If you are a frequent blogs reader or an active Instagram user, you have probably noticed the Fall season content tidal wave out there.
Suddenly, it seems everyone is obsessed to share their seasonal joy these days. And you know what? I am OK with that. Because in terms of Autumn, I am a total groupie: I love a good bonfire, a nice long walk in the crisp air and all those gorgeous outfits flooding my Instagram news section.
Most people associate Autumn with rich colours, soft velvet, and golden leaves, and although I am all about burgundy tones and that infamous pumpkin latte, to me Fall season is connected to deep scents, earthy eye shadows, and a bold lip. Seasonal beauty looks are my favourite part about the whole thing.
In general, I consider myself a very organised person, which means that by this time of the year I have sorted out most of my products and I am ready for the long-awaited Autumn game. This year, though? Not so much.
When we first moved to London two months ago, the removal firm lost one of our boxes. Unfortunately for me, most of my makeup collection was in that box. And let me tell you something: that hurt. Like, on a worst-nightmare-of-a-beauty-lover level. All my awesome Nars eye shadows and MAC lipsticks gone. FOREVER. (Yes, I am breathing inside a paper bag while writing this.) I am quite sure this is future therapy material—I know, I know: Drama Queen Alert. #firstworldproblems—but in the meantime I tried to keep calm, take a deep breath and then I made a list of the absolute five Autumn products I can’t live without. I am still crying over all the lost products (they did serve honorably and surely deserved better), but I had to prioritise my needs and go for a little shopping trip.
Since we all love a good shopping haul, today I am sharing with you the top five beauty products for a perfect Autumn look.
The Chocolate Bar Palette
Oh, Too Faced! You really cracked the code with this one, didn’t you?
When this delicious palette was first launched back in Spring 2013, it was meant to become iconic. Its 16 chocolate scented eyeshadows are infused with 100% cocoa powder, nourishing the skin and releasing antioxidants. But what I truly love (and guys I am not exaggerating when I say I like it so much, this is my to-go choice a good 90% of the times) is the exquisite spectrum of velvety and shimmering Autumnal tones—from rich browns to decadent plums, every Fall colour is represented here. An absolute essential if you want to indulge yourself.
Christian Louboutin Beauty Velvet Matte Lipstick in Djalouzi
I have written in this site about the opulent Velvet Matte lipstick before so, you won’t be surprised to hear me say this is one of my Autumn must-haves. Djalouzi is a stunning oxblood tone intensely pigmented and with a non-drying matte finish. The luxurious vial-shaped packaging adds value to an already brilliant product. Obsessed with all things crimson during Fall? (Hi there. I feel you, soulmate!) Then this is your winning bet.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer
Do you believe in miracles? Usually, I would say I don’t but this product made me a believer overnight (and I am being quite literal: it took about two days for it to become my ride-or-die concealer). At this point in my life and being a thirty-something lady with a permanent dark circles genetic situation over here, I am far from easily impressed when it comes to the concealing department.
Regular concealer? Checked. Caffeine serums? Checked. Bathing in the blood of a unicorn sacrificed under the moonlight? Checked too. No, my dark circles won’t go away. Notwithstanding, this product really honours its name—it’s magic! Not only does it vanish my stubborn dark circles and the occasional blemish, but it also plumps my skin slightly leaving a subtle velvety feeling to it that I simply adore.
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
Because to me, dramatic lashes are the key to any Fall look, I return to this mythical YSL mascara every year. Are you into pro-vitamin and Morocco oil products? Do you fancy a bit of colour to match your seasonal makeup? Are you looking for a product that prevents any smudging, clumping, and flaking? All of the above, maybe? Good! Yves Saint Laurent has you covered. I am not prone to be tempted by luxury or high-end products when it comes to my lashes but this one is an exception. All I can say is that it is worth every single penny.
Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum
As an extra, I want to include a fragrance in this list. I know most people will not consider perfume as a part of a beauty look and they are probably right. As for me, your scent is the final touch to any look, which is the reason why I am including it in this post.
Described as a luxuriant composition with contrasting notes of mandarin, jasmine, Ylang-Ylang and patchouli, Coco is one of those perfumes you will always go back to. I only started using it last Christmas but it quickly gained a permanent status on my signature perfumes list. It is classic without being too heavy and although the scent does stay with you, it won’t make you dizzy. It feels nice on the skin but I do enjoy spraying it directly on my clothes or the tips of my hair, where it stays nice and fresh all day long. Also, it is more mature and sophisticated than my other Chanel love, Coco Mademoiselle (which might be a better option for Spring).
And these were my top five beauty products for a perfect Autumn look.
I would love to hear about your favourite seasonal beauty products too: perfumes, lipstick, eye shadow… you name it! Let me know what are your absolute Fall essentials or the last additions to your beauty collection.