With the seasons changing, it’s time to break out the sweaters, boots, pumpkins. It’s also time to take inventory of summer makeup and skincare and transition into fall colors and products for more hydration. I personally love taking a new season as inspiration to switch up what I am currently using for skincare and also play with makeup looks. This time of year, the weather does transition to colder, which is the gateway for you to reevaluate skincare needs. When I was younger, I thought that whatever skincare I used would work forever. That is NOT the case and it’s actually good to switch up your skincare throughout the year.
Our skincare needs change with the higher levels of moisture in the air and lower levels. We just need to pick up our cues and take the time to add in or take away certain products. Ask yourself the following questions about your skin: is it bumpy? is it dry? is it oily? is it acne prone? do I need to work on evening my skin tone? are there wrinkles? Is it sensitive to products? Once you’ve asked those questions, we can gather more information about what exactly your skin needs. Most people are looking for more moisture during this season and for that, I suggest products like the Beautycounter facial oils, Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm and also the Countermatch Body Lotion. These are specifically for extra hydration and will help your skin get the moisture it is looking for.
Makeup transitions to fall is the perfect time for you to play. In my opinion, playing with makeup is something that we should all do. It’s easy to be so intimidated that you don’t use hardly anything. I was there a few years ago but now I take spare moments of time to play and know that I can easily wipe it all off if it doesn’t look the way I want it to. When you have a little extra time, watch a tutorial on YouTube (examples: how to create a smokey eye, how to apply eyeliner, how to apply highlighter) and teach yourself something new!
Summer to fall means going from sheer and bright colors to creamy and muted in the lip department. I personally move from the Beautycounter Lip Sheers that are more like a tinted chapstick to the Color Intense Lipsticks. My favorite colors in these long lasting lipsticks are Brunch, Backstage, Garden Party and First Date. If you know me then you know that I am a huge lipstick gal but very picky about what brands I support due to sourcing. Deciding to use ethically sourced beauty products isn’t something I have always done. I honestly did not know anything different and thought they were all ethically sourced. You can read more about why that is important by clicking here.
During the summer months, I wear less makeup all around, this involves foundation. I actually skip foundation most times and go with the Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer. It’s a legit filter for your face and it offers minimal coverage with SPF 20! Now that the temps are dropping, I happily switched to the Skin Twin Foundation by Beautycounter. It is actually a great fall swap that will carry you all through the year. This a skincare and makeup product, say what! CLICK HERE for more information. Eyeshadows and blush colors move from gilded shimmer to mattes during the fall as well. This time of year I pull away from the Statement eyeshadow palette colors and shimmery Nectar blush and grab my Classic eyeshadow palette + Date blush. This is my favorite color combo on my eyes and cheeks during fall/winter and so far, I’ve seen it able to compliment all of my clients and members skin tones. These two are a MUST HAVE for my fall makeup transition!
I am kind of sad that the weather is moving into cooler temps by the day (I love all things summer) but the fun thing is that we get to break out our favorite sweaters, eat comfort food and try new makeup looks and skincare products!
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