We’re not happy about it either – but summer is officially almost over. How crazy is it that August starts on Thursday? While we know that you’re not ready to think about wearing jackets and heading back to class, let’s pause for something more fun: makeup tips. When seasons change, your skin can go berserk and things might not be pretty, but luckily beauty guru Trish McEvoy has some tips on how you can make the transition from summer to fall seamlessly:
- Even out your skin tone: “Be it a fake or a slight tan, a deeper complexion disguises imperfections,” explains McEvoy. “As you transition to a lighter skin tone for Fall/Winter, evening out your complexion becomes even more important. Use a foundation or skin-perfector with treatment benefits to help skin recover from summer wear and tear, and with hydrating properties in preparation for the drier weather.” SBT Suggestion: As your tan fades, use a tinted moisturizer or foundation that’s one shade lighter to even out skin tone, cover up imperfections and keep skin hydrated.
- Give your face the RIGHT kind of color: “Blush is to fall what bronzer is to summer. As you transition into fall you want to lighten your bronzer and brighten your complexion with cheek color formulas that make you look lit from within–as if you’ve just taken a brisk walk. Apply a pop of pink to the high apples of cheeks and blend it slightly out to achieve your perfect fall face color.” SBT Suggestion: Trish McEvoy’s Brighten Up Duo is a splurge ($45), but you get two products that are suitable for most skin types and will help you get that natural glow.
- Define: “Summer makeup is casual but as fall draws near style become more dressy and defined–from hair to makeup to clothes. Nothing instantly transforms a look like definition on the eyes, face and brows. Intensify your eye liner, sculpt your face with bronzer and highlight, and shape your brows. For lips this season the look is muted with definition achieved through highlighting around the mouth, a trick that makes lips look naturally fuller. Pat down lip color with your finger for a sexy, blurred, just-kissed finish.” SBT Suggestion: Try defining your brows with a brow pencil, like Sephora’s Retractable Brow Pencil ($12).
- Brighten your eyes: “To look your energized best for fall, ensure eyes appear vibrant and rested with an even, bright upper eyelid and illuminated under-eye area achieved with my “Triangle of Light” inverted triangle technique under each eye.” SBT Suggestion: There are plenty of under eye concealers on the market that also illuminate — look for a touch of sparkle and shine.
Prep for fall with Trish McEvoy’s collection, available on HSN.com. On a budget? Use these tips with your favorite wallet-friendly drugstore products and you’ll still look amazing for the new season!