Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Autumn Rose

Nars Blush - Dolce Vita* Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Bahama* Nars Illuminator - Copacabana*

I know there's 'technically' a few more days of Summer left, but come on, have you looked outside? The Autumn weather seems here to stay and I for one am pretty happy about that! Don't get me wrong, I'm a total Summer baby, but there's something about this particular change of season that fills me with excitement for Autumn walks, long evenings snuggled up under a blanket, hot chocolate (lots of that) and of course the chance to change up your look. Along with a transitional Autumn wardrobe that I seem to be suddenly acquiring, I love to crack out some warmer toned makeup options to. I'm usually all about the berry tones, everywhere from my lips to my toenails, but this Autumn I wanted to try something a little different.

The Nars Blush in Dolce Vita is a beautiful dusty rose shade and works on lots of different skin tones. I really like it for creating that English rose look, or that just flushed colour when you've been out in the cold. Like all Nars Blushers it's really pigmented so you only need a tiny amount to achieve a natural pop of colour on your cheeks. I love the fact that it's matte as well so it gives a very natural look. I think I'll be wearing this a lot throughout Autumn.

One of my favourite lip products ever are the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, so I just had to give another shade a try. Bahama is a a really different colour for me, It's a rosy pink colour which compliments the blush perfectly but also has quite a brown undertone to it, It looks natural but not like you don't have any lipstick on. Again I feel it's the perfect Autumnal shade and also works well when you go heaver on the eyes. These pencils apply so beautifully. This particular shade feels quite creamy, I think the lighter shades do. They can be a little drying but I personally find that means they last longer on the lips.

Finally I got the Nars Illuminator in Copacabana, I've heard lots of nice things, and as one of the lighter Illuminators that Nars do, I thought it would look pretty with the darker, neutral shades. It's a pale, pearly pink colour, with quite a bit of sparkle, so a little goes a long way. I've been using it as my highlighter on my cheek and brow bones and and also mixing a small amount with my foundation to get a more radiant, glowy look.

I'm really loving this little trio right now, and even though i'll still be reaching for my berry nail polish and vampy red lipstick, i'll definitely have many more days in between where I'm supporting the Autumn rose look!

Which makeup looks are you most looking forward to wearing this Autumn?

Kate x



  1. the illuminator looks sooo good. have been looking for a liquid highlighter for a while and this one looks perfect.


  2. i love this illuminator


  3. I really need to try the Nars lip pencils! They look brilliant xx


  4. Bahama looks like a lovely shade. I own a couple of the pencils but they are both dark vampy reds.

    Emily x

  5. That highlighter is very high on my list as soon as my student loan comes in! I can't wait to rock the dark red and berry lip shades! X

    Megan | www.meganjean.co.uk

  6. I am sooooo ready for autumn! I thought that blush colour was a Sleek one for a second! I think its called flushed, its very similar to the Nars one!


  7. I really want to try the illuminator. I have one in another shade, but Copacabana looks so lovely.

    // Oh Dollymix

  8. such pretty colors! i bought the nars dolce vita blush for my mom a few months ago and she seems to be enjoying it (: i've also been keen on trying the nars illuminator but haven't had a cheeky splurge yet (maybe soon hehe)

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  9. Everything looks gorgeous, I particularly like the look of the blush, it looks like such a pretty shade!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  10. That lip pencil is such a fantastic colour, absolutely perfect autumnal colour!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  11. These are so pretty and love the autumn shades. I e been do obsessed with them myself.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  12. Lovely photo and display! The lip pencil must look so pretty on the lips, that's the kind of colour I like! :)

    Julia xx
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  13. I have the multiple stick on Copacabana and it is such a pretty colour. I don't normally use cream highlighters but I make an exception for this one x


  14. such a pretty blush colour. I really want the illuminator in hot sand xx

    Karan| studentbeautyhack

  15. I have a serious addiction to the Nars Matte Lip Pencils, I have about 10 in my collection now and I absolutely love them! Dragon Girl is my current favourite and it literally lasts all day on me!
    xxx Claire

  16. The blush shade looks beautiful, I definitely need to check that one out. I don't think I own any NARS blushes anymore. I love the photo you took of these products as well, it looks so autumn like.


  17. Such beautiful products! Praise to Nars!

  18. Bahama is one of my favorite NARS Lip Pencils ever! And, Dolce Vita looks absolutely stunning.
    Caked To The Nines

  19. Nice blog very much interesting. I also have a very soft corner for change in seasons and i respect every season. I think autumn should come after every month because after every autumn there is spring waiting for it's chance..
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