Autumn has well and truly arrived and it might be that I’m a (late) Autumn baby but I bloody love this season and everything about it. From the cozy jumpers and the delicious spice pumpkin lattes to the autumnal scents and colours, I get excited this time every year as I’m anticipating new and exciting things to come.
It’s also the season that many beauty brands choose to launch their new lines and products and this year has not let us,beauty fans, down. Charlotte Tilbury launched her new line of liquid lipsticks, Victoria Beckham launched her new make up collection with Estée Lauder and Jo Malone has released 2 new amazing English Oak based scents. And that’s to name a few. Here’s what I’m already loving and what I’m lusting over this September!
Coffee is one of the things I appreciate the most in life, up there with chocolate and good wine. So I was super excited to see that Nails Inc brought the colour of my favourite beverage to my nails this Autumn. The Caffeine Hit range features 4 amazing rich coffee-brown shades-3 matte and one sparkly-and the best thing? They are caffeine infused and actually smell of coffee! I bought the Espresso Martini shade to try first but I’m convinced I have to complete the collection with the rest of the shades.
I have to admit that there’s no love lost between me and liquid lipsticks. I usually find them heavy on my lips, difficult to apply without making a messy job out of it and sticky. However, I’m open-minded especially if it has anything to do with a new Charlotte Tilbury release. And rightly so! When I checked out the new Hollywood Lips shades I loved them all but wasn’t holding my hopes up with regards to their formula. As soon as I tried them on though I was happily surprised! They feel nourishing and comfortable on the lips rather than sticky, their application is beautiful and they are really long-lasting. I went for the Too Bad I’m Bad shade but I want them all!
I started noticing lately that the laughter lines around my eyes are getting more and more evident. And although I love a good lol as much as the next person, I felt that I should take some…action before it’s too late. I am quite lazy when it comes to my eye skincare routine-I struggle with actually sticking to one. So I knew I needed a product easy to apply, mild on the eyes (as mine are quite sensitive) and good with dark circles as well as with fine lines. After doing a lot of research I was between the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream and the Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream as I read great reviews for both of them. I decided to go for the latter one though as I felt that its natural ingredients would make it very gentle to the eyes. Now I haven’t been using it for long so watch this space for a performance review, but first impressions have been really great! It starts as a rich cream but after tapping it around the eyes it magically turns to water and then gets immediately absorbed by the skin. And I have already seen a difference in the appearance of dark circles. So, so far so good 🙂
You know it’s going to be an amazing Autumn in the beauty world when you hear that cult beauty brand Glossier will finally start shipping to the UK in October! I can’t wait to try all their products but I know which one is going to be the first on my list. Cloud Paint has so many raving fans loving it that I’ve been dying to try it. The product’s gel-cream formula is designed to give a natural, seamless finish while hydrating and plumping up the skin. It is available in 4 shades: Dusk, Puff, Beam and Haze.
The Autumn/Winter 2017 Victoria Beckham collection for Estée Lauder was a much anticipated one after the success of her first collection for the brand. And it is as stunning as it is innovative.
Eye foil, a product launched in her first collection, is back in new shades. These liquid eye shadows create a vinyl-like finish on the eye and use sparkling pearls to give a gunmetal foil effect. Burnt Anise is my absolute favourite shade and definitely in my wishlist along with the gorgeous Matte Lipstick in Black Cassis.
I really-really love a good highlighter. It has started becoming one of my favourite beauty products. When used properly and is of a good quality, it gives such a charming shine to the face.
Ciaté London’s Dewy Stix is a highlighting balm stick that gives gloss and shine without shimmer. It is available in 3 shades, Glow , Gleam and Lustre. I have my eyes on Lustre which is a rose gold shade that gives a glamorous, pink toned iridescence.
Which are your favourite beauty products this Autumn? Can’t wait to hear your recommendations!