Bring Out Fall Beauty
With November in full swing and our clocks now moved back an hour, it’s time to get serious about fall beauty and holiday looks. There are no rules in makeup or fashion, but autumn is the perfect time for sexy dark lips, warm-toned eyeshadows and finding ways to retain smooth and glowing skin.
So let’s dive into some seasonal beauty essentials that will keep you feeling glam throughout your day.
Beauty brand Tarte has just released its quick-dry matte lip paint and the colors all scream fall. The shades are an assortment of nudes, berries and vampy browns/purples. This lip paint dries quickly on your lips, and turns into a comfortable and long-lasting color that won’t transfer throughout the day. It’s great for any girl on the go, since it only takes one application, and you’re set with a shade that goes with any outfit. Try the shade Rose, for a pinky-nude pop of color, or go all out with Wannabe, for that deep brown shade so many crave now.
If matte isn’t your thing, then go for a pigmented gloss. Nothing says “holidays” like a fierce cat-eye and stunning, glossy lips. Nars just released its Velvet Lip Glide, and the texture is amazing. While it’s labeled a lipstick, the finish of this product is glossy (but has high coverage like a lipstick). There are 13 shades with a wide range of reds, pinks, nudes and some deeper hues, all perfect for this coming party season. Try going bold with a glossy red lip to really turn heads. Its shade No. 54 is a bright red that can take a simple look up a notch effortlessly.
Another beautiful Nars product: the single eyeshadow in Persia. Admittedly, this stunning burnt orange may be a little intimidating at first, but it blends easily into a brown, smoky eye and creates vibrant warmth that’s more subtle than bold. The shadow could also stand on its own on the lid if you want that sassy pop of orange. It’s a unique must-have for beauty lovers this fall.
No makeup look, no matter how pretty, works without great skin. Think of it as the canvas for your art; you need to keep it clean and smooth. As the weather gets colder, dry skin makes makeup application a struggle. To avoid unwanted flakes and creasing, a hydrating moisturizer is key and will keep your skin baby smooth throughout the season. A great one is First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration — it works with any kind of skin type, even sensitive skin.
Once you’ve got your skin hydrated and silky smooth for foundation application, consider adding some glow. Some people prefer a matte look during the winter, but having a radiant glow year-round never hurt! Cover FX’s Custom Enhancer Drops allow you to add a drop of illumination to your foundation prior to application, or dab it in specific areas of the face on top of foundation. You can choose from bronze, gold, champagne and pinky drops for a liquid metal finish that will make you feel like a glowing goddess.