Hello, October! It is time for Halloween, warm lattes, apple picking, and the fall! Some of us love switching over from the hot summer days to the cooler, crisper days of autumn, while some of us still struggle.
Whether you are a summer bunny or a creature of the fall, one thing that is for sure is that there are beautiful makeup and beauty hacks to try year around. As much as we loved the bronzed goddess look all summer, adding new products to prepare for the cooler months is exciting. I might be biased, but I love fall because my skin is not icky and greasy, my hair is no longer oily, and I feel much more put together. Bye, acne!
Here is how you can transition your summer makeup to fall:
- Replace your tinted moisturizer with full coverage foundation
Don’t get me wrong; I love tinted moisturizer for the summer because it keeps me looking fresh and less cakey. However, fall is all about making your skin look more expensive and adding the full coverage foundation to your routine to hide all the discoloration, acne scars, and residual melasma from the summer. The oil-free Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup lasts for 24 hours and is transfer resistant. If you are on a budget, opt for COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation that makes your skin look hydrated with hyaluronic acid and diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
- Bye-bye bright, shimmery shadows; hello, matte nude palette!
Summer is all about bright colors but fall means changing leaves and trying out the more sophisticated earthy colors to elevate your look. Depending on your personal preference, you can go smokey or subtle with these matte palettes. Makeup Revolution Colour Book Eyeshadow Palette CB02 has 24 matte and 24 shimmer earthy shades, which is perfect for the holidays as well. If you are willing to spend a little more, Glo Skin Beauty Shadow Palette – Elemental Eye has beautiful, long-lasting shades with sun protection.
- Adulting from sparkly glosses to dark lip crayons
Sparkly glosses are great for the no-makeup makeup look, but they require so much reapplication, especially with the masks. One advantage of lip crayons is that they last with or without masks. Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Luminous Lip Crayon has a subtle shine but lasts all day, no matter how many glasses of wine you have. If you want something more matte, NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color comes in various nude shades and can outlast eating, drinking, and kissing!
- Set aside your dry shampoo and bring out your leave-in conditioner
Dry shampoo was my BFF in the summer, especially for my bangs and those greasy roots, but fall is about letting your hair down and showing off those luscious locks. For fine hair, if you are worried that a leave-in conditioner will make your hair flat, try evo Day of Grace Leave-in Conditioner, which protects and repairs your hair while giving it a little bounce. Ideal for all hair types, R+Co SUN CATCHER Power C Boosting Leave-In Conditioner hydrates, detangles and adds shine to your hair.
- Welcome warm and spicy scents and say see you later to fruity florals
As the nights get colder, we welcome the woody and oriental smells that may be a little overwhelming for the summer days. The combination of black coffee and vanilla in Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum is a fan favorite and quite irresistible. Another classic that is loved by most is Hypnotic Poison by Dior that is a blend of bitter almond, sambac jasmine, and vanilla.
Whether you are all about eyeliner or loaded mascara (even lipstick is making a comeback), you can do a full face with it all or just start with the kitten liner. Things are already looking up for the fall. Now, enjoy your warm cider and latte and get ready for the most beautiful fall of your life!