Tomorrow is officially the first day of autumn, and that can mean only one thing: autumn beauty edit time! Seriously rustling up these seasonal beauty edits is one of my absolute favourite things to do. I literally cannot wait for the season to change to get to do them. And since autumn is also my favourite season (if only because of my birthday), I’m especially excited for the autumn beauty edit. This year’s autumn beauty edit is a bit different to what you might expect. Instead of the usual berries and plums, this season I’m all about the warm earthy neutrals.
THE AUTUMN BEAUTY EDIT
TREATS FOR THE SKIN
Since the weather changes from hot and sweaty (or not so hot if you live in Finland), to crisp and windy during autumn, it can be a bit tough on your skin. Luckily The Body Shop just released their superfood masks, that are chock-full skin treating super ingredients. I have the Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. A creamy white paste that you apply onto your skin, let sit and wash off with massaging motions. It not only cleanses your skin, but also exfoliates leaving your skin smooth and glowy. And all in just ten minutes.
Like said, I’m usually all about the berries this time of year. But this autumn I’m really loving more neutral shades, and from polishes to lipsticks and blush, I’m sticking with nudes. My current blush love is the H&M Velvet Cream Blusher in the shade Autumn Rust. It looks a bit scary in the pan, but dabbed on the cheeks it’s a lovely warm rust shade.
I keep my eye makeup pretty light throughout the rest of the year, but if there’s ever a time for the smokey eye, it’s autumn. I still like to keep it rather light and wearable, and my current go-to is the Tanya Burr eyeshadow palette in Birthday Suit. Unlike with the original Tanya Burr palettes, where the glitter shade was a bit pants, I actually wear all of these shades. For an easy day look I’ll wear Marzipan all over the lid with a tad of Toast on the crease. For something smokier I’ll add Cocoa Sugar on top with Soft Truffle in the crease.
LIQUID MATTE LIPS
It took me quite some time to get on board with the liquid lipstick trend, but it’s safe to say I’m on board now. (In fact, I need to stop buying more liquid lipsticks). I’m still waiting on the Tanya Burr Soft Luxe lippie in Martha Moo (it’s been sold out for months), but my current favourite is the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid. Unlike most liquid lipsticks, I find that these do not completely dry down and still feel a bit creamy on the lips. I have the shade Nude Thrill, a browny nude with just a hint of pink.
Finally, the nails. Usually when the darker days start rolling around, I get tempted to dig out my moodiest polishes. Maybe it’s because the summer was so poor this year, or just that I reaaally love nudes, but this autumn I’m sticking with nude nails. Two of my favourite warm beige nudes are Essie’s Spin the Bottle and L’Oréal’s Cafe de Nuit. And when I’m feeling something cooler, I’ll opt for the pastel grey Essie Between the Seats.
What’s in your autumn beauty edit?
CHECK OUT: Last Year’s Autumn Edit.