20 November 2012

Autumn/Winter 2012 Beauty Edit

As winter is on it's way, personally I think it's already here, I'm freezing. I thought I would show you a few of my favourite products that I love using during this time of the year, they really warm the cockles of my heart.

Favourite Autumn/Winter Beauty Products 2012
Mac Star Violet Eyeshadow
         Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel:
This shower gel is the epitome of Christmas to me, it smells amazing, like a little bottle of warm cinnamon heaven. I was so excited to pull this out of hibernation, you know how some people have a summer scent, well this is my autumn/winter scent, even though it's not technically a perfume lol. This shower gel is actually a 3 in 1 product, it can also be used as a shampoo or bubble bath, personally I only use it as a shower gel though. Philosophy products aren't cheap, but they are lovely and luxurious and would make amazing Christmas presents.

Chanel Rouge Allure in 074 Dragon:
This lip product is a little extravagant for me, I would never spend this much on a lipstick/lipgloss, luckily it was a Christmas present last year. It's quite an unusual product as it has the pigmentation of a lipstick with the smoothness and shine of a
lipgloss, plus it's not sticky either. Unfortunately this shade is now discontinued, which is such a shame, as it's a beautiful colour (see swatch below).

Mac Star Violet Eyeshadow:
This eyeshadow is fastly becoming a firm favourite of mine, it's the perfect autumnal shade that works on all eye colours. I'm always a bit wary of berry colours near my eyes, because I have brown eyes those colours tend make me look like I have pink eye, but this one has enough golden brown in it, that makes it flattering.

Mac Rebel Lipstick :
This gorgeous lipstick is the newest addition to my collection and I can't believe I've not picked it up sooner. It's definitely the darkest lipstick I own, but it's such lovely rich burgundy that not only is perfect for this time of year, it also doesn't make your teeth look yellow. It's a satin finish, so it' s very pigmented but it doesn't dry out your lips, it has pretty good staying power too, which is a must have for me, very rarely do I re-apply my lip products.

Miss Dior Cherie Perfume :
This is one of my favorite perfumes for this time of the year, it's more of a heavy scent that's both fruity and floral, with a bit of citrus thrown in for good measure. It's definitely one for the girly girls out there, plus look at that bottle, it's gorgeous, though quite weighty. I really recommend this scent if you're looking for a perfume that lasts a long time, I can always smell this hours after I've applied it.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant :
Dry skin is a given in winter, but thanks to this little baby it makes my winter a bit easier. You can put this cream pretty much everywhere, though I mainly use it on my lips at night, it really helps combat dry, chapped lips and keeps them hydrated. This cream does have quite a strong scent, which I think you either love or hate, it's like marmite. I think they my have made an alternative though that's unscented, so if you are a bit put off by the scent, you could now try it.

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple :
This is probably my favorite colour out of all the lip butters, it's so gorgeously pigmented it could pass for a lipstick in my opinion. One thing that I really love about these lip butters is they are literally so moisturizing, which is something I definitely need during this time of year. I urge you all to go swatch it, it's lovely.

 Mac Rebel Lipstick Swatch
L-R   Chanel Rouge Allure in 074 Dragon,  Mac Rebel Lipstick,  Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter,   Mac Star Violet Eyeshadow.

Let me know some of your favorite winter products and what you think of my selection?

XOXO Claire


  1. MAC Rebel is my favourite lipstick for autumn and winter... I love it so much! :) I also love to wear it as a blush...it looks amazing worked in with a stippling brush! ;)

    1. Oooh I never though of using it as a blush, I'm definitely going to try that :-)

  2. Rebel is one my favourites :) Up the amp is good too! xx

    1. I will definitely cheek out up the amp :-)

  3. all the products you've swatched look so gorgeous! and i love the sound of the cinnamon shower gel :) xx

    1. Thank you, I'm addicted, it's like washing with a cinnamon donut lol :-)

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    1. Me too it's become one of my favorites :-)

  5. Such a gorgeous selection! I really really want a Philosophy shower gel. I'm wearing Rebel today- good choice;) x

    1. Thank you, you should definitely try it, it's so lovely and they do an amazing range of scents. :-)

  6. I might have to give that Mac lipstick a try. It looks absolutely beautiful!

    Natalie xx


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