Autumn Beauty Picks
5 October 2021
The weather is turning, so it’s time to refresh your beauty staples for a new season.
Say farewell to heavy-hitting SPF skincare and welcome rain-resistant foundations and rich fragrances that wrap you in their warm embrace. Grab yourself one of those pumpkin spiced lattes (or if you’re feeling fancy… how about a cinnamon chai?) and browse a selection of the best beauty picks for autumn.
Autumn Fragrance Picks
As the seasons change, it’s a great time to fill any gaps in your fragrance selection. Instead of sunny days spent outdoors, you’ll be spending more time bundled up inside in close proximity with others, so make sure your fragrance says all the right things about you.
- Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml
While most fragrances aimed at men include woody, aromatic notes, Hermès Terre d’Hermès brings something new to the status quo. Earthy cedar, patchouli, and vetiver notes are elevated with grapefruit, orange, and pelargonium (similar to geranium in scent).
- Givenchy L’interdit Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
Fresh, fruity, floral notes aren’t usually associated with fragrances for the colder months, but Givenchy L’Interdit breaks the mould. Notes of pear, bergamot, orange blossom and tuberose are balanced against the headier notes of patchouli, ambroxan and vanilla to create a wonderfully well-rounded perfume.
- Estée Lauder Knowing Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml
The ideal fragrance for an alluring, accomplished woman, Estée Lauder Knowing, is a classic signature fragrance for autumn. Unusual notes like aldehydes, orris root and civet blend effortlessly with subtle rose, mimosa and cardamom to produce a perfume as complex as it is distinguished.
- Serge Lutens Chergui Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
A genuinely unisex fragrance that is clean, warm and rather sexy, Serge Lutens Chergui balances powdery musk and iris with deeper notes of tobacco leaf, honey, amber and hay. Don’t let the scent profile fool you; this is every inch as perfect for her as it is for him.
- Cerruti 1881 Pour Femme Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
Sensual, sophisticated and refined, Cerruti 1881 combines the elegance of Paris with the craftsmanship of Italy. With notes reminiscent of freshly laundered linen, violet, chamomile and rose complement the warming elements of sandalwood, musk, cedar and amber.
- Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
For a decadent autumnal perfume that stays close to traditional feminine notes, Wonderlust is an ideal pick. Almond milk, heliotrope and jasmine are the power players, underlaid with musk, sandalwood, amber with just a hint of pink pepper.
- Hermès Eau des Merveilles Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
If you find yourself longing for an autumnal take on zesty citrus, Hermès Eau des Merveilles is a must-try. Rich and well-balanced, this woody, spicy fragrance includes notes of orange and lemon layered over resin, fir, oakmoss and violet; a dynamic combination.
Top tip: Looking for even more reasons to get close and cosy with someone special? Snuggle up with one of these top TV series for autumn: Mare of Easttown, Money Heist or for something a little spookier, Midnight Mass or Squid Game.
Autumn Makeup Picks
Dropped a foundation shade or two since the golden days of summer? Refresh your makeup bag with these top picks, which are sure to keep you glowing whatever the weather throws at you.
- By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum
From the creator of the iconic Touche Éclat concealer, By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum packs an arsenal of beauty tools into one small bottle. White Rose Stem Cells and Vitamin E protect and brighten, while soft-focus micro-spheres blur lines and imperfections.
- Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen
Every woman should own a great eyeliner, but with so many out there, it can be tricky to find the one. Clinique’s award-winning smudge-proof liquid eyeliner has a finely tapered tip for smooth application and stays in place for up to 24 hours, making it perfect for rocking a new look from morning to night.
- benefit Minis Hoola Matte Bronzer Travel Size
Missing that sun-kissed summer glow? Hold off on booking that tropical holiday until you’ve tried benefit Minis Hoola Matte Bronzer. The perfect size to trial at home (or to pack in your carry-on), you can unlock that gorgeous golden glow on even the gloomiest of days.
- Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF10
With up to 15 hr of staying power, it’s no surprise that Estée Lauder Double Wear has a cult following among beauty enthusiasts. Winner of innumerable awards, it’s loved for its flattering semi-matte finish and resistance to rain, humidity and activity; this foundation does it all.
- bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF15
You can’t beat a classic, and bareMinerals Original Foundation is just that. The signature product among the range of vegan-friendly, loose pigment powders comes in over two dozen natural shades. Enjoy the total control that only a buildable foundation can give you.
Top tip: Jazz up those gloomy mornings by listening to great music while you apply your makeup. New releases to try include “Connectivity” by Grace Petrie, “Te Ao Marama” by Lorde and “Blue Banisters” by Lana Del Rey.
Autumn Beauty Skincare & Body Picks
You might be able to skip the sunscreen step in your skincare routine this season, but that’s not to say your skin doesn’t need any extra TLC. The harsh weather can quickly strip moisture from your skin, so it’s essential to keep it hydrated both inside and out.
- Elemis Body Soothing Skin Nourishing Shower Cream
Wash the day away with the gentle moisturising properties of Elemis Body Soothing Skin Nourishing Shower Cream. Camellia, macadamia and jojoba oils blend with oat kernel and wheat germ extracts to soothe and rehydrate tired, dry skin.
- Dr. Hauschka Face Care Tinted Day Cream
Ideal for dry, sensitive and mature skin, Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day Cream combines beeswax, avocado and almond oils to moisturise and protect. Blending with your natural skin tone, it creates an even complexion and subtle natural glow.
- Guinot Make-Up Removal / Cleansing Lait Hydra Fraicheur Milk
The perfect second step in a double cleanse routine, Guinot Hydra Fraicheur Milk is gentle enough for sensitive skin yet effective enough to remove all traces of the day. Enriched with added aloe vera, the formula hydrates and soothes as it cleans, making it ideal for dry skin types.
- Filorga Serums Time-Zero Multi-Correction Wrinkles Serum
Inspired by non-surgical anti-ageing procedures, Filorga is deserving of two places in this line-up. The Multi-Correction Wrinkles Serum combines two unique anti-ageing formulas and a wealth of skin-beneficial ingredients to reduce various types of wrinkles, including contraction, surface and deep-set types.
- Filorga Eyes / Lashes / Lips Time-Filler Eyes Absolute Eye Correction Cream
Turning back the hands of time on those telltale signs of ageing, Filorga Time-Filler Eyes is targeted to treat the delicate skin around the eyes. Powerful peptides and plumping spheres reduce fine lines while a lifting complex prevents sagging eyelids for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Micro Cleansing Balm
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Micro Cleansing Balm gently removes makeup and impurities from the skin with a balm-to-oil formula. Skin is left feeling supple, clean and hydrated.
Top tip: Turn your nightly skincare routine into self-care by reading a good book as your products do their work. Top new releases this season are “Magpie” by Elizabeth Day, “Manifesto” by Bernardine Evaristo and “Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Sally Rooney.