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5 Ways to Update Your Fall Makeup

Transitioning your summer wardrobe in anticipation for fall doesn’t stop at just shoes and clothes! Your beauty look is just as important. I like to take the turn of a new season as an opportunity to do a total clean out of my makeup bag. It’s time to throw out old products, clean brushes, stow away summer products and bring out those fall color palettes! So grab your favorite fall drink (cinnamon or pumpkin spice latte anyone?), and check out my 5 ways to update your fall makeup this year!

1. Swap Your Usual Black Liner for Blue 

Is blue the new black? Maybe not, but it is a fun way to mix up your fall beauty routine. I lined my lower lashes with a crayon shadow like this one! There are awesome colored liners (like this and this) but I love how creamy and blendable the shadow is. If you want a more of a ‘wash-of-color’ as opposed to a thick line, apply a small dot of the product on the outer corner of your lash line and blend it in with your finger!

2. Add Brown Lipstick to Your Summer Colors

You might remember this tip from this post here, but I can’t stop doing it! For your lips this fall, try adding a darker shade of brown or red and mixing it with your summer colors. Adding a darker color to a bright red can give you the perfect maroon. Or a deep purple to a bright pink will give you a gorgeous magenta. Just play around with your lip colors and have fun! You might surprise yourself and create the perfect, one of a kind fall color for you! Blue also tends to accentuate your eye color more if you have darker colored eyes like I do.

3. Go Monochrome

I’ve used this trick before, but it seriously works. A monochrome face is not only a time saver, but it also looks super chic.  Basically, after you’re done mixing your lip colors, or getting that perfect ‘just-kissed’ smudge, use the left over product on your finger to blot the apples of your cheeks, and blend! You’ll get a gorgeous flush of color on your cheeks in seconds! If you want to take it one step further, move the color onto your eyes, too!

4. Use Bronzer as Eyeshadow

Your bronzer can do so much more than contour. If I’m short on time, or I want an easy subtle smokey eye, I use my bronzer as eyeshadow! This works with matte bronzers like this one or shimmer bronzers like this one!

If you’re really feeling experimental, try mixing a matte with a shimmer! Use matte around your crease and shimmer to highlight the inner corners!

5. The Subtle Glow

Overcast and gloomy fall days usually always means that there’s no sun in sight. So this fall, add a little sunshine to your glow. A subtle shimmer on your cheekbones will give you a gorgeous glow and can really help brighten up your face. The art of a subtle shimmer is to use just enough to give the glow, and avoid looking so highlighted you could blind someone! Lol! Right now I’m particularly loving this one and this one!

Who else is ready for fall fashion and beauty? Let me know if you guys do anything fun to change up your beauty routine for fall down below and have a great day!



  • only fash says:

    Great article!! Thanks for sharing great tips on fashion.

  • get ready to rock in this fall with these amazing ideas 🙂

  • get ready to rock in this fall with these amazing ideas 🙂

  • Jennifer Hu says:

    I hopped onto the blue eyeliner trend, and I am loving it! It is bringing a unique look to my eyes! Mine is a deep navy blue from NARS!

  • Blog beauté says:

    Thanks for all those advices !

  • Floriane Bonneville says:

    Chriselle, where did you get your off the shoulder top? It’s so beautiful. 😍

  • dalila says:


    I will try to darken my lips for fall. It’s a very good idea

    xoxo from Paris.

  • cindy says:

    Love this so much! Can’t wait until fall hits here with full force.

    xo | Cindy Elena

  • I love this look! So pretty.

  • Alisha Ricki says:

    Great Post Chriselle! I love blue liner xo, Alisha Ricki | Life(Style) &Travel,

  • My make up is usually simple neutrals throughout all seasons, but this is sooo awesome!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Stephanie Faye says:

    I very much adore your simplicity with make up. Thanks for the tip.

  • Magda says:

    I have to try using bronzer as eyeshadow, great tips, thanks for sharing!

  • Alison says:

    I love this! Especially the tip about using bronzers as eyeshadows! I also do this with my highlighter sometimes if I’m feeling crazy 😊

  • Kiri says:

    I really like the idea of the blue eyeliner!
    I might give that one a go!
    Set to Glow

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these great tips, Chriselle, especially the blue eyeliner! <3 🙂 So pretty!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Chelsea Baxter says:

    I literally love fall makeup, I’m all about those brown lipsticks and darker shadows. Favourite time of year for sure. Love the post!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • I haven’t yet transitioned my makeup, but I like the thought of wearing a dark navy instead of black.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Savannah says:

    Loving these tips! I will definitely pick up some blue eyeliner and brown lipstick! x

  • I adore the blue liner – makes your brown eyes pop! And doubling up the bronzer as eyeshadow is an excellent, economical idea 🙂

    Tamsin | A Certain Adventure

  • Kritsida says:

    Love how you mixed lip colors! It definitely saves money from buying additional colors.
    x. kritsida

  • Kaelen says:

    This is such a cute fall makeup look. I have been doing an eye-heavy look for summer, but now I’m eager to go back to a bold red lip for fall.

    Darling Marcelle 

  • Natali says:

    Your make up is spot on, so vamp and feminine!

  • dez says:

    what great tips and tricks

  • Keri says:

    These deep red lip is so gorgeous on you, Chriselle! Definitely the perfect autumn makeup look

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Jae says:

    I’m all about using my bronzer as eye shadow too! So excited about the Fall weather.

  • Anne says:

    Yes to brown lipstick! I hope you’d put up a fall lookbook soon on Youtube or here perhaps. 🙂

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