From Summer to Autumn

The weather is confusing and the tan is fading. It’s pouring with rain one minute and beaming with sun the next so it must be okay to carry sunglasses and an umbrella, right?


To hold onto the summer glow, I swear by a dusting of Benefit ‘Hoola’ and a light eye-shadow from the Naked 2 palette (usually a bit of Foxy). Hoola is a perfect match for nearly all skin tones and just gives a real warmth to cheek bones. I use it for a soft contour with a small brush on my cheeks, jawline, temples and nose after a light layer of foundation or face powder. I find I do have to re-apply towards the end of the day if I am going to go out in the evening. With a dash of primer, the eye-shadows in the Naked 2 palette are so long-lasting. One application in the morning and they stick all day.

I’m prone to a slick eye flick and nothing does it better for me than Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack applied with the Real Techniques silicone liner brush. All held on tight with the POREfessional from Benefit. The primer, which I just learned how to apply ‘correctly’ on the Benefit website creates flawless, smooth skin perfect for foundation to lay on top of and it smells like summer too.

During the day, particularly as the weather gets colder, I focus on keeping my lips hydrated; honey trap smells great and is really softening. To add a subtle bit of colour I use pinky-red lipsticks, the one featured here is Topshop lips in devotion which they have discontinued but can still be purchased elsewhere online or I guess the most similar would be Macaroon or Be my baby. The actual lipstick is so moisturising and is pretty good for long-lasting wear.

Looking forward to a lovely, wet British winter!

All products:

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola / Lip balm: Lush honey trap / Lipstick: Topshop lips in devotion / Eyeshadow palette: Naked 2 by Urban Decay / Eyeliner: Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack / Primer: the POREfessional by benefit / Sunglasses: Topshop (similar) / Fragrance: Jo Malone red roses


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