I’m that girl who wears dark lipstick on the day after Labour Day. I can’t help it. Autumn is my favourite makeup season. Unlike summer when I don’t want to wear anything besides brow pencil, concealer and mascara, fall is when I can wear moar! and everything will stay in place. The crisp autumn air is so romantic to me, and just want to get dolled up during this short but sweet season.
I can’t narrow my choices down to one dark lipstick, so I picked two in my favourite formulas: a matte Givenchy Le Rouge in 307 Grenat Initié ($38 at Sephora), and a glossy MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge in 13 Purple ($29 at Sephora). Want to see more shades? See reviews and swatches Givenchy Le Rouge in 102 Beige Plume and 301 Magnolia Organza here, MUFE Aqua Rouge in 9 Burgundy here and 18 Coral here.
The colder wind inevitably leaves my skin a little blotchy and dry, so I covet the radiant creamy complexion that NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation ($43 at Sephora + $12 for refillable compact at Sephora) promises. I’m a huge fan of the Radiant Creamy Concealer (reviewed here) so I have high hopes that the cream compact foundation will also be a dream.
I’ve been going through a painful growing out process with my hair since October 2011 (!!!) and it’s at a point where it tangles all the time. I haven’t really had a hair brush I love. I think I’m ready to fall in love with Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle & Nylon Hair Brush ($97 at eBeauty.ca, Bergdorf Goodman). That price though? That’s tough to swallow, but I’ve also read that a well-cared-for Mason Pearson brush lasts through generations. As long as Mr. Geeks doesn’t know when I purchase this… we’re good.
Last but definitely not least, a hair tool: InfinitiPRO by Conair Curl Secret (about $120, available in September). So here’s the deal: I have somehow become a moron when it comes to curling my hair. I just can’t anymore. InfinitiPRO by Conair Curl Secret does all the work for you in so little time. In 8 to 12 seconds, it can transform my ultra straight hair into bouncy waves that I want all the time. I was at the media reveal event in June and look, guys!
Pardon the caption… my iPhone autocorrected Conair to Console. Blasphemy!
Now tell me, what are you coveting for the upcoming fall season? Did any of the above catch your eye?