So, while it’s inordinately warm outside, the leaves still swirl, a storm surrounds us and autumn and cooler air is coming. Of that we can be sure. It’s actually a time of year I love – filled as it is with birthdays in my house and our biggest annual celebrations (thanks to an American husband) – Halloween and Thanksgiving.
It’s also that time of wardrobe and make up cleansing – out with the summer stuff and in with the November appropriate woollies and winter updates, cover ups and multi denier tights. It’s also a make up makeover moment. So my picks for an instant beauty update are:
- A new lipstick: try a berry shade this year – it instantly affects your eyes taking them from so-so to sparkly. Try:Dior Diorific Lip & Cheek Velvet Colour in Glory £27.50 Boots. It’s a win win thanks to cheek and lip combo colour delight.
- A foundation: that will take you from day to night, this one calms redness, camouflages spots and is entirely flake free: Try Jane Iredale Mineral Foundation Glow Time £39.95. I apply mine with a big brush which is a major skin transformer.
- Mascara: I think in winter you can add the drama to daylight, my favourite new find is Tanya Burr Selfie Lash Mascara £ 7.99 from Superdrug. It’s fabulous – and a steal price – what’s not to love!
- Illuminating eyeshadow: grab a shade that screams “let’s celebrate” – and why not! My current fave is Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palette, there are many variations and they start at £29 from John Lewis. I tend to favour aubergine or mocha hues but if beige is more your thing – be my guest!
Love Jane x