All of these treats add a little bit of self indulgence into my Autumn Winter routine - who says we can’t treat ourselves every now and then!
At this time of year there is always a shift in my beauty department. The evenings are well and truly ‘drawn in’, the heating is on, and the cosy nights in call for a little bit of self indulgence which is why at this time of year I love to treat myself to some extra special products.
Makeup wise the shimmering shadows start to make an appearance, along with a splashing of deep burgundies from my eye palettes to my lipsticks. My favourite deep lipstick this Autumn has without a doubt been this one from Illamasqua. It’s a very intense shade and takes a little while to achieve the perfect application, but once it’s on, you’re good for the whole day with just a quick touch up here and there. As deep lip shades go, this one is incredibly wearable and seems to go with most day and evening looks.
Who says bold lips and a bold eye doesn’t work? Some days I create a striking look with eyeshadow, and other days I let my lashes do all the talking. I’ve recently re-discovered my YSL Babydoll mascara which really separates out the lashes with the stiff plastic wand but is also incredibly buildable. Three coats gives a real false lash effect and I even skip out the liner thanks to my lashes being ultra bold.
One product which is seriously special and very indulgent but I can’t resist at this time of year is my Tom Ford perfume. It’s pricey, yes, but this time of year calls for a little indulgence and for me this fragrance is worth every penny. With a deep musky oud which lingers for hours, it’s instantly recognisable and an absolute classic scent.
Finally, who said a bronzed complexion was just for summer? I like to prevent my skin from turning into a shade of milky grey during the colder months by treating my skin to some St Tropez at night. I love the facial oil with it’s skincare properties and luxurious texture which makes me look as though my skin has seen the sun even when the only warmth I’ve been experiencing recently is my hot water botte!