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.
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