the beauty products on my dressing room table right now…

14th September 2022
Starting to think about your wardrobe this autumn? Here's my favourite high street picks...

The Autumn Edition

With the colder, darker months of the calendar fast approaching, my makeup bag has had a rejig in recent days and autumn/winter beauty essentials have elbowed their way back in.

With that in mind, I thought it was about time that I shared what’s on my dressing room table right now in case you’re thinking about updating your look for autumn too…


When I wrote this post back in May, my focus was on stripping coverage back in preparation for the warmer (and sweatier!) months that followed. Now that the winds are picking up and that unmistakable nip is back in the air however, like my wardrobe, my make up coverage is gradually getting heavier. When it comes to Serum, ByTerry’s CC Serum in shade ‘ Sunny Flash’ has my heart and Dior’s Prestige Foundation gives flawless coverage without feeling caked on.




I know that there are some people out there that shy away from bronzer in autumn/winter but I can safely say that I’m not one of them! For me, bronzed cheeks compliment the tawny shades of my autumnal wardrobe and add an extra healthy glow to my skin as the daylight starts to fade. I wear Charlotte Tilbury’s Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer in shade 3 FYI – I’m yet to find a bronzer that beats it.




Whether we’re transitioning from summer to autumn or autumn to winter, my lips are the most sensitive area on my face when the weather turns. In my opinion therefore, a good quality lip balm is a must. Having tried and tested multiple products over the years, I’ve found that Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Lip Protectant is a failsafe essential and helps to keep chapped lips at bay. I also love By Terry’s Baume de Rose.

As I mentioned in my seasonal checklist last week, my bright coral lips have been traded in for richer nudes in recent days too. By Terry’s Hyaluronic Lip Balm in shade ‘Tea Time’ compliments the autumnal hues in my wardrobe and will no doubt see me through to spring.




In my opinion, there’s no point taking the time out of your day to do nice make up if you don’t take the time out of your day to ensure that it stays nice too! Which is why setting spray is an essential component in my routine. I’ve recently converted to Pai’s ‘Century Flower Barrier Defence Mist.’ Not only does it add an additional (and welcomed) glow to your skin but it also helps to elasticise, brighten and soothe stressed complexions. It helps that the relaxing scent combination smells divine too!



Now we all know that Aerin’s Amber musk is my go-to in autumn/winter – the comforting scent that I return back to year-on-year – but in recent weeks, there’s been a new contender in town! Ever since I came across Penhaligon’s fragrances, I’ve been drawn to their unique scent combinations, branding and product descriptions. None more so than Penhaligon’s ‘The Revenge of Lady Blanche!’ As the description on their website reads, this is ‘Fresh yet spicy. Floral and woody.’ Comforting without smelling too musky or overbearing, it’s a scent that keeps you on your toes all day (and night) long.



I left eyes until the end because it hasn’t changed I’m afraid! Lancome’s ‘Idol Lash’ mascara is the gift that keeps on giving. If you’re yet to try it, you can thank me later!


I have a feeling that this routine won’t be going anywhere anytime soon so let me know how you get on! I’d love to hear how your routine changes in autumn… let me know in the comments below.
Lydia x

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  • Michele
    10th February 2023 at 9:37 pm

    I love your daily hair and makeup, it’s so elegant and suits you so well! How do you achieve it?

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