The Best Drugstore Products For Fall, From Hollywood's Top Makeup Artists

Autumn may not be in the air quite yet in Los Angeles, but our stacked roster of in-demand red carpet makeup artists is already thinking about fall beauty — so we tapped a handful of them early for their favorites. After all, it takes a little planning to properly update your look before breaking out the chunky sweaters.

Of course, no one expects you to blow your winter bonus before you have it. So we put one caveat to the following 10 artists: drugstore favorites only. Which matte red lipstick will carry you through fall for under 10 bucks? Which shade of blush is an autumn staple for some of your favorite actresses? It's all here.

Ahead, 27 drugstore products hand-picked by Hollywood's top celebrity makeup artists for the perfect autumn makeup-bag update — without breaking the bank!



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Photo: Courtesy of Carola Gonzalez.
Makeup Artist: Carola Gonzalez
Clients: Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Jaime King
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"I'm obsessed with this shade [Copenhagen]; if you find it, buy a few, 'cause it's usually sold out! Hands down, it will become your favorite fall lipstick. It complements every skin tone, and it's extra long-lasting. You can wear it with just a few coats of mascara, and it will instantly create a runway makeup look. This is at the top of my favorites for the season."
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"For fall, it's best to move on to a deeper, warmer shade of blush, like CoverGirl Cheekers in True Plum. Pack away your bright-pink, bronze, and peach! It's all about plum for fall. Trust me, change it up and make this blush your pick for the season."
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"This is a very unique shade and one that will make an excellent addition to your fall makeup kit. The color is rich, earthy, and goes very well with the season. It would look great on any complexion if applied as a smoky eye."

Circa Beauty Precision Eye Shadow in Exceptional, $8, available at Circa Beauty.
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Photo: Courtesy of Monika Blunder.
Artist: Monika Blunder
Clients: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, Emilia Clarke
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"I love a great matte lipstick for the fall, and this lipstick gives a beautiful satiny-matte finish that lasts. This mauvey shade has just the right amount of plum to pair with either a fresh-faced look or a smoky eye."

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 104, $4.31, available at Drugstore.com.
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"My clients and I love these blushes because they have just the right amount of shimmer to give a soft glow to the cheek. This rose-berry shade [Berry Amore] looks great on most complexions. Use a fluffy brush for a sheer application."
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"These can be layered for a more intense look or sheered out, depending on what you’re going for. Apply to your eyelid with your ring finger, and simply blend upwards and outwards. Pair with mascara for an easy daytime smoky eye or with a black kohl liner for evening."
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Photo: Courtesy of Pati Dubroff.
Artist: Pati Dubroff
Clients:
Miley Cyrus, Dakota Johnson, Eva Mendes
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"All the mascara junkies I know agree that this is, hands down, the best drugstore choice. The brush perfectly lifts lashes at the base and fans them out, all while depositing serious volume. It’s quite an accomplishment, because often volume mascara doesn't give the lift it promises. Plus, the brush also works on bottom lashes!"
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"The heat of summer tends to make everyone's skin more prone to breakouts and clogged pores. If the pores on the nose (and chin) are congested, foundation sits right on top and will not blend in, making the area look even more dirty and obvious. Right now, I am carrying these in my kit to give a quick cleanup for clients. It’s important to make sure to cleanse the skin first and dampen the area prior to using!"
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"It's important that the skin on the body look as perfect as the skin on the face. I love how this BB body cream blurs out imperfections, all while deeply hydrating and leaving a radiant sheen. I hate when tinted body products transfer on clothes or furniture, and this one leaves no trace behind. Plus, it smells really nice."

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Cream, $11.99, available at Ulta.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jamie Greenberg.
Makeup Artist: Jamie Greenberg
Clients: Natasha Lyonne, Kaley Cuoco, Rashida Jones
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"For fall, I love NYX Butter Gloss. This is by far the gem of all drugstore gems. Pick your favorite color and watch as it turns your lips into a fuller and more luscious version of themselves."
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"The round brush of this brow product works the formula through your hairs so they look fuller and stay in place."

