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.
Darken Your Lips
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.
Opt for Smoky Shades
Come fall, both nude and bronze eyes will be a thing of summer's past. Instead, sweep fall's preferred dark hues, like plum and indigo, on your lids for a look that is both sultry and smoldering.
tFS Pick: NARS Fall 2013 Single Eyeshadow $24
Tone Down Nails
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.
Go for the Drama
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.
tFS Pick: Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow $22
Get Back to Black
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.
Lose The Shimmer
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.
Switch to Creamier Cleansers and Moisturizers
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.
tFS Pick: Neutrogena Deep Clean $4.97