Autumn is officially here and I for one am ready for it. It's a cosy season, albeit a rainy one, but I can't help falling in love with the colours of fall each year especially when it comes to beauty - deep maroons, wine shades and berry tones on both the lips and nails. Not to mention all things comforting when it comes to body care products.
Here I've put together my favourite affordable autumn products that really are some of my favourites for this time of year. Let me know if you would also like to see a high-end version of this post!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Copenhagen
£5.50 ASOS (LINK HERE) or Boots (LINK HERE)
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are some of my favourite everyday lip formula; pigmented, soft and comfortable on the lips whilst offering a nice but not overly matte finish, plus they come in every shade you could possibly want. I could recommend so many autumn-worthy shades from the range however my favourite deep berry tone would have to be Copenhagen, the less darker and more wearable sister of Transylvania. The lip cream lasts well throughout the day however it does fade leaving a nice even stain. I also love that the shade can dabbed lightly onto the lips for a lighter berry tone. I have a lot of love for this product.
Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick - Diamond Life
£3.00 Superdrug (LINK HERE)
Onto such a stunning lipstick with both the rose gold packaging and the actual lip product and for a mere £3 - kudos to Makeup Revolutions here! As you can see this does look a seriously dark lipstick in the bullet but in fact is quite a wearable medium berry shade, look to Private Members Club from the range if you want something extra vampy. This lipstick glides over the lips with ease with a nice hydrated looking finish - side note... I've aware this is very similar to 'NYC Copehagen' however they are totally different in formula making them look different when on the lips. This has made me realise how much I need the raved about Rose Gold Chauffeur lipstick now! Again this is a lipstick that can dabbed onto the lips to give a more pink berry lip stain. If you are on a budget but want to pick up a new berry lip colour then I'd highly recommend making it this one!
Maybelline Color 24hr Tattoo - Pink Gold
£4.99 Superdrug (LINK HERE) or Boots (LINK HERE)
Autumn or not the Maybelline Color Tattoo range is my go-to for cream eyeshadows and they really do rival MAC Paint Pots in my opinion. I have countless shades now but come Autumn I reach for Pink Gold much more as it has those red coppery undertones that are oh so pretty and highlights the eyes a dream. If you love enhancing your eyes, especially when wearing a dark lip or adding a highlighting shade to a smokey eye then this is the cream eyeshadow you need this season. It also lasts all day without creasing, plus so little is needed the actual product will last you forever.
Sleek Goodnight Sweetheart i-Divine Palette
£8.99 Boots (LINK HERE)
Can we just appreciate the outer packaging of this palette for a second, please? Oh, I wish some how the lovely imagery could be on the palette as well, because the box is just too lovely to throw away. Packaging aside, this is my first Sleek eyeshadow palette in a long while... not because I don't love Sleek eyeshadows, I really do, but because I've been enjoying this MAC palette. However when this came into my life last week I knew it would become an Autumn staple for me... I mean just look at 'By The Fireside', 'Velvet Wrap' and 'Snuggle', actually all the shades are spot on for the colder months. As always with Sleek eyeshadows expect amazing pigmentation and a wonderful buttery formula! This really feels like a treat but only costs £8.99 for 12 eyeshadows - amazing!
Ghost Deep Night 30ml
£13.60 eBay (LINK HERE) or Fragrance Direct £12.99 (LINK HERE)
I'm pretty sure most people in there 20-30's have tried a Ghost scent at some point. Ghost have been around what seems like forever and they produce some lovely affordable scents. I recently picked up Deep Night as I remember wearing it years ago and enjoying it. I would describe the scent as quite masculine and almost like a woody aftershave but with extra subtle floral notes and vanilla, making it a warm scent. Any other time I would say this is purely an evening scent but come Autumn/Winter it can definitely be worn as a sultry daytime fragrance if you are into deep notes. I personally love this scent being on my scarves in autumn as there is something warming and comforting about it, this could be the masculine aspect of it or that it's just a well rounded slightly spicy scent.
Lush The Comforter Shower Cream 100g
£4.95 Lush (LINK HERE)
Lush are totally on the money calling this a 'snug berry hug' on their website, because it is exactly that! Generally comforting body products are bath products but if you won't have a bath in your home or just don't enjoy them, then it can be tricky to find anything that's ultra relaxing to use in the shower. Cue, The Comforter! With it's uplifting blackberry scent and it's rich cassis notes along with a nice amount of foam this is a joy to use in the shower. I can't fully explain it but it really does feel like a treat and it certainly is comforting especially under warm water. If you are yet to try a shower cream from Lush then make your first one The Comforter and if you're a loyal Lush fan... let me know what else I should pick up from The Comforter range - I'm obsessed!
Bourjois La Laque - Marron Show
£5.99 ASOS (LINK HERE)
Deep toned nail polishes are a plenty on the high street and I have many a berry shade - I recommend Barry M, Topshop and Rimmel. But this year I fancied something a bit more sophisticated and extra vampy, so I picked up Marron Show from Bourjois; a rich chocolate brown with an ultra glossy finish. Although dark the shade couldn't be mistaken for black and definitely is the grown up shade I was after. I also forgot how faultless Bourjois nail polishes are and will be picking up more shades from the La Laque range in the near future. For now Marron Show will do me well over autumn and winter with it's vampy vibes.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Vintage Confetti 833
£3.50 eBay (LINK HERE)
Come colder months, especially in the lead up to Halloween and then Christmas, I'm all about top coats on my nails. Whether it's a full on glitter that's a total pain to remove or glistening flexs that catch the lights whilst still letting your base nail colour shine through which is exactly what Vintage Confetti has to offer. I rate Sally Hansen nail polishes in general as they are budget friendly and offer so many amazing shades, but for me the stars of the show are the glitter flecked top coats. Vintage Confetti contains a mix of roughly cut gold pieces along with light pink and black hexagons and teeny tiny strands of orange and micro white dots. This looks amazing over any dark polish which is why it's an autumn favourite, that and the gold pieces catch the light so well reminding me of crisp golden leaves. A truly lovely top coat I've had for many years (SH glitter nail polishes last well!) and something I will be enjoying much more over the next few months.
Hope you enjoyed this autumnal beauty posts and my picks have encouraged you to update your A/W beauty wardrobe!
What is your favourite lip product to wear in Autumn?