10 autumn/winter beauty tips

girl with red lipstick


When writing my summer beauty tips, I recommended that you cut back on using an exfoliator. Now that fall is here, it is imperative to make sure that you are using one.

Do not assume that an exfoliator needs to contain beads or be a scrub. Dry skin may prefer a liquid or mask texture. In addition, most brands generally suggest you exfoliate 2 times a week, whilst oilier skin can use up to 4 times. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells which create more radiance.

Increase moisture

Hands in particular; they can be a neglected part of the body. I am a huge fan of Palmers and did a review on their body moisturisers. I am also a fan of Lush and love the natural ingredients that they use. Try to apply as soon as possible, once out of the shower. The same goes for applying your face cream.

Some people with oily skin try to hold back on moisturiser, but this can formulate more oil. I would search for hydrating products.

Add colour

If summer is about bronzer, autumn is about colour. But do not get me wrong, I am a bronzing queen and shall never see the day when I do not put it on.

The cold can diminish our glow and enhance a washed-out effect. Beiges can start to appear dull. For me, I do more contouring than in summer and sweep a good pink or peach blush on my cheeks. Anything like Nars’s Orgasm would work.

In terms of the eyes, I generally switch to pink. This colour is still going strong as a fall trend. I prefer berry and warm tones.

Wear a bold lip

Again with the colour; I have to mention however, that nude lips are popular this season (when is it not). On the other hand, my sources – Vogue, Allure and Elle, all acknowledged a strong lip.

It is currently about producing a smudge and a multi-layer. Picture a plum with red making a small entrance.

I had to use my new Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipsticks  for this makeup look. I first used no.8 which is a deep red. Then I followed with shade no.10 – a plum. Lastly I used no.7 which is a brighter red. You do not need to go round all day applying various colours, but it helps if you start off with good layering.

It is hard to wipe off a dark colour. So if you leave your house with strong layering, you should find you can easily choose one colour to reapply throughout the day.

Girl with red lipstick

Use eyeliner

I go through phases with eyeliner. Either I want to wear it non-stop or I hide it away in my beauty drawer. Right now nevertheless, it is front stage and centre. Eyeliner can be super quick. A soft pencil that you can smudge, can instantly make you look more awake.

Do not ditch SPF

Just because summer is gone, it does not mean that protection can relax. Many are unaware that the sun is out all year round, even on those cold days. You want a sun protection that covers UVA and UBV rays. Some brands charge excessive amounts for a small bottle, therefore you should do your homework and check the market. All skincare companies should sell a yearlong SPF.

Look for caffeine alternatives

Now that winter is arriving, hot drinks tend to be accompanied. Caffeine can dehydrate your skin and hot chocolates can be packed with numerous types of sugar. Herbal teas are a better choice. When I am at home, I use cocoa.

I warm a glass of oat/almond milk in the microwave for 2 minutes (you might need to mix and then heat further), I then add a tsp of cocoa with a capful of vanilla essence, a shake of nutmeg and cinnamon and a squirt of golden syrup. My finishing touch is desiccated coconut sprinkled on top.

Utilise your home spa

In dreamland, we all have a spa room with an on-call therapist. Do not despair though, as there are some treatments that can make a big difference. I routinely do steaming. This literally involves warming up my kettle, pouring water in to a bowl and then letting my head rest above with a towel wrapped round my hair. Vogue did an article where they said to steam with rose petals in the water.

Masks are another pampering favourite. I think they are more crucial in winter as our skin can become dull. I have been using Caudalie’s overnight hydration mask which creates a smooth makeup-based in the morning.

Go for the chop

I cut my hair in the summer and people commented that it was a good summer look. Imagine my delight when I read that it is a new season trend for fall. To me, short hair is suitable as autumn just gives me frizz.

Regardless of what length you are willing to go to, right now is a great time to remove any dead ends. I find that people are relaxed in the summer but the heat can cause damage. It is worth checking if your hair needs a trim.

Drink water

I included this on my summer tips too. I wanted to add as water is often advised in summer but forgotten after. Rather than trying to drink as much as you can, keep a glass available and take sips throughout.

What is your favourite tip autumn/winter beauty tip?

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52 thoughts on “10 autumn/winter beauty tips

  1. Some girls do really bold lip and very dark eye make up in the winter, and to be honest, they look like vampires! On the other side, I never intend to ditch the glow, and will keep the bronzer as my best friend 😀

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    • Maybe we like looking like vampires? haha I’m kidding. I get what you’re saying, as someone who likes to do both dramatic eye and lip. I do it because it’s just that, dramatic. It’s also not the norm, and I sometimes can’t figure which one I want to be dramatic with so I pick both. It’s just a way I like express myself and I do understand it’s weird. Just thought I’d explain.
      And you’re right bronzer will never leave my side either. After discovering it I’ll never give it up.

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      • There’s nothing wrong to express yourself, but there’s also nothing wrong to not like something 🙂

        I was specifically referring to Taylor Momsen look alikes (pale skin, really dark eyes and lips), especially in day light. Some people really rock this look, especially when everything is done precisely, if you know what I mean – matching skin tone with lip shade, etc.

