Class is officially in session, which means it’s time to drop some fall beauty knowledge. As the seasons change, it’s important to update your makeup look accordingly. So here are a few pertinent fall beauty tips, just in time to refresh your current look as the leaves begin to change colour.
Inspired by the monochrome looks popping up on the fall runways, you can add this easy-to-achieve, autumn-perfect look to your list of beauty secrets. It’s beguiling, perfectly on trend, and a refreshing twist on classic fall colours.
Think simply stunning skin with clean foundation, a well-defined eyeshadow look with a hit of autumnal red-brown at your fingertips, a burgundy-red lipstick that won’t quit, and lashes that stand out in an unexpected matchy-matchy hue.
That all adds up to a new signature fall beauty look in a few easy-peasy steps. See, you already scored an A+!
Complexion: What to Add, What to Swap Out
Summer is made for barely there makeup, a dewy finish and well-placed highlighter. Now it’s time to ditch your BB cream for something with a bit more of a matte feel. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer comes in 24 shades and is your best tool to even out skin tone—simply add it under your eyes, around your nose if you have any redness, and/or to cover up blemishes (really, just apply it where you need it!). The waterproof formula will last all day and all night (hello, 24-hour staying power!), gives full coverage in just one swipe, and is a non-greasy take on concealer. The tube comes with a doe-foot applicator that allows for easy application and full-face coverage if necessary.
Eyeshadow: What to Add, What to Swap Out
Swap your bright hues for a not-so-subtle sultry autumnal eye palette, complete with a deep burgundy, a sun-kissed golden highlight, a risk-taking deep orange and more, all of which you can play with any way you want. L’Oréal Paris La Petite Palette in Maximalist is mini sized, but packs a seriously powerful colour punch with five saturated, soft and creamy shades that blend like a dream. No matter how you combine the shades, you’ll be able to create multiple looks to suit your mood throughout the season.
Liner: What to Add, What to Swap Out
Sometimes summer calls for bare lids and sometimes it calls for a smudged-out smoky eye—both look beautiful against glistening bronzed skin. But now that it’s fall, well, it’s time to bring the drama. After you’ve applied your eyeshadow, grab your L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Liner and the wing stencil, place the liquid liner snugly against your lash line and sweep it from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner. Once you’ve reached your outer corner, grab your stencil and finish the look with the perfectly sharp and graphic cat eye flick. The waterproof formula won’t budge, and your look is complete.
Lashes: What to Add, What to Swap Out
This is less about swapping something and more about adding something. Keep your natural-looking mascara for days when you want a minimal, no makeup-makeup eye look. But when you want to pump it up with a statement eyeshadow look, a full set of lashes will be the perfect complement. Amp up those eyelashes with the help of a rose oil-infused primer—L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Lash Primer. This conditioning lash primer will help to thicken lashes while it nourishes them, and the formula will not irritate sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. Sweep the 200-bristle brush from the base of the lashes all the way to the tips, and then allow the pink-tinted mascara primer to dry. Once it’s dry, apply a few swipes of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy on top—its deep rouge hue will keep that monochrome continuity on the chic side. On top of that, the formula builds lashes up to five times their natural thickness, with virtually no flakes, clumps or smudges.
Lipstick: What to Add, What to Swap Out
Newly scrubbed lip-balmed lips or glossy hits of pink and orange are super fun when it feels tropical outside, but with the temperatures cooling into autumn, reach for a sultry, deep shade of burgundy. L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature in I Enjoy is an award-winning liquid lipstick and the perfect way to ease from a lightweight summer lip into a fall-perfect hue. The weightless formula delivers the no-makeup feel of a stain with the impact of a saturated liquid lipstick. Use the precision applicator to perfectly line your lips (like the peaks of your cupid’s bow), and then fill in.