August 29, 2013 Product Picks

How To: Transition Your Makeup bag from Summer to Fall

Freshly sharpened pencils; crunching leaves; dark lipstick; chunky knits; pumpkin spice lattes; gothic-tinged manicures; yes, the reasons to get excited about fall are endless. While we’re always sad to part ways with summer, transitioning our makeup bag from one season to the next is scientifically proven to boost happiness and limit seasonal blues (in a study conducted by MDC employees over the span of 48 hours)… Here’s how to take your makeup staples from summer to fall like a pro.

seasonal makeup bag swaps


Sheer and Bright to Creamy and Muted Lipstick

Though bold color never goes out of style, when fall rolls around we like to swap out our bright, poppy hues of summer for creamier, more muted lipsticks.
MDC Picks: Giorgio Armani Rogue D’Armani Lipstick in 102; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rogue Narcisse; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Finish First

BB Cream to Foundation

BB and CC creams were a staple product in our makeup bags this summer, but when the weather cools—and our skin begs for something creamier—there’s nothing like a supple foundation that simultaneously covers any imperfections and dry patches.
MDC Picks: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup; Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation; Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Foundation

Gilded to Matte Lids

Since “Bronzed Bombshell” is practically our middle name during the summer, we’re all about golden, shimmery lids when basking seaside. To mix it up for autumn, we’re inspired by rich, matte eyeshadows in brown, plum, and cranberry.
MDC Picks: Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow in Browntones; Benefit Cosmetics Longwear Powder Shadow in Kiss Me, I’m Tipsy; Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Matte True Brown

Beachy Bronze to Artful Contour

While we’d never suggest you stow away the bronzer all fall, we do like to alter our application with the shift in seasons. Instead of applying your bronze where the sun would hit your face, switch to a more matte bronzer, and focus on contouring the face versus looking sun kissed.
MDC Picks: Lancôme Star Bronzer in Sunswept; Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer; Stila Sun Bronzing Powder
Will you be altering your makeup routine for autumn? Give us the deets with a comment below!
Photos: Make Up For Ever; Urban Decay; Giorgio Armani; Lancôme; Thinkstock


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