My Summer-to-Fall Makeup Routine


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Summer and fall are my two favorite seasons, and this everyday makeup routine represents the best of both with rich, warm browns. I shared this look on social media in July, and although I labeled it as the perfect look for summer, it is still going strong two months later.


I haven’t been wearing foundation as much, especially since I still haven’t mastered mask-proof makeup for work, so a light base is the way to go. This tinted SPF provides sheer coverage, which I then top with a bronzey glow before spot concealing.

Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Tinted Sunscreen
L’Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer in ‘Deep’
Elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer


Warm tones are the obvious choice for both summer and fall, and this look is nothing if not warm toned. Three different bronzing and contouring products might be excessive but layering the shades along with a more brown blush created a beautiful dimension that represented both seasons beautifully.

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Stick in ‘Where’s Walnut?’
Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer in ‘Tan-tastic’
Make Up For Ever Pro Fusion Bronzer in ‘Iridescent Cinnamon’
Patrick Ta Beauty Major Beauty Headlines Double-Take Blush Duo in ‘She’s So LA’
Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo


This eye look is truly effortless! After tinting and brushing up my brows, I blended several matte warm brown shades through my crease and then applied a natural mascara.

Elf Cosmetic Brow Wow in ‘Deep Brown’
Elf Cosmetics Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Cream & Sugar’
Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara


This lip combo is one of my favorites when I want something a little more brown and deep but not too dramatic! I (over)lined and filled in my lips with two tan lin liners — ‘Strip Down’ is more warm than ‘Kylie’ — for extra dimension and then completed the look with a class drugstore gloss.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liner in ‘Kylie’
MAC Lip Pencil in ‘Strip Down’
NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in ‘Madeleine’

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  1. Great content. Indeed! Thank you for sharing your makeup routine. I will try some of your habits to mine.

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