Rogue Fall Beauty Guide
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Winter is finally here. The temps are dropping, colors are changing, boots are coming out of retirement, and we can finally wear our favorite makeup products without half of it melting off by 3pm (most of the time).
In honor of our favorite season, we’ve rounded up our top Winter/Fall-friendly beauty picks to help get you in the mood for all the cozy Autumn activities. Think copper hues, dewy bronzes, and bold lips that won’t transfer onto your PSL cup.
Let’s start with the eyes…
Urban Decay’s Naked Heat
It’s no secret that Urban Decay’s collection of Naked eyeshadow palettes are the best thing since the creation of wine delivery apps. That being said, Naked Heat does not disappoint. With this palette you can effortlessly warm up your autumn shadow play with Amber hued neutrals, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. Every shade is flooded with gorgeous pigment for easy coverage that makes a statement.
Urban Decay doesn’t cut any corners with their eye shadow brushes either. These palettes come with amazing brushes built to help you make the most of the pigment and blending process.
While the options are pretty much limitless, for a saucy everyday look we like to highlight the brow bone with “Ounce” followed by “Sauced” swept over the lid. Next, blend a light layer of “Dirty Talk” over the lid and contour the crease with “He Devil.” Finish it up with a smudge of “En Fuego” or “Ashes” along the upper and lower lash line, gradually lightening as you move inward. Just add a few coats of your favorite mascara and you’re good to go.
Benefit Full Proof Brow Powder & Gimme Brow
These two brow products from Benefit go hand in hand, especially if you’re looking for a no mess, low maintenance brow enhancement.
Step 1: Benefit Full Proof Brow Powder
The best part about Fool Proof Brow Powder is that it gives you natural-looking fullness without the struggle of precision dependent products like a dip brow or traditional brow pencil. It comes with two shades for the most natural application possible with no hard lines.
You’ll want to start with the darker shade in the outer corner of your brow and work your way into the middle. Once you’ve gotten mid-way across the brow, switch over to the lighter shade to finish up throughout the front and then blend, blend, blend!
Step 2: Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
Once your brows are evenly shaped and full, lightly brush over them with Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel for added microfibers to make your brows appear even more thick. Tiny microfibers adhere to skin and any baby hairs that may be around the brow area to help further enhance your brows. A light layer of this gel will go a long way. Use a clean spoolie to blend the microfiber gel in with your brow powder for a polished, confident look.
MAC: In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara
Set those sticky false lashes aside and make room for MAC’s “In Extreme Dimension Lash” Mascara. It’s no secret that the key to creating longer and fuller looking lashes is all in the brush and MAC has spared no expense in designing a large molded brush that does everything and more. It is made with ultra mini fibers that weave in between your lashes for a naturally long and clump-free look. It’s one of our favorite mascaras to use on set to brighten our models’ eyes and really make them pop.
Onto the face…
Urban Decay Naked Flushed
This compact is a necessary part of your beauty arsenal if you want to enhance your natural features, but time is an issue. We bring you, “Flushed”, otherwise known as the key to achieving your “no-makeup-makeup” look with minimal effort. Whether you’re running late or getting caught feeling less than on point after a night out, this palette will bring out a glowy natural complexion in less than 2 minutes.
These silky smooth pressed powders pack a punch in both pigment and ease.
Complexionista By Benefit
In a world that’s always keeping us on our toes, Complexionista is truly essential for the gal (or guy) on the move. It has two sets of concealers, bronzers, and highlighters for a versatile all-in-one face palette. You can apply it within seconds and end up with a natural and flawless, sun-kissed complexion. It also comes with a guide to help you get the most out of your look - no more guessing games circling around what shades go where. Benefit’s Complexionista cheat sheet is simple and to the point. It’s nearly impossible to mess this up, which is why it’s on our list for the busy start to the holiday season. Its pocket size makes it ideal for on-the-go makeup touch-ups.
We should also mention that the “Industrial-Strength” concealer is no joke, and this is coming from a team of professionals who are picky about under-eye makeup products. It leaves zero creases and goes on smooth. Apply it with your ring finger and gently tap it under the eye, the same way you’d apply an eye cream. If you want to get fancy with it, you can combine both concealers to create your own custom color.
Tarte Blush Bazaar Palette
While contouring is still at the forefront of many beauty trends this season, blush has always been a classic way to accentuate your natural glow. Why choose a basic pink when you can experiment with a whole roster of Fall-friendly shades? Blush Bazaar is double-sided face palette boasts 10 long-lasting colors ranging from warm rosy shades to shimmering corals in Tarte’s signature Amazonian Clay. Each blush boasts incredible pigment and is designed to make any skin tone glow. Use one or mix them together to create your own signature blush for Autumn.
