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3 Fall Beauty Routine Ideas

Fall is here. We know this, of course, because little cafes are selling pumpkin everything, scarves and leg warmers are starting to appear once again, and Pinterest is abuzz with 102 ways to decorate your home for fall. Thank you, autumn, for some of the greatest living! As you refashion your life around the change of season, don’t forget to shake up your beauty routine as well. Here are a few tips to get you, your skincare, and your makeup ready for fall!

Fall into the Right Moisturizer

You probably already know the drill: colder months call for more hydrating skincare. But is that always the case? Instead of following prescribed instructions for how to change your skincare every few months, you may find more success with simply observing your own skin. Yes, most people begin to see more dry patches appear when it cools off (and here are 8 reasons why!), but that may not be the case for you. The key is to pay attention to what goes on with your face.

If you do tend to be a little drier in fall, you have a few options beyond purchasing a new heavy moisturizer.   Instead of removing your makeup with drying cleansers or wipes, try removing that foundation and mascara with pure Jojoba Oil. You’ll have a clean face with a boost of hydration. Also, since cold weather often means low humidity, try sleeping with a humidifier in your bedroom.

Fall into Pumpkin Masks

We know pumpkin tastes good (Hello, Pumpkin Spice lattes!), and we know it’s even good for us (pumpkin pie for breakfast, anyone?), but did you know that pumpkin has amazing benefits for your skin when directly applied?   Pumpkin is full of vitamins and minerals that will help brighten and soothe. It can even prevent fine lines and help those with acne.

Simply add a drizzle of raw honey, and maybe even a few drops of your favorite face oil, to 100% pure pumpkin (make sure you’re not buying pumpkin pie filling!). Apply the mixture to your face for a few minutes and enjoy this relaxing fall-inspired treat.

Fall into Plum Lips

We all know the style of the 90s has been trying to push its way back into our lives for a few seasons, and it seems to be quite successful this fall in the realm of lipstick. Remember those dark plum lips you used to rock twenty years ago? It’s time to rock them once more! Fashion week was ablaze with this rich, purple-hued lip color. 

After you expertly line your lips so the lipstick doesn’t seep past your lip line, you’ll be able to use your deep plumb lipstick. From the most expensive high-end lipstick to the cheapest drug store find, you’ll have no trouble finding this must-have color for fall. If you want to have a liner and lip color in one, try the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu.

                     

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Last Days of Summer: Vacation Beauty Part 2: Lips & Nails

We are grabbing our chance to squeeze the most out of the last days on summer, shaking things up beauty-wise. Lips and nails are next! They may be small details, but what a world of difference. Goodbye pale lips and tame toes, we can go a bit wild…

1. Go for the Bold Lip

Bold red lips are still huge for this fall. While you may stick with the neutral tones for a workday, a great red lipstick can be perfect for your trip. But you always want it to be the right red. Follow this guide here to help pick the best shade of red to work with your skin tone. In order to make your bold lipstick look it’s best all night long, prep your lips by exfoliating them and dabbing on some coconut oil before applying your lipstick. Take a look at our lip-care guidelines here.

2. Go for the Nail Art

Nail art is not just for little girls. In fact, it is making a huge splash in fall style. Step away from the simple, solid colors and step into patterns.   You can start off easily with a grey base color and a single straight line of accent color. Click here for a video tutorial on drawing nail lines without using stickers or tape. Or you can go wild with a splatter effect created by using a variety of bright colors. Find a salon near you that uses safe nail polish not tested on animals or try it yourself with Deborah Lippmann’s line of nail polish.

There’s no need to stick to your go-to routine when you are adventuring. On your vacation, be bold, be fresh, and let “new” be the name of the beauty game.

                     

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Lips - 3 Step Beauty Treatments for a Youthful Look

We use them for eating, chatting, and puckering up for a kiss, but lips are an often-neglected area on the face. While we’re busy reducing fine lines or calming breakouts, we may forget that a simple way to add youth and freshness to the face is by keeping our lips hydrated, smooth, and ready for that perfect shade of lipstick. Here are three ways to treat your lips right: 

Step 1 - Exfoliate Regularly

One of the best ways to keep lips flake-free is regular exfoliation. After washing your face, you can use the wet washcloth to gently remove dead skin from you lips. Or try an exfoliator. The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ ($24.00) is a great product to leave lips soft and smooth. 

Step 2 - Hydrate Correctly

Most of us know that licking our lips actually dehydrates them, but also remember conventional chapsticks don’t moisturize so much as they create a barrier that prevents moisture from escaping. If you want to try to find some serious hydration, try dabbing coconut oil straight on your lips throughout the day. It’s safe, inexpensive, and adds a light tropical scent.

Step 3 - Protect Wisely

Just like we slather sunscreen on our cheeks and shoulders, it’s also important to keep the skin on our lips from burning. Before a relaxing day in the sun, ditch the shiny lip gloss that can actually attract cancer-causing rays and pick up a balm with SPF. Juice Beauty’s Lip Moisturizers ($15.00 for trio) have SPF 8 and only use natural, chemical-free sun protection.

 

                     

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