I’m really getting into these autumnal looks, aren’t I? Traditionally, the autumn collections have been my least favourite, but I must admit that there are quite a few tasty little bits and pieces this year. In this picture I’m wearing a simple base of Clarins Extra-Comfort foundation, a touch of bronzing powder from Avon and the eyes and lips are from the new YSL autumn winter collection. I’m really into this half-summer half-autumn look – I like a bit of bronzey skin with the plummier, rustier eye and lip shades. (See last week’s post and video on the Olay CC Cream for another autumnal attempt, and also Chanel’s Farouche lipstick, posted the other day,)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 53 (looks slightly more red here than it does in real life, sorry!) see here for all of the Pur Couture shades.
YSL City Drive Palette, reviewed here
Avon’s Shimmering Glow Bronzing Powder: this seems to have been discontinued. I must check these things before posting, really!
Clarins “Be Long” Mascara, reviewed here
and Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation, shade 105, see here.
This new creamy foundation is great if you need medium-to-heavy coverage but want something quite moisturising. It’s incredibly rich in texture but it doesn’t slide off or move about – it lasts all day on me. The finish is excellent – really quite glowy for a full-coverage base, without being shimmery or oily-looking. I’ll try and pop it into a video soon so that fence-sitters can see it in action! If you want to take a look at shades or find out more info then take a look at Clarins.co.uk (£35) or Escentual.com (£28). Oily or combination skins beware – I have to use a matte primer and/or powder to set this if I’m in my oily PMT phase. Just a warning. It’s definitely aimed at the drier end of the scale!
I have yet to fully explore the rest of YSL’s AW13 collection – the Beige nail polish interests me particularly – but I’ll get around to it ASAP. Watch this space: