Fall Beauty Updates.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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To transition to Fall, I do just three things.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Love that the illuminator has a concealer in the top! How cool! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

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  2. How does the eyeliner stay on? Does it last all day? I have used Pixi products before and they are great, just never used the eyeliner.


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    • graceatwood:

      Hi! Yes it does! I was impressed with the wear. That said I do not have oily eyelids, so I generally don’t have a problem with eyeliner coming off. This one is super pigmented.

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  3. I’ll have to check out some of these. Love these beauty posts.

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  4. That illuminating tint and concealor combo looks like it would be super handy, especially when I need a quick touch-up.

    Also- your hair looks beautiful Grace! The color is gorgeous, and it looks so full and long!

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  5. You talented-two do AMAZING work!

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