If you’re anything like us, you’ve already given your wardrobe an overhaul for the new season, therefore it’s now time to tackle our beauty cabinets. There’s nothing quite like switching up your beauty stash for the new season, so we’ve made it our mission to bring you a selection of accessible new season products to see you through the plummeting temperatures and the skin woes that come with it.
Not sure what to switch up first? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with the perfect skin revivers, ultra-hydrators and the makeup products that will take your Autumnal look up a notch, or three.
THE NEW SEASON-APPROVED CLEANSER
Every skincare regime needs a double cleanse and a balm is the perfect first step for removing all traces of makeup while encouraging the act of skin-stimulating massage. This buttery balm from Elemis is our balm BFF, especially for the colder months. It not only cleanses, it also provides top-notch anti-ageing benefits and can be used as a treatment mask for skin that is affected by seasonal elements.
“Whenever the weather gets colder, my skin quite literally drinks any level of moisture it can get, which means I need to up my game when it comes to the skincare products I choose. This ultra-hydrating cleanser adds moisture back into my skin and leaves it soft and supple ready for the next step in my routine. It’s also worth noting it’s amazing spa-like scent.” – Harri, Brand Campaign Manager
If Autumn was personified as a colour, it would be a deep shade of red. The easiest, most effective way to transition your makeup look for the Autumn/Winter season, is to switch up the colour tones of your products. We’re talking burnt oranges, reds and chestnut browns, and thankfully Affect Cosmetics has got us covered. Providing a characteristic metallic sheen across the lids, the content of kaolin makes these high-impact shadows easy to apply while providing a silky, velvety finish.
“I love how the Red eyeshadow brings out the blue in my eyes, and the lighter one is perfect for highlighting my inner corner, thus making my eyes pop. These shadows are buttery and smooth to apply and are a great addition to my new season makeup bag.” – Ciara, Graphic Designer & Digital Executive
THE TOP HYDRATOR
To avoid a body that resembles the skin of a lizard, as temperatures plummet, it’s worth putting in some extra effort post-shower, with nourishing formulas that enrich the body by replacing lost moisture. Weleda’s Sea Buckthorn Body Oil protects against the stresses of modern lifestyle and the damaging effects of the environment – pollution, cold wet windy weather, hot drying winds, and of-course central heating and air conditioning.
“This is particularly great for my dry patches on knees and elbows, and its luxurious formula quite literally envelops my skin with moisture – great after battling with the elements!” – Iza, Digital Project Manager
THE REJUVENATING OIL
With lower temperatures and loss of skin moisturise, oils are the perfect antidote for dry, irritated skin. Oils can penetrate deeper into the skin, trapping moisture right where it is needed most, while keeping toxins from hindering your skin’s barrier. Made from a rich blend of botanical oils, which are packed with natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega oils and fatty acids, the Revive Face Oil is suitable for all skin types and balances both oily and dry skin.
“I suffer from really dry skin, so a facial oil is a must. This natural formula absorbs quickly and leaves my skin soft and supple. You do not need much for this oil to be effective as it’s more concentrated than a regular moisturiser. I like to use four to five drops at night to give my skin the moisture that it needs.” – Shivona, Customer Service Manager
THE AUTUMN FLUSH
As we part with Summer and welcome cooler climes, it is worth switching up our look to perk up tired, post-Summer skin with a flushed from within look. Deeper shades of blusher are an exciting place to start, emulating the look of pinched-by-the-cold Winter cheeks. The high pigmentation of an Annabelle Minerals blush allows the colour to be graded by applying successive coats of the product. This elegant rose shade is the perfect Autumnal mauve hue.
“As the new season approaches, I like to embrace my skin’s pallor while allowing my natural colourings to shine through. I like to enhance my ‘just pinched’ Winter skin with a natural, mineral blusher like this one from Annabelle Minerals. It really is the perfect buildable formula, and a good match for my English Rose complexion.”- Jem, Editor & Social Media Manager
IN YOUR HANDS
Do your hands need a quick pick-me-up? The Verdure nourishing hand cream gives dry, chapped, and tired hands a healthy and youthful glow. Scientifically proven to condition and repair, this non-greasy formula will leave you feeling just as pampered as a manicure would – just what is needed when hands get attacked by the freezing winds.
“My hands get very dry so I like to have a hand cream in every handbag, every jacket pocket and every desk drawer because I’m addicted. This Verdure nourishing formula keeps my hands nice and smooth – practically hands of a 25 year old!” – Anna, Logistics Manager