TIME (This is England, remember) lots of beauty products are needed to maintain that Autumn Vixen look we are all trying to achieve!
First off, let’s discuss the basics of keeping your skin fresh and hydrated. I’m talking moisturizer of course. Moisturizer is a key component to keeping your glowing, dewy look but also keeping your skin smooth so it plays ball when it needs to. A good moisturizer can set you apart from the rookies who go without. A good moisturizing cream will keep your make up in place and even out any blemishes or pores as well as keep your skin glowing when little make up is worn. If you do not moisturize as part of your daily routine – you are missing out! Want a smooth, baby’s bum feeling face? (That sounded worse than I’d anticipated!) A good cream is what will do that for you. I also find, as an addict to moisturizing, that it makes both applying and the taking off of make up so easy – like a fluffy dream! Now, like many of us long suffering girls, I have fairly sensitive skin. This means that I have tried and tested so many different products – not always having the most success! I tend to go for scentless products if my skin is feeling quite roar – which it will once those Winter winds pick up! But, I am about to impart a huge beauty secret with you!! I have found THE moisturizer. The one that smells gorgeous, is smooth rather than sticky, is lightweight – so great under a full face of make up and stands alone! And best of all it is great on my sensitive skin! The Holy Grail!
This product is so thick and luxurious – a win for Autumn/Winter weather! This is a must for your Autumn Beauty Must Haves!
My next Autumn Beauty Must Have is a little bit of a splurge. But one well worth it! This little item will boost your make up for this season into a whole new level. It’s the perfect ending to your make up regime. The new thing this season is Strobing – contouring is out (See previous posts). This look basically means highlighting what you’ve got. This AMAZING little item will make the look set and pop!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Sugar Box Face Shimmer Stick. A thing of miracles! Technically, it’s a concealer but I use it both underneath my make up, as a primer, and to add that touch of sparkle that makes Strobing pop, on the top of my finished make up. This little tiny product has helped me achieve THE look of Autumn! It’s luxurious and smooth with a hint of stickiness to help the product last a full day or night out. As I said, this purchase was a bit of a splurge for me but I WILL be buying this again as soon as it runs out as it is AMAZING! It is a Must Have for sure!
Another beauty must have is on of my favourites. Argon Oil. If you haven’t heard of this – WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!? This is the perfect treatment for all types of hair – whether you’re conditioning it, protecting it from heat or styling it. Argon Oil is the one product you need to keep your hair looking sultry and gorgeous. You can get big and smaller bottles – I have lots of long dark hair so the little bottle wouldn’t go too far in my house. This is the perfect product to help your winter hair – when it’s abused from over styling, putting up into the messy bun for work, brushed, pulled and tightened. This product has everything you need to keep your tresses flowing and gorgeous!
I am a big advocate of not wearing false eye lashes. This is because I can’t. I just can’t wear them. I have eyes that are way too big for my face and I am yet to find any false eye lashes that don’t make me look stupid. Therefore, I wholly trust and use normal mascara. I’m sorry, I know I’m not down with the kids – but what can I say! So, on my Autumn Beauty Wishlist has to be a great mascara, right? Right! Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator. Need I say more? I have heard only good things about this product and another goodie – it isn’t clumpy or over the top and leaves your eyes feeling natural but made up!
My final Autumn Beauty Must Have should really go without saying. St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. This bad boy is what will set you apart from the pasty Winter stricken people. It comes in different shades and is so easy to apply. Better yet, it doesn’t have that gross biscuit/gravy smell! Yes, your sheets may suffer but your look wont! You’ll look bronzed and beautiful all season long! A Must Have for sure!