When the weather changes, our beauty-needs change along with it (*insert dramatic sigh here*). So to ensure your self care routine stays on point, we've rounded up our top beauty picks to feature in our Autumn Edit to keep you looking and feeling your absolute glowing self all season round.
Here for us babes down in the Southern hemisphere, April means transitioning from Spring to Autumn. This adjustment can have us all embracing a particular cozy-chic aesthetic. From burgundy lipstick shades, hair colour glow ups to cashmere tops, fluffy coats, to snippets of sunshine and crunchy leaves just hitting different, there's a lot of beauty in Autumn.
But this cooler time can also bring on not so gorg realities, like dried out, dehydrated skin, flakiness, dull hair, unruly frizz, the list can go on. So this is why it's important to adjust our routines, in order to thrive throughout the cooler seasons. And together, here is how we’re going to embrace change this Autumn:
For achieving hair goals
Now, unfortunately for vast majority of us we can't relate to the Kardashian lifestyle of having our hairdressers live in house with us. Whilst we can always book an appointment with our fav stylists at Oz Hair & Beauty every now and then for a refresh, this is not a long term solution. But the good news is there are many products out there that will make maintaining glossy, gorgeous hair a whole lot easier.
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones
Moroccanoil's dry cleansing spray will be your best friend after any workout sesh or before you head out for a glass (or more likely, glasses) of wine with the gals. It instantly refreshes and revitalises the hair and scalp to extend the life of styling, so it's perf for a last minute touch up. Also works incredibly in the cooler months as it is formulated with ultra-fine rice starches, that help instantly absorb oil, leaving a silky, just-left-the-salon feel.
De Lorenzo's Novafusion Colour Care Brunette Shampoo & Conditioner
Rich, dark, leather brown shades are completely on trend this Autumn. And it just so happens to be the perf hair colour that looks fresh but is also low-maintenance (*brunettes rejoice!*). To embrace this colour we recommend using De Lorenzo's Novafusion range which works in synergy with your hair to enhance your natural colour, control fading and protect against solar damage. Made with Vitamin C and anti-oxidants this helps prevent damage and dryness, with the Birch Extracts conditioning properties leaving your locks feeling soft and silky af. Sign me up!
Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo
Another best seller when it comes to embracing the chocolate trend is Redken's Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo. This hero product is a blue shampoo that is ideal for colour correcting and neutralising brassy tones on natural and highlighted brown hair. It also gently cleanses your hair without stripping colour, and helps boost shine so you know your hair will look popping both in real life and on the gram.
For feeding our skin
The Autumn cold can really take a toll on our skin if we aren't too careful. So to take control it's important to invest in good quality products that do their job right. And sometimes this means switching out products that we use during the warmer seasons by welcoming in new additions into your skincare fam...
Aspect Purastat 5 Cleanser
Harsh, frosty mornings mean it's the time to up the ante on our cleansing game. To say thank you next to dull skin, Aspect Purastat 5 is the way to go. This gentle exfoliating foaming cleanser thoroughly frees skin of embedded dirt, makeup, excess oil and environmental pollutants, leaving your skin to look brighter and smoother to the touch. To watch this cleanser in action click here to check out our IGTV.
Pixi Glow Tonic
Disclaimer: Dehydrated skin can bring out fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of anti-ageing (*cue panic*). But this is where the Pixi Glow Tonic comes in. This oxygenating, exfoliating facial glow tonic helps firm and tighten the skin, whilst removing dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. Suitable to use in both the AM and PM, this toner will bring you closer to achieving forever young looking #skingoals, even during Autumn.
Weleda Skin Food Lip Balm
Who else hates that feeling of chapped, dry lips when you are trying to go about your day? The solution: Skin Food Lip Balm. Whip out this little green tube before going outdoors to layer on a protective barrier against the cold weather. This balm gives your lips a beautiful sheen with botanical extracts that work to nourish and sooth your gorgeous smile.
For nourishing our body
Keeping the rest of our body hydrated and healthy is just as important as looking after our face and hair. Let flakey skin know you want space and are thinking of seeing other people with these picks...
Pure Fiji Body Butter - Coconut Infusion
Put a finger down if you are obsessed with body butters... because same. The Pure Fiji Body Butter is a godsend. This super moisturising cream will instantly revive dry skin and help you give your skin that extra bit of loving. A unique blend of cold pressed coconut, dilo, macadamia and oils rapidly hydrate skin and lock in the moisture to keep your skin perfectly hydrated and nourished.
Salt by Hendrix Body Glow - Golden Hour
What's better than happy hour? Salt By Hendrix's Golden Hour. Look like you've been on a European summer holiday all year round, even though the reality is quite the opposite (thanks Covid). This body oil offers your skin hydration and an abundance of vitamins and minerals whilst leaving it bronzed, glowing and radiant. Brb, pouring this all over myself.
For turning our makeup mode: ON
Warm, velvety tones, matte finishes and smokey bronzed eyes, there is a lot to love when it comes to Autumn beauty trends. Try embracing a new look with some of these crowd favs...
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Bronzing Skin Primer
As the cold strips our skin of its natural moisture, having a good quality primer is very important to keep us looking plump and dewy throughout the whole day. The Napoleon Auto Pilot Bronzing Skin Primer does just that, whilst also adding a sun-kissed glow. This silky, lightweight, bronze-coloured gel primer buffs away fine lines, fills in wrinkle crevices, and conceals large pores, as well as keeps skin protected and hydrated - hell yes!
Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick Grace
You honestly can never go wrong with rocking a classic nude shade. Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic in Grace is a luxurious lipstick that you will LOVE! It combines long-lasting wear with hydration and velvety pigment for a glamorous lip statement. And because it's such a fab neutral tone you can guarantee that it suits every one.
Essie Nail Polish Bordeaux 50 Dark Red
I swear it isn't Autumn without embracing reds (wine included). Essie's Bordeaux 50 nail polish in shade Dark Red is an iconic shade that you will seriously elevate your style this season. It provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability, and a high, glossy shine finish.
We can't promise that the Autumn odes will ever stop, because well, we bloody love Autumn. Shop the edit today at Oz Hair and Beauty.