Yes, it may be the 1st of September, and i may have used the word Autumn in two post titles in the last two weeks, but hey, can you blame me? I’m seasonally enthusiastic and i can’t help it. Today i’m talking about three palettes i’ve been using sometimes daily over the last month or so, they’re GOSH’s new Autumn additions and actually couldn’t be more perfect for the coming season.
Obviously there’s an eyeshadow palette in this lineup, because everyone knows you can’t do autumn without a strong eye look to go with a darkened evening. Before using the “To party in London” palette i would’ve never thought about liking a palette made up entirely of shimmers, but i’ve shocked myself by falling in love with it. This is the most perfect collection of jewelled and autumnal toned (is autumnal toned a thing?) shadows, and seriously soft shimmers that’ll take you from autumnal evening to Christmas party nighttimes.
Yes admittedly it is a challenge to make an entire look from shimmers, but the shades in this palette mean you can put together multiple looks in the most effortless way. You could go full on cool toned smokey eye, a bronzed autumnal warm toned look or go classic with the browns, gold and pink shimmers.
Even if you do mix these with a few mattes from other palettes, i still think this is an A/W17 staple palette to have in a collection, after all, nothing says the months of September – December more than a little bit of shimmer right?
*Bad blogger alert* Before using the Gosh colour correcting kit i had never colour corrected before. Colour correcting filled me with clown like nightmares, and the prospect of coming out the other side looking like i had actual green paint on my face gave me enough reason to avoid it, until now. I took the plunge and went in with this the morning after the Gosh A/W preview and instantly fell in love, particularly with the green shade.
As i’ve mentioned time and time again on here (you’re used to me, i know) i battle daily with acne and acne scarring from when my skin was particularly bad, it means that my face is generally quite red and because the marks have grown fond of me, they just don’t want to budge. This palette has become an integral part of my daily routine, after my primer i pick up the green pigment with my finger and apply it to my reddest areas and then blend it out with a fluffy but still dense brush. I go in with my finger first because these are dense creams, the people from Gosh explained they wanted to make these in a denser formula so that when you applied foundation on top the pigment wouldn’t budge, which makes a lot of sense when you know they’re designed to be layered.
After using this palette i really see why colour correcting is actually – for want of a better word – a thing now. Using the shades helps to neutralise my complexion before foundation, which means i end up using less product because i’m trying to cover less, magic, i feel like i’ve cracked the makeup code and just wish i had listened earlier.
Now that summer is making it’s way firmly out the back door, i feel like i probably should turn it down in the highlighter stakes – layering an illuminating cream to powder blush and highlighter isn’t very autumnal.. The strobe’N’glow kit has stepped in to give my cheeks a matte pop of colour and an iridescent highlight to top it off. Unfortunately the shades don’t have names but my go to are the first pink highlight and first matte pink blush. The other two shades are a little too warm for my skin tone, but would work beautifully on a darker toned skin, but as usual i always use blushers and highlighters that i can’t use on my face as eyeshadows, so they won’t go to waste.
Am i willing on colder weather? Probably. What are your go to palettes for autumn? – Maria x
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