The Fall Face
Currently I’m keeping my makeup down to earth- neural, earthy tones that is! As we turn the corner into colder seasons, it seems only natural to relegate dewy primers and shimmering highlighters to storage until next summer. Sure, your summer holiday tan may be faded, but that’s no reason to keep your skin from glowing. As the days get shorter and the air becomes chillier, it’s even more important to me that my skin keeps a supple, luminous look. The secret to autumnal highlighting? The application strategy. Still, it’s Fall, and I’m especially drawn to earthy tones during this time of year. This look (which has been my go-to currently) fuses these warm, muted colors with thoughtfully placed sheen for the perfect matte-to-luminous ratio. Ahead, makeup that is tailor made for this cozy season.
Complexion & Brows
For that healthy glow, start with a foundation that’ll have a lustrous finish. I like to use NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer sparingly, applying only to the areas where I need it the most—around my nose and mouth and on my t-zone—to prevent it from looking too cakey. I’m all about less is more. My shade is St. Moritz. I love this formula for how well it wears on the skin, making my complexion beam while looking so natural. I also apply this with my fingertips.
The concealer I’m currently using is by Cle de Peau. I’ve talked about this one in my other blog posts- it’s one of my favorites! I use the Honey shade under my eyes and it helps cut some of the dark circles. Then I apply the shade Ochre over it and in other areas that need concealing. I love the finish on these. It leans more on the matte side which is great because my under eyes can get oily at times.
My brow game has been strong lately and it’s because I let them grow out to it’s fullest potential. Did I mention I have a brow story coming soon on the blog? I used Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil in Brunette. The trick is to fill in the areas where is needed for natural looking brows that don’t look over done.
Eyes, Lips & Cheeks
I used Charlotte Tilbury’s The Sophisticate palette for a low-key matte eye. I applied the medium tan “enhance” shade all over my lids before dabbing some of the lighter “prime” shade in the center to open up my eyes even more. I then swiped a single coat of Physicians Formula mascara to my lashes because eyes are extra sensitive to allergens this time of year.
I used Laura Mercier’s blush in Winter Bloom across my cheekbones because the color of the blush is quite warm and ties the look together. Plus I love the name. For subtly chiseled cheekbones, I used Benefit’s Hoola in the contours of my face. Hollows of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose for a slimming effect. Don’t go overboard here; the key to a seamless contour is minimal, blended application.
The main event of this look is the highlighter. I used Bobbi Brown’s Highlighting powder in Pink Glow on all the usual spots: on the tops of my cheekbones, the cupid’s bow, the brow bones, and down the center bridge of the nose. Then, I used the highlighter on the sides of the nostrils and down the sides of my chin and jaw, which is unexpected, but adds a radiance to the face unlike anything else.
My lipstick is a true nude by Victoria Beckham. I skipped lip liner altogether and went straight in with the bullet to create a polished, worn-in effect. I normally do a pink or peach-toned nude when I want a minimal lip, and it’s been a long time since I’ve worn a true brown-toned shade. What better time than Fall to reintroduce myself to the earthy tone? Bonus: As the finishing touch, spray Oribe’s Shine Light Reflecting spray through your strands. You can’t have glowing skin with flat hair!
I’m so into this Chloe dress. I feel extra proper and chic when I wear it with my Joie booties (similar styles linked below!). My purse is also by Chloe—it’s one of my favorites. You may have seen the debut of this bag on my Falling For Florals blog post! I’ve been getting a lot of usage on it so glad it lives in my closet.
This earthy tone makeup look is one of my favorites for fall. It’s ultra sophisticated and chic. Sometimes it’s ok to skip on the bold lip and opt for a neutral. Share with me your favorite Fall beauty products in the comments below! xo