Can you believe that today is the first day of September? I’m having a hard time with it. As much as I love Fall (it’s my favorite season, and September is also my birthday month), I’m going to miss the summer, and my summer beauty routine too. I love how minimal my beauty routine is during the warmer months. With a little bit of a tan, you don’t need to do much else. Sadly, as the temps drop (and my skin goes back to it’s usual pale shade), I need to put in a little bit more effort.
Today we’re going to talk about my summer beauty routine — and how to transition it to a more Fall appropriate look!
I start with this illuminator/concealer hybrid, which is a genius product. The main product is a tinted moisturizer (with SPF!) that evens out my skin and leaves it dewy + glowing… but there’s a mini concealer in the cap! So I’ll dab that on any red spots and under my eyes… and then move on to bronzer. I love this product though, especially for travel or the gym – it’s so nice having everything in one compact package.
The brand’s bronzer + kabuki brush is next. This is my favorite bronzer right now. I wrote about it earlier this summer (in this post!) and have been using it religiously ever since. The color is really nice as it gives me a subtle glow – never orange or overdone.
After that, it’s pretty simple. On my eyes, just mascara. I love this mascara (for extra oomph and volume). On my lips I’ll add a little bit of this stain (it’s meant for cheeks but so pretty on lips), followed by this gloss. After that, I’ll use a big fluffy brush to apply this finishing powder to set everything in place. And, then I’m done.
To transition to Fall, I do just three things.
- Eyeliner. Once the temps cool down I like to have a little more fun with my eye makeup as it isn’t going to end up under my eyes. I love these gel eyeliners as they go on so smoothly and come in a really pretty range of colors. I’ll use Copper Glow to line my top lash line, and then use a bit of Oyster Glow in the corners of my eyes. In a pinch, Oyster Glow also makes for a pretty great highlighter.
- Blush. I use the same sheer cheek stain that I used on my lips earlier, except this time I actually put it on my cheeks. I apply three tiny dots to the apples of my cheeks, and blend upward; giving them an instant, pretty flush.
- Lipstick. You can’t go wrong with a brighter lip… especially if that tan has faded away. I love this glossy stick in Rosy Red. It’s super glossy and lightweight, but still manages to be ultra pigmented.
photography by Lydia Hudgens.