Fall Makeup Look (Plums and Taupes and Mauves, Oh My!)

Fall is here! (Not really! It’s 90 degrees outside today! #eyeroll)

I do love autumnal tones in makeup and warm weather will not hold me back, you hear? Check out this look featuring some oldies and newbies.

Beautycounter Tint Skin in Light – I was a huge fan of Beautycounter’s Tint Skin when it was released (it makes my skin look so even!), but when I realized it had Phenoxyethanol in it, I stopped using it. Well, sound the trumpets because Beautycounter removed it and I can wear it again! REJOICE. This has always evened out my skin so well, and I’m thrilled to have it back in the rotation.

**Before we go into the other products used in this look, I do want to state my personal stance on Phenoxyethanol. First off, the CliffsNotes version on the chemical is this: it’s a preservative used in personal care products that is safer than conventional preservatives like parabens, but it can cause lung and skin irritation as well as nervous system toxicity in higher doses. However, studies have shown it is safe in concentrations up to 2.2%.  Phenoxyethanol is used in the European Union and Japan in concentrations up to 1%. (If it is used in a Beautycounter product, it is always less than 1%.)

As a practice, I stay away from Phenoxyethanol in products that are meant for large surfaces of my body, and foundation fits into that category for me. However, if I have a gorgeous lipstick or eyeshadow that I wear on occasion that contains the chemical in a very small percentage, it isn’t a dealbreaker for me personally. It’s all about finding what works for you, my friends!

Clove + Hallow Conceal and Correct in shade 3 – this is quickly becoming my favorite concealer. It has great coverage, doesn’t make my undereye area look crepey, and I always prefer a liquid concealer in a tube opposed to a pot. I use shade 3 in the warmer months when I have a bit of a tan, but will probably use 2 in winter.

Beautycounter Palette in Romantic – Ladies. Have you tried the reformulated Beautycounter eyeshadows?! Let me be the first to say that I was not a fan of the original shadows. The color payoff was lame and the shades didn’t really do anything for me. However, these shadows? HELL YES. They glide on like a dream, have plenty of punch, and aren’t weird and chalky. I love them so much I’ve already bought two of the palettes. (In this look, I wore Cameo and Dusk on the lid, and Smolder as a liner.)

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance – This is a plummy taupe with an iridescent finish. Absolutely gorgeous. Makes my cheeks look slightly bronzed as well.

Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in Golden Hour – You all know how much I love my Highlight of the Day! I usually use Afternoon Delight which is a pinky-peach, but Golden Hour is perfect for a fall vibe. Warm, champagne-like…just a bit on the tops of my cheekbones and I’m good to go.

Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet in Sugarbear – First off, anyone out there looking for a long-lasting, clean, non-toxic lipstick, LOOK NO FURTHER. These Lip Velvets by Clove + Hallow do NOT budge. Nope, no sirree bob. Now, these lip velvets are totally matte, so don’t expect a luminous finish. They were developed to be smudge-proof and budge-proof so you can eat, drink and be merry without needing touch-ups at all. However, they are infused with coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E that keeps your lips from feeling dried out. (They also don’t crack or flake.) I’m wearing Sugar Bear in the photo, but another favorite is Napa, which I’m wearing here.

That’s the look! What are your favorite fall makeup shades?

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