With Labor Day fast approaching, it's officially time to transition our summer beauty routine into fall. And while saying goodbye to summer is no easy feat, here are 8 no-brainer beauty swaps that will take your look right into autumn.
Lose the Bronzer
It's officially time to shelve your bronzer, especially those with shimmer. In fact, shine-free is the way to be for fall. We are talking about velvety-matte complexions that are 100 percent sophisticated, zero flat. Whether your poison is a foundation or powder, look for airy, translucent formulas that feel more fresh, and natural.
Trade summer's corals and bright pinks for fall's moodier, darker palette. Think deep berry stains and translucent merlots that, while on the dark end of the spectrum, are much more sheer than last fall's opaque oxbloods and burgundies.
While nail art has undoubtedly been one of the biggest beauty trends this summer, for fall, things are about to get a lot more simple. Cue flesh-toned colored manicures, which are not only a great alternative to the classic French manicure, but also will give your hands the most sophisticated upgrade.
Mind you, natural is always in, but come fall, embrace a little more drama via your brows. By making your arches fuller, a bit darker and the focal point of your face, you will instantly look more elegant and put together. If your brows are on the sparse end of the spectrum, try a volumizing gel for a quick fix.
During the summer we usually ditch our smoky eye in favor of bright, bold hues. A quick way to darken your makeup look is by adding some black liner back into your beauty routine. Get started on one of fall's biggest beauty trends, by working a graphic cat eye into your look.
Dust off your summer shimmer and instead opt for blush hues that contour your cheeks, all while making your look sophisticated. Consider colors like terracotta and dusty-rose, which looks great on all complexions.
Because cooler temperatures require a heartier skin routine, swap your gel-based cleansers and moisturizers for ones with creamier formulas. For those of you who are oil-prone, opt for ones that are oil-free but still give your skin a lush wash.
Regina Domfrocht is an Argentinean fashion and beauty writer living in NYC. Always on the hunt for the next style trend, up and coming designers, and affordable fashion loot, it's no surprise that Regina's other passion involves styling. Obsessed with high-end designers like Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs, Regina also loves scouring low-brow fashion shops like Zara and Topshop. You can find her on Twitter @Reginado1705.