        I was just saying that dark make up is fine, but some people just overdo it and it starts to look ridiculous. Hope you didn’t get that personal 🙂

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        • oh no, don’t think I was criticizing you. Not at all. I was just kind of giving you a perspective of someone who does the look. Maybe why we do it.
          I also have the benefit of not having pale skin or light hair, which does make the look more vampirey. So maybe I pull it off a bit better (lol maybe I’m just kidding myself).
          But pleas don’t think I was criticizing you or I was taking offense (I most definitely didn’t). I found your comment interesting and the vampire comparison made me laugh (though in Taylor Momsen’s case I think you’re right) and I had to comment back.


  2. These are all wonderful tips 👍🏼 I love when you do your tip posts and it’s never what you’d expect, always something unique and creative, I love it! 💕 that cocoa drink you make sounds delicious, but I think my caffeine habit isn’t going anywhere for the colder months, in fact, I feel like itll only be stronger as the year rounds out ☕️ the home spa tip is awesome, I love that steaming trick, definitely gotta try it with rose petals 🌹 all in all, another great post, thanks for sharing! xx

    -Helene |

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  3. I loved this post. I can’t follow all of the tips (i.e. I’m really allergic to sunsceen). But I’ve never though about steaming my face. My face needs all the help it can get.
    I am very happy that bold lip is “okay” now as I love bold lips (actually I wear any time of year).
    And YES!!! Promote doing the chop! nothing is more liberating and amazing then getting your hair chopped off. I did it 12 years ago and have never looked back.

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    • Bold lips are such a classic. I generally go either nude or bold. I would try steaming your face. It takes a minute to see results though.
      I loved having long hair but I have felt so liberated in going short. I actually want to go an inch shorter and do more of a blunt, edgy cut. It was such an amazing feeling after. xx

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  4. Those are some great tips and i really love the look you created! Ive been exfoliating my skin more now as it tends to get super dry, i actually made a coffee and coconut scrub the other day and it did such an amazing job at moisturizing and brightening my skin! xx

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  5. LOVING the bold lip here!! Defo suits you to a tee! I’ve been playing with plums and loving it!! It feels like we are only a week into winter and I’m already feeling like my moisturiser needs to be upped to a whole new level! My hands are shocking!!
    Any good one you can recommend? xxx

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  6. Great tips! I’ve always loved a dark lip for the colder months! I always tend to skip eyeliner, simply because I’m too lazy to put it on haha. But, I definitely think it looks nice and can make your eyes pop. I’m gonna start trying to incorporate it more!

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      • The weather in Florida is certainly something we Floridians take for granted. While it is HOT as poo here 6 months out of the year, for the most part, our weather is awesome. That’s why people who live here say “We live where you vacation”. If I could send you some sunshine, I would! 🙂 ❤

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  7. Great tips girl and you look beautiful! ❤

    Also, I have really dry skin and get a lot of acne since I've been using Proactiv products for the past 12 years and I heard benzol peroxide is bad for your skin. I really want to change to a high end moisturizer. Since I have pretty dry skin, is it better to use hydrating gel or a good moisturizer with SPF? What are some good high end moisturizers that you would recommend with help prevent acne but at the same time hydrate your skin?

    I checked online and it looks like Clinique is really good but not sure if they have too many chemicals

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    • Thank you girl!
      I have never used Proactiv before but many acne products can contain ingredients that are very drying. So it is a good if know whether your skin was naturally dry before using it or not.
      Dehydration and dry skin are completely different. Dehydration is a skin condition which is from a lack of water. Usually, dehydrated skin can be quite oily from where the skin produces more oil to try and fix the lack of water.
      Dry skin however is a type and is from a lack of oil. It might be worth going somewhere like Kiehl’s where they can do actual skin tests to determine what your skin needs.
      I would look for more natural or dermatological companies like Kiehl’s and Bioderma. The main cosmetic companies overcharge for the luxury of texture and packaging etc.
      I personally do not like Clinique and will never use any of their products lol. Very harsh chemicals.

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      • Thanks for the reply Laura! I have a bit oily but mostly dry around the eyebrows and the def the nose area. The clinique one has really good reviews but not sure why ppl say it has harsh chemicals (it doesnt have parabens or other harsh ones tho). Liked you mentioned, I searched Kiehls but since its new, dont see many reviews for them. I’m looking for a lightweight moisturizer without parabens (natural ingredients) with SPF 15. I was wondering if you know anything about OleHenricksen at Sephora? It matches exactly with what I’m looking for and has good reviews. I might go with that one but havent totally decided yet

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        • Not all parabens are bad. Some natural brands use them and some are even found in fruit. Many brands target themselves as plant-based or natural, but use chemicals like SLS or Glycerin. What is difficult is figuring out which chemicals are helpful and which one’s are cheap and drying.
          Clinique is a more chemical based brand than what Kiehl’s is for example. I am unaware of the one at Sephora but if you feel confident that is it what you are looking for, then I would check it out. 🙂


  8. Thanks for sharing the tips !!
    Loved them
    My tip is just before going to bed, take a warm water bath ( P.S not hot ), end it by applying almond oil on body and ditching the moisturizer. A few drops and massage a little. A clean and healthy skin to sleep with. Not only it will ensure a good night sleep but also you will wake up with a healthier and radiant skin. Just almond oil and no chemicals. Try it !!


  9. Great tips! I recently discovered Dream Cream by LUSH and though I typically use it for my dry patches, I have noticed that it makes for a good hand cream too! I’m guilty as charged for caffeine so I’m looking to search for alternatives or simply just drink water. I don’t think I have a particularly bad diet but I definitely have some bad habits.

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