The Autumn Colour Palette

Spring and Autumn are the prettiest seasons in the year by far. I like feeling the change of seasons and when the weather gets a little cooler and leafs start turning and the pinecones start to drop. So without getting all National Geographic on you here is the make up that comes into rotation for me. 

Cheeks: All year round to do tend to go for blush that is a little dustier than something that is a bright on the cheeks I like something a tad more sculpting. Something I always reach for in the cooler months is Benefit Benetint which is a lip and cheek stain and I like to use it as a blush as it's a liquid I blend it out with my fingers and I am left with a pretty dewy flush of berry. Along the cream to powder line is the Bourjois Cream Blush 04 which is a dusty pink shade which just adds enough colour into my skin I find this is the blush I tend to gravitate toward to compliment a red lip. Finally is probably the scariest blush I own but also one of my favourites which is Sleeks Pomegranate definitely a colour to be careful with as going overboard with this is not a good look. This compliments my pale skin and green eyes a treat and the silver shimmer running through it rules out the need for a highlight too. 

Lips: To keep my lips hydrated with a slight wash of colour is the Korres Plum lip butter which I seem to talk about a little often so I will keep this short, pigmented enough to add a little something but packed with lip care essentials. Then if I want something a little more berry toned I go for the Revlon Lip Butter 'Berry Smoothie' this was the first lip butter I tried and by far my favourite. The perfect shade if you want to keep it simple and is something that you won't have to worry about wearing unevenly or getting on your teeth, it has a tiny amount of shimmer in but nothing too scary. The Rimmel Apocolips are perfect if you want to make a statement but want to keep it a little more glossy than a lipstick but not as sticky as lipgloss. I particularly like the shade 'Steller' which is the brightest red shade I own although on me it has a slight pink undertone. Vamping up to the real bold lip is last years favourite as well as this years too it would seem which is the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick 107 it's the perfect deep berry shade. Possibly my favourite lipstick formulation from the high street although marketed as a matte I find this gives a slight sheen on the lips and doesn't ever dry the lips out and become cracked.

Nails: The most obvious choice here is Essie 'Bordaeaux' my most beloved red shade although I wear it all year round it's my preferred red in the festive season. Another Essie shade I have been leaning to was one from there spring collection I believe which is the shade 'Maximillian Strasse Her' and this is a really pretty grey toned green colour. In the similar colour family to that is the Rimmel 60 Second Polish in 'Round & Round the Garden' which leads toward more the green side but has a creamy finish which is just lovely. Another Rimmel shade is the Rimmel Salon Pro in 'Punk Rock' a dark grey shade which is perfect those wanting a understated sophisticated manicure. Of course there had to be a glitter thrown in here and OPI always bring it with the glitter polishes in there christmas collections my favourite is one from a collection a couple of years ago.

What do you add into rotation when the festive period comes around?