How to Transition Your Beauty Routine From Summer to Fall

Updated 04/18/19

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Transitioning your makeup routine from summer to fall can be tricky if you don't know where to start. While makeup never needs to feel like a daunting task, there are a few things to keep in mind when approaching a new season. From richer lipsticks and moisturizers to foundations that will hydrate your skin even in the coldest temperatures, there's always fun to be had when changing your beauty routine.

01 of 08

Be Bold With Your Lip Colors

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick
Hourglass Cosmetics

Trade your sheer lip balms in for a creamier lip look with bolder lipsticks and berry hues. The fall is a great time to experiment with new shades, so why not give a red or crimson toned lip a try? Choose a few new shades to wear all season long and be sure to exfoliate your lips on a regular basis to get rid of dry skin and prevent flaking and chapping.

02 of 08

Hydrate Your Skin With Creamy Moisturizers

L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream

The hot summer months can have our skin feeling sticky and in need of light-weight moisturizers, but when the cold weather hits our skin needs a boost of something stronger. From windburn to chapped skin, our faces deal with all kinds of elements, and changing your moisturizer is a great way to prepare the way for properly treating your visage. Use small amounts of cream and massage in a circular motion into the face until everything has been absorbed.

Need a hydrating body treatment too? Try a luxe body oil to keep you in the softest skin ever all season long.

03 of 08

Swap Sheer Dewy Skin for Full Coverage Foundation

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation
IT Cosmetics

Sheer and dewy skin is perfect for summer, but what about when you need a little more coverage? Fall is the time when our skin becomes affected by weather and dry heat indoors, causing the texture to change, giving us the perfect excuse to try out a new foundation formula. Something with fuller coverage than say a tinted moisturizer or CC cream, a foundation that covers well and treats the skin with quality ingredients will be a lifesaver during the colder months.

04 of 08

Go From Nude Nails to Moody Hues

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nailpolish in Venus in Furs
Deborah Lippmann

Changing your manicure is key when wanting to create a beauty statement and the moodier the hue the better for fall. Trade in your light pinks, nudes, and coral colors for something darker and rich. Nothing is out of bounds for a statement manicure, you can even have some fun and try nail art, too.

Top Product Picks: Deborah Lipmann Gel Lab Pro Nailpolish in Venus in Furs

05 of 08

Use Face Cleansers That Clean Without Drying

Dermalogica Precleanse Balm

When it comes to washing your face, cleansers that remove dirt and oil can sometimes strip the skin of its natural moisture. When cleansing your face, adding a cream cleanser and makeup remover to your routine gives you a jump start on nourishing your face. Remove your makeup first with a gentle balm before moving on to cleansing.

06 of 08

Keep Frizz Free With Smoothing Cream

Garnier Sleek and Shine Brazilian Smooth Flatiron Express

Trade in the salty beach wave spray for a more nourishing anti-frizz cream for hair, as dry heat can cause a lot of static and fly-aways. To prevent breakage in your hair and keep it healthy, use a proper hair towel that helps dry the hair quickly and evenly before moving on to using leave-in styling products and heated tools. Apply a smoothing cream or oil before blowdrying to help keep hair healthy and strong.

07 of 08

Opt for Eyeshadows That Make a Statement

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
Urban Decay

Whether you're choosing sultry warm tones or cooler smoky palettes, creating a statement eye is a great way to amp up your makeup look for the fall season. Be sure to apply an eyeshadow primer first before moving onto shadow to ensure everything stays in place and there's no smudging. Finish with a waterproof gel liner for more definition and two coats of your favorite mascara.

Top Product Picks: Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Revolution Flawless Ultra 32 Eyeshadow Palette, NYX Dream Catcher Shadow Palette

08 of 08

Switch out Your Powders for Creams

Stila Convertible Color Blush

Switching from powder blushes and highlighters to cream will help create a glow to the skin that lasts under the toughest weather elements. It's no surprise that dewy skin looks healthy and fresh, plus a little flushed cheek never hurt anyone. Apply cream blush first to the apples of the cheeks until you get the desired color you want, and then lightly tap on your cream highlighter to create a soft shimmer that lasts all day long.

Top Product Picks: Stila Convertible Color Blush, RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer, Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Liquid

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