The autumn seasonal beauty swaps you need to make.

We’re officially (almost) half way through September, therefore autumn is in full swing. The final days of summer are long gone and we’re making way for the cosiness of crisp, orange leaves on the ground and all the hot chocolate you could ever imagine. Our summer sandals have been put away until next year and our winter boots have made a welcome comeback, we’re even getting ahead of the seasonal nail game with our autumnal nails. But are we clued up on our autumn seasonal beauty?

Just like we switch up our wardrobe every season, we should be switching up our skincare routine, and there’s never any harm in adding a touch of autumn to your makeup too. Our skin’s needs change with the weather and so its important that we look after it accordingly.

Skincare

SPF

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because the heat of summer has vanished, that your SPF should disappear too. SPF doesn’t protect you from the heat, it protects you from the sun’s UV rays and these can penetrate the skin without the sun being out. They very easily come through grey skies and clouds, which means that you need to be on top of your suncare game all year round. So add one of these to your seasonal beauty collection.

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This quick-absorbing, lightweight moisturiser nourishes the skin while protecting it from damaging UVA/UVB rays. Perfect for every day wearing all year round, this day cream has SPF 30 in it to prevent sun damage, as well as Vitamin E which offers antioxidant protection. Soft on even sensitive skin, this cream will keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh all day long.

99% Natural super light daily moisturiser with SPF25, designed with a Titanium Dioxide based natural mineral filter to shield skin from UVA and UVB rays. This is a protective daily skincare essential that can be used alone or as an extra layer of protection over (or under) your regular face cream.

Protect your skin from premature ageing with Caudalie’s anti-ageing Milky Sun Spray SPF 50 for body and face. Caudalie is proud to present an innovative sun-care formula, for maximum SPF protection, using minimal filters that are safe for both the skin and the environment. The light texture and easy to apply formula quickly absorbs into the skin, without leaving a sticky residue. It’s rich in soothing organic grape water and has a patented anti-oxidant complex so that your skin is left hydrated, moisturised and protected.

Heavy cleansing

A light cleanser is great for the summer months when you’re not wearing too much makeup. But when it starts to get colder and your face needs a little more TLC, a heavy cleanser can be your saving grace. For your in-between seasonal beauty staples, a balm will be soft on your skin, which it will need after battling cold temperatures, and melt away any makeup, dirt and sweat that lingers around your pores.

Melt away your daily make-up for clean, supple, hydrated skin with mango butter, rosehip oil, coconut oil. Use this cleansing balm to remove foundation, mascara and lipstick like nothing else. It even tackles long-wear and waterproof formulations. Combining a rich blend of pure plant oils, the luxurious balm melts on contact with warm skin, dissolving impurities and leaving your face perfectly cleansed, supple and silky-smooth.

Based on the Korean double cleansing method, this Solid Cleansing Oil combines the performance of a cleansing oil with the gentleness of a cream. Enriched with active ingredients that have long been used in traditional Korean beauty rituals, it is a formula that transforms twice when used. First, transforms into an oil upon contact with the warmth of the skin, to help dissolve impurities on the face. Secondly, when rinsed with water, it transforms again into a silky lotion, to cleanse skin perfectly and leave behind a protective film.

This soothing cleansing balm is made from Grapeseed, Carrot Root, Blue Chamomile and Jasmine Sambac oils to your nourish skin, remove any dirt and impurities, as well as calm your mood. Each jar of Calm Clean comes with a 100% organic cotton cloth for you to wipe away any residue and leftover makeup.

Haircare

Hair masks

In the same way that our skin needs some extra loving care when its cold, our hair does too. It can get dry and brittle if we don’t look after it properly, especially those that have coloured their hair. A hair mask every now and again can go a long way. Added hydration will nourish and moisturise your hair in order to keep it looking and feeling smooth and shiny, and they can even improve the overall health of your locks.

Keep colour electric with the Bed Head Colour Goddess Hair Mask! This intense conditioning treatment has powerful moisturising and conditioning properties to leave hair smooth, soft and frizz-free. The hair mask is designed for coloured hair – maintain electrifying colour!

