Leave off the Weight
Just because the days are getting cooler does not mean we need to start piling on the makeup. In fact, the look for fall is matte and minimal, and with all the advances in beauty, lighter foundations, BB Creams and tinted moisturizers have never been more effective at weightlessly covering flaws. One of the easiest ways to get great coverage (and that matte finish) without caking is to add primer to your routine. Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer lends to staying power, oil control and a shine-free finish. Boscia BB Cream and Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup both weightlessly melt into skin, finish matte and still manage to be hydrating. Where powders used to be heavy, dusky and obvious, today’s are translucent, perfecting and feather-light; they make for long-lasting makeup and oil control. NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder has Photochromic Technology that can optically hide imperfections. The hydrating and silky powder can even be worn alone. For those who prefer a loose powder, Koh Gen Do Face Powder In Jar also has a silky formula and hydrates while still leaving a perfected matte finish. Ironically, incorporating a couple extra steps and products will actually leave skin looking more natural and not weighed down while still adding to longevity.
New, colored mascaras recently appearing on shelves can be daunting, but don’t write them off quite yet. Slightly tinted shades can enhance the natural color of your eyes or add a pop for a new look. Stay in your comfort zone with dark purple, navy or burgundy mascara that appear almost black. The burgundy and navy can really zest up green eyes while purple stuns on brown peepers. Just be sure to keep eye shadow and eyeliner more neutral. Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara in navy blue is ideal for playing with new shades but also still subtle. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in deep purple or deep burgundy has great texture for ultra-lengthy lashes and just a touch of luxurious violet and earth tones. For a more playful approach, try a teal like BareMinerals Remix Collection Flawless Definition Mascara in Aqua on the ends of lashes.
Spare Your Hair
All that summer sand, salt and sun can leave hair with perfect, beachy waves – not to mention a little dry and dull. But healthy, sleek and shiny hair isn’t a pipe dream for fall days. With a bevy of masks and treatments available, strands can be whipped back into shape. For those last couple of pool days, treatments like Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray nourish and condition locks. Apply and knot hair into a bun and let the extra outdoor heat amp up the leave-in treatment. Back at home, masks like the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm can revitalize dull and dry hair in the shower. And it is also great for chemically treated hair. Hair is again shiny and strong just in time for those fall football parties.
Lindsay Rogers is the founder of Belle Belle Social Media. You may read more of her beauty tips on the Belle Belle Beauty Blog.