Sweater weather is right around the corner and I know I say it every year but I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for the colder months! The fashion, the food, the holidays, the cozy nights and the makeup. Oh the makeup! I’m so done with wearing brights and the berry shades have already taken the front row in my makeup collection. My excitement went on another level and I made a cheeky little trip to the shops and got some new autumn-appropriate beauty bits. And it was a good trip, let’s put it that way.
I’m sorry in advance if this product makes you want to head out the door and hit the nearest Chanel counter but I just had to share it! Meet the most gorgeous fuchsia berry pink I have ever swept across my lips – Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 80 Suspense (here). It is the perfect transition shade as it is all the right amounts of bright, but at the same time it does have that deeper berry tint to it, which already makes it a Fall 2014 staple. If I had to describe it in one word it would have to be sophisticated. Suspense just screams classy and elegance and the way it brightens my complexion is absolutely stunning. The formula is spot on as well but if you fancy hearing the whole tale keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming review.
I have a soft spot for chubby sticks but when they could be used both on your lips and cheeks, an obsession is about to be born. I just like to play it a bit matchy matchy, what can I do. Needless to say that when this gorgeous Sephora Brilliant Jumbo Cheeks & Lips Pencil in Pleasant Plum landed on my desk all the way from the US I was instantly in love! Dab and blend this hybrid beauty on your cheeks for a light veil of berry coverage or sweep it across the lips for the perfect juicy plumy pout, either way - it’s love!
I am always late to the party, we all know that but this time I couldn’t be happier that I jumped on the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara (here) bandwagon. After just one application all I can say is that I am smitten. You’ll have to wait a bit for my final verdict on this gem but so far I am well impressed. Volume? Check! Perfect separation? Check! Length? Check! No clumps? Double check! New favorite highstreet mascara? Possibly.
We’ve got to take care for those cuticles, so I picked up my third pot of the heavenly Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (review here). The tiniest amount of the zesty cream, rubbed on my cuticles or any dry areas of my body is all I need to have uber soft and smooth skin. It’s a little miracle worker and I cannot be without it – it makes the biggest difference and keeps my skin happy and beautifully moisturized.
Now that my cuticles are finally back to being nourished and soft as baby’s bottom, buying tons on new nail polishes we all know I don’t need is in order. I kicked off the season by getting three new varnishes that I have the feeling you’ll be seeing a lot of in upcoming post. My favorite of the bunch has is the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 640 Plum Luck (here). I adore everything about its unique plum-y purple shade and I can gush about the formula for hours. It’s not Andrea’s haul if there isn’t at least one Essie polish, so I decided to throw two for good measure haha. The first one I got mainly because of the name, I mean – Cashmere Bathrobe (here) – I couldn’t resist. Luckily, I also ended up absolutely loving the deep gray shade and the gorgeous silver shimmer particles running though it – so cozy and the perfect accessory to any Autumn outfit. Another gray, but this time lighter and with finer shimmer and what’s currently gracing my tips is Essie Parka Perfect (here). I adore this dusty blue lacquer of perfection and it really adds to the ‘colder weather vibe’. Both Essie shades have brilliant color pay off and you can easily get away with just one thicker coat. Score.
Hope you enjoyed this little haul and let me know if you got any exciting Fall makeup bits recently, I am not done yet haha.