Rescue your stressed out hair with this deep conditioning treatment which is packed with Jeju Kiwi Fruit and hydrating coconut oil! Its a two-step mask enriched with eleven amino acids, which helps to nourish and improve the overall appearance of hair. Intensify this treatment with the heat retaining cap to create a lustrous shine, leaving the hair soft, shiny and smooth.

Makeup

Foundation

The change in season can quite often make us breakout, for one reason or another. While wearing a tinted moisturiser for the end of the summer might work for us, as the autumn season closes in on us we might want to opt for a bit more coverage. Foundations can give the velvety look that many of us desire around this time of year, plus, there are loads we want to get our hands on and try for our autumn seasonal beauty hero product.

Meet the celebrity-loved and red-carpet go-to foundation that started it all. The Invisiwear Liquid Foundation was made exclusively for olive skin tones or for those who want to make their skin glow like a superstar. Formulated with a unique pigment base to micro match olive tones ranging from very fair to deep tan, the Invisiwear Liquid Foundation provides a seamless match with a lightweight, luminous finish that’s completely undetectable.

Lord & Berry’s Perfect Skin foundation is designed to look and feel like skin for the most natural- looking finish. The soft-matte finish and creamy texture layer easily for medium to buildable coverage. The unique complex of Oak stem cells, Olive oil, Argan oil, Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E will deeply moisturise, soothe and protect the skin, making this product ideal for all skin types.

Perricone MD’s No Makeup Foundation is perfect for those who want something extra in terms of coverage but still want to look natural. This luminous, dewy finish, sheer coverage foundation that creates a more uniform complexion without masking skin. This nourishing, moisturising formula is infused with ingredients that visibly improve dark spots for visibly smoother, more even-toned skin over time.

Warm highlighter

The epitome of autumn is filled with warm, spicy colours, and the makeup you wear on your face is no exception to that. Throughout the summer we wear golden strobes to reflect the glowing sun, but like the colours of the leaves, toning it down for this time of year can make for a super cosy, warm effect. Trust us, you’ll be heading up these in-between seasonal beauty trends with these.

The bronzed shade of Sparks Fly capture the light at all angles to amplify your glow from within for an extraordinary, flawless sparkle. With treated, finely milled, multi-reflective pigments and the finest sparkling particles, these Sparkling Dusts will be your new BFF in extra dimension highlighting! Wear throughout the colder months for the ultimate warm glow.

Bounce your way to perfection with the only highlighter you’ll ever need. This unique formula is springy to touch and leaves you with a fantastically pigmented glow. Rosé shade is a stunning, radiant rose gold which is perfect for cooler skin tones. Use anywhere you want a little extra shine, on cheekbones, chest and collarbones. For full effect apply using your fingers or a beauty sponge.

Nails

We LOVE a change of season when it comes to how we do our nails. The opportunities are endless in the autumn with such an array of seasonal colours and patterns. It can be easy to get carried away with switching them up every few days, but its important that you remember to take care of them, too. Nail care products are, luckily, easy to get hold of, so there’s no excuse to not to!

When using nail polish, it’s so important to protect your nails with a base coat. This 2-in-1 Oxygenated base and top coat lets your nails breathe healthily while still looking fabulous. Nailberry know its important to take care of your natural nails and so their range of products are made from advanced oxygen technology, allowing your nails to breathe. A line of nail care that are highly efficient, & ensures long-lasting gloss & anti-fading colour. Their products are made for easy use, whilst giving flawless, even colour results & with an added UV filter – which keeps discolouration & yellowing under control.

This ultra nourishing Cuticle Repair Cream returns softness and moisture to dry cuticles with a patented combination of soothing, luxurious raspberry stem cell extract, red algae, shea butter, sodium hyaluronate, and vitamins A, C, and E. This powerful treatment offers immediate relief from roughed-up cuticles and offers long-term protection from dryness with daily use. You wouldn’t be without it for your autumn seasonal beauty staple products.

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