Well its pretty evident that the Fall is on our doorstep. Whenever the seasons change we tend to want to shake up our wardrobes and of course our makeup. There are some pretty standard pieces of advice that you’ll likely get about the seasonal makeup shake up. For example, switch from shimmer to matte, wear darker lip colors, change from a powder to a liquid foundation. I personally have found that there are some makeup products that you can wear regardless of the season. They’re kind of like those staple wardrobe pieces in your closet. So here are my go to makeup products that I stick to season in and out. In this post I’ll focus on the products for your face. In Part 2 we’ll talk about my go to products for your brows and eyes. In both parts I will give you simple suggestions to jazz up your makeup for the season change.
Concealer: I’ll admit, its very rare that I wear foundation. I probably wear foundation less then a handful/month. However, what I do wear regularly is a good quality concealer. You see, a concealer in reality is a less watered down foundation, however, the right formula of a concealer will make all the difference.
My go to concealer is MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade NW20. What I like about it is that it does come in a liquid form so its easy to blend out. The coverage is terrific and you can control how much or how little coverage you need. I apply this concealer with a Beauty Blender (if you don’t know what it is, its a big pink sponge that you wet in water before using). The end result is skin that looks flawless, there isn’t any feeling of a heavy makeup on your face, and a little pump of the product goes a long way! I have family members and friends using this instead of a foundation now and they love, love , LOVE it.
Powder: To set my concealer (that means to make sure that your makeup stays on your face for a long period of time) I use a powder from the Sephora Collection. The powder is called Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Powder. I’m using the color Nude. Don’t let the word Foundation fool you. While you can wear this powder on its own its still fine enough to be used as a fabulous setting powder. Its a fairly new find for me (about 6 months) and I’m on my second compact so far. The other aspect of this powder that I appreciate is that it works on a multitude of different skin tones. This is good news for anyone who is a makeup artist and is looking to add a versatile product to their kit.
Bronzer: The next product that I’ll talk about is a bronzer. My go to summer/winter/fall/spring bronzer is MAC Bronzing Powder in the color Matte Bronze. Why is it awesome? Because its matte. That means a plethora of things! In the summer when I might have a bit more color then usual I can use this matte product on its own to intensify the look of my tan. In the Fall/Winter/Spring when my tan has long since faded I can use this product as a contouring powder (contouring is a technique that allows you to reshape your face and make it appear slimmer and more defined). The color is on a cooler side which is great news because it doesn’t show up orange on my skin. Lastly, when I’m feeling crunched for time and I need to add a little something to my eyes this bronzer can double as a perfect nude/beige eye shadow.
Your Fall Face Accessory: What I do recommend is switching up your blush color. There’s such an array of blushes out there that picking just one to wear all year around wouldn’t be fair. In the summer I choose blushes with a bit more peach colors to them, in the Fall/Winter my go to blush is MAC Powder Blush in the color Dame. For me its the perfect pink.
These are my go to basics that I return to each and every time. What about you? Do you have a makeup favorite that you stick to through rain or shine? Let me know in the comments below this blog post.
If you aren’t a regular makeup wearer I also want to hear from you – are you going to step out of comfort zone and try one of these out? Leave a comment and let me know! I’ll give you a hint, powder is the one thing that you can’t screw up so that might be a good starting point.
Thank you very much for reading and sharing. Please feel free to forward this blog post to anyone who’s looking for ideas of how to be smart about transitioning their makeup from summer to fall and how they can have some fun with it.