It’s official: Autumn has arrived! It doesn’t even feel like two minutes since the heatwave of 2019, and this summer, the trends have been all about pastel nails, baby blue eyeshadow and faux freckles.
But as October hits and we swap that summery dress and sandals for cable knits and ankle boots, it’s also time to switch into autumn make-up mode and embrace the cosy, comforting burnt orange and deep berry shades once again. Cosy jumpers, chicken casserole, Saturday nights in with Strictly and a cuppa of hot chocolate… there are so many things to love about this season!
Summer is the time to be fresh-faced and au naturel, so by the time Autumn arrives, there's a good chance you are over the no-makeup makeup. You don’t need to change your makeup routine, but Autumn does tend to bring exciting new makeup launches, so why not treat yourself?
Here are some new products for your Autumn beauty stash.
Favourite Eyeshadow palette: Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette
The Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette displays 12 never-seen-before shades, ranging from warm tone neutrals to golden metallics, perfect for the Autumn season. The shades of this honey-inspired collection are perfect for building or blending, creating a stinging look for any type of occasion. The matte colours are a handy base and the golden, shimmering tones illuminate the eye, highlighting the lid. Gracefully transition from summer into autumn, with tones that resemble the falling leaves.
Favourite Brow Product: benefit Brow Contour Pro Pen
Who doesn’t love a multitasking product? This Benefit's new Contour Pro doesn't disappoint. With a lighter and deeper brow shade, an edge definer and arch highlighter – it’s never been so straightforward to now create clean, shaped brows with all the depth & dimension of a pro. Take this Brow Pen with you on-the-go on those early Autumn starts, and it will be the only piece of brow product you’ll need in your beauty bag.
Available in the Slaystore for 2900 Slaybucks.
Favourite Eyeliner: Huda Beauty Life Liner
For this investment, you actually get one liquid liner and one pencil gel liner, both long-lasting, smudge-proof, water-proof and fade-proof, perfect to get through those windy and rainy Autumn mornings.
Now you can create any look imaginable, from a thin line to a bold, dramatic stroke. This super matte and super black liner is one that you can trust to stay put!
Available in the Slaystore for 2550 Slaybucks.
Favourite Primer: Givenchy Prisme Primer
If you want to achieve a flawless finish, firstly you need to prep your face. This is where Givenchy’s Prisme Primer comes in. Mattifying and formulated with SPF20, the collection boasts six different colour-correcting primers to best match your skin tone. Plus the non-greasy finish will keep your make-up in place on the rainiest of autumn days.
Favourite Foundation: Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation
Available in no less than 50 shades, Urban Decay’s Stay Naked Foundation is a weightless, liquid foundation that’s both buildable and easy to blend. It has a real-skin matte finish and promises to last up to 24 hours. The long-lasting, waterproof formula will see you through autumn and winter, and it’ll help minimise the appearance of pores and smooth out your complexion.
Favourite Concealer: Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer
The Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer is a concealer that boasts 25% more pigment and full coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. The long-wearing concealer gives you a flexible, real-skin matte finish preventing creasing, drying and cracking, perfect for Autumn season.
Available from the Slaystore for 2100 Slaybucks.
Favourite Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flash (Champagne Rose)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is a blusher and highlighter hybrid that has just enough pigment for a natural flush, without leaving you looking like you’ve just missed your train.
Sweep it across your cheekbones or on the apples of your cheek and the lightweight formula will stay put for up to 8 hours.
Available from the Slaystore for 3700 Slaybucks.
Favourite Contour: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
This Autumn, you don’t need a heavy cream contour product to create that natural contoured look. Get a subtle natural-looking contour by sweeping a deep-toned powder bronzer onto the cheekbones and jawline, and then lightly dusting over it with a lighter shimmery bronzer.
Both available from the Slaystore.
Favourite Highlighter: Milk Makeup Flex Highlighter in Lit
Earlier this year, Milk Makeup finally launched in the UK, and since then we’ve been blessed with a host of new launches. This pressed highlighter is packed with pearls and gemstones. It glides onto skin without creasing or caking - instead it just adds a flawless, shimmery glow to skin, instantly brightening up your face.
Favourite Lip Balm: Vichy Naturalblend Tinted Lip Balm
It's officially lip balm weather and making the latest drop are Vichy’s lip balms. The deeply conditioning lip balms contain coconut butter, beeswax and a nourishing oil blend to treat any dryness while the hint of tint adds a flush of colour to lips, perfect to keep those lips hydrated.
Favourite Lip Stick: Illamasqua Get Burnt Lip Kit
Nothing says autumn like a deep berry lip, and this Illamasqua Get Burnt Lip Kit is the perfect statement shade. Suitable for all skin tones and its formulated with vitamins E, meaning it’ll work to hydrate and nourish lips, too.
Available in the Slaystore for 2900 Slaybucks.
Favourite Lip Gloss: Armani’s Lip Vibes Lip Magnet Lipstick
An exciting alternative for this Autumn season is the Armani’s Lip Vibes Lip Magnet Lipstick in Vermillion, a long-lasting matte finish. Plus, it’s the prettiest shade of maroon that’s just dark enough for the season.