Make Up I'm Loving For Autumn/Winter

I swear I always fall in love with make up all over again every year when Autumn comes around. Richer shades, a cooler glow and, most importantly, I'm unlikely to sweat it off!

To combat Wintery dryness, I make sure to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Smashbox's Primerizer  is marketed as a primer/moisturiser; so basically it's a moisturiser formulated with make up application in mind. It provides intense hydration with hyaluronic acid, a silky smooth base for foundation and increases the wear time of your make up.

I stopped wearing under eye concealer a long time ago. It was too heavy, more often than not ended up creasing, and to be honest, I realised I just didn't need it. I much prefer creamy 'pot' concealers, like this one from Charlotte Tilbury. Okay, technically it's a corrector - it has a peach tone to counteract dullness - but it achieves the same job. Using this corrector is so much more lightweight than using a traditional liquid concealer, it stays in place for longer in my opinion, and it's so much easier to apply. I've cut my make up routine down quite substantially now that I've eradicated time spent buffing in concealer with a beauty blender. Just a little dab under the eyes and you're bright eyed, bushy tailed and good to go. 
In the cooler months, I love two things the most about this foundation: I can lay off dewy, Summer look because it has a subtle matte finish for a truly 'skin like' look. Secondly, it's ever so light weight. This is such a thin foundation, my skin can still breathe! Which is good for when your face is bombarded with extreme cold weather and then heat from central heating/fires. It looks like it should be sheer coverage, but the coverage is so impressive as well. I find this covers even the most stubborn hyperpigmentation effortlessly. 
The key to avoid crinkley dryness in Winter is to avoid powder where possible. Swapping out your powder highlighter for a lightweight highlighting fluid - like Bondi Sands Glo Lights - is an easy place to start. I may enjoy a soft matte finish towards the end of the year but that doesn't mean I don't love my glow to be where it's supposed to be! I pat a couple of drops of Gold Lights onto my cheek bones for a seamless highlight that isn't too intense. If I do want to amp it up a bit, like for a night out, I'll sandwich a thin layer between my primer and foundation for a lit from within glow. 

I've also been enjoying this radiance powder so much and find it's tone so flattering, especially for the kind of make up vibes I aim for around this time, I had to mention it. I've been using it like a blusher because it's got a rosy tone with just a hint of reflection. I layer it on my cheek and take the excess higher up on the cheek bone. It gives a beautiful warm, rosy glow and really marries the whole look together.
I'm obsessed with this palette right now because the browns are beautiful! There's some cool shades and deep neutrals - matte and shimmer - that are perfect for this time of year. The shadows have a thick, buttery texture, feel so soft and apply perfectly. 
Leighton Denny has created a brilliant lip product: a traditional lipstick on one end, and a liquid lip stain on the other. Both are amazing! You could use the lipstick for a dressed up, polished look, and the stain for a more dressed down, natural look. The lipstick is plush, soft matte with a smooth, pigmented application, and the stain is perfect: it dries down quickly but doesn't feel dry or tight! The shade Hot For Chocolate is perfect for this time of year because it's a stunning warm rosy brown, almost auburny colour. It reminds me of Autumn leaves, actually!

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