Summer to Autumn Beauty



We all have transitional wardrobe favourites (from Summer – Autumn that may be swapping denim cut offs for skinny jeans, sandals for converse and a vest top for a t-shirt and leather jacket) but when it comes to beauty picks I don’t feel like the beauty industry has ever created a specific range that targets that in between Summer and Autumn look. Whilst reading one of my favourite Sunday supplement magazines yesterday I was surprised to see the beauty pages still full of bright nail polishes and glowing Summer looks, whilst there’s no need to ditch all the Summery beauty bumf just yet I still think there’s a big difference between a holiday beauty look and a London in mid-late August one so here are my transitional beauty tricks:

NAILS: I get so excited when the days start getting that bit longer at the end of March that I start opting for Spring pastel hued polishes straight away, meaning come August I’ve had nearly half a year of sugary sweet Summer nail colours. It’s round about this time that I start to crave a deep dark nail, I’m currently sporting Essie’s Wicked and finding that it is exactly what I needed – it looks great with a tan and denim shorts so you don’t feel tooo Autumnal and it toughens up a girly Summery dress like nothing else.

SKIN: We are due a mini (sort of) heat wave at the end of this week, but mainly the weather here has been rainy, chilly and muggy meaning that knowing what to put on my skin has made me all sorts of confused. Where as on holiday and warm weather days I favour a CC cream with a high SPF (Smashbox or CHANEL) but on the cooler days I’ve been loving diving back into my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation for a full covered look, powdering using the Benefit Pore Fessional Agent Zero Shine Powder (this stuff is a God send) and then highlighting using my very very cracked Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow highlighter. The looks works especially well as the matness counteracts any muggy humidity.

EYES: On holiday and hot weather days I avoid eye makeup as best I can. I simply apply a touch of Eyeko waterpoof eyeliner and some waterproof mascara with whatever creamy and easily blendable shadow I can get my paws on. However for the transitional period I prefer to ramp up the day time smokey eye look using Tom Ford’s Cognac Sable palette. The warm golden tones still feel Summery enough but with a bit more oomph and depth, it’s also foolproof to apply with a MAC 217.

LIPS: I’m a matt lip fan all year round, but at the moment I’ve been gravitating towards a blood red from the new Kiko Romantic Rebel collection in the shade 06, it’s a brown toned red that looks amazing when paired with a Summery outfit (see above worn on Saturday with a breton striped mini dress). It complements a tan and gives me that Autumnal feeling without feeling too guilty about neglecting Summer.




  1. Yash
    August 17, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Love this!!
    You are my style inspiration Tijan
    Much love frm Malaysia
    Cant wait for more of YouTube vids from you!

    • August 17, 2015 / 11:00 am

      That’s so lovely to hear 🙂 Thank you for reading, and new video coming up later this week!

  2. Bella
    August 18, 2015 / 5:32 am

    We’ve been having such great weather in the Netherlands until Saturday; when I got back from my holiday I just kept on the tinted moisturiser and cream everything (blush, eyeshadow etc.) Since then it’s gone downhill though and I also automatically adjust.
    Isn’t it a drama the way Charlotte Tilbury powders crack and shatter? Two of the blushes arrived shattered from the store, and while they replaced them within 24 hours, it’s just shoddy.

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