From the dreaded, seasonally confusing limbo period to full-on Fall, transitioning our Summer wardrobe in anticipation for the crisp and cooler days ahead doesn’t stop at just leggings and chunky boots. While the reasons to become excited for Fall are virtually endless, think cinnamon or pumpkin spice latte, for beauty junkies tailoring our makeup bags accordingly is perhaps the best part about welcoming a brand new season. The calendar dictates that Fall has officially arrived, and unless you live in a year-round tropical climate like myself, now is the perfect time to amp up your beauty looks and supercharge them with key colors and products to achieve the hottest looks of the season. So grab your favorite seasonal Starbucks, sit tight and check out my five tips on how to update your Fall makeup this year!
Swap your Summer nudes and neutrals for moodier lip colors
Nothing, and I mean nothing, translates and screams Fall quite like a vampy lip. Reds, berries, browns, purples, even black fall under the autumnal color outfit meaning there are plenty of ways to try on the trend.
Shown here: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in shades Fig, Legendary and Tabloid (reviewed + swatched here). Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew and Gelato (reviewed + swatched here). Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in 877 Turn Me Dior (reviewed + swatched here).
Swap your pink and coral blushes for vivid deeper tones
Instead of adding a bright pop of color on the cheeks, opt for a shade selection that is subdued yet still makes a statement. Beautiful shades of lilac, magenta or something rosy effortlessly breathes life into the complexion like a energetic pink would, focusing on the high apples to mimic that freshly pinched cheek look like you just had a stroll in the brisk Fall air.
Swap the usual black eyeliner for browns, purples and blues
Granted that black eyeliner is a classic that never goes out of style, the 2017 Fall eye trends per directive of the runways are all about effortless blues, deep berry and brown hues to flatter and contour the eyes. Not just stylish, it’s also a fun way to mix up your Fall beauty looks!
Swap beachy bronze and golden tones for Fall foliage inspired eyeshadows
Embracing autumnal eye shades like deep aubergines, grays, cranberry, dark browns, violets, black, etc are par for the course to accessorizing the eyes and look beyond gorgeous in combination with a vampy lip. That being said, the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (reviewed + swatched here) is the ultimate Fall palette with its medley of pumpkin spice and Fall foliage inspired hues. Featuring an impressive range of trendy terracottas, oranges, reds, coppers, bronzes and more amber-based shades, Naked Heat satisfies the craving for both warm neutrals as well as richer, more vibrant colors creating endless looks to carry you well into Winter.
Swap the beaming glow for a subtle glow
Just because the daily forecast consists of gloomy days, overcast and overall a heavy-with-mood atmosphere, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your glow on to impose a little faux sunshine and brighten up the day yourself. While shimmer-infused highlighting powders are easy to overdo, the Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder (reviewed + swatched here) provides a subtle, bright highlight to the complexion without that shimmery textured look. Even though the powder in this compact is highly concentrated, that doesn’t mean you can’t tune it down just a tad. The art of the subtle glow, regardless of finish or intensity, is to use just enough to give the glow, then diffuse it using either a dense fluffy brush or a slightly damp makeup sponge.
Who else here has been dying for Fall beauty and fashion? Share in the notes what you babes do to change up your beauty looks for this season as well as your favorite outfit choices!