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Take Your Beauty Routine From Summer To Fall

Gabi Duncan |
October 3, 2013 | 3:00 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Summer has come to an end, and, sadly, we must say goodbye to cookouts and long, lazy beach days. As the leaves change, we become fully aware that fall is upon us, and once more we can order pumpkin spice lattes and wear Tory Burch riding boots. It is also means that there is an excuse to update your look for the new season. The transition from summer to fall makeup is quite simple and this guide will make it a breeze. Check out these tips to keep your look fresh and on-trend into the autumn months.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame will show off your pout (Pinterest).
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame will show off your pout (Pinterest).
Rich, deep colors dominate lips during this season. Stash away the bright pinks and corals from summer and opt for the plums, berries, and wines for a dramatic, sultry pucker. These colors are flattering on every skin tone, so don't be afraid to experiment with something new. If you're a lipstick lover, try Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame, Nars Lipstick in Fast Ride or CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Euphoria. Sheer tints and stains are also popular this season. If you're not a lipstick fan, try Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey or Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush. These will still have great color payoff and are low-maintenance compared to lipstick. 

To complement darker lips, you'll want to tone down the cheeks to avoid looking clownish. You can still get a pop of color and add definition with subtle pinks and neutrals. Some good picks are Nars Blush in Dolce Vita, M.A.C. Powder Blush in Ambering Rose and NYX Powder Blush in Dusty Rose.

Crimson eye shadow as seen on the runways (Pinterest).
Crimson eye shadow as seen on the runways (Pinterest).

The hue of the moment on the eyes is crimson. It was seen on the runways at Cynthia Rowley, Prabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenberg, Versace and Gucci, and now you can get the look too. Instead of basic black and brown, create a smoldering stare with cranberry, garnet or mauve. It's the new neutral eye color of the season. To achieve the look, try Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Pomegranate Punk or M.A.C. Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Mauveless. 


Metallic nails from Deborah Lippmann are perfect for the season (Pinterest).
Metallic nails from Deborah Lippmann are perfect for the season (Pinterest).
In the summer, everyone lusts after a dewy, glowy complexion, but fall is the time to matte it up. How do you achieve this shine-free texture? First, choose the perfect primer. Try Sephora's Anti-Shine Foundation Primer or NYX Shine Killer Primer. Then, pick a foundation or powder that will create a smooth, natural finish.

There are countless options, but some notable ones are Nars Sheer Matte FoundationNYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. If any shine creeps up throughout the day, touch up with blotting papers like these from Sephora. 

On nails, go dark or go home. Dark jewel tones are all the rage at the moment, especially navy and crimson. OPI recently released their fall collection (dubbed San Francisco) with 15 chic new colors that are appropriate for the entire season.

Metallic and glitter polishes are also everywhere. Deborah Lippmann provides a unique variety of choices for fun and flashy tips. 

Play around with all of these suggestions to amp up your look for flawless fall beauty!

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