Pumpkin Spice Lattes have taken over Instagram, which can only mean one thing: autumn is here. Changing up your makeup bag for autumn can be done quite easily on a student budget and doesn’t actually have to involve switching up too many things. First things first, I like to leave my dewy summer foundation in August and swap it with a more matte base- I’m loving the L’oreal Infallible 24H Matte foundation for a purse friendly way to make your foundation more autumnal. It’s my ultimate go-to for a matte finish and feels a lot more high end than it is.
Lips need a little more TLC as November rolls around which means lip balms galore. My favourite lip balm is actually pretty unheard of in the world of beauty- the No7 Protect and Perfect Lip Care is an absolute lifesaver for me. It dries very quickly so you’re not waiting around for ages for your tacky lips to dry, but it’s also super moisturising. I’d also recommend the Lush lip scrubs to keep your lips nice and smooth- don’t make matte lipsticks your enemy this Autumn! No autumn makeup bag is complete without a classic berry lipstick and this year I have found my Holy Grail berry lipstick. The wonder product is the shade ‘Glastonberry’ from Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution range of lipsticks. It’s worn a lot by the beauty blogging Queen herself- Zoella- and is the most perfect burgundy shade for autumn. Even though the shade comes from the Matte Revolution range it’s so moisturising and comfortable to wear. It’s pricey but well worth investing in if you’re a lover of bold lipsticks.
For the eyes there is a clear winner this year; the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette has absolutely blown me away. It’s an amazing palette which features 10 warm toned shadows. It’s an absolute bargain price and is really great quality, a formula to rival the likes of Urban Decay and Mac. It features both matte and shimmery shades (nothing too glittery) and I can honestly say I use every single shadow in the palette, which is definitely a rarity for me. As a bit of a splurge, Clinque’s Black Honey is an amazing ‘all over the lid’ shade for a quick makeup look that’s perfectly seasonal, but at £16 for a single shadow it’s a bit of a luxury item. Throw in a burgundy nail varnish and you’re all set for an easy autumn look every day!