My Autumn Makeup Picks

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 I haven't done a dedicated makeup blog post for a while, so I thought it was about time I'd change that. In this post I'm going to be talking about what products are in my Autumn/Winter makeup bag and why I've been enjoying using them lately. 

For primer I've been enjoying two new ones, these are the Barry M Pixie Skin Blurring Beauty Elixir and Essence Hydrating and Perfecting Primer*. The Barry M option can also be used as a skincare product because it's super soothing, smells really fresh and also blurs your skin a little as the name suggests. The Essence Primer Drops also do a great drop at smoothing out your skin and making it ready for some makeup. 

I've reverted back to the original It Cosmetics CC Cream after using the Matte version during the warmer months. Because my skin can't decide whether to be oily or dry right now with the weather change, I thought I'd go back to the original formula as it's hydrating but can also be powered down if it looks a little too glowy, if I'm having an oilier skin kind of day. For powder I've been using another fave from It Cosmetics which is the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder* which is literally the best powder ever! 

Another base I've been enjoying is the Burt's Bees Goodness Glows Foundation which gives  a nice glowy, radiant base but not super glowy. It seems to sit well on my skin whatever it's doing too. 

For concealer I've been loving a new addition to my makeup collection which is the bareMinerals BareSkin Concealer*. It gives a nice amount of coverage and doesn't feel drying like some high coverage concealers do. I'm also a fan of the applicator because it's quite bendy which means you can apply it really easily. I'm definitely going to be repurchasing once I've finished with it.

I rarely wear eyeshadow anymore but when I do fancy putting some on I've been liking the bareMinerals Rose Eyeshadow Palette* which I talked about in depth in this blog post. It's literally my perfect eyeshadow palette and I'm completely obsessed. My fave shades are Pixie, Boho and Free Spirit and I wear them either on their own or mixed together. I'm also planning on experimenting with some of the more "out there" shades in the new Essence palettes.

I've been using the It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara* recently after they kindly sent me over some products to try and it's safe to say I now totally get the hype over this mascara. Although the brush doesn't really look like something my lashes would get along with, it really helps to lengthen my lashes as well as adding a nice amount of volume. Overall I'm really impressed and I've been reaching for it a lot over the past couple of weeks. 

For highlighter I prefer more of a natural glow rather than an in your face glow if you get what I mean. So I've been reaching for either the Glossier Highlighter Concentrate in Pale Pearl which I picked up earlier in the year when they released the Glossier Play range and I've also been using the Essence The Highlighter* which is probably my favourite highlighter right now. It's so pretty and so affordable! If you're like me and think an OTT highlighter doesn't suit you then I highly recommend the one from Essence which is available from Wilko or Feel Unique.

For blush I've been reaching for the same old peachy-pink kind of blush such as the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush* which is just a pretty throw on and go kind of blusher. I don't really change my blush choice and stick with peachy-pink shades throughout the year.

Lastly is lipsticks and although I do like a deeper or darker lip in the colder months, I've still been reaching for my nude kind of shades lately. I'd mainly been using the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in English Beauty which I would say is quite similar to Pillow Talk but just a bit more pinker or I've been using the Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands* which is a nice nude shade which is comfortable to wear. 

What are your A/W makeup picks?

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  1. I love the IT Cosmetics CC cream! it's one of the best base products! x

  2. I'd love to try the It Cosmetics CC cream, definitely need to give it a go x
    Amber |

  3. I love the look and sound of these products, I still need to try the it Cosmetics CC cream I've heard so many great things x