Oh Autumn, YOU'RE HERE BABY. I mean sure it doesn't officially start until September 22nd, and apparently we have a September heatwave coming (I'm crying inside too dw.) But I mean, can I just pretend that Autumn is here? Because I mean Pumpkin Spice lattes, jumpers, scarves, boots, tights, I'M EXCITED. But I mean Autumn fashion isn't the only fab thing coming our way, autumn makeup looks are literally one of my favourite things about this season, because I mean, GIVE ME ALL OF THE BRONZE EYES RIGHT NOW PLEASE. I want earthy tones, pigmented bronzes, vibin' neutrals and dark red lips, and I want it all the time.
I mean I get it, and don't get me wrong, I'm super excited and like I kinda wanna raise the roof about some of the new beauty bits coming out because THEY LOOK SO GOOD. But I mean I think we can all appreciate the old time staples, the ones that I repurchase again and again, the ones I LOVE to bring out, the ones I wake up dreaming about in the midst of summer.
What? You guys don't dream about the Stila Eyes are The Window to The Soul palette in the middle of July? Hmm weird.
So, yes, it may be true that I only bought this palette because morphe had this absolutely crazy discount on, and the infamous 350 was sold out. Buuuuut, this palette remains to be one of the best larger palettes I've bought, and I mean as with all palettes by Morphe there is some inconsistency between the shades, there are some that are insanely pigmented, buttery and just SO blendable I kind of want to sing a song about them. I mean don't worry I won't, but THE WANT IS THERE GUYS.
JOSIE MARAN ARGAN OIL
JOSIE MARAN I LOVE YOU. I mean really I do, she kinda saved my skin from a hell of a lot of heart ache, and she's made it glow like no other has been able to. When autumn rolls around, I tend to amp up the serums and facial oils anyway, but especially Argan oil in particular. I love not only lathering it on at evening, but also just mixing it in with foundations to give my face y'know a little bit more of a 'Hey, don't you wanna fry an egg on me?' level of glow to my face.
STILA EYES ARE THE WINDOW
Of all the autumn themed eyeshadow palettes, I mean this one takes the biscuit and YUP IT'S MA FAVE. Maybe it's the dark red cranberry shade that's so pigmented that I think one swatch would brand me for life in a Lord of The Flies fashion, maybe it's the sheer shades that y'know give me enough glitz to be seen from the skies. But I mean THIS PALETTE THO. It just seems to scream autumn at me, and it's well loved in my collection.
MAYBELLINE LIP PENCIL IN CRANBERRY
I mean I've always been a fan of the Maybelline lip pencils, they seem to have this really velvet like consistency that just glides onto the lips, and they're so long wearing, and a really bloody fabulous dupe for the NARS ones. Autumn for me is when I break away from my classic peach and mauve pink tones (I mean some of the time, let's not go crazy I still am Millie lol soz.) I like to venture for darker tones, ones that are slightly more dramatic and rich in colour, and this plum cranberry tone is one I go back to time and time again.
KAT VON D SHADE TO LIGHT
I mean so it just may be that I kinda keep this in my collection, easily accessible at all seasons. But the reason I mention it here is because these earthy tones were just kinda made for this season. Each quad in this palette is beautiful, pigmented, buttery and kind of just everything that your inner Jaclyn Hill wants in a palette. This palette is pretty much the king of neutral shades, and gives you SO much variation to work with. It's one of the best investments that I've ever made in my collection, and I mean, JUST LOOK AT IT.
So I never really hear anyone talk about the healthy mix concealer and I'm never really sure why. The foundations are a massive hit, but the concealer? Nada. And I mean, it's got to be up there in one of my top 5 drugstore / high street options. It's perfect for a winter concealer for problem skin because it's high coverage and thick, but blends out beautifully to highlight skin naturally and just add some extra definition to the centre of your face. It's up there as a solid winter fave.
JOSIE MARAN VIBRANCY FOUNDATION
This one is up there as a solid fave, and the reason I always tend to gravitate towards it more in the winter months is because it acts as an extra oomph of hydration for my dry skin, and seems to add more glow than any other foundation I own, while still keeping an excellent amount of coverage.
I hope you guys are as excited about autumn as this snazzy pants gal is, I mean I dunno it might be impossible because you know, have I told you how much I like pumpkin spice lattes? But I believe in you, you can try. What are your autumn must haves? I'd love to know!