Technically yes, it is still considered summer, but London has been very grey and rainy so in a bid to give myself something to look forward to, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to give my makeup bag a few Autumnal edits and maybe give you a few ideas too on how you can quickly update your makeup bag too….
In addition to my regular base, I’ve really been enjoying Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Stick as this has a nice creamy consistency perfect for the changes in weather recently.
To give a little bit of warmth (as there sure isn’t any sun at the moment so feel the need to fake it somewhat) i’ve been loving Delilah Sunset Matte Bronzer in Medium Dark and then adding some Benefit Girl Meets Pearl to the tops of cheek bones which actually has a more pink toned highlight but the pink is very subtle so the glow it radiates is perfect and you can also use this as a primer too to lift the skin if its suffering from dullness.
When it comes to eyes, I love Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal, super simple to use and this earthy grey toned shade will suit everyone, add one wash for day, or build up the intensity for night and add a slick of Estee Lauder Little Black Liner to the lash line for a more polished look. Chanel makes great eye quads and my pick would have to be Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tisse Vendome as it’s such a versatile palette, also perfect for day to night eye looks and it also has the earthy tonal feel that verges on more neutral but still very on trend for AW.
For Lips I like to opt for an easy to wear neutral: Ciate London Olivia Palermo Satin Kiss lipstick in Praline is the perfect brown toned nude, again making a subtle nod to a more autumnal nude, and then for a more statement lip I am loving Clinique Pop Lipstick in Cola Pop, a darker more brown toned red, which was seen all over the AW15 runways.
Let me know what edits you’ll be making ready for AW…