3 Easy Steps to Take Your Makeup From Summer to Fall

Raychel Wade is one of the best makeup experts out there.  Her professional clients include Nars, Bobbi Brown and Giorgio Armani and she is currently a Global Colour Ambassador for La Prairie.  She also helps women to demystify the art of makeup through her company Cheek to Chic. We love Rachel not only for her tremendous knowledge of makeup, but also for being a very sweet and beautiful person! Check out her tips on transitioning your makeup from summer to fall below.

Raychel Wade

Summer is a time to be foot loose and fancy free and for me I relish in beach vacation where I leave my makeup at home. You read that right! I feel the need to confess: I am a makeup artist. I went to Mexico for a well deserved holiday. And I didn’t wear a stitch of makeup. And it felt FANTASTIC. But as I pull out my winter sheets and slip into some high ply cashmere for fall, I love to revamp my makeup drawer.

Hot days can be muggy and sticky and the best makeup solution is to embrace it and use products that give you a glow. But with that delicious crisp air that gracefully moves us into fall, I love the look of matte skin. You can switch up your foundation to a more matte formula but that might make you feel dry. Instead, opt for a little loose powder over your foundation to give your skin a beautiful, even finish that is shine and glow free (in a good way!).  I’m obsessed with Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder. I like to press it into the skin with a powder puff, but a brush will do.

Use loose powder for a matte effect

Next, it’s time to be daring with those lips! Champagne shimmery glosses are a great option for summer, but fall is the time to experiment with bold pucker choices. I just love the deep wine colors paired with a winter white sweater. (And a glass of that deep wine next to me doesn’t hurt either!) Don’t be afraid. Apply generously, pat with a tissue and repeat the steps again. This will give the color a true matte finish and will allow the lipstick to last longer. This is a tried and true technique that I use on important nights out when I don’t have the luxury to worry about my lipstick coming off on my teeth. I love MAC in Dark Side

Bold red lips for fall

Retire the bronzer. Sometimes I feel women would be truly lost without their bronzer and  big ol’ powder brush. But fall is a great time to pop a bright colored cream on your cheek. It’s cold out so I like to embrace that just came-in-from-the-cold look with a real flushed red. It might look scary at the makeup counter, but if you pat just a little on the apples of your cheeks, you will look positively hot (erm, or cold, as the case may be)! Try Paula Dorf Cheek Color in Candy Apple.

Bright colored cheeks