Essentials For Transitioning Into Autumnal Makeup

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Autumn is well and truly upon us, which is evident by the blanket of leaves covering the ground and the dark yet cosy afternoons. It feels like summer was only a couple of weeks ago, so it's hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. Adapting your makeup routine to fit the colder weather can often be difficult and many drastic changes will occur within your makeup bag to make it appropriate for the new season. Today, I thought I'd share with you some of my autumn beauty essentials and ways that you can adapt your makeup routine ready for the cold weather.

Dry skin is often caused by the crisp air that is present in the colder seasons, meaning products like moisturisers are essential in this icy time of the year. It's important to opt for something that provides more hydration, as your skin will be in need of it. I love using the Olay Beauty Fluid for this purpose and find that it leaves my skin moisturised without feeling greasy. To scrub away any dry and dead skin, Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub is an excellent product that includes natural ingredients, aiming both to remove dry skin and to smooth and condition your face.

Your hands are another part of the body that are particularly affected by the cold weather, which is due to them being constantly exposed and sensitive to the cold. Hand creams are a great way to inject some moisture into otherwise dry palms, my favourite of which being Soap and Glory's Hand Food, simply because it smells delicious and does its job, making my hands feel soft and silky. The cuticles can also be quite sensitive to this weather, which is where a generous helping of the Lush Lemon Flutter Cuticle Butter comes in handy.

Moving onto makeup, I love to be more generous with bronzer when the cooler months arrive. My summer tan is a distant memory and I often feel ghostly pale, so a natural bronzer is a perfect way to resolve this. I dust this all over my face, concentrating on where the sun naturally hits, for a healthy amount of colour. Maybelline's Dream Sun Bronzer is perfect for this, as it is quite natural, meaning I can warm up my features without worrying about going overboard. If you'd like to hear more about this bronzer then you can check out my review here.

When I think of autumn and winter, warm-toned eyeshadows instantly spring to mind. These look lovely in the cooler months and are particularly gorgeous paired with the autumn leaves and darker outfits that appear in these seasons. My favourite palette for creating these looks is the MUA Heaven and Earth Palette, as it features a series of outstanding shadows that are perfect for this time of the year. All of the colours compliment each other nicely, meaning there is an endless amount of possibilities when creating a desirable wintry eye look. For a more in-depth review of this palette, take a look at my review post, which you can find here.

The most popular and noticeable change between summer and autumn makeup is the choices of lip colour, as bold lips are often introduced into the cooler months. There are definitely a lot of options for this, from rich reds to vivid berry tones and everything in between, so it's a case of finding what works best for you. My red lipstick of choice is one of the MUA Matte Lipsticks in the shade 13, as this is packed with a punch of pigmentation and doesn't budge once applied. As for berry shades, I've been enjoying using the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Raplumzel, which can be lightly applied for a faint coating of colour or intensified for something bolder yet equally as beautiful. I've actually reviewed these lip crayons, which you can find here.

Thank you for reading this post and I hope that I have helped you when it comes to autumnal makeup. Are there any products that I've missed? I'd love to hear them, so make sure you let me know your autumn beauty essentials down in the comments!

Love from Daisy x

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  1. I love posts like these and MUA eyeshadows they are so good - great pigmentation

    Leanne |

    1. Thank you very much! And I agree, I'm in love with the MUA eyeshadow palettes that I own! x

  2. Everything in this picture looks so lovely together! Such a cute candle in the middle. I just purchased the Lush Ocean Salt scrub and am excited to use it. Glad that it worked well for you:)

    1. Thank you very much, the candle is from Primark if you're wondering! I really love the scrub so I expect that you will too! x

  3. That MUA palette looks amazing!! Awesome favorites. :)

    Foundations of My Life

    1. They really are, I'd highly recommend them. And thank you very much! :) x