Once the middle of September rolls around, I really start to see some fall color pop in Illinois. I love watching the trees turn yellow, orange, and red! I also enjoy incorporating fall color into my wardrobe and makeup. However, bringing some fall color into my makeup routine requires me to put away some of my favorite summer products for a while. Around this time, I start to break out matte and muted tones to compliment my surroundings!
I think the process of transitioning is a fun one. Today I’m going to go step-by-step through my process to make yours as easy as possible. Keep scrolling for three easy steps to transition your makeup to fall!
Step 1: From Shimmer to Matte
Fall makeup is all about choosing the matte version of your favorite makeup products. The matte shades are often softer on skin and give it this beautiful blurred effect. While summer is all about beachy tans and shimmer, transition your makeup easily for fall by just changing up your bronzer. When you change it to a matte version, you can keep your tan for a while longer without looking like you just stepped out of a tanning bed.
Step 2: From Bright to Muted
When I think of summer makeup, I think shades of bright pinks, bronze, and blues. Fall can incorporate the same fun colors! Just choose a muted or “dusty” version of your favorite hues. For today’s look, I chose a beautiful muted mauve eyeshadow in place of summer’s bronze-y pink go-to. If you love blue eyeliner, a navy or forest green for fall can still give you that pop of color. It doesn’t have to be expensive either! A quick and easy way to transition your makeup could be as simple as layering bright eyeshadows with a brown or grey toned shadow to mute the color.
Step 3: From Gloss to Liquid Lip
For my last tip, I’m going to share a little story (it’s a quick one I promise!). I used to be terrified of liquid lipsticks. I had no idea what shade would work for me. I had tried SO MANY and just didn’t find one that I liked. Then, my friend Jessica introduced me to Kat Von D’s line of liquid lipsticks and I instantly fell in love. I’m wearing “Double Dare” here and it is the perfect versatile shade. If you do nothing else to transition your makeup to fall, try out a matte lip color. Whether it’s a liquid lip or a regular lipstick, a matte finish is always a chic choice. Click here to get yourself one of these amazing lippies from Kat Von D!
BONUS! Quick Tips:
No matter how you decide to wear your makeup this fall, just make sure it is YOU! I definitely keep some of my products the same no matter the season!
- I believe glowy skin looks amazing all year. Recently, I blogged about the two products I use to get my glow! You can read about it here.
- I’ve found a great routine for filling in my brows and it’s not changing any time soon. You can check out my tutorial for easy filled in brows here!
Will You Transition Your Makeup?
What will you change about your makeup routine if anything at all? Do you have any products you wear year round no matter what? I would love to know in the comments below!
Shop some more of my fall makeup favorites below: