The Last Days Of Summer: Products To Move You Into Fall

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The Last Days Of Summer: Products To Move You Into Fall

As we approach the final days of summer (sigh), our skin — and wardrobes — become all about fall. Darker colors, thicker fabrics, close-toed shoes, drier skin. Blah, blah, blah.

Luckily, we still have just over a month of summer’s fine weather to keep us warm and happy. And there are a plethora of summer products that you can buy and wear now and bring right into fall.

Let that natural glow last longer than September with an illuminating foundation like Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation ($48), which comes in 24 shades ranging from the fairest of fair to deep, creating that coveted soft glow on the complexion. Another quick trick: Use an on-trend glossing product like Nudestix Skin Glossing Pencil ($24) to add a hint of sheen sans the oil. Apply like you would a highlighter — to high points, like cheek and brow bones, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow. Glossy eyes are a thing this fall — we’ll get into the how to of this trend in another post, but keep this stick handy!

Skin can go spastic in summer, thanks to chlorine, salt water, air conditioning, and sun. But transitional weather (aka summer-to-fall’s hot and cold climate), can really confuse your complexion. While there are a host of products you can use to ease your skin into a new season, start today with a hydrating mask. All skin types — including sensitive and oily — will be forever grateful. We love Rodial’s Pink Diamond Lifting Face Mask ($90) with its diamond powder to brighten and its serum-soaked sheet mask application to hydrate. If you prefer a sleep mask, try Luzern’s Hydra-Enzyme Masque Nuit ($75) or Darphin’s Stimulskin Plus Serum Mask ($180). Both power products inject major moisture into the skin as you slumber.

As noted, darker shades of browns and berries will become fall’s coveted hues. Start the trend early by opting for a deep berry lip, instead of summer’s staple nude, but keep it summer-approved by choosing a sheen or gloss formula, not matte (yet). The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Cocobalm in Coco Berry ($22) is lightweight, creamy, and shiny, so it still feels summery. But the bright berry shade will transition all skin tones into fall seamlessly. For a deeper berry, look for sheer, buildable finishes so that your pout standouts but still has a summer vibe. Try Nars Lipstick in Fast Ride ($28), a sheer mulberry with a stain finish, or Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Satin 100 ($37) , for a sheer, shimmery finish (the center is infused with hydrating gloss!).

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*Stay tuned for more of our summer-to-fall transition products and tips.

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