Autumn beauty heroes

Feeling the chill in the air when you wake up in the mornings? Autumn has certainly arrived and with it, a whole host of new beauty problems to deal with. From chapped lips to streaming eyes, we’ve got the lifesaving TLC essentials you need to keep looking great, whatever the weather.

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Feeling the chill in the air when you wake up in the mornings? Autumn has certainly arrived and with it, a whole host of new beauty problems to deal with. From chapped lips to streaming eyes, we’ve got the lifesaving TLC essentials you need to keep looking great, whatever the weather.

Shop autumn beauty

Flat hat-hair fix

Flat hat-hair fix

Whether it’s your fedora or big chunky beanie that’s squashing your freshly cleaned hair, avoid slapped down fringes and flat, lifeless crowns with Aveda Hair Abundance Hair Potion. This miracle worker instantly thickens and volumises your hair, giving a natural matte texture. Mix with your fingers first, transforming the dry powder into a gel-like consistency and apply to your roots to fluff up flatness. Be stringent though, this little bottle goes a very long way.

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Soothe chapped lips

Soothe chapped lips

To pull off this season’s dramatic dark berry pout, chapped lips simply will not do. Unfortunately a lack of humidly in the air is working against you so boost moisture levels with Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter. Made with more butter than wax compared with other lip balms, this treatment is excellent for restoring softness and health. Totally natural and infused with kokum, shea and cocoa butters, just one application offers four hours of protection against the elements.

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Rediscover your glow

Rediscover your glow

If your rapidly fading tan and the glowing complexions sported on Moschino’s AW15 runways has got you worried you’re losing your sunkissed blush, we recommend claiming it back with Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate. Defy vitamin D deprived days and moisture-sapping central heating with this clever Kiehls formula that boosts, rehydrates and revitalises tired, dull skin. Apply before going out for an instant lift or first thing if you’ve had a rough night’s sleep.

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Stop streaming eyes

Stop streaming eyes

When you step out from your warm commute into the biting cold on those bitter winter mornings, your eyes are usually the first to suffer. Avoid watery black trickles down your cheeks with a robust waterproof mascara that won’t let you down. Enter YSL’s Luxurious Waterproof Mascara, a seriously impressive mascara with real staying power. The consistency is thick so only one sweep is needed. £25 might be more than you’d want to spend but trust us, this mascara’s anti-smudge prowess and longer lasting quality are worth every penny.

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Rescue your dry skin

Rescue your dry skin

Whether you’re a fan of contouring or strobing, neither effect will work if your skin is flaky or taught with dryness. To maintain a youthful, dewy appearance, start your softer skin mission now before winter hits hard. We’re falling back on our old favourite Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator for the job because it’s oil-free, rich and rehydrates immediately. Use every day to protect against what the shift in seasons will throw at you.

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Banish damaged cuticles

Banish damaged cuticles

If you’re a mani addict or prefer your nails naturally buff, unsightly cuticles are never a good look. Taking care of them in winter might involve more than just hand cream, especially if you’re partial to the odd finger nail nibble. Deborah Lippmann’s The Cure Repair Cream is our winter weapon of choice. Its powerful dose of natural extracts and concoction of vitamin anti-oxidants soothe, soften, repair and protect all in one go.

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