We're still pretty much stuck in limbo weather-wise here in the UK, with heatwaves one day and downpours the next, the unsettled transition into autumn is in full swing. For this transitional period, I've been pulling out muted tones that are ideal for these indecisive days. Pretty, understated and super flattering, a muted mani or lip combo is just the ticket!
Mac Mehr: My September staple, this flattering, mauve pink pick is perfect for gloomy, rainy days. It's creamy, pigmented and matte with a slight berry tone to it making it great for autumn/winter too. I love it paired with shimmery lids, winged liner and a grey knit, it's my go-to lipstick for this time of the year!
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie: I'm all about this dreamy terracotta 90's hue - it's saturated, matte, and so chic, the perfect almost autumn shade! A great alternative to a bold red lip, the muted red and brown tones help to give it a wearable, sophisticated twist. As with all Nars Lip Pencils, it's a dream to apply and boasts impressive wear time!
Mac Whirl: If like me, you can't wait until October to start channelling Halloween vibes, this is just the thing. Whirl is a gorgeous muted rosy brown with a divine, long lasting formula - just add a velvet choker necklace and this adorable cat bag and you're good to go!
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken: Another pretty rosy brown, Soft spoken is a heavenly pick for Kylie-esque lips. It's a dream to wear - budge proof, and comfortable on the lips. A great everyday hue!
Essie Ladylike: Opaque in just one coat, this is incredible for a fuss-free, minimal, polished mani. My fail-safe pick for weddings, lunch dates or meetings, this muted mauve is the perfect neutral shade!
Essie Merino Cool*: Described by Essie as an 'autumn mulberry purple', it's a gorgeous hue for this time of the year. The muted purple and grey tones are so flattering on the nails!
Essie Angora Cardi: Probably my favourite transitional nail polish, this beautiful muted berry is ideal to wear for the anticipation of autumn - and for when you don't quite want to take the leap towards vampy berry nails just yet! It's a soft, dusty mauve - so delicate and pretty on.
Essie Maximillian Strasse Her: One of the most difficult shades to describe, this pretty cement-grey-muted-blue/green nail polish looks different to me each time I look at it! It has a creamy, lasting formula and compliments the change of seasons perfectly.
What are your favourite muted lip or nail picks?