Hot chocolate, silk scarves and cute booties; yes, fall is finally upon us. And as much as we will miss sunning on the beach, we’re more than willing to give Fall a chance. After all, the slight nip in the air, statement coats and delicious pumpkin pies (hello Halloween), are good enough reasons to make us straight-out Fall converts (wink wink).
However, just like we switch up our wardrobe in favour of more ‘Fall-friendly’ pieces, now is also a perfect time to amp your makeup routine and attune it with the brand-new weather (that can’t make up its mind). Our strategy: Evaluate the weather, incorporate hydrating formulations and scout some really cool trends to effortlessly transition your makeup from summer to Fall.
Luckily, we have found everything that you will need to navigate this unpredictable weather like a pro.
Read on to know how to ace the fall makeup look:
Chuck: Light-weight, Tinted moisturizer
Choose: Hydrating Foundations
As the days turn cooler, skin starts feeling dry and lacklustre. Our favourite way to combat this is by choosing breathable formulations with moisturizing ingredients to give your skin an extra boost of hydration, it so desperately needs. We love gel and liquid foundations that sit lightly (not cakey) on your skin; and while matte products are great for the summers, fall demands something with a bit more ‘glow’ for a naturally luminous finish.
Chuck: Muted Eyeshadows
Choose: Bold, Glossy Lids
Adios, boring neutral eyeshadows, hello glossy lids. Quite easy to achieve, all you need is a liquid eyeshadow with shimmery or metallic elements (not glittery) for a super glossy finish. Apply with your finger, making the color as opaque and sheer as possible. What we really love though, is a good ol’ smoky eye; but not just any smoky eye, honey. The Fall version is totally wearable AKA deep bronze and brown shades to deepen your look without going uber dramatic. You can throw in pops of jewel tones such as emerald, sapphire and dark garnets to mimic the shades of fallen leaves—very Fall appropriate. Don’t forget to smudge it to a chic, sexy finish.
Chuck: Au Natural Cheek Stains
Choose: Blushes In Hues Of Plum And Dusty Rose
We have nothing against a natural flush; just that cooler months beckon hues that add that extra warmth and depth to your complexion. Think, dusty roses and deeper plums that contour your face perfectly and pair beautifully with a minimal base; and if you are feeling sad about losing that lovely tan, then brush your temples, cheekbones and jawline with a subtle bronzer for a gorgeous sun-kissed look. Finally, to keep your complexion glowing, choose a creamy highlighter or strobe cream (with a satiny peal finish) for that envy-inducing glow. Pale, be gone!
Chuck: Pink, Nude Lippes
Choose: Flirty Berry, Burgundy Lips
There is something about this season, that makes you crave deep sultry vampy pouts. The easiest way to do so is by swapping your summery peachy hues for bright berry hues that will make ’em lips pop. Now ladies listen up: if you want to make this look work-appropriate, blot your lips with a tissue, to leave behind an understated wash of color—albeit with the right amount of zing. Feeling bold? Push your beauty boundaries with deeper burgundy and plum lips that can look surprisingly romantic when paired with porcelain skin and a swipe of highlighter. Don’t forget to choose creamy textured lippies that will keep your lips hydrated, while you sip on Whiskey sours all night.