Five of our Beauty Stylists share their top tips for transitioning your makeup and beauty regimes from summer to fall.
Victoria Levy: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle, WA
Trade glossy coral lips for a rich, matte burgundy, and keep your light summer shadows intact. Bonus: Use a stippling brush to buff the same color on the apples of your cheeks for a monotone blush effect—like NARS Lipstick in Scarlet Empress and Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #510 Dolce.
Turn your favorite waterproof gel liner into the season’s simplest smokey eye. Use a bullet brush to smudge liner from the lash line up into the crease—with a windshield-wiping motion, diffuse the color out until you’ve created a soft, hazy effect over the entire lid. For added drama, build color under the eye and connect at the outer corner. I love the classic Bobbi Brown Gel Liner!
Iris Brostowicz: Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, IL
I recommend that customers exfoliate at least twice-weekly during seasonal transitions with Kate Somerville ExfoliKate — with 3 versions, there’s one for everyone! It helps to remove the excess cells that build up on the skin—specifically around the nose and brows, which makes foundation look thick or cakey when applied.
As we move toward winter, when the skin can look sallow, I suggest customers switch to a luminizing primer, like Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. The benefit is that the skin looks more radiant and bright under foundation, as if it is lit from within. The customer can also press it on the cheekbones for a pick-me-up look, whether midday or just before leaving the office. For a more purse-friendly option, use Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand to add brightness.
Jennifer Kochenour: Nordstrom The Plaza at King of Prussia, PA
Brighten your complexion with a highlighter. One of my favorites is NARS Blush in Nico. It has a satin texture with just a touch of glow. I love to apply this with the Laura Mercier Cheek Brush to the highest points of the cheeks, the center of the forehead and the edge of the top lip to enhance the cupid’s bow. For a very fair complexion, Nico may also be used as a brightener applied all over using a NARS Yachiyo #27 Kabuki Brush.
Repair your skin from summer sun with a concentrated Vitamin C treatment. My top pick is Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15. You’ll see firmer and brighter skin in just 7 days.
Sarah Zaret: Nordstrom Mission Viejo, CA
Transitioning your makeup wardrobe from summer to fall is pretty easy. Make sure to have a good bronzer on hand, but one that still matches your décolleté area. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder is amazing, and helps to color-correct as well as maintain your faux glow.
Picking out a new lipstick that you can incorporate into your summer makeup is an easy way to transition your look into fall, and it will keep you looking on trend. I recommend trying the new Bordeaux lip. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal is one of my favorites—it’s a pencil and lipstick all in one, that feels great and is easy to use!
Paploua Xiong: Nordstrom The Mall of Georgia, GA
Use your tinted moisturizer and mix it in with heavier fall foundation to create more coverage. I love taking CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid and blending it with other foundations to create a more airbrushed look.
For lips, I like using my summer pinks, but adding a darker liner to create that deep bordeaux lip for fall and give more dimension.
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