Autumn is officially here! There’s something magical about this season and although we connect it to berry tones when it comes to beauty, this year I’d like to focus more on the glow. The glow that just makes you look healthy and radiant and that still reminds you a bit of those summer days.
The two products I’m talking about today might be seen as summer staples but they look so subtle and beautiful that I don’t see a reason not to include them in my autumn routine, as well.
I’ve been using this Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal for a couple of months and I can’t seem to be able to put it away. First of all, it’s a mini which makes it perfect for any handbag or travel makeup bag. This liquid version is great if you like a more subtle look or if you prefer to mix it with your moisturiser or foundation, for example because it has a thin, almost water-like consistency. I like that it applies easily even if the skin is a bit more dry or dehydrated and it doesn’t make the dry patches more visible. Opal is a soft peachy gold that looks pearlescent but when it’s in this liquid form the colour is less visible and it simply leaves a beautiful dewy sheen with no glitter. I usually apply a little bit on the high points of my face, as I have shiny T-zone. I don’t really use dewy bases, so I don’t mix it with my foundation but the combination looks beautiful on normal and dry skin. I’d like to add that for me, this is the most flattering shade from the Becca range on all skin tones, it’s absolutely beautiful.
The Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Sunset Blvd was featured in my June Favourites post because it’s a really pretty golden bronze summer shade but I have to say, it’s lovely to use all year round (you can see it swatched on the last photo or in the favourites post). And that is because you can apply it lightly for a sheer wash of colour with a beautiful sheen or you can make it look more opaque and luminous.
I usually use it on its own all over the lids or with a bit of brown eyeliner or eyeshadow smudged in. I just love a simple and elegant look. The formula of the shadow is very soft and creamy, it’s so easy to work with, blends like a dream and doesn’t crease.
Some people said it’s been discontinued but I noticed that it’s still available on the brand’s website as part of sets.
My makeup routine has become even more simple than before because of the allergy/rash I got. At the moment I’m all about fresh looking skin, I rarely apply foundation, I cover up imperfections with concealers just to look a bit more awake and I focus on eye and cheek products. I’m looking forward to the autumn days, hoping that the lower temperatures will be better for my skin, as well.