Autumn is my favourite season for many reasons – golden leaves, chilly evenings that require a roaring fire, no more gradual tanning, chunky knits, no need for strapless bras… I could go on and on.
One thing I particularly love about autumn, however – and you’ll have to just deal with the complete and utter vanity of this next statement – is full coverage makeup. Yes!
I’ve never been able to achieve the soft, dewy look that’s so popular during summer. I love concealer and powder and lipstick – all things that can look heavy and harsh on warm, bright days… not to mention end up halfway down your face under the glare of the sun. So autumn, with its darker skies and crisp temperatures, is perfect for a full face of slap. Applied carefully, of course.
I’m wearing: Benefit Porefessional Primer | Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 02 | Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque | Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Light | Rimmel Hide the Blemish in Ivory | Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Powder | Topshop Cream Blush in Neon Rose | Black kohl liner | Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow in Pistol | Benefit They’re Real Mascara | Benefit Brow Pencil in Medium | Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick in 01
This is my typical everyday makeup look during the colder months. I swap my lighter summer foundation (this year I loved YSL’s Touche Eclait Foundation) for my beloved Double Wear – I’ve been using it for years and nothing beats it for full coverage and wear. I also build up my eye makeup – I love kohl liner because it’s so easy to swipe and smudge. Finally, I swap summer’s bright pink lips for deeper red shades – the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks are amazing and I love the matte finishes.
A few slight tweaks to my daily routine mean my makeup is suited to the season – darker shades, heavier eyes and fuller coverage look great when worn with woolly winter coats and wrap-around scarves. I also tend to go for darker hair at this time of year – naturally I’m a very light blonde, but I love being a (pretend) brunette!
Do you swap your makeup for the seasons? Which products do you save for autumn/winter?