There’s a lot of transitioning going on this time of year. For me, it is my clothing and beauty routines. With the weather changing not only does my wardrobe transition but so does my beauty routine. Now I don’t usually talk about cosmetics or moisturizers, but I do think having a good beauty routine is important, plus it’ll show you more behinds the scenes of what I do to prepare for photo shoots and everyday life. I’ve teamed up with Meijer to go over some of the products that I use in the fall. Like with my clothing, I’m also a bargain hunter with my beauty products. Although I am a bit more picky with beauty products, it just isn’t as easy to blend in bad makeup as it is to pull off a thrift store skirt. Below I broke down some of my favorite and most trustworthy brands that I can always count on for beauty care.
I started wearing makeup in 6th grade for big events, birthdays, holidays and those awkward school dances, but now it has become a part of my everyday routine. Not everyone likes wearing makeup every day, or they prefer just one product to put on, and that is totally ok! Similar to my clothing philosophy, do what makes you feel comfortable. I don’t feel like my outfit is complete without lipstick, eyeliner, and mascara. Cover Girl has been my go to mascara for years now. Whatever the occasion, I trust that it will look good. I’ve been loyal to their Full Blast purple tube mascara but wanted to try another one of their products. I went with The Super Sized Mascara and WOW! I felt like I was wearing fake eyelashes, I loved it. The shape of the wand is what gives you a nice bold look. And if I want to get a dramatic look I double up on mascaras and try different brands together. I use Cover Girl and Maybelline Chaotic Mascara.
Lipstick and any lip color were beauty products that took me a while to feel comfortable wearing. Rocking lipstick can make or break your outfit; this is not to scare you off from using it, though! You just have to know the right brands and colors for you. As much as I love the red lipstick look, I’ve found that it doesn’t look as good on me as some of the more maroon and purple tones out there. In the first two photos up top, I’m wearing Revlon “Desert Spice” lip gloss. In the tube, it looks very dark but is a lighter look on my lips. Another lip color that I’m obsessed with is the purples shade. Below, this “Vixen Violet” Cover Girl Outlast Longwear Lipstick, might seem intimidating when looking at the stick, but when worn with the right clothing it can be the cherry on top of your outfit.
The lotion is key when transitioning from summer to fall. Your skin, more than likely, has soaked up some sun over the past couple months and now it’s time to take preventative care. To start, make sure you have SPF in your lotion or makeup that you put on daily. Then for your evening routine, make sure to moisturize with repair and wrinkle cream. I like Olay’s Regenerist micro-sculpting cream and Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair. I usually rotate between the two. When you are young, it is hard to get into that routine of using wrinkle cream because it hasn’t yet been a major issue for you. But this is why we call it preventative care. You start to get softer and brighter skin, then down the line it will pay off. I remember my mom telling me once never to forget to moisturize your neck, especially when you are younger because it makes all the difference down the line. So I always make sure to extend my moisturizing onto my neck as well.
Last but not least, cleanser. Get into the habit of washing your face daily with a cleanser that is right for your skin. Not all cleansers are for everyone. I have oily, acne-prone skin, so I make sure to use a cleanser that helps reduce the shine and keeps my acne under control. I started using Garnier Shine Control Cleansing Gel a couple of weeks ago and saw results within the first week. My face wasn’t as shiny, and my blemishes were kept under control. Some days I even felt like I didn’t have to wear any cover up!
And there you go, a look into my beauty routine this fall. All these products are on sale right now at Meijer to help you transition into fall as well!
*While I did work with Meijer on this post, I only wrote about products that I love and already use in my everyday routine*