I have to admit, fall is not always my favorite time of the year when it comes to foods and smells - pretty much anything fall scented is a no-go in my book. Cinnamon? Nope. Sweet Potatoes? Nope. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Triple Nope (Sorry!). What I do love about fall, however, is all of the beauty trends that come back as a result of the chilly weather - so, here are some of my favorite fall beauty themes!
Dark Matte Lips
I could not decide what to call this section - brown lips sounded boring but chocolate lips sounded weird…so the best thing my writer's block could come up with was dark matte lips! In autumn, my favorite dark lip colors are dark maroons and matte browns! They feel like such autumnal colors and look so so cozy paired with a big fluffy scarf or oversized sweater. My current favorites are Colour Pop's lippie stix in Grunge and Bichette, and Pacifica's Power of Love Natural Lipstick in Tender Heart.
One beauty mistake I often find myself making is accidentally mixing darker lip colors with way too pink cheeps - aka, the unintentional clown look. Usually my coffee has yet to kick in when I do my make-up, so I try to go for peach blushes so I don't have to think too much in the mornings! Peach blushes are the best of both worlds because they're neutral enough not to conflict with bold lips but still bright enough to help give a healthy flush to the cheeks! Plus, if it means I can think a little bit less at 6 in the morning then I am all for it :) My current favorite peach blush is the Cargo Cosmetics Powder Blush in Big Easy.
Since a dark lip color is usually the focus of my fall make-up, I like to even things out with neutral tone shadows. Neutral shadows are easy to apply and hard to mess up but still manage to give the eyes a little autumn-y feel to complement dark lips! My favorite shades to combine are from the Too Faced Natural Matte Shadow Collection. It's a beautiful palette with shades of browns and nudes that you can really mix and match as you please!
With all of these favorites combined - you get a very matte autumn-y look that I absolutely love and have been wearing almost every day! Not only is it easy to wear, it's also quite natural looking and can go well with just about any outfit. Now, if only I liked pumpkin spice lattes to complement my fall favorites….I'll just have to drink my peppermint hot chocolates instead :) What are your favorite beauty and make-up items for fall?