Do you change your make-up with the seasons? Like many, I always use a more transparent lighter foundation during the Summer, but I also tend to switch my colours around depending on the season... For me, Autumn means storing (or throwing away, depending on the shelf life) the corals, bright pinks and other summery tones in favour of a mix of deeper shades of berries and nudes.
I never use bronzer between September and May, unless I am away on holiday, I find it makes me look at best like a Kardashian, at worse like an advert for Tango Orange, instead I switch to stains and creams in shades of plum and rose. Another thing I switch over... nail polish. September is the time for me to reach for deep, dark reds and purples. I think I read somewhere that Chanel Rouge Noir was the perfect year-round nail varnish, and of course I am a major fan, but I disagree: for me that's a colour for the cold, it doesn't work well for the warmer days. That said, I got my first berry manicure of the season a couple of weeks ago and it made me super cheerful (as you might have noticed if you follow my IG, sorry, I am the type of person who gets excited by manis and seasons!), because it means the new season is fully here. Yehhey!
Anyhoo, enough digression... here are my top picks to rock the berry shades make-up trend this season... Remember darker tones look amazing on nails and lips, but unless you're going out it's best to keep the eyes a little lighter; although a dark wine liner looks fabulous especially if your eyes are green or hazel.
From left to right:
- Nail lacquer in Dark Like Me, Smith & Cult
- Lip crayon in Dolce Plum, By Terry
- Special edition lip stain and gloss in Energy Noir, Tarte
- Lip2Cheek cream in Spell, RMS Beauty
- Blendable Colour Chameleon eye shadow pencil in Amethyst, Charlotte Tilbury
- Eye palette in Nude Blush 12, Burberry at Fabled.com
How about you? Any new season beauty musts?