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.