03 September 2017

My Autumn Beauty Essentials

Autumn means new beauty drops! It also means my skin gets a little bit drier as the temperatures start to drop. My autumn beauty products are hydrating and refreshing to make me look the brightest and best before the serious cold of winter comes!

I have long been a fan of sheet masks and I find the best value packets of masks are from TK Maxx. I have been loving these Vitamin C sheet masks - I think they were £4.99 for 5! I usually do a sheet mask every Sunday night to add some hydration before a long week of 9-6 work makeup! If you fancy a sheet mask, look for versions with vitamin c to add glow to the skin!

Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighter in Precious Petals
Like the rest of the beauty world, I'm obsessed with highlighters. I like the highlight to be really golden and natural - I'm not into the ones that look really metallic and wet. This highlighter is less than £5 and far out-performs many of its high end counterparts. The colour is great on cheeks and eyes. I love it so much that I'm going to stock up! 
(I buy Wet n Wild in Medicare Nortcott Tesco. It is also available in Medicare, Kings Square in East Belfast)

I've been a fan of drug store brand Sleek for a while & the Au Natural palette has amazing shades for autumn. Full of browns and neutrals (with a little bit of sparkle in some!), the buttery shadows apply like a dream. Plus the palette is only £8.99!

I have recently been trying some of the Urban Decay skincare range which has been a surprising delight. My favourite so far has been Lip Love, designed to give your lips a hug from wearing lots of matte and liquid lipsticks! With coconut, shea butter and mint as ingredients, I use this both at night before bed and when doing my makeup to ensure my pout is lipstick ready. 

This is hands down the best primer I have tried in my life. I've reviewed Laura Geller before but as the brands gets more distribution, I seem to find more and more products that are fantastic. At £25, this product is definitely an investment but a worthwhile one. It makes my makeup apply like a dream but more than that, the hydrating ingredients have definitely made my skin look better than ever. 

I always keep a perfume in my handbag & this is my go to at the moment. This is an extremely different scent for DKNY and a stark contrast from their Be Delicious apples. The bottle is super cute and scent is full of mandarin, grapefruit, vanilla, musk and (unsurprisingly!), nectarine! It's a little task of summer that's still autumn friendly enough with the musk and vanilla notes. Fans of sweet scents will adore this. 

I love vintage makeup and the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range is true Hollywood glamour. The products are sold in M&S and come in some of the most beautiful packaging ever. If you are a fan of brands like Chanel and Charlotte Tilbury, you need to try this brand, This lipstick & powder compact is so cute and perfect for a night out. The lipstick is creamy and the powder is good for an oily t-zone. It also makes a wonderful gift for a glam lady of any age plus it only costs £16!

Let me know your autumn beauty essentials by tweeting me @GemmaLEBond.