Summer has met an untimely end and everyone seems to be whipping out the burgundy colours and brewing their autumnal drink of choice already, and with good reason! As sad as I am to see summer go I will be embracing autumn and the cosy times it brings, so here are the things i’ve been enjoying in this transitional period.
I’ve found so many good things in TKMaxx this month, it’s kind of a bizarre place to frequent but it’s my fourth home, I find so many good things there. The first being the Stila In the Moment palette, it features such pretty and wearable colours with good pigmentation. I’ve been wearing this on most days, its perfect for a neutral look but also a good day to night palette as you can spruce up your look with the purple shades. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘spruce’ in my life but it’s the only word to describe this palette’s powers. I also found a Stila Eye Shadow Compact in Copper, the pigmentation of this is so good and the shade can be mixed with a lot of colours. I will definitely be investing in more Stila eye shadows in the future, I am besotted.
Dove Rich Nourishment Cream
I’m pretty lazy when it comes to body care, but i’ve been making a conscious effort to moisturise my legs and arms as the colder months arrive and this has been an essential. It’s very moisturising, leaves my skin very soft and I love the scent, it’s very inexpensive for the amount and quality of product you get.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl
The beautiful packaging and glamorous name of this product seduced me way before I had tried this on, then when I tried it on I knew it would never leave my side. It’s a natural berry shade, perfect for autumn and any makeup look. It’s formula does wonders for my lips, such a comfortable matte you forget you’re wearing it. The price is a bit painful, but for a lipstick I will get a good use of I can justify it.
NARS loves Los Angeles Palette
Yet another TKMaxx find, and probably the best thing i’ve ever found there. It’s quite an old and limited palette but I was wooed when I saw it had the Laguna bronzer in it. It also has the blush Deep throat and the eye shadows Abyssinia, Etrusque, Bali and Outremer. The shadows are great colours, Abyssinia and Outremer being handy crease and highlight colours and the other two handy for just about anywhere on the lid. Deep throat is a very pretty blush, it’s a good less-shimmery alternative to Orgasm by Nars which is a firm favourite, but some days you don’t want your cheeks to steal the show so Deep throat is perfect. The main attraction of this palette is Laguna, it’s a firm favourite with everyone and their nan so I was excited to see if this lived up to the hype and it really did! It’s a perfect shade, not too orange, creating a natural contour. I will possibly be doing a more in depth post about it.
Benefit’s High Beam Highlighter
I received this in this month’s Birchbox, which was quite controversial when my review was posted on the Birchbox Facebook and brought out cries of ‘why didn’t I get high beam?’. I didn’t think it was such an in demand product, but I can see why! It’s a light pink liquid highlighter with just the right amount of shimmer, I love this on top of my cheeks, it just adds a pretty glow to the skin and will bring some life to the dreary autumn months.
What are your favourite autumnal products? It feels like autumn already in Britain, dreary weather and giant spiders sauntering about the place, the only downside of this side of the year. Thank you for reading, hope your days go well! 🙂