The Fall 2018 Beauty Edit: My Favorite Looks This Season + 10 Makeup Products To Achieve Them

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The temperatures are finally cooling down here in Southern California. It's still nowhere near sweater weather, but I'm ready to embrace fall and transition my makeup to more season appropriate looks. Out with the peaches and corals, in with the more muted tones I enjoy wearing at this time of year! Keep reading to see the 10 palettes, lipsticks, highlighters and blushes I will be using in the coming months.

I did a Fall Beauty Edit last year where I dug deep into my stash to find the most flattering berry lipsticks, golden bronze shadows, plummy blushes and warm highlighters that I already owned. Take a look at that post for the full range of fall colors I love to wear.

This year, I decided to show you a more curated selection of makeup products that reflects the types of looks I'm really into at the moment, using newer products I got since my 2017 post. There are two main trends that I'm really excited to recreate this season: a smudgy, soft smokey eye paired with a blurry matte lip, and a cool-toned neutral eye with a rosy nude satin or shiny lip. I want my skin natural with a lit-from-within subtle glow and neutral blush.

It's all very subdued, neutral and wearable, but what I'm most into is the more realistic aspect of these looks. They're not flawless, they don't make me look perfect, the smudged eyeliner looks a bit messy (on purpose!), the lip line is blurred rather than very precise, the eyeshadows are cool mauves rather tan oranges. They're the anti-Instaglam looks!

Here are the products I selected to create those looks (I've reviewed almost all of these products and will link the reviews below so you can go and read my detailed thoughts and see swatches):

- Too Faced Natural Face Palette ($44): this beautiful palette contains two highlighters, two blushes and two bronzers, one being shimmery. Pink Sand is the perfect rosy mauve blush for this season, and Tropic Like It's Hot is also a very fall appropriate copper shimmery bronzer with rose undertones. The highlighters both have a shift, and I love to use Satin Sheets on the center of my lips to add a touch of gold pearl. Full review here.

- B-Glowing Illuminate + Shine Palette ($48): this palette is one product in my selection that I have not reviewed yet, I only showed it on Instagram. The products in there were formulated for aging skin with specific concerns in mind (fine lines, dryness, crepe-y lids). It's no surprise that they apply with ease and sit beautifully on the skin, with the shimmers not emphasizing my lid texture at all. The eyeshadows make for a neutral, soft look, but there are two glittery shades to add a fun twist. The palette also contains two creams, a base/concealer and the most gorgeous champagne highlighter. It just makes my skin glow in the most natural way!

- Lancôme x Proenza Schouler Ombré Hypnôse Kajal Eyeliner ($25): I just showed you this brand new kajal liner released as part of the fall 2018 collection. I absolutely love to apply it on my waterline, then smudge it all around my upper and lower lash lines for a casual, super easy smokey eye. I think this is the eye look I'm going to wear the most this season! Review with all details is here.

- Yves Saint Laurent Couture Highlighter in Or Pearl ($42): this champagne beige highlighter is a perfect match for my skin tone, and it's subtle enough to create a perfectly natural, lit-from-within radiant glow. This isn't made to turn your cheeks metallic, so I really love to layer it on my cheekbones to achieve the perfect amount of soft sheen. Full review is here.

- Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush in Vintage Rouge ($8.99): you don't have to break the bank to find the right neutral blush for fall! Granted, the formula isn't perfect (it's a bit powdery and you need to take your time to blend it), but on my cheeks it turns into a red-toned peach that I think flatters me more than plum or berry blushes. Review is here.

- Guerlain Liquid Matte Lip Color in M06 Charming Beige ($32): you can count on Guerlain to make fantastic lipsticks, and this comfortable liquid matte is no exception. Charming Beige is a deep nude with warm, peachy undertones that feels perfect for fall. Review with swatches is here.

- Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick in Ultra Tender ($37): I was so impressed by the new Ultra Rouge lipsticks from Dior that I couldn't not include Ultra Tender in this edit. It's comfortable, pigmented, long-wearing, and it's the perfect everyday nude. The peachy undertones flatter my skin tone and it's not too light so it doesn't wash me out. By the way, if I want a bold red lip this fall, I will definitely be wearing Ultra Feminine! I reviewed both here.

- Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in Fade ($22): I got this new lip mousse very recently (see my Sephora sale haul) so I haven't reviewed it yet. I bought it with a specific look in mind, and it's everything I wanted it to be! It's a rather unique formula that is easy to apply with a fingertip for a slightly blurred, soft matte lip, and the shade is a warm toned medium deep nude (yes it's a color I'm slightly obsessed with lately...). I'm a bit tired of the super opaque lipsticks with razor sharp edges and this is the perfect product to create the slightly imperfect lip I want to wear this season. It's the kind of "I'm not even trying that hard" casual cool girl look that I hope will take over the beauty community, after years of unnatural, unrealistic, flawless Instaface...

- Lancôme L'Absolu Lacquer in Pour Toujours ($26): if there was an official theme for my fall makeup edit, it would be "easy". This peachy nude glossy lacquer fits in perfectly: one swipe for long-lasting, comfortable color and shine. All details in my review here.

- Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Neutrals ($49): I've been mentioning this palette a lot, but it's truly the perfect palette for my everyday cool eye look. I can use it on its own, or I can pair it with other shadows in bolder colors and finishes for an evening look. The mattes in here are so, so good. Review is this way.

And here's my smudgy smokey eye with blurry lips, a casual, real girl imperfect look (details below):

fall makeup look with smudged brown liner smokey eye matte lips

I was wearing the new Becca Skin Love foundation which looks HORRENDOUS in real life, but ironically photographs pretty well (it's so cakey and patchy, especially on my nose, it's ridiculous). Undereye concealer is Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer. For the rest of the look, I used:
- Lancôme Kajal on my waterlines and lash lines, smudged and blended with a firm blending brush
- two shadows from the B-Glowing palette, shimmering gold Cashmere on the lid and warm brown Silhouette in my crease. Mascara is Urban Decay Perversion, brows are Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel (can you tell how the shade is way too orange? Why do all brands make any light and medium brow colors in overly warm tones?)
- the matte bronzer from the Too Faced Natural Face palette
- Physicians Formula Vintage Rouge blush
- YSL Couture highlighter
- Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in Fade, applied with a fingertip, with the gold highlighter from the Too Faced face palette patted in the center

wearing Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in Fade with gold highlighter patted in the center

What makeup looks do you feel like wearing this fall? What do you think of the casual, smudgy smokey eye and blurry lip I'm into?

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