The 2015 Fall Edit


If there is any season that has my heart it is fall. Despite the fact that I live in California and we don't really have distinct seasons (as I am writing this I have the fan on and it is currently 80 degrees outside), I still like to change up my beauty routine when fall rolls around. The main thing that changes during the cooler months in terms of my makeup routine is that I tend to wear a lot more color. During the spring and summer I'm all about the pink cheeks, mascara-only eye look, and tinted lip balm but in the fall I whole-heartedly embrace darker eyeshadow, lip stick thang.

Although a lot of people in the blogging community whip out the more satin-finish foundations in their Autumn Edits, I tend to err more on the glowy side for the cooler months. That is purely down to the fact that for some reason, even though it may not be cold, as soon as November comes around my skin gets super dry and I'm all about injecting as much hydration in my skincare and makeup as possible. One of my favorite bases when my skin gets dry is the Dr. Jart Warterfuse BB Cream, which is the perfect lightweight, yet moisturizing BB Cream and it has the perfect amount of coverage to even out the complexion and get rid of redness.

On the eyes, I love a good warm eyeshadow during the cooler months, especially since those kinds of shades pair perfectly with a dark berry lip. This fall I see myself getting a lot of use out of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, which has a gorgeous mix of rose gold, plum, and bronze shades. Whenever I wear a dark berry lip I love wearing the three matte shades on the eyes for a bit of definition.

As much as I love a good blush during the fall, I figured I'd feature a contour in this year's fall edit. Because I like to wear a smidge more makeup I find that contouring (and I'm talking subtle contouring, not all that Kim K-like contouring) really helps to balance out the face. My holy grail contour shade is the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, which is a great taupey-brown shade that gives the most natural shadow under the cheekbones.

If there's one color, whether it be clothes or makeup, I wear A LOT of during the colder months its burgundy. The best deep berry lipstick shade that I have found is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, which is not only a great color but lasts for ages, despite it not being drying on the lips. As for the nails, my favorite deep wine color is Essie Solemate, which I finally got ahold of earlier this year and is probably my most worn shade (shhh don't tell I also wear it during the warmer months).

What are your favorite products to use during the fall?

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