Transitioning Your Makeup into Fall

With summer winding to a close, it’s got me itching to pick up my berry lip products and slightly more matte foundations. At the same time, I’m still holding onto my summer makeup favorites for dear life. I’ve been searching for a compromise: products that take the best qualities of your typical summer and autumn makeup looks and combine them.


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A Luminous Matte Foundation

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 Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation

$42 USD

After it was announced that this is what Megan Markle wore for the Royal Wedding, I knew I needed to try this foundation ASAP. It offers a bit more coverage than I was expecting - about a medium coverage, and it looks absolutely skin like. It’s definitely more matte than what I typically go for in the summertime, but it still has a beautiful luminosity to it so the skin doesn’t look flat. It lasts a full day on me without needing a touchup. If your skin is on the dry side like me, you’ll want to make sure you prep your skin well before applying.


A Subdued Highlight

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 Lilah b. Glisten + Glow Illuminator

$60 USD

In the summer I like a beaming, almost sweaty-looking highlight, but once the weather starts cooling down I like to tone it down a little. This beautiful, weighty pebble from Lilah b houses such a lovely, subtle highlight that looks really natural on the skin. It’s a cream-to-powder formula, so it smooths over imperfections and melts into the skin like a cream, but lasts like a powder. 


A Gently Mattifying Setting Powder

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 Onomie AHA! Perfect Setting Powder

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Onomie’s newest release in their skincare-meets-makeup line is this incredibly unique powder. It does a great job at mattifying the skin without making it look dry, and it completely blurs out imperfections. Seriously, I can’t see the pores on my nose when I use this. What makes it unique is their use of AHA, Peptides, and time-released Vitamin C in the formula, meaning it makes your skin brighter and smoother as you wear it.


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A Bronzed-Yet-Berry Cheek

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 Glossier Cloud Paint in Storm

$18 USD

I’m quite literally taking the average of summer and fall cheek looks here:  summer screams a bronze-y look to me, while fall always makes me reach for more berry tones. So here, we’re going for a toned down nude-yet-berry shade. Glossier’s new shade of Cloud Paint, Storm, is perfect here. It’s a warm rose shade that works to not only add a little bit of bronze to the skin, but also a flush of berry. The Cloud Paints are, as always, one of the best cheek products I’ve tried, so I’m glad they’ve brought out this new shade. It’s especially great for rushed mornings too, because I find I can use it as a kind of bronzer & blush two-in-one to save time.


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A Muted Berry Lip

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 Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

$39 USD

We’re going for a similar vibe with the lips as we are with the cheeks - Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl lipstick is the perfect neutral-meets-berry shade, making it more wearable and suited to more bronzed, summer-y looks. This formula is still one of my favorites, and like the foundation, it’s matte, but not flat. These add a fullness to the lips despite having no sheen to them, and they’re incredibly comfortable.

What are your staples for a summer-fall transition?

Kelsey @dadmunkkelsey