Hello hello!!! Today on the blog, I have a mega treat! My good friend and makeup guru, Lauryn, is here to answer all of my questions (and probably a lot of yours) about Fall/Winter makeup and what to do differently when the seasons change! If you already read The Skinny Confidential, you know Lauryn is a risk taker with makeup and can pull of any look she wants. She will happily rock a red, bright pink, or even a black lip like nobody’s business. She owns any bold look because she wears the makeup and doesn’t let it wear her. Now you guys know I LOOOOOVE makeup and have my routine and faves pretty locked and dialed. However, I am the queen of keeping things fresh and buy new makeup all the time because there’s always such great palettes, colors, and consistencies coming out from my favorite brands. One thing I struggle with is knowing what to do differently when the seasons change because I have my standby colors I like to wear year round. My skin also changes and goes from its usual oil slick condition to combination with dry patches on my cheeks and nose. I asked Lauryn how to combat this ish and how to amp up my Fall/Winter makeup game and incorporate some tweaks while sticking with what works for me…
A: What are the most important changes I need to make to my skincare routine as the weather cools off?
L: Ok so, obviously everyone in the whole world is on the coconut oil train…but I also use a lot of other essential oils. I like lavender, almond, & grape seed oil. I love rubbing it all over my skin!! YUM.
My absolute favorite thing to do as the weather cools off is to DRY BRUSH. Seriously though, I fully live and die by dry brushing. It’s so invigorating & flushes out the lymph system. I can’t go a day without dry brushing. To find out more, check out THIS POST.
Also, I think regardless of the season it’s important to stay hydrated. I do this by chugging water like its no one’s business & drinking Suja!! I am obsessed with Lemon Love in the AM & Twelve Essentials at night.
A: How do I transition my makeup routine from summer (tinted moisturizer, bronzers, glowy illuminators) to fall?
L: Ahhhh! This is so important. So summer months I tend to go for the golden colors…think: bronzers, orangie-pinkish blush, tinted Chapstick ( Burt’s Bee, BB ), & a flirty lash.
BUT FALL?! Opposite. I like to go for cooler tones. I’m loving a wine colored lip at the moment. It’s sexy and understated & looks to-die with a plaid scarf. Also obsessed over kind of a paler look for fall with a fuller lash. And I just tried a black ( YES BLACK! ) lip the other night and it was a hit.
A: What are your top fall picks of makeup colors for blushes, lipsticks, and eye shadows?
L: Ohhhhhh. I love MAC. They get it. Insane makeup all the time, makeup I can’t live without because it makes all the difference. They have awesome fake lashes (I cut them in half & just use them at the end of my lashes), F-ing rocking lipstick colors (loving ‘Sin’ lately ), & amazing creams for contouring (a little contouring never hurt a flea).
For the daytime, I love Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer because it has sunscreen. A lot of people think that since it’s fall and it’s cooler, they can skip the sunscreen. NOOOO. PUHLEASE use sunscreen. The sun is creepy and peaks its head through the clouds. Cover up! So this tinted moisturizer is everything because it has coverage AND it’s dewey. I’m all about dewey. No one wants to look like a clown.
Elizabeth Arden makes some great foundations for nighttime. I reallllly love their products too. They keep it natural.
Not an eyeshadow girl. Never have been, so I’m definitely the wrong person to ask. I like to cover my lids in foundation actually; it brightens up the eyes & looks pretty and natural. Natural is always in, in my book.
A: I’ve always been afraid of self tanner because I’ve had a couple oompa-loompa moments, but I really don’t want to look like a pasty snowman all fall/winter. How do you get a fool-proof application?
L: I’m totally not a self tanner person BUT I love Mystic Tan. It’s quick and easy and perfect for someone ( << ME! ) who hates the sun. I believe the sun is super aging, gives you brown spots, & causes sun cancer. So I stay away.
For a proper Mystic Tan application: come clean, shaved, & exfoliated, wash your hands immediately after, baby wipe the bottoms of your feet after, take off all your jewelry before you spray, & don’t shower for 6 hours. Ta-da. A sun kissed tan in fall!
A: I get really dry hands, elbows, knees, and neck (I know, that’s a weird random one). What do you use to moisturize the driest body parts so it actually works and sinks in?
L: Definitely oils! I use oils on everything. Zits, dry spots, face, lips, neck, everything. The oils I mentioned above are amazing. Tea tree oil has changed the pimple game. It’s so good. For dry hands, elbows, knees, & neck…I would stick to the product everyone in the universe uses: organic coconut oil ;).
Ok, could that be any more helpful? I really never considered this stuff in past years and suffered through dry skin and pasty makeup, thinking that was just the way winter goes. I’m so excited to play with oils and seriously considering the black lip! Thank youuuuu Laur!
Do you change your makeup and/or skincare routine when the seasons change?