fall makeup swaps to get ready for winter

Fall is officially in the air – it’s practically almost winter! Our sweaters are ready and we’ve traded our sandals for booties. Along with changing leaves, fashion, and beverages choices (aka trading in that cold brew for a chai spice latte), there are changes in our beauty routine that come along with the autumn months as well! Here are some of our top tips for a fall makeup refresh to keep you looking pretty all season long.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! 

Girl, we cannot stress this enough. In the summer months, we are constantly trying to avoid shine and keep our makeup from sweating off, but as the air cools, we face a different type of skin dilemma – dryness. It seems that as soon as the calendar reads October, all the moisture in our skin just evaporates away. Great. But no worries! There are plenty of grade-A moisturizers out there can save you from dry, flaky skin. When picking out a moisturizer, check for one with Hyaluronic Acid. This holy grail of a skincare product has made quite a splash in the skin care game recently and is said to be, “critical in maintaining skin hydration.” Our go-to Hyaluronic Acid moisturizer is Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream by Peter Thomas Roth. This cream has drastically changed our face moisture game and we are recommending it to anyone who will listen!

Don’t you dare stop with the SPF! 

Just because the sun isn’t out in full force anymore, doesn’t mean you can skimp on your SPF. Sun rays can absolutely get through cloudy skies and damage your skin. Planning a cold-weather trip to a snowy location? SPF becomes even more important! Sun rays actually bounce off of the snow and up on to your face — and they bounce back with intensity! It’s the same concept as when people would tan while holding those big reflective screens. The bottom line is that you should be protecting your skin from the sun all year round.

Turn up the glam! 

With the heat of the summer months behind us, it is safe to bring back a more intense, makeup-heavy look without fear of it melting off during the day. We live for the return of winged eyeliner and the smokey eye! We are super excited for the sultry beauty of fall-toned eyeshadow palettes like the Morphe 35O Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette. This neutral palette is packed full of rich browns, oranges, and reds (sneak a peek in the image above). Think of all the colors of the fall leaves — but for your eyes! Fall is also a great time to go with a darker vampy blush. We are loving NARS blush in the color Outlaw. This soft rose blush is packed with shimmer and is perfect for a sultry fall look.

Seal it with a kiss! 

In the summer we cannot be bothered with lipstick – lip balm only, please. But come fall, we are all about a bold lip for basically any occasion! Nothing says fall beauty like a rich red lip like the Boujee Lip Kit from Kylie Cosmetics. We are also loving the burnt orange tones of Colourpop’s Mama. Dark statement lips not your jam? No worries girl! We have got options for you too! Kat Von D’s Fawn is a soft brown nude that is universally flattering and chic and Ophelia by Kat Von D is a nude chestnut and looks amaze paired with a winged eyeliner look. These neutral shades still pack a punch and keep your look feeling totally fall friendly.

Did you make any beauty swaps to get ready for fall? Share your fave fall makeup tips in the comments and send pics on Instagram @lulus with #lovelulus! Need some Halloween makeup tips? Check out our post here!