Autumn is always a bittersweet time. It means summer is over, colder weather is coming and more and more rain, but it also means cosy days by the fire, hot drinks and apple-scented everything. Personally, my favourite thing about autumn is finally being able to wear more makeup, without feeling like you’re going to sweat it of before you even leave the house.
Autumn always brings around new beauty launches, from makeup, to nail polish and skincare. Here are some of the ones I’m most excited for this year.
Glow Recipe is bringing out a new ‘Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum’. With all the mask wearing, everyone’s skin had to suffer. Guava and a blend of vitamin C ingredients includes tranexamic and ferulic acids. The brightening serum work synergistically to reduce the look of dark spots. It is said to be non-sticky, super gentle on the skin, with a fresh and fruity scent. Most importantly, with 5 stable Vitamin C’s this serum can treat and even prevents dark spots. I already love their Pineapple Vitamin C brightening serum so I’m super excited to give this one a try.
Youth to the People (YTTP) is releasing a new gentle ‘Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant’, that is pore-clearing. It holds brightening benefits of chemical exfoliation, with minimal risk of irritation. Along with AHA, BHA, and PHA acids, the leave-on formula includes kale, green tea, and licorice root. This helps to support the skin barrier – not strip it. I love how YTTP is all about sustainable, professional skincare, using consciously-sourced, nutrient-dense superfood blends and pairing them with clinical vegan actives. Their Superberry Hydrating mask is one of my favourite facemasks already and you just can’t help but support a business that does their best to give back to the people and the planet.
Rare Beauty is launching their very first mascara. The ‘Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara’ is created for every lash type and pairs a weightless, easy to build formula with a universal eye-hugging brush to lift, lengthen, curl, and volumize every lash from every angle.
I’m often hesitant about celebrity makeup brands, but this brand, created by Selena Gomez, pleasantly surprised me so far. The liquid and cream blushes are absolutely gorgeous, and the Glossy lip balm is amazing, so I have very high hopes for this Mascara.
Urban Decay has released yet another Naked eyeshadow palette, and while one might think how many can they do before they get boring, they haven’t gotten there quite yet and I am just as obsessed with this one as all the others.
The ‘Naked Cyber’ palette includes 12 new shades in the most stunning different finishes: matte, satin, duo chrome, glitter, and shimmer. While the shades may not be traditionally fall themed (red and orange), they are beautiful pastels that give off alien/fairy vibes, which shouldn’t work but somehow do.
OPI’s Fall 2021 nail polish collection is one of my favourites in a long time. Inspired by Downtown LA, the collection comes as a normal lacquer, a high shine one and a gel. The colours range from various shades of pinks and purple, to several blues and metallics and of course a traditional cherry red. Some of the shades are so unique that I have nothing like them (and believe me that is saying something) and I cannot wait to get my hands on them.