Season of Change: Beauty Tweaks to Try Now
Fall is the ultimate quick-change artist. Cooler temps dictate everything from a shift in landscape to a seasonal fashion switch. Autumn also inspires some beauty shakeups—a paler post-summer complexion calls for different makeup shades, less humidity means smoother strands to experiment with new hairstyles, and the chill in the air requires alternate skincare. Here are a few essential swaps and ideas to spark your style and greet the season with ease.
After a summer air drying and embracing all that humidity, fall’s chillier weather means frizz takes a back seat. Embrace the seasonal shift by going for a sleeker style. Add a few drops of Cuvée Essential Booster to any liquid-based haircare product for extra shine and manageability. Blow hair straight using a flat boar bristle paddle brush. Once dry, run a few more drops of Cuvée Essential Booster along the lengths of your hair for added smoothness.
Along with autumn’s changing colors and fashions, comes deeper, more saturated shades of makeup inspired by the hues of the season. Try a multi-toned eyeshadow palette such as Charlotte Tilbury Stars in Your Eyes, which has four different eye looks in rich peach, bronze, brick, and plum to change your look for every whim.
The fall chill brings cool, dry air, which can dehydrate your skin. Trade your light summer moisturizer for a heavier, performance-based formula such as Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream, which contains 5-percent sugar-derived glycolic acid to soften the appearance of fine lines and improve skin’s texture, as well as a powerful botanical ingredient blend to balance and calm the skin, all leaving you with a gorgeous glow in its wake. Use morning and night.
Dry, delicate skin demands TLC with kid gloves. Those clarifying cleansing formulas you used during summer to manage oil and breakouts are too harsh for your complexion come fall. Try an oil-based, hydrating formula like Goop by Juice Beauty Luminous Melting Cleanser, which combines almond, olive, and coconut oils, as well as shea and cocoa seed butters to hydrate skin as it takes away dirt and makeup. Warm the buttery formula between your palms and apply to dry skin. Then remove it with a warm, damp cloth.
Hydrating Lip Gloss
One waft of chilly wind, and your lips are the first thing on your face to dry out. Trade those summery lip stains for an oil-infused lip gloss that will keep a chapped pout at bay. Try Sara Happ Lip Slip in The Pink Slip, a perfect shade of mauve-y pink that quenches lips on contact.
Whispery pinks and shocking fuchsia’s have their place in summer, but fall is all about channeling your darker side with deep berries, shades of grey, and crimson colors. Deborah Lippman has every color covered in her Party Animal nail polish set, which comes with nine shades of matte and shimmer formulas to take you from office to after party.