It’s that time of year again; the last weeks of summer when we all desperately try to hold onto the relaxation and sunshine. While I love the holidays and the dark reds and oranges of fall, the transition from summer to fall always hits hard, so I decided to put together a little list of things to help ease the change!
The Luminous Powder
When the weather gets cold, the ‘natural glow’ we are all searching for starts to fade, so we need some products to pick up the slack. This loose powder from Too Faced will both set your concealer and brighten up the under eye, making you appear wide awake and ready for work.
The Hydrating Primer
A theme you might notice with this post is hydration. Wind, dry air and gradually colder temperatures all equal chapped, dry faces, so you will need to get ahead of the curve with a hydrating primer like this new one from Bare Minerals. Make up won’t have any dry patches to cling onto, and your skin won’t look so red and parched.
The Sheer Concealer
I love using sheerer concealers when the weather starts to turn, mostly because they tend to be quite hydrating and comfortable on the skin. The coverage is not as strong, but it can really keep the dreaded cake-face at bay.
The Truly Liquid Lipstick
While some may prefer the fully matte lip, I am much more partial to the new trend of satin finish, literal liquid lipsticks. The Amuse Bouche line is incredible, and you can get the pigmentation of a liquid lipstick without the cracked, peeling look. These aren’t as shiny and loud as a lip gloss, but much more nourishing than a matte color.
The Sleeping Mask
This product has been sold out forever because of how crazy popular it is, and I think in the coming months the demand for this will only grow! A jelly like sleeping mask is perfect for the fall and winter. Our skin repairs itself while we sleep, so giving it the hydration it needs will make sure you wake up fresh faced and glowing!
The Lip Repairer
The lips are so often forgotten when it comes to skincare, but they take the hardest toll in the cold months. Using an overnight treatment is perfect, because you don’t have to deal with applying goopy chapstick all day over top your lipstick. Between this and the copious amounts of water you should be drinking, your lips won’t feel chapped and awful through the fall.
The Body Polish
Don’t forget to take care of the rest of your skin as well! Slough off any dead skin with a body polish to keep those flakes and awful lizard legs away. Find a product like this one from Herbivore that not only exfoliates, but then nourishes with coconut oil. This is also a must have if you enjoy self tanning through the pale seasons!
The Multi-Purpose Oil
When my skin really starts to show how parched it is, I switch from regular lotion to strictly oil based products. A body oil like this one from Ouai not only smells amazing, it keeps your skin supple and soft all day. And the best part? No need to wear any perfume!
The Clarifying Soap
Sometimes my temperamental skin needs a kick in the ass, and this purifying soap is just the thing. If you suffer from irritation or eczema, pick this bar up right now! Just a tiny bit in the shower can clarify and clear up any redness or bumps on the skin. Make sure to moisturize after using though, because clay can be very drying.
Let me know your cold weather must haves!