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How to Transition Your Makeup From Summer to Fall

It’s a strange, in-between time of year. The limbo of summer melting into fall. “SumAutumn” if you will. We are just on the very brink of binging on sweaters, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Instagramming our rain boots in the fallen leaves. But until then, we can slowly slip our makeup into a more fall-like feel before going fall monty (get that one?). This can easily be done via a slightly deepened color palette, adjusting textures to be more matte, and turning our color temperature just a little cooler.

Fall Lipsticks
Making your lip color more fall appropriate is very simple. It only requires taking a summer bright and deepening it a bit—making a cherry a black cherry. Matte textures always feel a bit more autumnal as well, so even blotting your usual color lipstick to be a more matte finish will do the trick. You can also try layering a deep colored gloss over your usual color.

Get these fall lipstick colors here: 
NARS Lipstick in Schiap to Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Swinger
Revlon Love That Red to NARS Lipstick in Fire Down Below
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Smoked Peach to Make Up For Ever in Pearly Rust
bareMinerals Moxie Lips in Be Free to Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Liar

Fall Eye Makeup
Summer eyes are golden, bronze, and shimmer like the sun. As the sun begins to set earlier and earlier, it’s time for some moodier shades. I am really feeling navy for this fall as well as gray/brown mushroom shades. Again, more matte shadows can be incorporated, giving a nod to cashmere and suede textures.

Get these fall eye makeup colors here:
Stila Eye Shadow Trio in Bronze Glow to Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter
Stila Eye Shadow in Shell to Kat Von D True Romance Eye Shadow Trio in Fever Ray
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Flash to NARS Single Eye Shadow in Lhasa
Maybelline ExpertWear Trio in Impeccable Greys to L’Oreal Colour Riche Shadow Quad in Skinny Jeans

Fall Face Makeup
Here’s where texture and formula play a big part. Shifting your formulas from powders to creams will help to accommodate dryer skin and give a richer application to glide over any rough dry patches that may spring up.

Get these fall face makeup products here:
L’Oreal True Match Foundation to  LORAC Cococin Cream Compact
Maybelline Dream Fresh Beauty Balm to Dr. Jart CC Essence Balm
E.L.F. Studio Blush to Stila Convertible Color
Benefit Benetint to Tarte Cheek Stain

Get more makeup tips from Ivy at Wake Up for Makeup!

Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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