10.06.2013

The Early Fall Edit.

As we're only in the beginning weeks of fall, I haven't quite gone into full-blown fall makeup mode yet, but these are a few of the products I've been using recently to help with the transition.

Although I've been switching it up with my choice of foundation, I've been consistently setting my base with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and loving it. It offers a subtle, warm radiance to my overall complexion that I just can't get with other powders.

I've been yearning for a more subtle alternative to bronzer, and the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No30 has completely filled that void in my collection. I purchased one shade darker than my skin tone and apply it in the same way I apply bronzer, except the effect is a soft, barely-there warmth that livens up my complexion, keeping it from looking overly pale and sallow. On my cheeks, I've mainly been alternating between Benefit Rockatuer and Tarte Exposed. I've also recently fallen back in love with NYX blush in Taupe, aka the perfect contour for lighter complexions.

The Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono in #661 Météore recently made it home with me after my curiosity led me to swatch it in Sephora. The golden copper shadow's micro-glitter made it glimmer so magnificently that I simply couldn't resist. Since it's quite warm-toned, I've been wearing it on my lid paired with a cooler toned crease shade, such as MAC Wedge, and it seems to off-set the orangey tone of Météore nicely without completely negating it. If I have time, I love finishing off the look with a thin slick of black liquid liner, and the Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum continues to be one of my all-time favorites.

Lastly, on my lips, I've been loving the Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain in Honey Love, which is the same muted berry shade I wore in this post. It's super moisturizing, even after the initial balm has worn off leaving only a stain, and the shade is perfect for transitioning into deeper berry and plum shades later on in the fall and winter.


What have you been wearing lately?

33 comments:

  1. Dim Light, Exposed, Taupe... so many great picks here! I'm thinking of picking up the holiday Ambient Lighting palette, which includes Dim Light, I've heard great reviews of that shade. I need to check out the Jordana balm stain, I love anything moisturizing that adds color. Plus there's just something fun about applying jumbo pencil type lip products

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  2. For eyes I've been loving my LORAC Pro Palette. It has a great selection of shades that I've been loving for Fall. For face I've been using MAC's Gentle for my cheeks recently, and for lips YSL's Volupte Sheer Candy in #5. x

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  3. Great picks...I still haven't tried NYX Taupe! I always get more into contouring in the fall/winter so definitely want to try it out in place of my usual Sleek contour kit xx

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  4. i read through everything with little hearts as eyes like in the cartoons! i loved everything you talked about - most of these things have been on my wishlist for a good while now! i've been eyeing dim light for a while (actually ive been eyeing multiple ambient lighting powders), as well as rockateur, tarte exposed and the chanel les beige powder. i can't decide if i want the les beige in 20 as an all over powder or 30 as a subtle bronzer like you have here. and we all know with the price, picking up both is definitely not an option lol!


    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  5. I love tarte blushes! & diors amber diamond is a must when i want to feel 100% glam

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  6. wow it looks like you've used rockatuer alot already! :)

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  7. great post!!
    x


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  8. So many amazing shades here, I'm loving the early fall line up you have chosen. Tarte Exposed is one of my favourite blushes, and I love the look of the new Benefit powder as well. Chanel Les Beiges has been winking at me for a while now and I'm looking forward to eventually picking it up (just in time for our Summer, lol)

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  9. All of these shades are right up my alley! :) Rockateur looks stunning!

    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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  10. I'm going to try and get hold of some Tarte blush, they look amazing and have only heard good things about them. Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Dim Light is my latest beauty purchase and I love it too!

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  12. I just received my Diffused Light today and it's perfect! Others would be too warm / dark for my skin. I love Exposed too :-) I like to wear Meteore with smudged brown liner but I never thought to pair it with Wedge. I should try that one day. I don't have much of a lemming for Chanel Les Beiges, but what you said here sounds really good. I can imagine how the subtle warmth can be lovely.

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  13. Pretty products! What's the texture of the Dior eyeshadow like? It looks like a cream but rather solid for a cream. I kind of want Tarte Exposed and NARS Douceur and Lena (from sleepandwater) makes both sound so lovely that I can't decide!

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  14. The blush by benefit seems amazing! I love the shade but I don't want to pay so much for something like that! I have taupe too and its a great shade, so natural and cool toned!

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  15. I want to try the Ambient Lighting Powder soooo bad!

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  16. Glad you liked some of my picks, Catherine! That Hourglass palette definitely looks tempting ;) And I definitely recommend checking out the Jordana balm stains - I LOVE them! I need to pick up another shade (or two) :D

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  17. I agree the LORAC PRO Palette is fantastic! I still haven't tried the Sheer Candy formula but glad to hear you love #5 so much, Hilary!

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  18. I have and really like the Sleek contour kit too! I just find Taupe more suitable for me since it's cool-toned and lighter than the Sleek one though :)

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  19. Aww, haha, glad you liked everything, Rachel! And I completely know what you mean about the Chanel powders - those babies do not come cheap! I went for #30 just because I didn't need another normal finishing powder, which is what #20 would've been for me. It's really all up to what you're looking for though!

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  20. Ooo, I love Amber Diamond as well! :)

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  21. Thanks, Emma! I'm actually surprised by how much I love the Chanel powder considering how I didn't even give it a second though when the line was first released! I really love the packaging though...the white is just so pretty!

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  22. Thanks, Natalie! Rockateur is a great everyday blush for me!

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  23. They're fantastic, Charlotte! So long-lasting too :)

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  24. I love Diffused Light as well! I have two Hourglass powders and I definitely think I picked the two best ones for me :) And Lily, I felt just as you did about the Chanel powders, but then I saw it pop up on J's blog a few times (Lilladylife) and all of a sudden, I was convinced I needed it, haha! J. never steers me in the wrong direction though :) You should try it sometime to see what you think!

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  25. You know, so when I read reviews about the Dior shadows, everyone said it was mousse-y like the Chanel ones, but mine is quite solid....it's not nearly as spongey as the Chanel. Not sure if it's dried out or what. It still works just fine, but I was just thrown off by how different the texture of mine is compared to what other bloggers said. Mine feels more or less like a powder, to be honest. It has slightly sheerer pigmentation though, but it can be built up.


    I have both Exposed and Douceur too (love sleepandwater, btw!), and I honestly couldn't tell you which I prefer :-/ I love both! I haven't used Douceur in a while though - I should use it again and maybe I could tell you!

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  26. Yay, glad you love Taupe too! I love how affordable it is too. And I agree - Benefit blushes are quite pricey. If you're not in love with the shade, it's probably not worth it :)

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  27. If you ever end up getting one, Dim Light and Diffused Light are fantastic! ;)

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  28. I bought Dim Light 2 weeks ago, i didn't even hesitate when i picked that color, i think it was from reading your blog LOL i've been using it everyday, i definitely believe the hype now c:

    à la foliee

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  29. i've been eyeing the hourglass powders and since there's that three set palette, i'm thinking about it even more. i'm a big fan of NYX's taupe as contour. love using it!

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  30. These are all my favorite shades! Lovely picks! I skipped on the Chanel Les Beiges, only for the moment. I think it will probably be a product I will revisit. I love Dim Light!

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