Transitioning from summer to autumn is the perfect chance to refresh your make-up bag. Stylist shows you the products you need to see you through the colder months.
We know: we only just had a heatwave and as far as make-up trends have gone, this summer has been all about what will make you look perkier on the other end of a Zoom call.
But as September hits and we swap our favourite summer dresses and sandals for knitwear and ankle boots, you might also fancy switching your make-up into autumn mode. Whether that’s switching out your bright shadows for rich browns and neutrals, or finding a slightly deeper lip shade than you’re used to. And if we’re completely honest, we’re secretly happy that this change in season also means that rather sticky heatwave is over.
So keep scrolling as the Stylist beauty team has rounded up everything from blushers to eyeshadows and lipsticks that’ll help take you from summer to autumn in one fell swoop.
The best lip gloss for autumn
Where traditional lip glosses feel sticky and drying, Shiseido’s new formula feels more like a lip serum: light, silky and hydrating. They also come laced with teeny, tiny shimmer particles to amp up the glossiness of the finish.
The best eyeshadow palette for autumn
With 16 shades, you truly do get a lot of bang for your buck in Maybelline’s newest eyeshadow palette. The shades in question span apricot-y beiges, brick reds, shimmering ambers and deep taupes, meaning you can buff together an infinite number of eyeshadow looks from this one palette.
The best lipstick for autumn
Bold, pigment-packed lips are pretty tricky to maintain when you’re taking a face mask on and off all the time. There are clever ways to stop your lipstick from smudging, but it also helps to opt for a balmy texture, like Honest Beauty’s Lip Crayon in Mulberry. It adds a wash of colour, and feels more like a lip balm than any cloying lipstick.
The best primer for autumn
Long gone are the days of chalky primers that pill up under your foundation. Laura Mercier’s newest formula works more like skincare, with antioxidants and vitamins to protect the skin from external harm. Plus, if you are wearing foundation on top, it clings onto the pigments, ensuring your make-up stays in place for the duration of your day.
The best highlighter for autumn
Clinique’s new highlighter has a rosy, pearlescent finish, but is so finely-milled, it never cakes or creases, and looks translucent no matter the skin tone its applies to.
The best nail varnish for autumn
We keep seeing burgundy nail polish all over Instagram, and we can understand why: rich, deep reds and browns look undeniably expensive. Why not put your newfound DIY manicure skills developed throughout lockdown to good use with Nailberry’s latest shade.
The best blusher for autumn
Chanel’s stick blushers come in a satisfyingly buttery texture, meaning the colour practically melts into the cheeks to leave a soft, diffused flush. Better still, you can use them all over the face, whether you want to impart a rosy hue to eyelids, or add a bitten stain to lips.
The best foundation for autumn
If months of wearing zero make-up has turned you off your usual long-wear foundation, you might want to switch to something a little more lightweight. Estee Lauder’s newest base formula is exceptionally dewy and thin, while still offering ample coverage. Plus, it contains hydrating ingredients such as probiotics and chia seed extract.
The best setting powder for autumn
If hydrated skin is what you’re after, then you can never have too much hyaluronic acid in your routine. This finely milled powder is infused with the skin-loving ingredient, which ensures even mattified skin still holds on to just a little of its natural sheen.
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