Looking for Autumn beauty ideas? Here are my top beauty essentials for Autumn
Summer has come and gone, sadly, but there is something comforting about colder evenings and shorter days. I know it is wishful thinking, but it is what it is. But there will be jam, and more tea, and scones. And a slightly different beauty routine. Here are some of my Autumn beauty essentials for this year
I don’t try dozens of products every month – in fact, I cannot be asked, so my recommendations for the best skin care or the best cleanser are the ones I currently am using (or have done so for years).
Body wash: Apivita Tonic Mountain Tea body wash
Costs £13 from Look Fantastic.
I will be adding this to my selection of hotel toiletries worth stealing as these are just divine. Apivita is originally from Greece and makes very good natural products. This shower gel will always remind me of Greece.
YourZooki 10% CBD Oil Hemp Extract
Costs £70 from Selfridges
I have had zero interest in all CBD products until a friend recommended this when I was having real trouble sleeping. Turns out it really has also calmed me down through our latest adoption tribulations and I only have excellent things to say about this oil. It comes in various formulations – this is the lowest, 10%, which works for me.
Face cream: Weleda Skin Food (Light)
One of my best discoveries which goes with me wherever I go (see my long haul flight beauty essentials). So much so, it is a staple in my skin care collection and I use it whenever my skin feels dry and I can’t be asked to use 4 other products. It is great value, does what it says on the tin and also doubles up as hand cream when desperately needed. Cannot recommend it enough – this is one of the best skin care items around, in my opinion.
Hair care: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Oil Heat and UV Protector
I have been in denial with the need to use a heat protector but finally converted before it was too late – and this is the product which made me do it. Spray it whilst damp, and then go to town with your preferred hair styling tool. It also smells divine.
Tan Luxe Sleep Oil
I have never used self tan products, but I liked the promise of this Tan Luxe Sleep Oil: to prolong the tan I have from my summer (all with SPF 50) but in a super easy way: no streaks, just a few drops a night before bed and that would be it. I did not tell my other half and he has made comments on how my tan is really lasting. You absolutely need to wash your hands afterwards (I didn’t one day and I had a weird stain on my hand which I couldn’t place). But it really works and I will try the body product in time too. My skin looks really healthy and smoother too.
Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo
I discovered the delights of Violet Grey on a recent trip to Los Angeles (if you are in the area, just go, it is the best beauty store in the world. And it’s the opposite of supersized – everything is beautifully curated and the selection is amazing. And it isn’t about being expensive – they have Bioderma as the best micellar water (which I 100% agree), and it costs under £10/$15.
I had a major ‘face eruption’ and the lady at Violet Grey suggested this product and it matched me beautifully. Easy to use and it really hides monstrosities.
Brow Multitasker 3 in 1 by Estee Lauder
Defined rows are ‘everywhere’, but being very low maintenance myself, I wanted something that looked natural and took 30 seconds to apply. I don’t use the ‘pencil’ so much, as I feel that the powder does a great job.
Nivea Nourishing Body Mousse Moisturiser
Costs £3.99/$6 from Amazon UK.
I don’t really buy beauty products at supermarkets but this is probably one of the best body moisturisers I have ever come across. It came recommended by my facialist and it really is excellent. It isn’t greasy, the smell is quite neutral and they say it moisturises for 48 hours – I am not sure about that, but I can get away with using it every other day (I hate moisturising) and things are looking good. I noticed it gets out of stock often (as I tried to get some extras for some friends and had to try a few times) – so stock up!
I hope you find my Autumn beauty essentials useful! If you are looking for other ideas, you can browse my Summer edit as I think the foot peel is a must for Autumn as well or maybe my hand wash selection?
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