For most of the world, autumn brings the dreariness of overcast skies and cold weather. Down in the south we are blessed with warm autumns and sunny winters – chilly, yes, but the sky remains a piercing blue. It’s the best excuse to keep the shimmer going for the whole season. Glitter took over beauty this year and has serious staying power, so expect to find the sparkle in your favorite products all winter long, too.
Spectacular eyes that mirror the setting sun are on trend, so yellows and bronzes are important colours to have. For a desert glow on the eyes, use NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadows in Gilded for the old-school brick-yellow mixed with a light bronze tone. Swipe it under your brows and on both corners of your eyes.
Autumn skin tends to look dry and wind-beaten so a neutral highlighter like Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold creates natural radiance. You’ll love the reflective pigments and how they attract light to your skin. The fine powder will also make sure not to harass your exposed skin on cold days.
Royal Red Flush
Give your cheeks a faint glow with NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush in Tuscan. This cherry-red blush mixed with a dusty pink perfectly matches the colour of autumn skies, making skin look warm and glowing with a natural flush.
Metallic Glossy Lips
Shades of champagne means ultimate luxury, so if you’re into the dramatic wet and shiny finish, try Urban Decay Vice Special Effects in Seether – a gentle burnt orange tinted with gold glitter. Use it solo or as a top coat for a red-hued lipstick colour with an ombre effect.
Enjoy wearing these warm, shimmery tones in cooler weather? Throwing in some shimmer and gloss to your makeup look instantly uplifts your mood to prevent you falling into a cold weather gloom.