5 Fall Makeup Essentials

5 Fall Makeup Essentials
Clinique BB cream ($37) / Wet n Wild eyeshadows ($5) / CoverGirl eyeliner ($6) / Two-Faced primer ($20) / Maybelline lipstick ($6)

When the seasons change, I find that my beauty routine must change as well. Going from summer to autumn, I find my skin getting a bit drier, needing less SPF, and gravitating toward darker colors. So, without further ado, here are some makeup items I find necessary this fall:

Tinted Moisturizer/BB Cream: I bought this tinted moisturizer last month and let me tell you, it's been amazing!!! It provides a sheer coverage without feeling cakey on my skin. I don't need too much coverage, just something to help tone down the redness of my skin (especially in the morning) so this has been perfect. If you want a cheaper option, I recommend CoverGirl BB Cream. It's more like a tinted moisturizer but I've had a good experience with it and it doesn't break me out.

Neutral Eye shadows: I think that neutral eye shadows are absolutely essential for all makeup wearers - it goes with every outfit and is appropriate for any occasion. It can be used subtly or for a night out. My favorite is by Wet 'N' Wild - their eight pan "Comfort Zone" palette. I bought this a while back and it's been my favorite palette for all occasions! I like how they're all neutral colors but they're not boring. I'm especially fond of the bottom right color - it's a burgundy-green duochrome color that looks so sophisticated and pretty! I can wear it on it's own and it looks a lot more complicated that it really is. 

Pen Liquid Eyeliner: I'm somewhat ungraceful when it comes to eyeliner. While I love a clean cat-eye look, I can't really do one with liquid eyeliners because I mess it up somehow. I usually use a pencil eyeliner and smudge it out a bit. Lately, though makeup companies came up with pen liquid liners for the clumsy (like myself) and I think it is the greatest invention evah! I really like this one by CoverGirl because it's dark, affordable, and with a decent primer, it lasts all day!

Eye Shadow Primer: Having monolidded eyes (I'm Asian - it comes with the territory sometimes), I know a thing or two about eye shadows and eyeliners creasing. Luckily for me, we have eye shadow primers! This one by Two-Face is my favorite. I used to use Urban Decay's Primer potion which I also quite liked but I find that the shelf life on that one doesn't last as long as the Two Face one. 

Rosy Lipstick: Summer was all about the bright pinks and oranges but fall the season for darker warmer lip colors. I really like this Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in "Rose of Attraction." Subtle color with moisturizing properties. Perfect for chapped lips in Autumn. 


  1. Hi Deborah, i am a big fan of this Clinique BB cream. I like the consistency. Like the picks, I always used neutral shadows, barely there make up and can't hurt to add rosy lips too.


  2. I agree my skin gets a little drier too in the fall. Love your choices! The neutral eyeshadows are perfect with fall's colors!


  3. i love a bright pop of color for the lips! perfect :)

    love from San Francisco,

  4. i use the eye primer !!! it's the best!

  5. What coincidence...I just published my post today on back to school beauty essentials for the Houston area. I am totally with you on the BB creams: although it's usually too hot for liquid face products, I like the coverage and sun protection that they offer.



  6. Definitely need an eye primer!! And the wet n' wild palette looks really nice, I'm loving green/earthy tones together at the moment so I must look into that!x


  7. I have this Whisper lippie and LOVE it. So pretty. Great post, doll!


  8. Awesome review!!! I love all you choose because that is the kind of make up that I usually wear! except the eye shadows. BB cream and liquid eyeliner are two must have item for me!!! but I wondering about that eye shadow primer. I also have a monolidded eyes.. is it really good for us to wear? I'm very very curious!! :)

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  9. I really need to start paying more attention to make up :p
    Nice post :)


  10. I feel like I've just "re-discovered" makeup recently and now I am loving liquid eyeliner and fun shadows again.

    Love this post!
    xoxo Jackie

  11. great post!! I cant do without an eyeliner and lipstick!! lately bb is my fav!!

  12. Same here on being ungraceful when applying on eyeliner, that's why I never bother haha. Def lovin' the rosy lipstick for sure! I love anything rosy for lipsticks & blush. And most importantly, it has to be moisturizing :) Can't wait for the fall!

  13. Love the lipstick you've shown!

  14. I love those eye shadows a lot! The colors are perfect for fall!


  15. Nice! ;)
    Maybe, we can follow each other? :)

  16. This is really interesting, dearest Deborah, normally I change only my lipstick in fall :) But now I will have a look on my skin, too!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


  17. I love all the pics you chose!


    AJ | TheAJMinute

  18. lovely post! i am in-love with the wnt n wild palette! Can't wait to see more of your future beauty post!

    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

  19. A sincere "YES" to that Wet n Wild palette! I love that one and their purple one, too. The shade you mentioned is so incredible! Every time I use it I notice that it seems way more expensive/high end.

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

  20. To be honest these are my all year round essentials :-) I love Maybelline BB cream, have you tried it? It's cheap but it works great. Happy weekend sweet lady!
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  21. I really should change my makeup routine too, now that fall is almost there! This is a great selection though. :)

    Mathilde from
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  22. I usually wear brown, nude or dark eyeshadows!♥ love the palette!:)


  23. I love clinique products! They clean and don't break out your skin as other products do!

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  24. great essentials list, thank you for the recommendations.


  25. Tinted bb cream (: , it's always my favorite! Do you mind if we follow each other ? Do let me know on my blog (: x


  26. Love all these things though I've never tried a BB cream! x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

  27. I need to buy those things too:D
    Great post


  28. Fun post! This seems like the perfect fall makeup essentials. Haha, monolidded eyes. I have the same thing, so I definitely want to try out this the eyeshadow primer. I have the Maybelline lipstick and love it! It's so smooth and non flaky! Great suggestions!!



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