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara, $7.99, available at Ulta.
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"Circa's Ultra Suede Cream Blush in Portofino and Capri give just the right amount of flush for a healthy-looking complexion through fall."
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Photo: Courtesy of Carissa Ferreri.
Makeup Artist: Carissa Ferreri
Clients: Gina Rodriguez, Bailee Madison, Carlson Young
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"Fall is a great time to introduce a different palette of color into your routine. This blush has great, high-intensity pigment, yet delivers a natural wash that enlivens the complexion. My favorite colors for fall are Hanalei Bay and Punta Mita."
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"This product is amazing because it brightens under-eye circles and soothes any puffiness, thanks to the metal ball. Apply under the eyes, from the inside corner of the eye, down to the outside of your nostril, and then back up to meet the outside of your eye (think of the letter V). Then blend with finger or a Beauty Blender to illuminize the entire face."
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"I love a dewy, luminous skin effect any time of year. Prep your foundation with this product to smooth away skin concerns and brighten dull complexions. It’s water-based, so it won’t clog pores, and it feels lightweight and fresh on the skin."

Maybelline FaceStudio Mast Prime Blur + Smooth Primer, $9.99, available at Ulta.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mai Quiyn.
Makeup Artist: Mai Quynh
Clients: Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Schilling, Emmy Rossum
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"What goes with a smoky eye? A nude lip! This collection of creamy lip colors goes on smoothly, and the long-lasting formula leaves your lips moisturized and soft. I love all the shades, because you can really find the perfect nude for any skin tone. The colors range from pinky nudes to beige-y nudes as well as darker, warmer nudes."
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"Having whiter teeth is great for every season, but especially during fall, when complexions can get lighter, so teeth need help looking brighter next to paler skin! This product is easy to use because it only involves two steps of brushing."
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"I love these shadow trios because they take the guesswork out of it by making the color combinations easy and effortless. They come with a lighter color for highlighting, a medium color for the crease or lid, and a dark color that's great for smudging along the lash line or adding to the crease for extra definition."
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Photo: Courtesy of Molly Stern.
Makeup Artist: Molly R. Stern
Clients: Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore, Julianne Hough
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"Everyone needs a good red lip shade, and this is the one for fall. It’s rich in color and the formula goes on smooth, plus it wears very well."
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"New season, new mascara. I love the way this mascara paints the lashes. The brush is easy to wiggle through each lash, and [it] wears beautifully."
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"Don’t let your glow fade in fall! This two-shade compact is great to add a highlighted glow to the cheeks."
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Photo: Courtesy of Tina Turnbow.
Makeup Artist: Tina Turnbow
Clients: Keri Russell, Laura Prepon, Debra Messing
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"For fall, I recommend Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands or Napa Vineyard for a deep plum or rust stained lip. It's an autumn classic!"
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"Add colored eye pencils like these in purple, copper, deep green, and navy to your fall makeup bag to do a quick, colorful smoky eye. It's perfect when you're not in the mood for a deep lip. Line the inner rim and then draw a V shape on the outer corners of the eye, then just smudge with your fingertip."
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"Every season calls for a great mascara. I love CoverGirl Clump Crusher for huge, defined lashes. I like the shape of the brush, as it has a slight bend and a pointy tip to really get to the root of the lashes."
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Photo: Courtesy of Vanessa Scali.
Makeup Artist: Vanessa Scali
Clients: Christina Hendricks, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera
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"This fall, cheeks should be fresh and flush with rosy colors. You should look like you just ran up a flight of stairs or just went for a brisk, wintery walk. I prefer using cream blushes to achieve this look because they're easy to apply and look clean and dewy on dry winter skin. My favorite shade is Pure Petunia."
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"Eyes were embellished with golden sparkles and sequins on the runways this fall — and you can easily translate this look to your life with metallics and shimmers. For a wash of sheer, golden shimmer, try this product in Barely Branded or Bold Gold."
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"This is one of my favorite drugstore staples for a bold, matte lip. The cream formula goes on smooth and feels very comfortable on the lips. There is a smudger on the opposite end of the pencil that is used to blur and smudge the color for your desired effect. Use a touch for a stained, bitten lip, or go full, bold color. My favorites are Cherry Cherry Bang Bang, Partner in Crimson, and Orange Ya Glad."
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