We all wear white long after Labor Day and open-toed shoes until there's snow on the ground—but for some reason, we rarely think of using our summer makeup essentials in the cooler months. Which we should, because not only do some of the colors look great with fall clothes, but you can use them in new ways to enhance your other makeup. Check out my picks for the best summer products to keep in rotation this autumn.
1. Lip stains. They're fantastic in hot weather because they don't melt off in heat or humidity—and that lasting power is what makes them just as desirable for fall. Before you apply a strong lipstick color like red or berry, dab on a stain, such as Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstain, that closely matches the lipstick. If your lipstick starts to fade, the extra layer of pigment underneath will peek through so the fading is less obvious.
2. Bright pink blush. Just because the color is hot doesn't mean it's only meant for hot days. Bright pink blush gives your skin a healthy flush of color (like in the photo above from Philip Lim's fall 2010 runway show), as if you've just been on a brisk walk in the crisp autumn air. For fall, shift the application from the apples of your cheeks, which gives more of a sun-kissed look, to along your cheekbones, which creates a more olished effect. Try Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in P Wine Pink No. 25.3. Gold eye shadow. It's everyone favorite color in the summer because it makes the lids glisten without looking like you're wearing a lot of makeup. Well, with minimalist and natural makeup making a big comeback for fall, gold eye shadow is the perfect way to create a shimmering look that's not fussy. But switch from a cream shadow to a powder one, which is more opaque and has that touch of richness we all crave in the fall. Try The Body Shop Eye Shimmer in Gold.
4. Primer. Foundation and concealer are prone to fading no matter what the temperature is, so use it all year round to help your makeup last. A formula with silicone, such as Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Master Primer, creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup to help prevent your skin's oils from seeping in and breaking things down.
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