fall essentials & the trends
welcome to autumn everyone! i thought i would do an extended roundup of what i’m predicting to be using and wearing this fall. today’s post is all about beauty and skincare, and part 2, coming soon, will be style related. what are your fall essentials?skincare: bringing back the hydration
i mentioned that i had made a few changes to my skincare routine in my recent monthly picks post, and i promise i will go in more detail soon! but for now, i’m adding extra hydration to my dry skin with the help of the earth tu immortelle face balm as a balm cleanser (i got this in the vogue x birchbox set and don’t love it, especially because the price is just ridiculous. i’m using it up as a balm cleanser which it is great as, but i certainly will not repurchase), jordan samuel hydrate serum, and pai bioregenerate rosehip oil.
face mists are a must, of course, and my current go-to’s are the heritage rose & glycerin spray and herbivore botanicals rose hibiscus coconut mist. i have noticed such a difference in the moisture level of my skin since cracking open the herbivore mist so that is getting a lot of love right now. not only do i spray these mists on my face, but i mix them with my oils and moisturizers as well. they help the skin soak up the product and hydration quickly and effectively.
now even if you need extra hydration like me, you still need to exfoliate the skin. my favorite gentle exfoliating treatments are the frank body glow mask and tata harper resurfacing mask. i’ve been using the tata mask for years but funnily enough have never purchased the full size product! i guess i’m really good at snagging sample sizes 😉
makeup: light, glowing base
i know, i know, how many times can i talk about a light, glowing base?!?! but stick with me, there are some new goods here! i love to use the embryolisse lait creme concentrate as either a last step in my skincare, as a primer, or as a refresh if i did my skincare earlier in the day. somehow i’ve never mentioned embryolisse on the blog, but it’s a staple moisturizer for me that i’ve been using for over a year now. i finally got my hands on the first aid beauty hello fab coconut primer (not living near a sephora is pure misery) and it is exactly what i was hoping it would be. glowing and hydrating, this makes the skin look radiant but completely natural.
my ilia tinted moisturizer is still my best friend, and somehow the color i have isn’t too dark yet. i will be purchasing a lighter shade as soon as my skin changes enough though, i promise you that! sometimes i mix it with the glossier perfecting skin tint, sometimes i wear them each on their own, just depending on how i feel and how my skin looks. however, more often that not these days i’ve just been using my alima pure powder foundation. it’s really nice over the first aid beauty primer to tone down the sheen and give a hint of coverage to the skin.
on my cheeks, i’m all about three blushes i’ve had for a while now: the pixi multibalm blush in baby petal, eminence illuminator blush in chai berry, and rimmel blush in santa rose. the eminence and rimmel are very similar, with the former being a hint warmer, so definitely go for the rimmel if you want a similar look. the cream blush is a beautiful warm pink that works even on my cool skin and the powder blushes give a hint of sheeny flush.makeup: peachy, nude lips
soooo all of these lip products are basically the same but in a range of finishes. the nars pure matte lipstick in montego bay is my favorite matte, my-lips-but-better shade that i am sincerely hoping has not been discontinued. glossier cake is pretty much invisible but makes me feel like i’ve made some kind of effort. bite beauty lip pencil in 08 is the peachy nude of my dreams and is creamy and moisturizing enough to be worn on its own. kosas stardust you knoooow that i am completely in love with when i’m in the mood for some sheen. and finally the beautiful fat & the moon wood nymph, which is a cool-toned beigey nude that i like on my lips and eyes.makeup: soft, earthy eyes
as far as real makeup goes, there’s something about a wash of brown or taupe on the eye that i can’t get enough of. my favorites are the aforementioned fat & the moon wood nymph for something creamy and matte, wet-n-wild nutty for a subtle brown bronze, rms swift shadow in tt-73 for a sheeny brown that is as perfect for day as it is for night, and cargo yukon, the most perfect taupe. i’ve also been getting into a little eyeliner these days, mostly using mac teddy eye kohl for a warm shimmering brown and sephora contour liner in flirting game for a cool shimmering taupe. just a hint of liner with mascara and no other makeup is super beautiful, in my opinion.
nails: new neutrals
besides my usual red or taupe nails, i’ve been loving some more unique shades like j.hannah ghost ranch and j.hannah x lcd watermelon. the j.hannah polishes are truly the best formula i’ve come across, even though the price tag is steep. opi’s opi scores a goal is my favorite burgundy that is equally great on hands and toes. sephora formula x in obsessed is a rouge noir shade that i don’t usually love on me (something about the mix of a deep red with my pink skin makes my hands look extra red), but makes me feel very sophisticated.stayed tuned for part 2 coming soon!
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