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In Beauty on
October 5, 2017

5 Makeup Trends to Try This Fall

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in AZ, which means it’s time to break out the sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and holiday-scented candles.

One of my favorite parts about the beginning of the new season is that allows us to get a fresh start in a way. I love seeing the new trends that come with every season and transitioning my wardrobe, skincare routine, and even makeup routine.

This fall, I’ve been especially inspired to switch up my makeup routine a little bit. I’ve done some research and have experimented with some new trends, so I wanted to share this with you all! Here are 5 fun makeup trends to try this fall:

My Favorite Fall Makeup Trends

Winged Eyeliner

I’ve never really been much of an eyeliner person, especially liquid liner! It’s just way too easy to mess up (haha). However, I’ve always loved the look of winged eyeliner, especially during fall! So, I decided to give it another try, but this time I opted for a gel eyeliner rather than a pen.

The specific eyeliner I tried is this one by Maybelline, and I love it! It’s super easy to apply, and it even comes with its own brush! Plus, it stays all day and doesn’t smudge. Another one that I’ve been loving that’s a bit more subtle is the Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner in Smoky Quartz. It’s a bit more natural-looking and gives more of a smudged, powdery effect vs. a harsh line. I received this one in a goody bag from an event I attended at Citrine, a natural beauty bar here in AZ!

To create a small wing, I start by drawing a ‘flick’ on both eyes. Then, I step back a little bit from the mirror to make sure they’re even (this is very important!). If they look uneven, it’s easy to make changes before actually drawing the rest of the line. From here, I just fill in the rest of the wing and voila!

Winged eyeliner definitely takes practice and a whole lot of patience, but you’ll eventually get the hang of it. 😉

Warm-toned Eyeshadow

Warmed-tone eyeshadow has definitely been very on-trend this past year. It’s flattering on all eye colors and in my opinion is perfect for fall! A few months ago I received the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette as a gift and have been using it ever since! It has the perfect mix of shimmery and matte textures and ranges from bright, vivid shades to natural tones. What I love most about this palette is that with a light hand, it can be worn for an everyday look. Or, if you want to amp it up, this palette definitely has the shades to do so!

Dewy Skin

My most recent obsession has been facial sprays. I love using them at night as part of my skincare routine as well as to set my makeup. My favorite spray to use at night before I put on my moisturizer is the Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray (I recently did a blog post on it here). This one is also great for setting makeup or using mid-day to refresh your skin! I think it’s also a great buy at only $7.

One my my favorite sprays to use specifically for setting makeup is NYX’s Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray. It adds the right amount of glow to your face and I love how fine the mist is when it comes out! It’s an even application and doesn’t feel like you’re dousing your face in water (haha).

Cream Contour & Blush

For a lot of us, colder weather means dryer skin. Because I’ve been noticing that my skin is more dry than usual, I’ve swapped out some of my powder products for cream ones.

To contour, I’ve been using this dual-ended contour stick by NYX. I’m not 100% sold on this one so if you have a favorite product for cream contouring let me know in the comments! I know many people use a darker concealer so I’ll probably try this next.

For blush, I’ve still been loving my Glossier Cloud Paints. Like I mentioned in my previous blog post, these are very pigmented, easy to blend, and pretty. They’ve been my go-to for the last few months! I have the shades Dusk and Puff in case you’re wondering.

Nude-Brown Lip

Last but not least, one of my favorite trends for the season has been nudish-brownish lip colors. Dark shades are always nice for fall but for me personally, I feel more comfortable with lighter shades. I think darker nude colors are perfect when you want a little bit of color but nothing too drastic! My favorites are Bite Beauty’s Multisticks and the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Sandstorm.

Bonus: Experiment With New Nail Polish Colors

While this isn’t necessarily considered makeup, I love swapping out my usual nudish-pinkish nail colors for richer, deeper tones during fall. Here are some of my faves for the season! (FYI Essie is one of my favorite brands 🙂 )



That’s all for today’s post! I hope you all learned something and feel inspired to try out some new trends this season. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post!

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In Beauty on
July 8, 2017

My Summer Makeup Essentials

My Summer Makeup Essentials - Love, Lauren Michelle

With summer in full swing, I decided it would be fun to share some of my current makeup essentials! These aren’t the only products I use on a daily basis, but they’re just a few of my must-haves when I’m wanting to achieve a glowy, fresh-faced makeup look that’s perfect for the warmer months.

What I love about all of these products is that they’re super simple to use–you don’t have to think twice when putting them on. I think summer makeup is all about finding products that help you to achieve an effortless look, and these ones can help you to do just that!

Let’s get started!

MAC Face and Body Foundation

I first discovered MAC Face and Body last summer, and fell in love! I was skeptical about it at first because I have oily/combination skin and was afraid the dewy finish would emphasize this. However, this foundation does a great job of giving you a natural, glowy look without making you look overly shiny. The coverage is perfect too–it’s light but just enough to even out your skin tone. It’s a win-win, especially for summer when you want to let your skin breathe!

BareMinerals Bareskin Sheer Sun

This product is fairly new to me, but I’ve been wearing it almost every day since I got it. If you get a tan and find that your foundation is a tad too light, this product is perfect for mixing in to adjust the color to match your skin tone. It also has a really lightweight feel (the consistency is pretty watery) so it doesn’t add a heavy layer to your skin. This tint can also be used on its own as a bronzer, but I prefer to mix it into foundation.

My Summer Makeup Essentials - Love, Lauren Michelle

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

Speaking of bronzers, Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer is my current favorite! I’m very fair, so finding a bronzer that works for me has always been a struggle. Many bronzers only come in one shade, but I love how this one has a lighter and darker shade. I of course opted for the lighter one and love it! The color is subtle but just enough to add some life back into your skin. It’s also super easy to blend and smells amazing (like coconuts!).

Tarte Blush in Sensual

In my opinion, Tarte has some of the best blushes. They have such a wide range of colors and they’re pigmented, blendable, and last all day long. My current favorite is the shade ‘Sensual!’ It’s a nude pinky-peach and I think it would be flattering on all skin tones.

My Summer Makeup Essentials - Love, Lauren Michelle

Tarte blush in Sensual (left), Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (right)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Who doesn’t love a good highlighter? I received a sample of Becca’s highlighter in the color Moonstone awhile back and found it to be one of the best formulas. It has just the right amount of shimmer without being chunky glitter, which I love. My current favorite is the shade Opal–it’s such a pretty golden pearl shade! I use it on the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, and even as eye shadow.

My Summer Makeup Essentials - Love, Lauren Michelle

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I use my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette every day! I love how you can create really natural looks with these shades but you can also amp it up and add more color if you want. I think pink is such a pretty, flattering shade on the eyes, and this palette has the perfect selection of rosy hues!

My Summer Makeup Essentials - Love, Lauren Michelle

Cargo Lip Gloss in Anguilla

I received this lip gloss in a Birchbox awhile back and have been using it ever since! It’s a pretty pale pink shade that adds the perfect wash of color. I also love the formula because it’s moisturizing without being sticky! You can wear it on its own, but it’s also really pretty when you layer it over darker colors.

My Summer Makeup Essentials - Love, Lauren Michelle

What are some of your favorite makeup products for summer? Let me know in the comments!

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