My Fall Beauty Favorites

It’s finally feeling like fall outside!! Bring on the colder weather, changing leaves and cozy sweaters!! I love summer, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve come to realize that summer is much less fun when you have to work all day long instead of laying on the beach. *Sigh* those were the days. Now summer is mostly just hot and humid, with a little fun sprinkled in. Okay, okay that’s a little dramatic, but I do LOVE fall. I just stocked up on my favorite fall candles from Bath and Body Works and started changing over the décor in my house. I’m going to have a post talking all about the fall décor in my house coming soon!

With the changing of the seasons, comes some changes in my beauty routine and beauty products. I want to do another post all about my skin care routine when my skin starts to get my dry; closer to the winter months. Today I’m gonna talk about different makeup products I like to use when it starts to cool down and my tan starts to fade.


If you read my Summer “No Makeup” Makeup Look, then you know that in the warmer months I reach for BB Creams because they are so lightweight. As the weather gets cooler and less humid I love to use the Maybelline Fit Me foundation in the shade 125 Nude Beige or 120 Classic Ivory.

This foundation comes in two finishes: Matte & Poreless or Dewy & Smooth. I have combination skin so I prefer the Matte & Poreless formula over the Dewy & Smooth! I have gone through so many bottles of this foundation, I love it that much (currently have four bottles in my makeup drawer – issues). Even though it’s a medium to full coverage foundation, it feels lightweight on the skin, and never looks cakey.


When I start to lose my tan I turn to the Elf Golden Bronzer. This bronzer is great for paler skin tones that want to add a little color, definition and glow to the face – and who doesn’t want that?? I was a little skeptical when I saw this bronzer in the drugstore because it looks like it would be very glittery. Instead I would say it’s very luminous, with no chunky glitter. I have been using this bronzer a lot lately and it gives me the perfect, natural glow. The palette comes with four colors in it, and it’s best to just blend them all together with your brush and apply it wherever you would apply bronzer. It also comes in “cool” and “warm” shades.


In the fall and winter months I love to do dramatic smokey eyes and use darker shadows. You’ll see when I talk about nails and lips, I really love the brown and purple shades for fall. There are two palettes that I’m always reaching for, my Urban Decay Naked2 palette and the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette. There are certain eyeshadows from each palette that I gravitate towards…

From the UD Naked2 palette I love the colors Tease, Busted and Suspect. I’ll put Tease in the crease or all over the lid, and then I’ll use Busted or Suspect to deepen up the look or smoke it out.

From the UD Naked Smokey palette I lean towards Dirty Sweet, Smolder and Whiskey. I like to put Dirty Sweet in the crease or all over the lid and then use Smolder or Whiskey to smoke it out. SALE ALERT: the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette is HALF OFF at ulta.com right now, only $27!

Another eyeshadow I wanted to shout out was the L’oreal Infallible eye shadow in 892 Amber Rush. I’ve been hearing a lot about this eyeshadow for years and I finally picked it up to try it for myself – it is incredible! First off, it is so pigmented and for being so glittery, there is little fallout. It stays put all day long, and brightens your eyes. I love putting it all over my lid and then using a light or deep brown in the crease to blend it out. Highly, highly recommend.


I love to wear darker lipsticks in the fall and winter time. Give me alllll of the vampy lips. I don’t experiment much with crazy colors, but I wear a lot of deep purples and browns.

For a great liquid lip that lasts all day, I reach for my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lip in the color Bow N Arrow. This is more of a brown lip color and dries to a matte finish. It is really easy to apply and dries quickly.

From left to right: Bow N Arrow, Brown Blush, Raisin

A lip combo that I’ve been loving lately is first lining my lips with Maybelline Lip Liner in the color Raisin. Then I apply my Maybelline Matte Lip Stick in the color 575 Brown Blush. This combination is a nice deep purple. The liner does a great job at lasting throughout the day, but I do need to reapply the lipstick after eating or drinking.

Dark Nails

Just like I love my dark lips, I love my dark nails for the fall. Two polishes specifically that I will wear over and over again are EssieAngora Cardi, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri299 Go Garnet. Essie’s polish is a nice maroon purple color, not too dark, but a great shade for fall. Sally Hansen’s polish is a very dark, almost black, purple shade. The Insta-Dri line of polishes is really great and inexpensive. They do dry very quickly – and if you’re anything like me, who can’t sit still long enough to not smudge your polish, this formula is really great!!

Would you guys want to see fall makeup look? Let me know in the comments! I have so many fall posts that I’m working on, and I’d love suggestions for things you all want to see!

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Thanks for stopping by! Courtney xo

Foundation | Bronzer | UD Naked2 | UD Naked Smokey | L’oreal Shadow | Kat Von D Lip | Maybelline Liner | Maybelline Lipstick | Essie Polish | Sally Hansen Polish



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