Summer’s over and now it’s time to update your makeup vanities for the cooler, celebratory festive months ahead. It’s time to give soft hues and matte finishes a miss and get bolder with your makeup choices.
Switch to a Demi-Matte Foundation
Summertime was all about a fresh, dewy complexion but now it’s time to go velvety and matte. Choose textures that give a poreless finish and feel like a cross between matte and dewy. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation and Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Two Way Cake Foundation are perfect choices for a satiny finish just this side of matte. Also great if you have oily skin because it goes on—and stays on—like a second skin without getting patchy.
Add a Touch of Bronzer
As the sun gets softer and your sun kissed glow starts to fade, it’s time use a bronzer to infuse some color to your face. However, instead of going shimmery, try a matt bronzer formulation like NYX Professional Makeup Matte Body Bronzer dor subtle contouring. You can use it on your face and decollate for subtle contouring, using a big fluffy powder brush.
Rosy Powder Blush
This is the best time to try a matte rosy blush that mimics flushed cheeks. The L’Oreal Paris True Match Blush – 02 Rosy Cheeks had a hint of mauve and looks lovely when paired with berry lips, another fall trend you have to own. Plus, its subtle enough to give just the right amount of flush to your cheeks without looking over the top.
Versatile Eyeshadow Palette
Get the Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette, if you haven’t already. This should be you go-to this fall whether you want to go matte or shimmery. The range of 12 luxurious rose gold-infused shades are designed to create unlimited looks with hues of sensuous rose, tempting taupe and provocative plums. You can amp up your look even more by applying with a wet angled brush for a fun, contoured liner look.
Give harsh black a miss and try a grey, navy or teal liner a try. Such a fun way to spice up your eyes makeup. We’re in love with all six shades of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner. It’s a super creamy formula that lasts all day. Smudge it up to diffuse the color or tight line your upper and lower lids for an edgy look.
Brown or Berry lipstick
This fall is all about vampy, bold hues in rich browns and berry, almost bordering on plum. Look for super pigmented matte hues that aren’t drying. We love Faces Glam On Color Perfect Lipstick – Truly Berry, a super wearable shade that works by day and night. But if you’re a pink kinda girl, then try a brown toned pink like Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick, High Tea.
Fall Nail Colors
Go bold or go home! Time to experiment with darker nail colors and retire your summer brights in favor of the newest colors released this season. Take your pick of Nykaa Matte Nail Enamels or shine on with Makeup Revolution Glitter Nail Polish’s delectable hues.
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