by LAUREN VALENTI
Black is classic, but when the leaves start to turn there’s something decidedly cozy about swiping on earthy or jewel-toned liner.
Editors’ Pick: This season, Chanel is literally all about red—yes even for the eyes. And this burnt burgundy hue is smoldery perfection.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Eros, $33; nordstrom.com.
2 SUN-KISSED BLUSH
Indian Summers are a very real thing, so instead of bringing the whole sun-kissed look to a halt, transition seamlessly by switching from a bronzer to a slightly-shimmery blush.
Editors’ Pick: Not only is this formula ultra-silky and easy to blend, the “Lover’s Blush” shade in particular is beloved for being universally-flattering, striking an impressive balance between pink, peach, and shimmer.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Lover’s Blush, $32; macys.com.
3 GLOW-Y FOUNDATION
Illuminating foundation may seem like it’s made for summer, but it’s actually way more necessary in the fall when less sun and dipping temps make for dryer, duller-looking complexions.
Editors’ Pick: Infused with oil and robust pigments that smooth like silk, you’re going to love the way this sheer, yet buildable coverage feels on your face. And the finish? Luminous and satin-y loveliness.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup, $64; sephora.com.
4 NEUTRAL EYESHADOW PALETTE
It’s our personal belief that you need no less than a dozen new eyeshadows come fall, and that usually consists of a slew of matte neutrals, as well as punchier jewel tones.
Editors’ Pick: Like the rest of the internet, we’re freaking out over Urban Decay’s new Naked Ultimate Basics palette. If you can get your hands on it, you’ll have 12-never-before-seen, cool-to-warm neutrals in your corner.
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics, $55; available beginning September 18 at urbandecay.com.
5 BRIGHTENING AND PRIMING SERUM
Another great way to fight dullness and dryness is by swapping out your primer for a hydrating and brightening serum. It will nourish the skin while making for a smoother, more even-toned canvas.
Editors’ Pick: We’re all over this new three-in-one serum, which illuminates the skin with brightening actives while pumping up the moisture with hyaluronic acid. And the subtle, pear-and-rasberry-laced scent is kind of addicting, too.
The Estée Edit Radiance Activator Treat + Prep + Glow, $55; sephora.com.
6 NAIL POLISH WARDROBE
Come September, your digits will want to ditch their sunny disposition for moody matte shades.
Editors’ Pick: Jin Soon’s new coloring offerings marry wearability and cool-girl-ness perfectly. The standout shade? That would be Moxie, a muted, Tumblr-friendly pink.
Jin Soon Nail Polish Collection, $18 each; nordstrom.com.
7 SOOTHING FACIAL SPRAY
As the seasons transition, your skin will be in flux and it will show. To keep your skin looking radiant as the day (and your face beat) wears on, mist on this equal parts toning, soothing, and sweet-smelling elixir.
Editors’ Pick: Caudalie is our go-to, and for a limited time only, you can get their grape-happy formula inside a gorgeous bottle designed, or rather *dressed*, by Jason Wu.
Caudalie Jason Wu for Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $18; sephora.com.
8 FALL-READY FRAGRANCE
Sorry spring, but we think fall takes the cake for the most invigorating scent season. There’s simply no better excuse to invest in a new (perhaps spicier?) signature.
Editors’ Pick: In the Olsens we trust forever. And this season they’ve unveiled a new fragrance duo featuring Bourbon (a pastiche of vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and tuberose), as well as Rose (a floral blend with rose de mai and vetiver).
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon and Nirvana Rose, $65; sephora.com.
9 TAKE-IT-EVERYWHERE LIP BALM
‘Tis the season for dry, crackly lips, so you’re going to want to have a balm on you at ALL times to keep your pout in check.
Editors’ Pick: Lanolin is a key ingredient when choosing a formula, and this multi-tasking ointment boasts the pure stuff. It can transform your lips overnight—and the packaging is too good to let out of your sights for long.
Lano Lips 101 Oinment Multipurpose Superbalm, $16.95; ulta.com.