Although it’s been boiling hot here in Montreal for the past few weeks, I know that fall is just around the corner – and I’m itching to pull out the fall clothes and makeup. With summer winding to a close, it’s time to seriously cut back on the peach, coral, and bronze tones that have been dominating my makeup for the past few months. More traditional fall tones are my favourite, and are never completely banished even in the hottest days of summer. My fall palette isn’t exactly creative – it consists mainly of taupe, berry, plum, dark purple, and rich brown, which is rather predictable. Here are some products that are coming out from hibernation now that fall is on its way!
My favourite fall eyeshadow is the eyelid shade from the Wet N Wild Silent Treatment trio – it’s the most gorgeous purple-y taupe! A lot of the shades from the LORAC Pro palette could potentially join my roster, but I’m particularly excited about Slate and Deep Purple.
As for products in stick form, I adore the Stila Smudge Crayon in Umber, a dark brown with a richness that suits the colder months. To round off the eye makeup, I’ll be pulling out Clinique’s eyeliner in Black Honey and Stila’s Smudge Stick in Tetra, two deep colours that will be perfect for this time of year.
On the cheeks, I’m super excited to use my Sleek blush in Flushed, which is one of my all-time favourite blushes. The formula is great, the colour is stunning, and the packaging is delightful. This is one product that I really don’t find myself reaching for at all in the warmer months, but I know I’ll go right back to it in the fall. (For some reason it always photographs as much warmer than it is, but it’s a lovely deep berry.) Another beautiful berry option is Benefit’s Benetint, which gives a lovely sheer glow.
I also love redder blushes when it’s cold out, as they most naturally mimic a natural flush from being out in the cold. My absolute favourite blush for this is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty, but a warmer option is Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat. (Okay, so maybe I just want an excuse to use my Hourglass blushes whenever possible. CAN YOU BLAME ME?)
I’m also keen to move away from warm and sunkissed highlights by pulling out my Topshop Glow Highlight in Polished, which gives the most etheral, otherworldly glow. Somehow that just seems more appropriate for the crisp, cold weather.
Finally, you know I have a huge selection of lipsticks that I am itching to bust out. From the very dark (Topshop lipstick in Depth; L’Oreal Colour Extraordinnaire in Plum Adagio) to the berry red (NARS Cruella; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte 107) to the rosy brown (Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry), I have a large selection! Other favourites are MAC Creme-Sheen lipstick in Hang-Up, MAC Satin lipstick in Rebel (my all-time favourite lipstick), Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria, and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté 017.
I know I’ll be kicking myself for wishing for cooler weather when it’s -40 in a few months, but, well, I’ve had enough of summer. Bring on fall!
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