Autumn Beauty Checklist: Everything You Need Right Now
It's March 1st and just like that, summer is officially over. (*sobs into pillow*) Not content to sit around and mourn the seemingly endless days of the sunny season—for very much longer, anyway—we're looking forward to the stuff that makes autumn truly great. (Stuff like hot chocolate, cashmere sweaters and ankle boots.) Also, we're reassessing everything from skincare to makeup in an effort to adjust for the season ahead. If you are too, you're in luck. What follows is a pretty comprehensive roundup of the stuff we're obsessing over this month. From an energising coffee and coconut scrub to a super-luxe face mask, keep scrolling for everything you need right now.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 30 ($65)
We're huge fans of all cushion foundations, if only for the convenience factor, but this one delivers more than that. The base itself delivers natural coverage (in the tradition of all Bobbi Brown foundations), and the applicator puff is great for blending on the go.
Chanel Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Lipstick ($52)
Chanel makes amazing lip products, but these new additions are even better than expected. The creamy formula feels more like a balm than lipstick, and the contoured edge means you don't need liner for a crisp edge. Plus, every single shade is a winner.
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude Eyeshadow in Nude Beige ($30)
Love yourself a nude eyeshadow palette? Us too. This one contains ten suit-all shades that work for day to night (and office to bar). Trust: You'll use every single shadow right to the bottom of the pan.
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer ($48)
A blur product and primer in one, it smooths fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. Ideal for combination skin, the formula contains hollow silica beads which soak up grease throughout the day. It's also tinted so you can wear it alone for a "no-makeup makeup" effect.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir ($420)
This salon-inspired, two-step treatment is insanely luxurious...and worth every dime. Made with 24 karat gold, black diamond truffle extract and south sea pearls, it leaves skin smoother and brighter. You don't have to use the applicator brush to massage your face first, but you should. The mini-circulation boost it gives makes skin *glow*.
Shiseidp White Lucent Luminizing Infuser ($90)
Softeners are kind of a big deal in Korea and once you start using one, it's not hard to see why. They add long-lasting moisture to the skin, and can also treat specific issues—in this case dullness and dark spots. The gentle, alcohol-free formula contains cherry blossom extract to help skin resist hyperpigmentation.
Jo Malone The Herb Garden Collection ($95)
Floral fragrances used to equal sweet, sultry and romantic 99% of the time. Not anymore. Jo Malone's latest collection, inspired by a delectable herb garden, is a quintet of uniquely floral scents unlike anything you've experienced before. Earthy and green, they're addictively fresh.
Blue eye makeup is still trending and this handy shadow and liner pen is the easiest way to get amongst. The magic lies in the uber-blendable formula—it's so creamy you can blend it out without a brush. You don't even really need a mirror: the smudgier, the better.
Maybelline Volum' Express Lash Sensational Black Pearl Mascara ($22)
The patented "fanning brush" helps pick up every little hair for lotsa volume, and the luminous black formula (which contains black pearl by the way) leaves lashes looking inky and glossy. A date night essential.
Sisley Sisleya L'Integral Anti-Age ($550)
An anti-ageing cream that targets lifestyle-induced skin damage? Yep. It's now possible to repent your sins (see: too much sun, too many margaritas) with this luxe formula. It works by providing cells with an "ideal ecosystem" in which they're able to repair more easily. If you work hard and play harder, this one's for you.