Hello you lovely lot. How are we all?
Gosh it seems a heck of a long time since I wrote up a beauty review/round up post. I’m so glad I’m making a bit of a comeback with some autumnal beauty picks, as these are my favourite to read, as well as write. I shan’t waffle on, I’ll let you in on the good stuff.
When a new season arrives I can’t help but change up my beauty routine. Apart from it being a habit, it feels nice to switch up your makeup bag and bring back old faves and even find some newbies.
This autumn it’s all about that beautiful warm glow (when I can be half-assed to do more makeup this just a lick of mascara) and a hydrated base. Nothing beats finishing off your base with a warm blush shade and to be honest, my makeup never feels complete until I’ve done so. Blush is a must for the A/W months, there’s nothing quite like lil rosy cheeks to make you look and feel even more snug. So, here are my favourites for the autumnal months ahead…
If you’re one for a budget beauty steal then there are two I highly recommend. Not only are they affordable, I find them just as amazing as the higher end products. First up is my favourite out of the two, Essence’s Silky Touch Blush in Indian Summer, the most perfect muted blush colour for the autumn months. In the pan it doesn’t look nothing special but on the skin is a whole other story. It’s a gorgeous warm peach shade with brownish undertones with a slight sheen to it, but no glitter – hurrah. I find many drugstore blushes contain a hell of a lot of glitter but this one has none whatsoever. The formula is so so creamy, long lasting and a real bargain for just £1. Yes, you did read that right!
For something a little more on the rosy side we have the Milani Powder Blush in Romantic Rose. This shade kinda speaks for itself I think. When applied to the skin it turns into a true English rose colour, which I find really flattering and gives you that ‘I’m a little bit flushed at how cold it is how here’ look, if ya get what I mean.
This post had to bring back a very old favourite of mine as it’s one I bring back out every year without fail. It’s the MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul (aka my fave, my go to and my blush best friend). I’m pretty sure I spoke about this quite a bit last year on here but I’m bringing it back – its that good. I purchased this on a whim as I found it on offer online and it turned out to be a very good sale purchase. The shade is an easy to wear peachy bronze blush and is just amazing if you love the trending peach toned makeup. This is a blush that would look incredible on many skin tones.
If you’re into your bronzed glowing skin then my biggest babe from my beauty cupboard for this is the Nars Blush in Zen. I’ve had this blush for a very long time, I actually think it was my first expensive blush purchase, and it sure didn’t disappoint. It follows the brands blush expectations, as its very finely milled to leave your skin looking like skin, long lasting and is very easy to blend. The shade almost looks like a bronzer but it has slight dusky rose undertones when applied to the skin, but ever so slight. It’s just the perfect blush if you want to spice up an all bronzy look.
Last but by no means least is a newbie to my stash, the Fenty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Ridiic. This blush in the stick screams bright and bold, which is typically your go to blush in the summer, however it transfers very different on the skin depending on how you apply it. When I saw this at the Fenty Beauty preview I was a bit terrified of the it but once I watched it apply to someone’s face I was in love. Its so lightweight and creamy and blends away like no other cream blush I’ve seen before. It looks so natural on the skin and leaves an orange flushed glow, perfect for autumn. Orange and autumn just go hand-in-hand, don’t they? This is a go to on the minimal makeup days, which are happening a lot at the moment.
What are your favourite blush picks for Autumn?
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