It’s truly mind-blowing that August ends next week, basically marking the end of summer. It still feels like June. Just sayin’. Everyone knows September 1st is the unofficial start of fall, so it’s now or never to start thinking about our inner basic betch. Whether or not you choose to accept it, fall is coming, which means you should also probs start digging out your comfiest oversize sweaters and make moves for fall fashion. Not only do the cooler temperatures affect our layered outfits, but they also affect our glowing skin that we worked so hard to perfect this summer. As we all know, cold and windy days make our beauty routines a living hell. To mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare yourself for how to transition your beauty routine in the coming weeks, here are some of the best beauty products you’ll want to get your hands on.
1. Invest In A Hair Mask Treatment
If your hair has somehow remained miraculously unharmed by the ocean’s evil wrath this summer, then you’re already winning
and I hate you. Laying out and day drinking in the middle of a hot summer’s day can take a toll on us in more ways than one, one being our hair. To restore some life back into dry, damaged hair, invest in a nourishing and conditioning hair treatment you can use once a week.
Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment
2. Incorporate Moisturizing Facials
Let’s be real. How many times did we fall asleep with a face full of makeup on this summer? Or better yet, fall asleep under the sun, thanks to too many spiked seltzers? The end result is never pretty, so we kind of have to make up for that before it gets worse. Start by treating yo’self with a hydrating treatment that enhances your glow and makes your face feel soft af.
3. Extend Your Summer Glow
As usual, we can never have nice things, and if by some rare chance we do get to have something nice, it doesn’t last long. FML. In this scenario, I’m not referring to like, long-lost relationships, a bottle of wine, or a new uncracked iPhone screen. I’m referring to the tan we worked too hard on for it to go unnoticed. Consider using an extender that continuously brings out your summer glow and helps prolong fading for as long as possible.
4. Use Gentle Cleansers
From here on out, you’ll want to stay far, far away from anything harsh, drying, or too strong on your face. Prep your skin for the colder weather by washing your face with a gentle cleanser, preferably one for sensitive skin types. This helps keep natural oils in and prevents your skin from becoming flaky too soon.
Burt’s Bees Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
5. Exfoliate Your Lips
Fall is most definitely the season of lipsticks. I mean, our obsession for vampy colors is real since each year we stock up on a ridiculous amount of shades to maybe wear like, once. #NoRegrets. To prep and prime your lips for the utmost flawless application, start using a conditioning lip scrub. The exfoliator will gently remove dead skin and keep your lips plump, smooth, and ready for endless swatching this fall.
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Fall is literally the best excuse to do anything. Drinking a 600 calorie pumpkin flavored coffee? Uh, it’s fall. Who cares? Eating Halloween candy even though you’re twentysomething years old and have no business slamming down mini Twix bars? ‘Tis the season. Blacking out at an apple cider tasting during a Sunday afternoon? It’s autumn. That’s practically a basic human right. Fall is seriously the best thing to blame all of your terrible decision making on. Here are a bunch of beauty products you can blow your rent money on in the sake of the betchiest season.
1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
Not to be dramatic, but I have personally witnessed this lip product perform like, three different miracles. First of all, I received this as a sample and actually liked it enough to use it and then buy the full size. Anyone who has ever received a sample knows that this is rare AF. The second miracle is that this is a tube of lip treatment that I’ve actually reached the bottom of. Normally, Chapsticks and glosses get lost in the train wreck that is my daily life, but this thing somehow always makes it home with me at the end of a night, even if my debit card, ID, and dignity weren’t as lucky. And lastly, this is a tinted lip product that doesn’t make your lips look super crusty and creepy. It comes in some v fall-ish colors and even has SPF protection, so it’s totally perf for those autumn days when you’re sweating your ass off trying to get an Instagram in an apple orchard even though chilly weather isn’t even here yet.
2. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
Perhaps the biggest difference between summer and fall is that it’s more difficult to discretely disguise a hangover in the chillier months. You can’t necessarily fly under the radar with sunglasses on at brunch when it’s cloudy and cold in November. It’s probably time to start using a night eye cream so you look less like you’re on the verge of death next time you go too hard at happy hour.
3. LUSH Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
If Cinderella was written in 2017, turning into a pumpkin at midnight would never be considered a bad thing, because that’s clearly what we’re all trying to achieve these days. If anything, she would have turned into like, gluten or something. Anyway, this bubble bar is a glittery-ass pumpkin, which is probably enough reason for half of you to want to buy 100 of them. It will make your skin sparkle and smell like cinnamon, and you’ll probably get a pretty decent, albeit basic, Boomerang out of it. Win, win, win.
4. Kylie Cosmetics Autumn Lip Kit
Would a list of basic fall beauty products be complete without one of Kylie’s seasonal lip kits? Is the Pope Jewish? Is tequila on an empty stomach going to lead to a night filled with fond memories you’ll someday share with your future grandchildren? The answer to all of these questions, of course, is abso-fucking-lutely not. If you’ve ever tried Kylie’s matte lip kits, there’s a pretty solid chance you’ve ended up looking like you have dried food on your face, but that’s not the point. At most, they’re good for one selfie before the lipstick starts cracking and exposing the true shape of your lips. But like, this one comes in a cool new box, soo…
5. AG Hair Remedy Spray
Remember when you spent the entire summer drunk at the beach, not giving a shit that your hair was dripping salt water because you’re one of those people who thinks you’re “secretly a mermaid”? Well, sorry to ruin your life, but plot spoiler: you’re a human and all that sand, sun, and saltwater made your hair dry as shit. Fall is the season to apologize to your hair for the crap you put it through all summer long. This spray uses apple cider vinegar (which is fall AF) to restore your hair’s strength. Now, whoever you’re forcing to play with your hair through cuffing season won’t have to deal with your gross, tangled ends. You’re welcome.