Fall is quite possibly my favourite season – leaves are changing, temperatures are going down and it’s not freezing just yet.
However, the change is there – summery makeup (high on SPF, light on the coverage) can be substituted for a bit more; as it’s unlikely to melt off the moment you shut the front door.
Still, the fading glow of your summer tanned is now making you look a bit lackluster and your sweet/fruity summer fragrance feels a bit out of place. All while you start battling the chapped lips of fall time.
To help you out I’ve collected my top 5 fall time favourites, with a glow booster and a beautiful tea blend to tide you over until winter kicks in.
Diptyque’s Philosykos will probably remain within my all time favourites until the end of time. It’s a grass, fruity scent that’s a bit spring timey but still deep enough that wearing in the fall just makes sense. If the weather gets a bit too dreary a quick whiff of the stuff is sure to cheer you up.
Laura Mercier’s Radiance Primer is sure to boost your post summer glow while making sure your slightly heavier base will stick around. It won’t make you look like you’ve taken a quick vacay to the Maldives but it’ll make you look that extra bit more alive, which is always a good thing. Other than that grab your bronzer and highlighter and hope.
The Lip Balm:
NUXE Rive de Miel. It doesn’t require more than that. If you have yet to check this out, do so. It’ll solve your chapped lip problems. Dar out.
Diptyque’s Feu de Bois is the ultimate cool weather candle, with a ‘fire-log’ scent that I cannot get enough of. There is a Muji dupe but nothing trumps the original. While as the months go on I start to burn sweeter more florally candles in the hopes of bringing forth memories of the spring thats to come, this is perfect for sparking some fall/winter nostalgia.
I’m a tea fiend. There it’s been said, that along with coffee are within my top things to drink. In the fall I’m all about a bergamot based tea, with a dash of sweet vanilla or caramel notes and a splash of milk. I picked this up in Barney’s while in New York, I remembered an article that said that one of the Olsen twins liked this tea and thought why not? It’s a nice one but I’ll stick to my loose leafed teas when this is finished off.