By Angelique Suarez

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It is a strange and in-between time of the year when it comes to make-up and fashion. It is a time where summer begins to melt into fall.  We students are waiting on the tips of our toes for sweater weather, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and even posting pictures of Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) in the fall.

But, until then, we can slowly but surely begin to change our makeup looks from a beautiful summer glow to a daring autumnal haze.

Transitioning into fall makeup can be done by selecting a deeper color palette, darker lipsticks, and going for a matte texture instead of a dewy finish.

                        In the summer, individuals tend to use golden, bronze, and tons of shimmer when doing their eye make-up. This looks absolutely amazing in the summer, but for fall, you would want to go with darker, cooler, and more neutral shades.

For example, the Naked palette by Urban Decay is a great product to use for a smooth transition into fall. For a cheaper option, you could even choose something similar to it like Maybelline’s The Nudes palette.

For fall, a matte finish is more ideal than a dewy finish to the skin. Changing your foundations from liquid to powder will help with giving that matte finish type of look.

For those who simply do not like using powdered foundation, you can use a matte liquid foundation. Be sure to use one that is highly recommended like the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. Not only does this foundation give a matte finish, but it also gives amazing coverage.

                        Changing your lip color from bright summer colors to dark and sophisticated autumnal shades is very simple. Instead of using a glossy lipstick, try to go for matte lipsticks. Matte textures have always been the trend for a great fall makeup look.

So, rather going for a bright red color lipstick, go for a deep blood red shade. The color does not necessarily have to be red either.  It can be a deep plum color or a mauve nude shade. For an example you can use Mac’s lipstick in the shade Plum Daddy or any of Kate Moss’s lipstick collection in the darker shades of course.

Transitioning into fall makeup can be simple and easy if you have the right tools and tips to use!