As the weather gets cooler, most of us change our wardrobe from bright summer colors to darker hues. When fall arrives, you might consider changing up your makeup, too. Keep your look fresh and on trend with these fall makeup tips to help you transition from summer to autumn.
Start with moisturizer
In the summer, your biggest skin concern might be keeping sweat and sunburn at bay. But beginning in the fall, and especially in winter, the cold weather can dry out your skin. In the fall, it’s more important than ever to apply moisturizer regularly. Slather on a good moisturizing cream and let it sink in for a few minutes before putting on the rest of your makeup.
Don’t let lips get chapped
Your skin doesn’t just get dry on your face and hands when it gets cold out. Lips can easily get chapped, causing them to peel and crack. This makes it hard to smoothly apply lipstick and can be uncomfortable. Prevent chapped lips by exfoliating with a sugar scrub and applying Vaseline or ChapStick before putting on lipstick. You can also choose a lipstick designed to keep lips moisturized.
Darken your lip color
Fall is the perfect time to try out a darker lipstick. While hot pink and coral lipsticks were all the rage this summer, bright colors don’t transition well to fall. Instead, you can go for a classic bright red lip. Or, if you want to stay on the trendy side, try a deep burgundy lipstick.
Rock a smoky eye
The smoky eye look is a classic look that works all year, but fall is the best time to rock this sultry look. In the summer, you’re more likely to be sweating, which causes eye shadows to smudge and ruin your smoky eye. With cooler weather, you can keep your smoky eye look in place all day.
To get the perfect smoky eye look, use a light neutral shade all over the eyelid. Then apply a darker brown on the outside corner and crease. Top it off with a dark brown or black in the very corner of your lids. Blend these shades together to create depth and dimension.
Wing your eyeliner
Winged eyeliner is a look that’s both timeless and trendy right now. It draws attention to your eyes and creates a polished finish for your eye makeup look. Trace along your eyelids, then flick your eyeliner pen out to create a wing. It takes practice to get a perfect smooth wing, but once you master it, this is an easy go-to look.
Wined liner, like a smoky eye, works great in the fall because it won’t melt off. To ensure your eyeliner stays in place all day, dust a translucent powder on top and mist with a setting spray.
Try a gold eye shadow
Gold eye shadow is a trending look this fall. Plus, this nearly neutral shade is perfection for transitioning from light summer looks to more intense fall looks. Glittery gold shadows pair well with a black winged eyeliner, and even make a perfect holiday look when fall turns to winter.
Keep your summer glow
With less sunshine and colder weather, it’s easy to let your summer tan fade and leave your skin looking lifeless and pale. Use blush and bronzer to keep your face glowing and give your cheeks a healthy look. A peach-toned blush will lend a natural glow to your cheeks, and a swipe of bronzer under your cheekbones will contour your face and make you look tan.
Shine on with highlights
Highlights aren’t just for hair anymore. Now you can find a wide variety of shimmering cream, liquid, and powder highlighters for your face. Swipe a little highlighter at the top of your cheekbones, under eyebrows, and above the lip. This will keep your face looking fresh and glowing all autumn long.