Cashmere bobble hats, Catherine wheels and a socially acceptable excuse to dress your baby up as Donald Trump (umpa-lumpa tan and all) there’s something to be said about Autumn. And with this seasons iridescent skin and berry lips making a welcome beauty refresh for the changing weather, its also the ideal time to update the contents of your makeup bag.
Here are 9 products you need in your makeup bag this Autumn.
Healthy fresh skin is always in fashion but this autumn we are aiming for hyper-real radiance, a la Par McGrath at Valentino where she used iridescent powder on models cheekbones, eyelids and cupid’s bow. To avoid looking akin to a glowworm I recommend applying your iridescent powder on top of a velvety matt base.
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint £30. With its soft-focus effect, Velvet Matte Skin Tint delivers a velvety-smooth, touchable feel and superior comfort on application. Contains Rose Fruit Extract to visibly minimises the appearance of pores while controlling shine, plus Vitamins C, E, and SPF 30 to protect against free-radical damage caused by environmental stress.
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation £60. An oil-free gel foundation that has the unique ability to transfer water into the skin without the use of any oil, providing adjustable, even coverage thanks to light-reflective circular pigment that eases the appearance of flaws
With aloe, Chamomile and Arnica formulated to calm irritation and soothe sensitive skin.
Illamasqua Beyond Powder £32. Forget contouring, this season strobe your way to perfect complexion with Beyond Powder. Containing a gorgeous lightweight texture Illamasqua’s powder glides effortlessly onto skin, for healthy, flawless-looking finish.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light £69. Hourglass’s Ambient light is becoming somewhat of a cult classic thanks to it’s Photoluminescent Technology that works to capture, diffuse and soften surrounding light to refine the appearance of the skin. Its latest edition, Surreal Light contains never-before-released shades of powder, bronzer, blushes and highlighter, providing everything you need to finish, brighten, contour and highlight your skin in what neat little compact. A real must have.
There is just something about autumn and a striking bold lip and this season is no exception. If your not quite brave enough to go all out with a lacquered black cherry pout as seen at Dior and Louis Vuitton, why not take a leaf from Rodarte and Erdem and go for a more wearable berry shade.
Rodial Suede Lips £22. Radial’s new suede lips produce intense, long lasting pigmented colour with an on-trend matte finish all in a jumbo crayon. Non-drying, Rodial’s formula has been enriched with Vitamin E for a creamy wearable texture. This season why not try Big Apple, a beautiful soft burgundy berry colour. Kevin Aucoin; The Expert Lip Colour: Bloodroses Collection £28. Treat yourself this autumn with Kevyn Aucoin’s The Expert Lip Colour. Inspired by the legendary make up artist’s favourite ‘rouge noir’ shade, this luxurious collection of berry lip colours guaranteed to bring instant chic to any outfit. We love.
Tom Ford Lip Contour Dou £39. We can’t get enough of Tom Fords new Lip Contour Duo that features an innovative 2-in-1 lip colour design. On one end, the slim lip pencil enhances and defines the lips, and on the opposite end, a full-coverage lipstick is concealed inside. Genius.
Follow the likes of Altuzarra, Kenzo, Oscar de la Renta and Giamba this autumn and get creative with some graphic black liner. The bolder the better. By Terry Ligne Blackstar £26. Whether you want to create doe eyes or a smoldering gaze, this revolutionary liquid eyeliner with it’s shaped tip brush and soft, long-lasting, non-irritating formula allows you to perfectly line your eyes with both a bold or fine trace.Eyeko Me & My Shadow £18. Loved by Alexa Chung, this dual ended eye pencil featuring an eye colour and blending brush can be applied as a chunky eyeliner or smoky shadow for an effortless, waterproof and crease resistant colour.