7 Ways to Update Your Makeup for Fall
Changes in the weather means it’s time to update your wardrobe and beauty routine. For your wardrobe it can mean heavier fabrics and more layers—and the same can be said for beauty. It can be fun to experiment with heavier formulas or richer pigments that would have otherwise melted off in the summer heat. Also similar to fashion, a new season brings exciting product launches. While some may think it’s fun to dabble in it all, it can also be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve picked our favorites to help guide you through the beauty aisles. If it’s your summer glow you’re worried about fading, try the Flower Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette or the Too Faced Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer. Both will give you that hint of sun without looking fake or sparkly. Go bold with your features using the Wander Beauty Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner and Lashfood Browfood Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo. Both have hidden features to help you multitask on the go. If you are going for a dramatic look, keep your skin dewy fresh with the new Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation. The silky finish and hydrating formula are the perfect match for cooler temps. When you’re ready to take your look up a notch for the weekend or evening out, add a pop of shimmer and shine with a metallic eyeshadow like CYO Metallic Eye Stick in Sweeping Statement or with new Stellar Stardust Lip Powder Palette. Both can be played up or down for a personalized look. Check out our picks below and find out how to incorporate them into your beauty routine this fall.
Flower Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
Keep the glow of summer shining into fall with this easy-to-use highlighting palette. Choose one of the three shades to best match your skin tone—champagne, rose gold, or bronze—or blend them all together and swipe along the tops of your cheeks, along the brow bone, and down the tip of your nose to catch the light. The ultra soft powder formulas are super sheer so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it or looking like a disco ball. They can also be swiped on as an eyeshadow.
To buy: $13; walmart.com.
Wander Beauty Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner
The next best thing to picking a new nail polish hue for fall? Picking a new fall lip color! This one comes in all the mauve, eggplant tones you’ll want to wear with chunky sweaters and ripped jeans. Plus, it’s double ended. One end contains a creamy liner and the other houses a matching super saturated lipstick. Wear them together for a lipstick that will last all day and night, or wear them separately as a matte stain or sheer color, respectively. The formula is rich with jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, and shea butter so your lips are comfortable and it doesn’t feel like the lipstick is caked on.
To buy: $28; sephora.com.
Related: We Tried Blue Lipstick—So You Don’t Have To
No it’s not just for Halloween—blue lipstick is actually a beauty trend. We’ve seen it all over Pinterest in various shades from sky blue to inky indigo. It may look dramatic and eye-catching on beauty bloggers, but what about those who aren’t makeup mavens? You could end up looking like an Avatar or cartoon character, or you could end up looking edgy and cool. We decided to the try the trend ourselves to help you, our readers, figure out if it’s a trend you’d want to try. Real Simple editors of all ages gave it a try—watch the video to check out our verdict.
Too Faced Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer
A blend of four bronzers and blushers are baked together into this pie-shaped palette for a golden goddess bronze finish to carry you from summer to fall. Wear it as a blush, bronzer, or highlighter. The four shades are all equally flattering and complement all skin tones. Plus, it’s blended with actual peach and fig extract for the sweetest (not overpowering) scent that will have you opening and closing the compact just because. Use a fluffy brush to swirl all the colors together before swiping on.
To buy: $30; sephora.com.
Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation
The brand known for their addictive mint lip balms is now launching a line of natural makeup. While the new line includes a range of eyeshadows, blush, and lip color, one of our favorites is the foundation. It’s made with moisturizing meadowfoam seed oil to hydrate skin—perfect for the change in weather as fall arrives. The dewy finish leaves skin looking healthy and nourished. The formula is also 98.9 percent natural and made without parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances. Press it into skin with clean fingers—the warmth of your hands helps it melt in for a natural finish.
To buy: $17; ulta.com.
CYO Metallic Eye Stick in Sweeping Statement
Metallics are here to stay—for one more season at least. It’s the perfect way to jazz up your usual makeup look and this eyeshadow crayon makes it super easy to accomplish. Simply color it onto your lids and smudge in with your finger—dare we say it’s foolproof. If you want to keep it more subtle and understated, keep the color closer to your lash line as more of an eyeliner. You can even layer it over black to tame down the metallic. Feeling bold? Wrap it all the way around the eye for a halo effect.
To buy: $5; walgreens.com.
Lashfood Browfood Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo
Bold brows are here to stay and they’re especially in for fall. This multitasking tool not only helps you fill out your brows, it also helps them grow! Start with the pencil that’s hidden in the cap to line out your brows. Then use the powder with the sponge applicator to fill in gaps and make brows appear fuller. The powder contains conditioning serums to strengthen hair so they grow longer and fuller faster. Use the pencil and powder separately or together to create your perfect brow. Available in five shades.
To buy: $25; ulta.com.
Stellar Stardust Lip Powder Palette
What if we told you your new favorite lipstick is actually going to be a powder. Yes, it’s true. While this palette looks like it would be eyeshadow—which it can also double as—it’s actually for your lips! No prep needed, just rub your finger into your shade of choice (available in two shade trios) and tap it onto lips. Or, add a pop of brighter color to the center of your lips for an ombré effect. The powder formula melts into lips for a weightless feel that’s so comfortable to wear.
To buy: $28; sephora.com.