Monday, 24 October 2016


Autumn is my favourite time of year when it comes to makeup. It's the time of going for classics and innovating it every time. I have picked my makeup must haves. What are yours?

Genius primer that fights dull skin and signs of fatigue. Sounds familiar? Our skin is under a lot of stress during colder months with A/C in offices and colder weather, there's a lot of factors that make it look dull and tired. This soft focus, illuminating primer makes me look awake in an instant. It also works beautifully with drier foundations that never worked on my skin before. It is not fully silicon free but silica isn't the main ingredient. It works well on dry skin despite the silica component. If you're looking for that perfect glow within, Becca Backlight Priming Filter can be the answer to your prayers. 

Chanel Les Beiges in 10 £36.00 for 30ml

In autumn I look for lightweight bases that give me slight more coverage. Me and Chanel Les Beiges weren't a love from first sight. I hated it in the beginning. That is until I discovered how well it works with Becca Backlight Priming Filter. This duo gives me almost doll like finish. The finish it gives is semi matte with a certain amount of glow. It stays put for hours and it's my favourite office combination. Contour and blush are easy to apply on top and it keeps them in place throughout the day. It doesn't have the strong Chanel scent other foundations have and I really enjoy using it. This foundation needs a great primer to perform well, but when you find your duo - you will not look back.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover £21.00 for 15ml

This camouflage cream does what the name suggests, it hides it all. Super creamy formula that sets. I've heard it can be quite harsh for daily under eye wear but with great skincare I can't see the reason why it shouldn't perform well daily. I actually don't find the formula that heavy at all. I wouldn't necessarily pack the amounts you see girls packing in Youtube tutorials but small amount goes a long way here and it is a true full coverage. Long night at the office or maybe studying late at night? With this concealer no one will ever know!

Definitely a new discovery for me. This is a powder foundation and I use tit on no makeup days or to add extra coverage to my base as a setting powder. It works great both ways and I really enjoy using it. Multi-layer baked foundation works great at colour correcting and it has won my battle with redness. It hard to describe how well this formula works. It's super soft and buttery to touch and blends in beautifully. I use large kabuki brush to distribute it evenly and it has a place in my daily makeup bag as it's super easy to top up during the day if needs be.

If you struggle to find a cool toned bronzer for super pale complexion, Makeup Geek to the rescue. Break-Up is aimed at those with Porcelain to Fair skin with cool undertones. So if you're pink to neutral in tone this is the shade for you. The powder is super pigmented so light hand is a must. It takes couple of days to get to know the product but the contour it gives is quite incredible. If blended correctly it creates the shadow so natural, it's quite hard to bit. I have looked forever for a perfect contour powder and this is it.

Maison Jacynthe is new natural makeup brand available. I have been lucky enough to receive few items to test and I especially fell in love with this natural blusher*. Formulated with coffee extracts, corn, macadamia and apricot oils with 93% organic origin, it's not only a makeup item but it could double as skincare. The formula is silky smooth and hydrating on the skin and it brightens my face. I really love this shade as it's perfect to add just a little flush to my pasty pale complexion. I have had high hopes and they were exceeded. It's my current number 1 blush and I can't see that changing any time soon. 

This was the one summer launch everyone was waiting for and with the warm tones here to stay, I can't seem to be able to go a couple of days without it. It was perfect for summer and now it's filling in my autumn needs. I already reviewed it, so if you'd like to know more and see the swatches check out my review HERE. If you haven't got it already, I honestly can't recommend this palette enough. It's not just about the perfect composition and buttery shadows. It's everything. This palette is the one, I could be left with if all my makeup disappeared overnight. It is my holy grail. It is currently sold out everywhere, but don't fret, this wasn't a limited edition and stock is coming.

I already branded it the prettiest palette in my collection. I mean, just look at it! Packaging is truly to die for. Everyone needs that ultimate matte neutral palette and this one comes pretty close to perfection. It is not perfect of course and I talk about it more HERE. I really enjoy using it for my every day needs, as with the great selection of neutrals from cool to warm tones, this is the one palette that'l take you from daytime to evening. It is still new in my collection, but already very much loved and used. It would make for a perfect Christmas present to any makeup addict out there.

This is the ultimate autumn lip for me. Dark deep berry works beautifully with any complexion, but it gives my super pale skin, the dark lip without looking overly gothic. I love the formula, I love the scent (hello Malibu & coke), I love the staying power. No it won't survive the full meal but on the days where you on the go snacking and juicing, it will last for 8+ hours. And did I mention I just adore the shade? Well done Huda :)

If there's one brand that's smashing the on trend metallic lip, it's the Jouer. Bronze Rose is a new addition to my ever growing Jouer collection and it's just precious. Perfect deep rose with metallic finish will work on most skin tones. For pale skin, it'll give you a statement daytime lip if you'd like to experiment. It's not as metallic as other shades in the collection which makes it perfect for those who would love to try this trend but are scared. The staying power is incredible too. I like the formula and pretty much everything about it.

MAC Lipstick in Rebel and Eugenie £15.50 each

I apologise as Eugenie was a limited edition shade but I can't seem to put it down in the last few weeks. It's such a pretty yet comfortable matte to wear. It lasts well through the day and it's been on my lips more than I'd like to admit. Rebel is a signature autumn shade. If there's one you should own from MAC it is most definitely Rebel. Formula is creamy with satin finish. It's lasting but non drying and the colour is just perfection. If you haven't already, I'd drop everything and go to MAC to get it. You won't regret this purchase.

And if you'd like to know what other fall lipsticks I recommend, I have a whole post about it HERE

*PR sample*

Thank you for reading,

Dorota x

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