While, yes, cooler temperature makes for a sweat-free, and therefore, easier environment when applying makeup, the sudden drop makes my skin react — angrily. Tell me if this sounds familiar: The weather gets a bit cooler and suddenly you're experiencing flaky, dry patches. So, then you pile on your moisturizer, only to wake up a zit. It's maddening!
But, this season will be different. Why? Because this season, you have me. Over the years, I've figured out that a few preemptive product swaps help transition my skin flawlessly into the new season. So this fall, you won't have to freak out just 'cause your skin is.
First up, nothing solves dry patches like Rose Hips Nourishing Oil from Mario Badescu. Apply a little bit before bed to any problem areas and your skin will become like new in no time. Another trick is to apply a few drops to your entire face before your moisturizer in the morning. It’s rich with vitamin C and will keep your skin feeling amazing.
Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil, $20, available at Mario Badescu.
I have sensitive skin (clearly), so the last thing I want to do is layer on heavy foundation. In the fall, I find that all I need to have even-toned skin is a BB cream. Lately I've been loving Revlon’s, which gives me just enough coverage without looking heavy.
Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector, $10.99, available at Revlon.
The skin around your eye is not only the thinnest layer of skin on your body, but also the most sensitive. So in addition to those vitamin-rich eye creams that you are using (you are using them, right?), swap your powder shadows for a cream one, like Smashbox's Limitless 15 Hr Wear Cream Shadow. Cream shadows also tend to stay in place longer than powder-based ones.
Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow, $20, available at Sephora.
Same concept as the cream eyeshadow, it’s important to swap out those mattifying powders for moisture-rich alternatives. Right now, I'm loving Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge For Lips and Cheeks. The colors are so spot on for any complexion, and it's the easiest do-it-all product for your blush and lips to match flawlessly.
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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks, $25, available at Sephora.