Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! I know this post may be a little delayed, but since it was in the 90s this week in Dallas it doesn’t feel very much like fall. However, cooler days are ahead to I wanted to share five fall beauty must have’s. These are category type must have’s with a few product recommendations for items that I love. We have a charity gala this weekend and you better bet that I will be rocking all of these. Stay tuned for pictures next week. Also, just typing out “charity gala” made me feel all Real Housewives of Dallas.
I had to kick it off with my favorite part about fall- Pulling out my darker lipstick shades. This is around the time I put away all my peach and coral shades and bust out my deep wine and berry lips.
My picks: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Cabaret Blend & Uptown Mauve -$4.99. The formula of this lipsticks is amazing. Plus they smell so delicious!
If you don’t want to rock the super dark lip, or you want something more office appropriate, you can still transition your lipstick shades by using more neutral/mauve tones.
My pick: Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Lumiere – $5. I love this particular shade. It is so flattering on so many different skin tones and is light enough to be worn at the office.
Cool Tone Blush
This is a bit of a sad one for me since I live for coral hues, but for the fall and winter I tend to put away my warmer shades and stick to more neutral tones. This is particularly important if you will be rocking the intense lip discussed above. I stay away from the warmer shades like peach, coral and golden blushes and favor the mauve’s, purple and pink tones.
My picks: TheBalm Instain Blush in Pinstripe $22. This shade pairs perfectly with any lipsticks with a purple undertone. The finish is satin and lasts forever.
Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush in Mellow Wine $2.99. This blush pairs nicely with burgundy/wine lips. It’s affordable, pigmented and the prettiest pinky/wine shade.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed $28. This is very neutral pink blush. It would work with any lip color. This is the goes with anything blush. You never have to think twice about it.
Dark Eye Shadows & Eye Liners
Think rust, cranberry or eggplant shades for fall and winter, NOT straight up blacks and greys. Burgundy and cranberry colors can be a lot more forgiving and fun to play with anyways.
My picks: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows $6 in Bitten (deep red/maroon) and Sidekick (cinnamon brown). Makeup geek eye shadows are the best bang for your buck. They are buttery smooth, pigmented and blend like nobody’s business.
Colour Pop Supershock Shadow in Central Perk (purple/maroon) $5 & Crème Gel Liner in Best O (burgundy) $5. You can just use your fingers and apply this shadow all over your lids for a nice maroon smokey eye. Plus the eye liner matches perfectly and is super long lasting.
If you have oily or combination skin like me you have probably been glowing all summer anyways. But, as the weather cools off, it’s a good time to reconsider your foundation since most people’s skin tends to be more on the dry side. Anything with the words “matte” or “oil-free” will likely dry your skin out even more so unless you want to look completely flat, a luminous/glowy/dewy foundation is a must.
If you have dry or combination skin – L’Oréal Lumi Foundation ($10.99): this is an all around amazing foundation. It’s blendable, medium coverage and looks very natural on the skin.
If you have combination to oily skin – Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation ($9.99): I’m going to write a full review on this foundation soon but it is a great full coverage foundation. It isn’t fully matte – more like a satin finish so it’s definitely wearable for oily skin types without looking super flat.
Hydrating Facial Sprays
Here I go with the facial sprays again. But I just love them so I’m going to do it anyways. Facial sprays are so versatile, they can hydrate the skin, give you a dewy appearance, remove the powdery look from makeup and help you makeup stay on longer. I just spritzed my entire face as I was writing this 🙂
As the weather starts to change I will use a facial spray throughout the day to help keep my skin hydrated.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibuscus Face Mist ($16): I use this every single day. I’d be a sin not to include it here. I am not a huge fan of the nozzle though so I put mine in an empty bottle of my Mac Fix + spray.
Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray ($7): This is the next best thing to the Herbivore spray. It’s hydrating, smells delicious and is the best if you went a little ham with your powders and are looking like a ghost. Just spray this all over your face and you’ll be set.
Have a great weekend!