Wednesday, 10 October 2012

My autumn beauty essentials

Autumn is my favourite time of year, without a doubt. I love the cold brisk mornings and the evenings drawing in and curling up on the sofa. *Sidenote - how good is October TV at the moment?! Downton Abbey and The Great British Bake Off are my personal favourites atm.* But as with every change in season I notice my beauty regime, and the products I use alter slightly. So I thought I'd share it with you!

A good make-up primer
Something all to many people overlook in my opinion is a good primer for your make-up especially in winter where although you might not be sweating as much your skin is taking a lot more of a beating, as is your make-up! I've tried quite a few but my stand out favourite is still The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver, it's perfect for drenching the skin in moisture without leaving it greasy or oily and makes my make-up last all day, but I have a whole post raving about it here so go and check that out if it sounds like something you'd be interested in.

Intensive lip balm
One of the first things I notice when the weather changes is my lips starting to get dry and cracked. That in conjunction with the central heating being cranked up every night it quickly turns me into an incredibly unattractive peeling lipped woman, so I'll be smothering myself in cocoa butter vaseline to keep them nice and soft. If anyone has any other good lipbalm recommendations I would love to hear them.

Foot care 
Not the most glamourous subject I'll admit but having cracked heels and troll toes is not an option for me, so I will be using a foot file to get rid of all the nasty dead skin and moisturising my feet before wearing cotton socks to bed to keep them in tip top condition.

Tonal makeup
This a/w I will be wearing lots of berry lips as seen in my Berry Lips - FOTD here. (I just picked up a Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie, and it is such a perfect Berry shade and really moisturising so perfect for the winter months!) Along with lots of gold and brown eyeshadows and TONS of highlighter as per usual, who said it has to be a summer thing?!

And a non beauty must have for the autumn - Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, a recent discovery for me seeing as I have only really started to like coffee in the past few months, so strange how our taste buds change as we get older! But, there is literally nothing more autumnal and warms you up to core. SO TASTY!

Q- What is something you can't live without in Autumn beauty or otherwise?

Lots of Love Daisy xxx