Sunday, November 3, 2013

Autumn 2013 Must Haves: Makeup Edition!

Happy Sunday, everyone! 

As a follow up for THIS post, I decided to do one dedicated to beauty products I am loving for this upcoming season. 

Like everyone else, I absolutely love burgundy's, which is why I included a few different versions. Red's are also a must have for me and I am planning on stopping by my local Walmart to grab a few more lovely red shades. The last color I am obsessed with, oddly enough, is orange. I have been the biggest Paramore fan for a while and I love Hayley's wild orange locks and lips, but it wasn't until I browsed the items at my local MAC counter that I tried on an orange lippy (that I can't remember the name of) and instead of smearing it on, I slowly built up the color by dabbing it (which is what I usually do for lip products, excluding balms). I fell in love with the bright color, but because of my dabbing, it wasn't all that stark and it really was just a lovely wash of color. 

Cosmetics Bag:
Pull & Bear is one of my most favorite brands, so of course I had to pop inside when I was passing one in a monstrous mall somewhere in Jakarta. While I was at the checkout, I caught sight of this cute makeup bag that had the Union Jack symbol on it. It was really annoyingly high above my head though, so I couldn't reach it, and I didn't have time to look for an employee to go and grab it to me. I was delighted when I found it on Polyvore and just had to include it in my set.

Makeup bags to some people are "unnecessary" but I think that they are a must. For me, it's one of those simple things in life that makes me smile whenever I take it out. I own multiple for different occasions, but the one I find myself gravitating more towards is my one by Coach. It's a lovely size, satin finish but plastic insides, and has watercolor prints on the outside. 

For affordable ones, Forever21 has the cutest. Last year I bought one for my friend for Christmas, and she loves it. 

Weather is getting colder, and sometimes the cold makes powder cake up which is why I love investing in cream blushes... I have a few from TopShop that I absolutely love. I included the orange just because orange is sort of the color I am in love with at the moment, and I thought a little hint of orange on the cheeks would make your face just look really fresh and perky.

Benetint is a highly raved about and popular product from Benefit and can also be used on your lips. I haven't actually gotten to trying this myself, but it looks absolutely lovely on other's.

Other colors I recommend trying on to see if it suits you are dusty rose shades along with plum and mauve.

The Naked Flushed palette is a major lemming of mine. Urban Decay is one of my favorite makeup brands, and when this came out I thought it was so convenient because it is a three-in-one. The shade of the blush is also a lovely fall color. The palette is overall pretty warm which is why it's perfect for this season.

 I usually leave my eyes bare, but the past few weeks I have been experimenting with gel liner to create little wings which looks really chic and cute. Gel liner comes in all different kinds of shades so I am excited to maybe try a plum color or something... Just to switch things up.

The Naked Basics palette is my most favorite palette ever because it offers a lot of buildable matte shades (except one of them has fine, iridescent sparkles). This palette can obviously be used all year round (which is what I do), but I included it because it's a makeup staple everyone should have.

For a little sparkle to perk up those eyelids, L'oreal offers affordable color pigments that are ridiculously pretty. I can't remember the name of the one I own, but it looks lovely on all skin tones.

I didn't include mascara just because that doesn't really have anything to do with the seasons, but just for good measure, I have been loving They're Real by Benefit.
Lips are my favorite part of this season! I personally prefer darker colors (even in the Summer), but now that it's Autumn I can go crazy!

Because I have eczema (ew), and I use to have it on my lips, I can't stand the feeling of something wet, just because it starts to irritate my lips... I just can't explain it... Ew. Because of that, I prefer dry lip products, like matte lipsticks, lip stains, and lip crayons. Further more, because I hate the feeling of anything on my lips, I tend to dab rather than apply. Dabbing gives off a really natural look that I think looks lovely, especially with lip products of a matte finish.

TopShop lip crayons are my favorite lip products, and I am really loving the shade 'Suspect' which is what I included above.

Like I said earlier, I have been loving the look of orange and hope to purchase the color I saw at my MAC counter.

Red's are a must have as well, and Rimmel has a Kate Moss Collection that has gorgeous colors to choose from, and I have heard so many great things.

I think bold, warm lip colors with an overall bare face (minus your face makeup) looks lovely, but if your wanting a change, definitely try a peach lip. I adore my Maybelline Peach Kiss Babylip Lip Balm. I own a lot of Baby Lip products and I love them all... It's one of the few 'wet' sensations I don't mind.

Lastly is lip balm. I have a small and growing collection of the EOS lip balms not only because they do wonders for my lips, but don't feel extremely wet like other balms, the smell is heavenly, and the packaging is so cute.

Autumn can be drying for your skin, which is why finding one that doesn't dry out your face even more is important. I don't use foundation or any face products besides my Cetaphil Moisturizer and my Sonia Kashuk concealer, but I heard the YSL Touché Éclat Foundation works wonders, and isn't drying at all.

My friends are all about BB cream, and even though I own one, I never use it. 

Halloween is the one day I deck myself out in makeup, so I decided to give it a go. I have extremely dry skin so after I put on my Naked Skin BB cream by Urban Decay, I was nervous when I realized that I forgot to put on moisturizer, however I was fine the entire night and that made me really happy! Definitely go check it out! 


Anyway, those are the products that I am loving, will be using, or will be on the lookout for this Autumn! 

If you have any questions concerning the products I use, feel free to ask! 

Thanks for reading!



  1. Replies
    1. Oh my gosh! Your one of my most favorite bloggers ever! Thank you so much x

  2. Those products all sound great, I need the Naked palette in my life..


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