Time to pucker up…
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick
If Urban Decay’s “Naked Heat” eyeshadow palette has you sweating, you’re going to want to get your hands on their capsule collection. While all of their creamy shades are noteworthy, “Fuel” is our top lip color for Fall, especially if you’re in the mood to be a little bold. It boasts warm peachy nude tones … when paired with a muted orange blush.
If you’re more in the mood for an all-day, all-night, kiss-proof liquid lipstick, Urban Decay’s Vice Liquid Lipstick is the one. We’ve never been huge fans of any lipstick that’s sticky or transfers, especially if a spontaneous makeout sesh is in the cards. This liquid lipstick is waterproof, highly pigmented, and built to last. It goes on creamy and dries matte (or shimmery, depending on the color you choose). One of our top shades for the season is “Comeback”. It brings your favorite pink Summer hue into Fall with more mauve and deep berry undertones.
And last but not least, skincare...
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Trio
Here’s a not-so-secret secret, we’re obsessed with anything MyChelle does. All of their products are cruelty-free, vegan, and made with natural ingredients. They’re great for keeping skin in check, especially during a seasonal change.
1. Fabulous Eye Cream:
We swear by this eye cream. It gently helps reduce fine lines and brighten dark circles while soothing the area. Apply a small amount in the morning and anytime your eyes need a pick-me-up. Side note: Whenever you’re applying eye cream, it’s important to dab, not drag.
2. Incredible Pumpkin Peel
It’s right in the name, this gentle mask is incredible and it has pumpkin in it so you know it’s perfect for Fall. It is made with a powerful blend of pumpkin puree and fruit extracts to help naturally exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate renewal for a natural glowy complexion.
3. Perfect C Pro Serum 20%
If you spent a good chunk of the Summer out in the sun, Mychelle’s Perfect C Pro Serum is a must-have addition to your beauty routine. It is formulated with the highest active level of stable 25% L Ascorbic acid which helps brighten your complexion, reverse damage, and reduce visible signs of aging. Massage a small amount into my face and neck after washing your face and before applying moisturizer.
Glossier Milky Cleanser
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the buzz around Glossier’s famous Milky Jelly Cleanser. Its gentle formula is designed to be used on all skin types as a good daily cleanser and makeup remover. Made with a blend of five skin conditioners and gentle cleaning agents, it’s one of our favorite face cleansers to date for dry skin.
Its creamy gel formula is made with a balanced blend of five skin conditioners with a dreamy rose water scent.
Use on dry skin to remove makeup and wet skin for an instant refresh to start the day. Good for all skin types.
MZ Skin Lift & Lustre Golden Elixir Antioxidant Serum
Finding the perfect balance of moisture and efficacy in an anti-aging serum isn't easy, and with hundreds of anti-aging products available, it's tricky to know who to trust and what really is the best. That's where our expert Beauty Editors come in and try all the latest products to narrow down the cream of the crop.
World renowned Dr. Maryam Zamani has nailed the anti-aging recipe and packaged it up in a luxurious golden bottle with her MZ Skin Lift & Lustre Golden Elixir Serum. Once applied, the serum absorbs like soft silk becoming like second skin as it immediately illuminates your skin. The gold-infused serum has been clinically proven to do all the things you want a serum to do: increase skin moisture, fight free radicals, decrease wrinkles and protect against oxidative damage. Stem cells, botanical extracts and Hyaluronic acid are combined in this well-designed formulation for both preventing damage, softening fine lines while plumping and evening skin tone. After only a few weeks of application we saw a 29% decrease in fine lines. The clinically proven product claims to to increase skin moisture by 29.9% in just one hour and while we couldn't measure moisture percentages ourselves, there was a noticeable difference in skin softness versus other products. This velvety serum left our skin feeling as hydrated as though we'd applied a moisturizer, sans the normal skin clogging ingredients that most moisturizers have. Apply before moisturizer or in place of it.
After every application you'll feel like you've had a collagen facial, leaving your skin looking flawless with a golden glow that shines through the dull Winter weather. Dr. MZ's outstanding reputation has once again lived up to its name.
Whether you’re off to a holiday soirée or cozying up by a fire, this Fall makeup haul has everything you need to create quick and flawless look for the season and beyond. Each of our favorite products add another layer of on-trend versatility to your beauty routine while keeping that natural Autumn glow at the forefront.
Written by Alexandra Luizzi
Photography by Socially You Boutique