Fall isn’t just the season of pumpkin spice, it’s also the best time to try out bold makeup looks. The change in temperature means less sweat and the ability to put on a more makeup without it resulting in acne or melting off your face. Am I right, or am I right?
*photo by Bruce Mars
With that in mind, I tailored this edition of Addicted’s Beauty Must-Haves list with a focus on cosmetics, as well as products that will prep and hydrate your skin in the best way possible. Along with some tried and true favorites, I also had the pleasure of testing out some of the new Fenty products, and they are the bomb! Bless you Bad Gal Riri, and your mission to disrupt the cosmetic industry.
Take a look at 15 not-so basic beauty must-haves for fall below… and trust, these are going to be your new staples.
Caryl Baker Oil Infusion – $40
If I’m planning on wearing a full makeup look, I hate the feeling of rinsing my face at the end of the day, only to still have residue. This Oil Infusion rinse by Caryl Baker is perfect to use as a precleanse as it melts away every last bit of makeup, even mascara and liquid eyeliner. Before trying this I wasn’t fond of oil rinses as they often leave your skin feeling greasy, but this product 100% does not!
Caryl Baker Purifying Toner – $31.50
Toners and I do not have the best history. For some reason my reactive skin is sensitive to a lot of these, so I was hesitant to try the Caryl Baker Purifying Toner. Although, after reading the ingredients and seeing it had witch hazel in it, I was game, as this extract does wonders for my skin. Top it off with peppermint, eucalyptus, and aloe and you have one soothing paraben-free toner.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Omega-3’s, but have you heard of Omega-7’s? Well Sea Berry Therapy’s Hydrating Face Serum is jammed packed with them! This product is perfect to add into your regimen whenever your face is feeling a little dry, especially if you find your cleansing more profusely well trying out new makeup looks.
I can never rave enough about Dermalogica products; my bathroom is essentially a showroom for the brand because everything they produce is amazing AF. Their new Sound Sleep Cocoon is no different and has left my skin looking radiant overnight with Persian silk extract and Vitamin C. It also has a touch of soothing lavender, which I love in an overnight product, because the best base for makeup is a healthy glow in the morning.
OMG. I am obsessed with this palette by Fenty Beauty. As the name Moroccan Spice implies, it’s perfect for fall with sultry earthy tones and shimmery golds. It also features a lovely blue-green (Evil Genie) which adds an edge when used as an under eyeshadow (Rihanna would be proud). Use with a primer and not only will your look remain unfaded, but the pigments in these velvety shadows will also pop.
Fenty Beauty Flyliner – $25
If you’ve watched a smudge test of Flyliner on Instagram, I can attest to it being true. I literally tried my hardest to rub this liquid liner off and it did not budge. The stylized pen applicator also has a thin tip that’s great for precision… and people like me (I suck at doing winged liner). To top it off when you wash Flyliner off it doesn’t look like you work in a coal mine – rather the product rubs off clean with a facial cleanser.
UGH, I’m literally a sucker for multipurpose products, so when I tried this Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, I literally got weak in the knees. Mist on your skin as a primer, mist again afterwards to set your makeup, and mist all day long to refresh the skin. I kind of went spray crazy with this, but I truly noticed a difference in the way my makeup kept up throughout the day and night.
Rihanna’s Pro Filt’r Matte Foundation isn’t anything new, but it’s still a revelation. As we know the shade range is phenomenal, but I’ve been waiting to review this product in terms of formula. What I will say is: this is a FULL coverage foundation. From an everyday perspective,I actually prefer to use it as a concealer as it has a thicker finish. Other than that, it does have a very long lifespan so it’s great for a night out, or occasion where you know there will be a lot of photos.
Umm, OBSESSED. If you read my last summer must-haves list, then you’ll already know I can never have enough glow (even in the fall; I live my truth). This creamy coconut gel highlight is absolute heaven and I found it had a glowing effect without looking like you contoured with glitter. Pop this bad boy on the high points of your cheeks, cupid’s bow, and the bridge/tip of your nose for a delicious healthy glow.
While I love my Fenty, I personally found Rihanna’s too heavy to wear every day. While it’s still an amazing product, the Caryl Baker Natural Finish Foundation is my go-to. The oil free, buildable formula is creamy, and exactly as it states: buildable! It’s now a staple in my daily makeup routine and has just the right amount of light coverage for my taste.
Caryl Baker Lipstick in Bellini – $18.50
This shade of lipstick is to die for! It’s essentially like your own lips, but better and is easily something I wear routinely throughout the week. While I love the staying power of lip stains, I find them really drying on and I would rather re-apply this creamy formula a few times through the day over the alternative: flaunting a flakey pout. Plus if you’re looking to go bold it comes in a 33 different shades.
The Tarte Hamptons Weekend Contour Palette is the perfect size to carry around in your on-the-go makeup bag. It features a shimmery champagne highlight, rosy matte blush, and matte caramel contour shade for a natural finish that’s also buildable if you want to amp of the bronze-y contour. Whatever your preference I prefer this over a cream contour kit, as I find it doesn’t feel as heavy on the skin.
Marcelle Translucent Face Powder – $15.99
I LOVE this product both in terms of affordability and function. It comes in a very large size with ample product that lasts several months. The powder has a faint beige tint, but goes on translucent and works incredibly for baking or setting a makeup look. For only $15.99 you’re definitely getting some major bang for your buck!
The first time I used this Fluffy Eyeshadow Blending Brush by E.L.F, there was no looking back. Having previously not put much thought into makeup brushes, when I started getting into smokey eyes, I realized that a blending brush makes an astounding difference. The light density of this guy means it’s not going to pack on too much product, but rather allow you to build and blend. Not to mention it’s only $3! What?!
Similarly, the first time I tried eyeshadow primer, it had the same effect as a good eyeshadow brush – what was I doing before this?! Eyeshadow primers do a hell of a lot in terms of setting, making pigment pop, and allowing for a more seamless blend, but contrary to popular belief, you don’t need an expensive one to get the job done. The NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer is only $10 and works just as well as the brand name products.
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