The summer months take their toll. Our hair is dry from frolicking at the beach. Our skin has seen too many days in the sun. Our body and soul want to slow down and be nurtured. Time to amp up your fall beauty game and completely renew yourself for the awesome autumn season. Here’s your check list, from healthy hair and skin to moody lip colors and scents.

The Skinny on Skincare

Sun-damaged, windswept skin needs pampering. Los Angeles-based Jenette All Natural Skin Care is a dream. Their new Potion No. 2Age Defying Serum is perfect for thirsty skin. It is anti-aging, hormonally balancing, and packed with omega fatty acids, Leucidal, Cucumber Witch Hazel, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil and more. Another Jenette post-summer must-have: the aroma-therapeutic Be Happy Brightening Toner, which balances the PH levels of your skin.

Jenette All Natural Skincare
Photo Credit: Jenette All Natural Skin Care

 

If you’re in the market for new coverage, check out Marc Jacobs’ The Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. It has a dot applicator and is composed of “golden pigments are wrapped in lecithin,” said to be biochemically similar to skin, along with jojoba, sunflower, acacia and mimosa extracts.

In autumn, you can also do more intense skin-renewing regimens that don’t require staying out of the sun, like deep peelings, photo facials and exfoliators. Try the Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer, a leave-on, brightening exfoliant.

If available in your area, locate a Korean spa to get a traditional scrub. This no-holds-barred treatment involves every millimeter of your skin and is not for shy types. Otherwise, you can always slough away dead summer skin with an at-home salt scrub like the delicious, organic and vegan Thesis Lemongrass Shire.

Anh Co Tran lobPhoto Credit: Lob via Anh Co Tran

Hot Hair

Bye-bye beach waves. Perhaps a bob or lob is finally in order. This tour de force is super trendy right now. It isn’t a full-on commitment to going super short, and is still sexy. Also, while everyone seems to be doing it, it truly looks completely different on every single woman, as much of the look depends on your hair’s texture and hair structure. If you want a change but are not ready for the scissors, go for a dark, rich, evenly toned color instead of ubiquitous ombre or highlights. If you’re not ready to part with your length, we are also big fans of the elegant and high-fashion deep side part and the topknot 2.0: a knot on top of loose tresses.

Condition your mane with sustainable and cruelty-free Indian Hemp and Tamanu Deep Treatment Masque with mineral-rich bamboo, Monoi oil, garlic, and other super hydrating ingredients. For shine, frizz-taming and cuticle-smoothing try Alfaparf hair oil. It’s fair trade and super powerful, boasting organic prickly pear oil and Pequi oil, derived from a fruit found from the rainforests in Brazil. 

 Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Vamp Photo Credit: Anastasia Beverly Hills

All Made Up

Fall is a time for a bolder, strong lip in purple, dark berry and wine hues. We’ve taken a shine to Luxe Shine by Naked Princess in Plum (or universally flattering Truffle if dark is not your thing). Equally lovely and moody is Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Vamp or Venom.

Formula X NailsPhoto Credit: Formula X

Nailed It Again

For nails, all trends seem to be happily coexisting at the moment, although on runways and models we’ve seen a lot of subtle nude and gold. Whether you like your nails Kyle Jenner-long or French fashionista-short, browse Formula X for ideas that range from vamp-y to playful to chic and beyond. Nail art is also still going very strong, like color blocking.

West Third Brand Grit & Poise; Le Labo Santal 33Photo Credit: West Third Brand Grit & Poise; Le Labo Santal 33

Smell Good Daily

For fall, we prefer darker, muskier scents over the fresh and citrusy styles we spritz in summer. We’re in love with West Third Brand’s rich Grit & Poise Eau de Perfum, featuring smoky incense, patchouli, and vanilla bean along with amber. Their all-natural, artisanal line was originally handcrafted for guys, but girls are quickly catching on. Deeper notes that thrive in cooler weather are also found in the unisex Le Labo Santal 33, which subtly seduces with spicy, leathery and musky notes, such as Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, violet and cardamom. Yum!

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