Fall Beauty Favorites

It’s not hard to believe that I’m officially in full fall mode. I crave the warmth and coziness this time of year brings, especially in my clothing and beauty choices. I lean more toward a neutral, muted palette in both categories while still incorporating those deep rich colors that we all love.Β Most of my beauty products stay consistent through the seasons, but a few that I always like to change are my cheeks, lips and nails. I have a select few fall beauty favorites, some tried-and-true and others new, and that’s what I want to share with you today.

Fall Beauty Favorites

My favorite blush of the moment is LORAC Buildable Matte Blush in Cinematic. It’s hard to believe that I could love a blush more than the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed, but LORAC is giving Tarte a run for it’s money. This is a matte blush, but it still leaves a beautiful sheen to the skin. And, the color pairs well with any eye look or lip product. The blush is highly pigmented, so have a light hand with application.

Fall Beauty Favorites LORAC Buildable Matte Blush CinematicFall Beauty Favorites LORAC Buildable Matte Blush Cinematic

I went quite a few months with no color on my nails. I decided to bust out Wicked by Essie the other day and was reminded that it is my ride-or-die nail color for the fall and winter. Close runner-ups are William Tell Me About It and Lincoln Park at Midnight both by O.P.I. Obviously, I dig a dark nail.

Fall Beauty Favorites Essie Wicked

Perhaps my favorite category, lip products are what I love to change and experiment most with during the colder months. Nothing is more chic than a dark berry lip or more festive than a red lip, am I right? Thanks to Pamela a few years back, I found my signature dark lip – Bordeaux from Rimmel – and it has stuck with me ever since.

Fall Beauty Favorites Red and Burgundy Lip Products

I recently received two tubes of the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color. I’m wearing the shade 201 here. The formula applies like a liquid lipstick but then dries to a stain. I’m a big fan of this because then I don’t have to worry about smudges or reapplying throughout the day. Plus, with this color in particular, you could get a variety of different tones depending on how many coats you choose to apply.

Fall Beauty Favorites Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color #201

And, while not pictured here, I also received a bottle of Giorgio Armani Si Intense perfume in the same Influenster box. It has been quite a few years since I found a new scent for fall/winter, and oh my goodness – this stuff is pure greatness. I typically know that a perfume is good when Ryan even comments on it. I’m horrible at describing scents, so just do yourself a favor and go smell it at your local department store. You won’t regret it!

So, those are my fall beauty favorites! It’s nice to have a variety of new products and standby go-to’s in the mix for the coming season.

What are your fall beauty favorites? Any lip or nail colors that I should add to my shopping list?
Psst … also see Easy Neutral Fall Eye Makeup Tutorial, New Beauty First Impressions, and 3 Lip Colors to Get You Through the Rest of Winter.

Disclaimer | I received the Giorgio Armani Si Intense VoxBox c/o Influenster. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

  • Biana Perez

    I had my first dark mani color last week and LOVED it…bring on the fall colors and that lip color on you is gorgeous!! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • That red lip looks amazing on you girl!

  • Love all of those lip colors! I’ve heard so many good things about Lorac blushes and that shade looks so pretty & perfect for fall!

    • They really are fantastic blushes! I love how pigmented they are so you barely have to use any to get a solid blush look.

  • Okay that color looks so good on you I have to scoop it up!

    • Awe, thanks, girl! Definitely a great box from Influenster. I’ve been wearing those lip products nonstop.

  • Debra Stachelski

    Beautiful Fall makeup palette, love the red lip color! Definitely some things I will be looking into here. I loved the Si perfume as well, it may be on my X-mas list!

  • Great round up! I’ll have to check out some of these brands soon.

  • You look so pretty in a red lip! I love the dark polish too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Love the lip color. I need to be more daring with my choice for the fall! My favorite fall nail color is Essie Chinchilly. Its a great neutral color that goes with everything!

    Rebecca at lifelove&creativity

    • I’ve heard so many good things about that color, but I’ve never been able to find it in person. Guess I’ll have to check on Amazon!

  • katie arnold

    Your make-up consistently looks flawless. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • I love that nail color!

  • You look gorgeous! Lincoln Park After Dark is also my ride or die – loving Velvet Voyeur by Essie right now, too!

  • The Adored Life

    YAY! I love your beauty posts, despite never using makeup butttt I always appreciate the effort you put forth in these!

    The Adored Life

  • girl you so pretty. seriously.
    i used to wear that lincoln park nail colour year round for like… 2 or 3 years? it was intense. i was obsessed.

    • Oh, stop. But thank you! Girl, I had my bridesmaids wear plum at our wedding because that is my ride or die nail polish color, and I wanted to wear it on my toes that day. True story.

  • I love dark nails for fall/winter, and Wicked is gorgeous! I have a few dark blue colors but no dark red! I think that I need to stop by the store on the way home and pick it up!

  • I know I say it every time but I always love your beauty pictures so much! You might’ve just introduced me to my new blush:) And I love that nail color! My old faithful is You Don’t Know Jacques by OPI- it’s like grayish brown:)

    • Thank you so much! You don’t know what kind of boost in confidence that gives me – Ryan and I always struggling with shooting these. πŸ™‚ That blush is seriously all I wear now, and I love You Don’t Know Jacques, too when I want something more neutral!

  • Jenna Graziani

    I am in fall mode too! I am loving your look 😍

    Jenna | http://www.Laugh-Often.com

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    LOVE that nail polish color! I need to find it πŸ™‚

    Edye | gracefulcoffee.com

  • Emily Dunham

    Love your look with that bright lip! Is the Rimmel color long lasting? I am in need of a good long wear lipstick!

    • I think it has pretty good wear time! However, I always pair my lipsticks with a lip liner so it lasts longer, so I’m not 100% sure how it would be on its own.