I love transitioning from summer to fall, and one thing I especially enjoy doing is changing up my makeup. I still remain fairly minimal with my makeup come fall, but I do tend to opt for darker shades and products that offer higher coverage. You might notice that—other than a lip mask—I don’t mention any other lip products in this post, and that’s only because I have a separate post coming up soon that’s all about my Fall Lip Colours. However, before I get into that, let’s dive into my Fall Makeup Menu first, as I have quite a few products that I want to talk about!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer* I have been lusting over this luxury brand for years, so it was an absolute dream to attend one of the brand’s events last month here in Toronto. The makeup artist used a few different CT products on me, one of which was this concealer, which she colour matched me to (I’m shade ‘3 Fair’ for those wondering). This high coverage concealer has a stretch consistency, so you don’t need to use a lot of it, and it easily conceals any imperfections without settling into fine lines or clinging to any dry patches. I especially love this for the under eye area, as it completely hid my dark shadows unlike anything I have tried before.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Genius Under Eye & Face Magic Powder* I don’t typically use loose powders—or expensive powders for that matter—but I have to admit that I am in awe of how this looks on my skin. It really is like magic, as it does exactly what it says of blurring imperfections, eliminating dark shadows and boosting radiance—along with setting your makeup perfectly. It’s also free of talc, which I appreciate, as talc is typically the first ingredient in a lot of face powders. I also appreciate that it doesn’t contain a ton of added fragrance. A lot of people seem to find the scent of this powder off-putting (it smells strongly of crayons), but it doesn’t bother me, as you can’t smell it on the skin.
Revlon Insta-Blush Stick in ‘Berry Kiss’* I’m a sucker for a cream blush, and I absolutely adore this berry shade for the fall. I love how quick and easy this blush stick is to apply, as you just swipe it onto your cheeks (how many swipes depends on how much you want to build it up), blend it out with your fingertips, and you’re good to go. It gives a natural flush of colour to the cheeks that I love, and it also makes a great base for applying powder blushes on top of.
Revlon Powder Blush in ‘Bronze Beauty’* I can already say with confidence that this will be my go-to bronzer until the end of winter. The shade is more on the cooler side, so it works really well with my skin tone, and it also has no shimmer in it, which I prefer for the cooler months, as it looks much more natural. This bronzer blends easily into the skin and it not only adds some colour to my complexion, but it is also easy to contour with as well. To hear more about this bronzer, along with the blush, you can check out this Revlon post from last month.
Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner in ‘Go for a Ride’ These eyeliners by Sephora are seriously underrated—the rich colour glides on beautifully and you can easily smudge them out, but once they set they do not budge whatsoever. Every fall, I bring this dark green shade back out, and every year I totally fall in love with it again. And because it’s a dark green, it’s such an easy way to add subtle colour to any eye look. I usually just line my upper lash line with this, but I had a makeup artist at an event smudge a dark green eyeliner on my lower lash line, and I absolutely loved the look of it.
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Whilst everyone is talking about the new Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, I’m still loving this gorgeous palette, which has sadly been discontinued. These shadows are super pigmented, and blend beautifully, which is no surprise as Urban Decay do eyeshadows extremely well. With a mix of mattes, satins and shimmery shades, you have everything here to create the perfect neutral smoky eye. Previously, I’ve been pretty tame using this palette, but something I’ve been trying to do this fall is incorporate the darker shades into more of my eye looks.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask This is still my holy grail lip product for the colder months, and I think anyone whose tried this product would agree it is worth the splurge. The cooler temperatures wreck havoc on my lips, but this rich mask is so deeply nourishing that it instantly makes everything okay again. Even though it’s a thick mask (making it perfect to use at night), I also love applying a little bit of it during the day, as it isn’t greasy. And like all of Bite Beauty’s products, this lip mask is made using natural, food grade ingredients.
Essie Nail Polish in ‘After School Boy Blazer’ Of course, I gotta end this post with a nail colour. Come fall, I love wearing dark, vampy shades on my nails, and my pick for this season is this blue-black shade by Essie. I love anything navy, and I really enjoy how dark this one is, as it looks almost black in certain light. It’s completely opaque in just two coats, but I will say it does chip fairly quickly—which is annoying—as it’s obviously more noticeable with darker nails.
What makeup have you been reaching for this fall?