As I mentioned in my previous post, I really, really dig fall. As a kid, I grew up in Wisconsin, where fall actually meant crisp air and falling leaves and back to school in September. In Fort Worth, where I currently live? Not so much. Kids start school in August and fall doesn't hit until much later in the year...late October, early November or so. I relish in it once it arrives! Whether you're in school, you're a teacher, going to work every day or a mom running kids to class, Back to School is a state of mind...the end of summer, time for transitions. If you read Part 1 of my Back to School beauty tips (if you missed it, click here to read), then your skin is in shape...now it's time to add a little color to your life! What are some easy ways to switch up your makeup routine this fall? Read on....
One of my favorite shades is "Shame" by Urban Decay....even though it's not technically fall yet in Texas (still around 100 degrees daily), I had to break out a little wishful fall makeup last week!
Try a new way to blush - Have you been skipping blush on top of your tan this summer, or just using bronzer? When cooler temps hit, you'll need to transition to a little more cheek color to compensate for paler skin. Try a sheer, blendable gel formula (Try Butter London's Cheeky blush in Abbey Rose) for staying power to last through long days of class and after school activities. Blend well onto the apples of your cheeks with a dampened Beauty Blender sponge...don't bring color too low! For even longer lasting blush, try a gel formula, set with powder and then add a light dusting of powder blush on top. Pinks, peachy shades, sheer poppy or berry all work on a variety of skin tones. Go easy on bronzer in fall and winter, use sparingly for a light glow!
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School /Work Appropriate Eye Makeup - Not sure how much eye makeup is appropriate for school , work or PTA meetings this fall? Easy test.... if your eye makeup would fit in at the club or on a red carpet, it's definitely too much for daytime! When it doubt, keep it simple. A wash of buttery gold shadow (try L'Oreal infalliable shadow in Iced Latte) or shimmery taupe shadow provides a bit of definition and looks
great on most everyone.....avoid bright colors and too much sparkle, save that for nights out. Dark brown or black liner traced lightly into lash lines, plus mascara will give your eyes a bit of polish that looks great whether you're a sorority pledge or the one teaching a roomful of students....pretty much any situation!
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Fall-worthy Lashes and Brows - If your lashes are very light or got bleached out from summer, be sure to coat your lashes all the way down to the tip! Choose a mascara with a tiny wand, such as one made for lower lashes, like Maybelline Lash Discovery. Other ideas? You can buy small disposable wands at a cosmetic supplier inexpensively to use with your favorite mascara, and Sephora has a great brush to try...it's a tiny fan brush that lets you paint on your favorite mascara root to tip. (Sephora Pro collection brush #220).
Follow these tips for a fresh look that is just right for fall! What's YOUR favorite way to transition your makeup look from summer to fall? Share in the comments below!