Like many, Fall is my favorite season for beauty. I can't get enough of the neutrals, rich bronzey gold tones, and heavy emphasis on beautiful lip color after beautiful lip color. In my attempt to become more minimalistic with my makeup (well, minus lipstick!) here are a few of my favorite beauty products of the season!
PUR Eye Polish Pure Pigment + Top Coat in Silk These Eyeshadow's are like no other. This pure pigment eye primer and top coat creates a crease-proof, long-wearing eye shadow base with a luminous metallic sheen. They are a liquidy consistency that dries to a stunning budge-proof finish.
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Urban Decay Ultimate NAKED Basics Palette No surprise here, this matte neutrals palette has cemented itself amongst the rest of the classic NAKED's. I have been pairing a metallic cream shadow on the lids, then using this palette to finish the look from crease to brow. Find my full review and swatches HERE.
Monday through Sunday Autumn Lips Lipstick is my thing. I put my lipstick on and I feel like I dang tried, even if my hair is forever disheveled and the rest of my makeup is basic. I have been preferring a mix of creamy matte and liquid lipstick formula's lately. Along with my tried of Urban Decay and KvD, I have discovered some pretty fantastic lipsticks in new to me lines like Real Her and Vivalyn Cosmetics. There was no way I could pick just one, whittling it down to 7 was a challenge.
For darker, moodier lips I have been loving both Real Her I am Powerful Lipstick, a creamy matte burgundy that is light as a feather on the lips and the glossy wine shade Urban Decay Vintage Vice in Bruise. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Cabaret is a gorgeous cinnamon red that feels like a balm on the lips. OFRA Santa Ana is a romantic English berry rose with a hint of brown.
On the lighter side is Kat Von D Lolita 2. This color was not one I expected to like on me, a matte terracotta, but it is lovely with bronze eye looks. LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Flirt is a beautiful deep mauve and Vivalyn Cosmetics Mozart is my 'nude lipstick' of choice. Even in Fall, I can't give up a pretty pink and this one is a super moisturizing cool toned mauve.
It Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Matte Sweet Apple I have yet to find that one Fall Blush I want to wear every day, but I really like the Vitality Cheek Flush from It Cosmetics. The color is a naturally pretty in from the cold flush that livens up the complexion. It's silky soft and blends in to the skin effortlessly. Plus, it's called Matte Sweet Apple how fitting for a seasonal beauty routine is that?
Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation
I like a bit more coverage in the Fall, but don't like to wear a lot of face makeup. Laura geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation is lightweight with medium coverage. The finish is natural with a hint of glowyness, blending beautifully and wearing all day. When the weather becomes cooler my combination skin leans dry and Baked Liquid Radiance provides just that extra bit of hydration for a flawless base. With the color correcting pigments it adjusts to your skin tone for a perfect match, mine is Porcelain.
Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal
Maybelline Master Conceal is amazing and under $10. The formula is lightweight, extremely pigmented, and lasts all day. I love using this to conceal under my eyes. It brightens and a little goes a long way so it never becomes cakey. NARS Radiant Cream Concealer is my holy grail, but Master Conceal comes in pretty close and it has a price tag that can't be beat!
STILA Stay The Day Liquid Liner I go through phases with my eyeliner style, but for Fall I always return to a sleek slash of black cat eye. Stila's liquid liner has been the one I go back to year after year. Inky black, velvety, glides on smooth, and the sharp tip never fails to give crisp clean lines.
PUR Fully Charged Mascara I reviewed this mascara some time back and recently purchased my third tube from ULTA. I think I like it. Fully Charged gives your lashes a natural looking volume that isn't over done. It's simply wonderful as a daily volumizing mascara and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes.
ZOYA Tamsen & Dakota Nail Polish Tamsen nail polish sat in my drawer for well over 6 months until I pulled it out last month. I didn't think it would work for my fair skin-tone, but it is the pumpkin spice of nail colors for Fall. A gorgeous glossy burnt orange red that is surprisingly flattering even on cool skin tones. Dakota is the ultimate high shine deep burgundy red. It is in constant rotation this time of year. That's a wrap on my Fall beauty favorites...so far!