As part of our Autumn edit series, Jamie Rockers of Beauty Rocks Blog has joined us on the blog to discuss her beauty edit for the season.
Ah another season has come and gone and it’s officially autumn now! Where does the time go? When the seasons change not only do you update your clothing wardrobe but you also update your beauty wardrobe. Colours get deeper, stronger and bolder. When the weather gets chilly, it’s time to take some risks and play with burnt reds, coppers and kohls. I love talking about beauty and I’m super excited to join CollectPlus at Stylist Live on Friday, 10th November for a meet and greet. I really hope you will come visit me as I will be talking about my favourite beauty edit for the new season!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of my favourite AW Beauty trends and which must-have products you can use to get the look…
This year at the London Fashion Week Versus Versace show a matte complexion and rimmings of kohl around the eye was the signature look which I actually think is perfect for autumn. This gave the models a real rock star vibe and definitely a cool one at that. Think edgy London style and you got it! So how do you get the look? A great new product that I’ve found that ticks the matte look is the YSL All Hours Foundation (my shade – Warm Ivory).
This is a fabulous foundation that gives matte coverage and high coverage at that – lasting up to 24 hours. If you like a full-coverage foundation that hides every single flaw then this is a fabulous one to check out – it’s really pigmented and once it is on – it DOESN’T MOVE. It’s water-resistant, doesn’t budge and even has SPF 20. Because even rock stars who party all night need SPF protection.
When the colours of the leaves change you know it’s time to update your make-up look. This autumn I’m all about the subtle shimmer on the lids in bronzes and golds – the focus being on golden tones.
How to get the look? Look no further than the Marc Jacobs Eye Conic Palette in Glambition. I can’t think of a better name than Glambition when it comes to recreating an autumn look and this palette is all about the nude shades in four fashion finishes – buttery matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lamé. The shades are absolutely stunning and totally wearable – I am in LOVE. The palette itself is super fashionable in its own right and would fit perfectly in a clutch.
At Milan Fashion Week we could see bold eyes on the models at Giorgio Armani with matte white powder on the tops of the cheekbones. To make the eyes pop when the dim autumn light hits it’s all about the mascara. I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara which is one of my all-time favourite mascaras. This mascara is all about instant gratification in the form of thick, voluminous lashes with ultra-concentrated pigment. Another big win for this mascara? It doesn’t smudge. Because that just wouldn’t be fashionable would it? Marc’s inspiration behind his Velvet Noir mascara was his first beauty memory of his mother carefully shaving fibres from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes. Now if that’s not fashion I don’t know what is.
As I said autumn is all about playing with colours. At Versace this year not only did they bring back all the Supers of the 90s (amazing) but Pat McGrath also recreated a smoky eye look. So how do you get the perfect smoky eye? Well, the Marc Jacobs The Smudge Brush can definitely make this happen. This brush is made for creating a chic, smoky eye look that makes it easy to manipulate both eyeshadow and eyeliner to create the smoky eye look of your autumn season dreams.
To get the perfect deposit of pigment on the lids the Marc Jacobs The Shadow Brush is ideal. And seeing as Marc Jacobs himself is a fashion ICON then it comes as no surprise his beauty collection is amazing. I’ve talked about Marc Jacobs beauty several times – the products are truly incredible and the quality and pigments are fabulous – some of the best I’ve ever used. The brushes are also at a pro-level quality – The Shadow Brush picks up the perfect amount of pigment and evenly distributes colour. Autumn beauty look, here we come!
At Max Mara, make-up by Tom Pecheux focused upon bold red lips and subtly defined eyes. For an effortlessly blended eyeshadow look that appears perfectly placed again, I have to recommend the Marc Jacobs The Crease Brush which is all about the crease of the eye. The brush allows you to build up colour and softens and blends eyeshadow until it looks perfect. So if you want to recreate the look at Max Mara, this brush is brilliant at adding subtle definition and it’s perfect for the new season.
I hope you liked my autumn/winter beauty edit for the new season. With CollectPlus you can Click and Collect your online shopping with over 90 brands and have the items delivered to your local store.
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November 3rd 2017 - by @CollectPlus