It has been a while since I featured a roundup of some of my current beauty favourites. Due to one thing and another over the last few months I have even managed to fall behind on my typical monthly favourites posts; therefore, I thought it was about time that I rounded up some of my beauty favourites in one big post for autumn.
Generally speaking, this year has been a quiet one for me in terms of new beauty purchases. I find myself using the same staple products each month day in and day out as I have made a conscious effort to cut back on my beauty spending. As we head towards the end of the year I have to say that I have done pretty well on this and have managed to use up a lot of products this year, both skincare and make up based.
Since hitting September I am pretty sure that I have reached for nothing else in terms of eye shadow, as I am still very much in love with the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. This is a fantastic palette for this time of year due to the beautiful bronze, plums and crimson tones. For the price of £18 I think you really do get a great product for your money. For the moment I will refrain from harping on about this too much here as I do have a full review of the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette on my blog.
For a little while this product has sat within my draw unopened. Where skincare is concerned I try to not have too many things open at once as I can find it really overwhelming. However, about five weeks ago my skin erupted into a rash all around my mouth, it was extremely bizarre and it would not go away. I had not used anything new, I had not eaten anything to my knowledge which would have caused such a reaction, in fact I was utterly perplexed as to what had caused it. Five weeks later I now know it is stress related and it is somewhat under control. Whilst wondering what I could use on this I remembered that I had been sent this to review back in August and of course rapidly proceeded to open this and give it a try. It goes without saying that this really has helped to improve my rash as it is a lot calmer and not as raw looking, although I have had to obtain a steroid prescription to try and help get rid of it completely.
Essentially this cream is for damaged or irritated skin, it is well worth considering if you do have patches that flare up, although if it continues for a prolonged time then it's probably worth seeking professional advice.
One would argue that I am incredibly late to the party where the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots are concerned, however it wasn't until September where I finally decided to pick up Painterly in order to see if it would improve the longevity of my eye shadow. In a nut shell yes it does, although I can sometimes be a bit lazy and skip this step out. It is in its own right a great product to use to simply even up the skin tone on your eye lids as mine can look darker compared to the rest of my complexion, especially if I am tired which these days is nearly all of the time.
This product has been a firm favourite of mine for a long time now, it is part of my daily routine as I really do think it makes a visible difference to improving my under eyes as they do look quite dark at times. It for me is not a replacement for my trusty Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream which I use religiously, however I always ensure that I use this on top of that. The combination together works really well so I am currently very happy with this skincare/make up step that I have going on. Whilst it isn't the friendliest in terms of price, it does last a long time as you only need a small amount. Retailing at £26 I often find myself waiting for a little discount to pop up online before I make a repurchase.
A couple of weeks ago Coca Cola had a running promotion in Boots stores with L'Oreal whereby you could have a bottle of coke and a lipstick for about £5. Naturally I took advantage of this deal and opted for the shade Bois De Rose. Since purchasing this I have worn it nearly every single day as it is a really great every day shade which is easy to wear and requires very little maintenance. Having never really used many lip products from L'Oreal before I am now quite keen to explore the range a bit further as I have been pleasantly surprised by how hydrating I found this. For me this is probably the most important factor and indeed practical factor in a lip product as I do suffer with dry lips quite a lot. The shade can be incredible but if I can't wear it because it is too dry then what is the point?
What are your Autumn Beauty Favourites?
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.