Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Autumn base edit

So I'm a little behind on the whole Autumn posts thing however I am getting back into the swing of things and I am actually enjoying writing blog posts again. This year I thought I would split up my Autumn posts into three bits. Today I'm going to be talking about my favourite base products, Wednesday will see me talk about eyes and then on Friday I'm going to be talking all things lips. So without further ado lets get on with the post.
Nars Sheer glow foundation is something that I dig out every autumn. It is a pretty high coverage foundation. I do tend to mix it with a little oil just to make it a little bit more comfortable on my dry skin. This is just one of those foundations that always looks so healthy on the skin. Concealer wise I've been really enjoying the NYX HD concealer lately. I have the shade Porcelain which is actually a really fab highlighting concealer for under my eyes. It is also incredibly comfortable and doesn't dry out my under eyes.
Moving onto colour products I have been really enjoying the Catrice Prime and fine Contour palette at the moment. It is a little more warm toned than the kind of bronzer/contour I'd reach for usually however I really do like it. The highlight isn't anything special however if you are a fan of a subtle highlight then it is nice. Both the powders blend and sit really nicely on the skin and even though the contour is warm it doesn't leave the face looking muddy. Highlighter wise the new Sleek Cleopatra's kiss highlighting palette has been the one. I do think his is probably a little more suited to the summer as it is quite gold toned however I've been using the pinky shade a lot and I absolutely love it.
Illamaqua Dixie, Essence Berry me up, Maxfactor Gorgeous berries, Catrice contour, Catrice Highlight, Sleek Cleopatras kiss (Palest powder shade)
Blush wise I have been reaching for three particular shades which I am in love with, the first is Illamasqua's Cream blush in Dixie which is the prettiest dusty rose shade. I really like the Illamasqua cream blushes as they are so easy to blend and they aren't super stiff in the pan but also don't feel sticky on the cheeks. The next blush is the Essence matte blush in berry me up which is an incredible basic light berry shade. These blushes are so pigmented and blendable and for £1 I can honestly think of no downsides to them. The final blush I have is the Maxfactor Cream puff blush in Gorgeous berries. This is a stunning berry shade with the most stunning gold sheen to it and I find it lasts so well on the cheeks.
So that's it for today, I really hope you enjoyed this post.


  1. Beautiful edit! I haven't posted enough autumnal content either, haha, the Essence blush looks gorgeous. Xx

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  2. I'm loving the autumnal shades! I've dug out my Sheer Glow too recently, I still need to try the NYX concealer!

    corrie |

  3. Ahhhh I've always wanted to try an illamasqua blush, this looks so pretty! xx

    Wunmi |

  4. Absolutely love your picks here, agreed that Sheer Glow is perfect for this time of year! Love the look of the illamasqua blush too!

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