First up is Glossier, who's it's release in the Autumn is highly anticipated for all of us UK residents. I managed to get my hands on a few of their cult favourites including the Quartz Haloscope, Milky Jelly Cleanser and the Priming Moisturiser. Although it's too soon to know whether I like some of them, so far so good, in fact I'd probably say I'm on my way to being a Glossier convert.
If you've been reading my blog for a little while, then you'll probably know just how much I'm smitten with Essie nail vanish, in fact it's hard to use anything else once you start. I've been spoilt for choice with what shade to pick ever since my Essie haul at the end of Spring. Russian Roulette, a true red and Ladylike, a muted mauve have been two of my most worn shades as I'm trying to steer clear of the Autumnal hues.. for now.
The Becca Rose Quartz Light Chaser Highlighter* mixed with the Illamasqua OMG Beyond Powder are my top two picks for dewy, highlighted skin, but my recent discovery is if I apply these on top of the Haloscope it makes the most dreamy ethereal glow. This isn't the only dream team I've been pairing up lately as I've taken to mixing primers, blushers and even lipsticks to find the perfect new shades.
I feel like everybody is talking about the new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette* and don't worry I'll be putting my pennies worth in with a blog post soon enough, but I just wanted to share with you my initial thoughts. Each shade, including the lighter hues, are all pigmented, buttery and easy to blend. Despite being known as a Summer palette, I can see myself getting lots of use out of it come Autumn (it could even become my favourite Naked palette!) as the warm shades compliment my skin tone perfectly.