Transitioning into the cooler months, I have decided to switch up what's within reach on my dressing table for some, perhaps, more appropriate products. I often find that with the cooler months, even my combination skin needs a boost of hydration and my lips in particular need extra moisture.
The first to change is my foundation. I've been testing out the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation* in Y245. Paired with a buffing brush, this foundation gives a flawless, even coverage that is long lasting and comfortable to wear. I shake it up, take about 1-2 pumps of the product on the back of my hand, and dot it around my face. It blends so seamlessly and easily that it really takes no time in the mornings to make sure my base is in place. I don't find that it oxidizes throughout the day which is fantastic and with the incredible shade range, there really is something for everyone. For areas that need more coverage or for touch-ups throughout the day, the matching Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation* is the perfect candidate. I typically take the product on a smaller brush and buff it over areas that need the extra coverage instead of popping on a heavy concealer for a lighter finish.
I still haven't been able to put down my favourite Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed for that natural flush. It is just such a no-brainer for me that I just keep exposing more of the pan each day with use. To highlight and contour, I'm still using the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. The highlight is beautiful when applied lightly down the bridge of the nose and top of the cheeks, and the contour shade is just the right shade to give a very natural looking chisel.
Next step, eyes. I've rediscovered the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette, using Skimp as an even base and a mix of Cover and Primal in the crease for definition and dimension. I'm also back to busting out that cat-eye effect with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner. It is so easy to use with the fine, felt tip. Of course, no eye look is complete for me without the Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara on the top lashes and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara on the bottom lashes.
The sample of the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil has proven to be a staple in my collection as it is just so easy to use. With a tiny wind-up waxy pencil on one end and a spooly on the other, this little pencil is the perfect product to get those brows looking "on fleek", whether it's at the dressing table early in the mornings or on the go.
Of course, the star to most of my upcoming looks this season will be the Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Understudy. It's a muted pink that is perfect for a slight pop of colour in an everyday look. The formula is sort of a gel-cream and feels nourishing, yet it delivers quite a lot of colour that lasts. I'm definitely interested in trying more from the range.
What have you added to your October rotation of products?