When the season changes to fall it’s a good time to take stock of what’s going on in and around your home. You’ll want to rake up the fallen leaves, plant pretty mums and choose the perfect pumpkins and gourds to display. It’s also time to add an extra blanket to the foot of your bed and clean out your closet replacing your summer clothes with your cool weather items.
Wondering what else you should check off your list early this season? Season-appropriate beauty products. These 6 special picks with help you face fall (and then some) looking your beautiful best:
EYES: Bright and metallic shadows are trending, especially in shades of purple, copper, gold, silver, and chrome. Make up your eyes using a light touch to go office appropriate or go big and bold for fun evenings out. You can wear these shades alone or mixed, and stay on trend by adding a strong black liner to your look.
Natasha Denona Lila Palette ($129) gives you plenty of options, thanks to its 15 new shades in metallic, creamy matte, chroma crystal and duo chrome finishes that make it easy to experiment and mix things up. You can do a soft wash of color up to your brow bone, go bold or smoky on your lids, and also use it to ad a statement-making liner.
LIPS: Dark berry is the color of the moment. Choose your favorite lipstick and switch things up by wearing it full coverage, sheered out as a stain, or topped with clear gloss. You can also mix it with other shades you have on hand for an unlimited number of looks, all based in the berry family.
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Bauhau5 ($21) is a deep raspberry shade saturated in color pigments and formulated with tech-advanced Color Cushion Technology™ so your lips stay super soft and velvety. Want long-wear results? Simply swipe it on and you are good to go.
NAILS: There’s always a place for nudes, reds and black nails this season, but if you’re looking to make a statement with your nails you’ll want to indulge in some nail art. No matter what look you create, you can’t go wrong.Try the look with an easy-to-do solid base color and then add striping tape to any or all of your nails in a contrasting shade, or make your nails look like they were just dipped in a can of fresh paint by only painting the top third, or opt for painting each nail a different moody hue.
Jinsoon Art Nouveau Collection ($18 each) is a limited edition collection of 4 inspired-by-fall shades. Abyss is a deep moody blue, Fable is a rich and regal purple, Idyll is a true terracotta shade and Milieu is a gorgeous smoky taupe. Wear them alone or mix and match to your heart’s content.
SKIN:Alastin Skincare Gentle Cleanser ($45) gently cleanses without disrupting its moisture balance. Ingredients including D-Panthenol, Oat Beta Glucan, Bisabolol and Oat Kernel Extract combine to soften, calm, moisturize and nourish as it cleanses even those with sensitive skin types. To use, just wet skin with warm water and gently massage the cleanser onto damp face before rinsing clean.
Zo Skin Health Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Cream ($140) used twice daily, will soften the delicate undereye area as it addresses puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Its list of ingredients includes Retinol, Kojic dipalmitate, Coenzyme A, Shea Butter, Squalane Olive Fruit Extract and Arnica Montana Extract so it will add moisture, boost the lipid barrier and collagen production, minimize circles, provide antioxidant protection, and help reverse stressed skin.
Elemis Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil ($59) will make you look years younger and help you mimic a good night’s sleep. Working in tandem with your natural circadian rhythm, the cream-oil formula harnesses the power of tetra-peptides, Perilla seed, and Night Scented Stock Oils to hydrate, replenish and restore your complexion while you sleep.
NOTE: The Elemis and Kat Von D products were sent complimentary for review. All others were purchased or tested in store. Opinions are my own.