By Stacey Caruso Makeup

I don’t even want to say what I’m about to say out loud. Summer is officially over. (Cue the cries – Waaaaaaaa!!) For this self confessed beach bum it literally feels like it came and went as quickly as you could say, “Pass the sunscreen”. So whilst I’m having trouble coming to terms with the fact that my favourite season is over, I’m thankful that I live in a city that still throws in the occasional late twenty degree day during Autumn, to make the transition into the dismal Winter season somewhat easier.

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With the change of seasons we naturally change our wardrobe – coats come out of storage, knitwear keeps us toasty warm and we are on the hunt for some killer winter boots. But how many of you change up your skincare/makeup routine to suit what your face needs? Skin tends to get a little bit dryer in winter (time to use more hydrating skincare perhaps?) lips can get a little more chapped (keep that Paw Paw cream handy) and whilst we may have had a natural glow in summer with very little effort, now we should be trading in those oil free foundations/tinted moisturisers, for something with a bit more dew.

Tinted moisturisers are a must-have in my makeup drawer… Why? Because they’re a perfect product to wear on the weekend to brunch or on those days when you just can’t be bothered applying a full face of foundation but just want to even out your skin tone and achieve that glow to the skin. Apply it with your fingers, they’re easy to blend, and are fool proof when it comes to achieving that flawless finish. Sheer coverage – Yes, but add a little concealer on top where needed to cover that blemish or provide a little more cover in certain areas.

So what are my favourite tinted moisturisers for the Autumn/Winter seasons? Below are my top picks that are a little more hydrating, a little more dewy, and my faves for obtaining that summer glow even in the cooler seasons.

MECCA COSMETICA IN A GOOD LIGHT SPF 30 TINTED MOISTURISER – $40

I love this product. LOVE. It comes in four shades and gives that luminous, summery glow, sheer tint, and natural radiance. Suitable for all skin types (yes even oily), this is a non greasy formula that has UVA and UVB protection. A winner for me on weekends.

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Image credit: mecca.com.au/mecca-cosmetica

BOBBI BROWN TINTED MOISTURIZING BALM SPF 25 – $80

Perfect for someone with dry skin, its ultra rich, ultra dewy and gives a sheer coverage to the skin. Its quite an emollient texture so wouldn’t recommend for someone that is an oiler skin, but if you are dehydrated and want that sheer coverage with a luxurious texture and smell then this ones for you.

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Image credit: bobbibrowncosmetics.com

CHANTECAILLE JUST SKIN – $112

A little more coverage than your usual tinted moisturiser, this product is AMAZING! Gives a subtle tint and ultra hydration with an SPF 15 protection from the sun. Is oil free yet provides that dewy glow that we love and need in winter as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines. Absolute winner!

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Image credit: mecca.com.au

Now, let’s all rug up and get set for Winter… I’m off to Mexico! Wohooooo

Stacey xx

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