Hello, I’m back with my quarterly blog post. Today we’re going to talk about my favourite things for fall (ground-breaking!). Here’s the vibe: lots of moisture and nice autumnal lip shade. Easy. Now go layer on some hyaluronic acid, eat a big bowl of pasta, and start a new series on Netflix. If you’re feeling wild and the weather is a crisp, moderate temperature, go for a brisk walk. Embrace this season because before you know it, Christmas will be here.
In my opinion, this is the best hyaluronic acid on the market. Not only does it layer seamlessly under any existing skincare products in your regimen, but it also provides vital hydration without adding any thick feeling on the skin. Hyaluronic Acid holds one thousand times its weight in water, which is the product equivalent of your skin getting the eight glasses a day it deserves (you should still drink water, though). The majority of people require more moisture in the colder months, but layering on thick creams and oil runs the risk of turning you into a total greaseball. This quenches the skin at its deepest layer and leaves you feeling plump and hydrated.
This is the kind of product that is so simple that you’re left wondering why it doesn’t already exist. This can be considered a skincare and makeup product combined into one, but I like to think of it as a foundation without any of the unnecessary filler. Apply it like a serum by spreading a couple of drops across your face with your fingers. What I love about this lightweight foundation is the surprising amount of coverage it provides. At first glance, it looks and feels like the Glossier Skin Tint (read: very sheer), but upon closer inspection, it provides a very solid medium-level of coverage that still looks like real skin. It comes in 10 shades to match 30+ skin tones.
I’ve always loved Ilia lip colours but now I really, really do. These newly reformulated lipsticks are hydrating and pigmented. You can dab them on with your fingers for a light, long-lasting kiss or colour or apply straight from the tube for a high-powered pout. There’s something about fall that makes me want to wear a fun lip every day. Lucky for me— and unlucky for my wallet— I love all twelve beautiful shades. I swear there are at least three colours that suit everyone, if not more.
It’s time to start treating the skin on our bodies as well as we treat the skin on our faces. This oil is similar in formula to Agent’s amazing face oil, but for the body. It can help with eczema, cellulite and, of course, hydration. Best yet, it comes in a nice big bottle so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you can use it every day. I apply it every night straight out of the shower, while my skin is still damp and man, do my legs ever feel nice when I climb into bed. With consistent use, I’ve noticed an improved texture and tone of my limbs.
I’m a really big fan of lip liner as an easy, daily lipstick. These ones come in three shades: Daytime Nude, Nighttime Nude, and Red. Three classics for any makeup wardrobe. These layer well under lipsticks but I like colouring in my entire lip, slapping on some lip balm and calling it a day. I’m not a big red person, but these two nudes are colours I reach for every day.