This post has been a long time coming! I am obsessed with A/W fashion and makeup so it makes sense for me to bring together all my favourites and share them in one (massive) blog post.
Brown/ nude lips
I kind of wished summer away just so I could crack out some of my favourite dark nude shades. Frequently mentioned on my blog is Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Bond Girl, and I just had to include this here because I have been itching to wear it. an alternative for me is the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipliner in Spice all over my lips with some of Coffee Bean in the outer corners then a little bit of MACs Honeylove dabbed on top (honeylove is way too pale for me to wear it on it’s own). A little more effort to make this look sleek, but it is worth it!
Two others that are a little less pricey are MAC’s Velvet Teddy and Revlons “Mink”. Obviously you’ve all heard of Velvet Teddy, but I couldn’t not include it. Similar to the formulation of CT Bond Girl it glides on and leaves a matte finish that isn’t at all drying, so perfect for the colder months. Revlons “Mink” is for when I want a glossy finish, it is such a rich colour that I love pairing with black eyeliner and heaps of mascara. The formulation is also really hydrating and it doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry or uncomfortable.
Shimmery eye makeup
MAC pigments remind me of Christmas parities, and if you can’t wear a bit of glitter over Christmas then when can you? I actually love Tan pigment all year round but especially along my lower lash line with a warm smokey eye for the colder months. I have Vanilla on my list for next time!
Thierry Mugler Alien brings back so many memories for me as I bought it in the airport before I went to New York last Christmas, so you can see why I love it. I gravitate towards a floral fragrance always (Gucci bamboo is next on my list!) so for me this is the perfect winter floral as it is really rich, woody and comforting. I have the Eau De Parfum and one spray is enough, so worth the investment. For me this is an evening fragrance so I am still on the hunt for the perfect winter day time scent.
I love scarves, I feel like they are perfect for throwing on top of any outfit and making it look like you put in some effort. I’m slightly obsessed with this Accessorize scarf, which lets face it is more like a blanket! After looking online they have some gorgeous ones in that range from £17 – £25, which for a decent scarf I think is worth it. Zara is also a good place to look, or to be honest I’m always buying a scarf or too from Primark!
I feel like everyone needs a few pairs of chelsea boots, they are the easiest to just throw on and they go with anything! I think they are really flattering, and for days when I have lectures they are all I want to throw on. I picked some up from H&M for £24.99 to see me through the winter, ideally I would have real leather, student problems…
Everyone and maybe even their mum has a suede skirt (or atleast faux suede). I went for a tan, a line skirt, and if I could wear it everyday I probably would! I love pairing this with turtle neck tops and a long line blazer/ duster coat. I think the beauty of having something like this in my wardrobe is that it can be dressed up or down, I’m thinking of picking one up in a burgundy shade!
Lace up tops
At first I thought I wouldn’t like/ suit this trend (small boobs problems) but I actually really love it. I managed to get this gorgeous lace up top for £12 in the River Island sale, annoyingly it has sold out now but I have seen them everywhere. I feel that this style of top looks fab on everyone and I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried one on!
what are your A/W fashion and beauty staples?