Fall Beauty Essentials

Fall is the time to prep your skin for the coming up cooler season and to rejuvenate skin that’s been in the sun for months. The items below are my personal favorites for the cozy season.

Tarte Pure Moroccan Oil- Tarte’s reputation for having a natural makeup line flows wonderfully to their skin care products. I have sensitive skin and while argan oil is very popular, it makes my skin turn red and flare. Moroccan oil is maraca oil, full of fatty acids and anti inflammation.  It’s gentle on the skin, heavy on the Vitamin C, and can help clear up skin. I use this on my skin before bed. Apply your favorite moisturizer over it when it sinks into your skin for an extra anti-aging step.

Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm- Before sipping all those Pumpkin Spice latte’s, make sure lips are hydrated. Summer sun may have left some unseen UV damage, and the fatty acid hydration technology in the lip balm can restore damage. Add a little extra when in a hurry for a glossy look.

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Milk Chocolate- I’m terrible at a smokey eye. I love the look but I don’t have time to make it as flawless as I’d love it to be. This stick is so easy- one application on the ends of your lids with a little smudge with the fingers can give the illusion of a smokey eye without the sloppiness. It stays put throughout the day but if you’re dancing through the night, add a little eye lid primer. It adds a hint of sophisticated shimmer and the color can be built on to make it darker.

Gentle Cleansing Gel from California Naturel- This is my favorite cleanser to prep the skin for the cooler winds. It won’t dry out your skin, but doesn’t strip any of your natural moisture. It’s made, packaged and delivered from California with 99% natural origin ingredients and 57% made from sustainable organic farming. I use this with the delicate brush on my Clarisonic Mia and it preps my skin for better makeup.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer- When I think of “oil” in any hair products I imagine it will weight my hair down plus making my hair look greasy. This primer does have oil in it, but it’s made with 6 lightweight moisturizers for the hair. It’s protected my hair against the blow out, I spray a little before I add rollers or any heating. Styling products work better with this primer. The oil preps the hair for an even healthier look, no matter what type of hair or style you’re going for.

Tinted Brow Gel from Anastasia Beverly Hill- Fall is made for rich tones, and I added a little more to eyebrows. I have dark eyebrows but with red lipstick, I like to tone down my brows a little. After filling them in to their natural color, I feather the Brunette color wand over. It adds some dimension to my face, and makes them a shade lighter, and they go perfect with the Fall caramel highlights or an ombre.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick from Stila in Beso- You can wear your scarves, have Thanksgiving dessert and look flawless in this lip color. The formula contains high pigmentation without bleeding or drying out your lips. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, GMO’s, triclosan, and phthalates. Phew! That’s one healthy but fabulous lip color.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette- I have ditched my bronzer and highlighter after I tried this palette. It’s a multidimensional powder in three different universal shades to pick up on any light, in any shade and tone. The more light you see, the younger and more luxurious your skin and makeup will look. If I’m in a hurry out the door, I can forgo my concealer and powder and rely on this to make even the darkest circles disappear and give the illusion I spent time and effort on my skin.

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