It’s getting to that time. We enjoy drowning ourselves in pumpkin spiced everything, burgundy, and a specific colour scheme of orange, gold, and red. The entire season is basically a pretty Pinterest photograph. Even if it managed to rain and soak up our crunchy leaves, it still looks pretty. Unlike snow, that looks like turds of tyres after a few passes of a blow in the streets. No matter whether you’re interested in mainstream fashion or a part of the subculture like I am, we like to incorporate these things into our wardrobe. Subtly or even be a walking advert for autumn collections of 2016. These are three products that are must-haves in my day to day wear.
LVX Nail Polish in Bordeaux – This is a personal favourite brand of mine. They are as trendy as well as ethical. Their nail polishes are formulated without seven most commonly used ingredients within mainstream nail polishes that could be considered harmful to your health. Bordeaux is a beautiful maroon shade with warm tones that not only makes me think of the autumn and winter. But seductive elegance. But I also automatically think of Gal Gadot in that burgundy dress in Batman Vs Superman.
The beauty of burgundy shades is that you can easily transition it from one season to another. Even if it is a warm summer evening, you can easily wear this for nights out with the girls, and it sits well on all skin colours. Whether you have a deeper toned skin like Iman. Or whether you have rather fair skin like Sophie Turner, it’s a shade that is universal.
Honest Beauty Falling For You Palette – THIS! Oh, my god! This has to be my favourite palette to ever exist. I know it sounds highly exaggerated. But when you find a palette you really enjoy, you tend to squeak upon opening. Every shade is simply stunning to me.
The Texture :║: The cream product’s a very smooth and buttery upon application. Though the lip products are demi-matte, they are very comfortable and do not feel dry on the lips. The Crème Blush is just as blendable and can have various different tools that can be used to apply and blend onto the cheeks.
The Eyeshadows :║: Though I have heard a few people say that these had a powdery texture, they’re a very light formulation. Which makes it so blendable. It still keeps the pigmentation. No matter what the finish is. Or even the depth of colour. My favourite shade combinations are Blackened Burgandy and Painted Gold. I love using them to have a smoked out look these days. But if I want to go for something more wearable, I will use a tapered shadow brush with Chromed Rose through the crease and Smoked Aubergine smudged out at the lash line instead of a liquid liner or a black pencil. Even try using a light dusting of Dusted Copper or painted gold at the centre of the bottom lip when wearing Blazed Garnet.
There is always a way to make an eyeshadow palette like this work for you. Change the base you use. Go darker. Go lighter. Change the brush you are using based on density. And you do not have to use all the shades at once. Remember, in makeup, you can get creative. And it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Alima Pure Lip Tint in Blackberry – Appropriately described as a sheer merlot. Let’s say you don’t like lipstick. Or you do. And you want to wear something autumnal appropriate. But you just don’t want an opaque coverage of your traditional bullet. Alima Pure has a selection of five lip tints that provide nourishment and a sheer wash of colour that can be built. I love wearing this for when I’m keeping everything else with makeup minimal.