Summer is my favorite season, but fall is an extremely close second. There are so many things that I love about autumn that it’s hard to write it all here. But one of my favorite things is changing up my beauty routine and checking out all the new products that are launching.
After spending the last few months sporting the brightest lipsticks possible, lots of tinted moisturizer, and simple neutral eyeshadows, I’m ready to spend the next few months rocking dark lipsticks, colorful eye shadow, glowing highlighter, and the right foundation. If you feel the same way, read on. I’ve rounded up and tested out a whole bunch of beauty product launches you need to check out. Here are 22 amazing new makeup products every girl needs for fall:
1. Dong Gong Brow Maker
This is a Korean brand that’s been gaining a lot of popularity here in the States. And yes, it’s just as cool as it looks. Once you can figure out how to manipulate the unique wand, it’s very helpful. Instead of having two brow products, you can have two in one! I love carrying this around in my bag for touch-ups.
Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Mini Brow Maker, $22, Sephora
2. Laura Geller Lip Liner
Dark lipstick is a huge makeup trend for fall. As gorgeous as it looks, it’s also high maintenance. Dark lipstick can bleed easily and kind of get all over the place. It’s always helpful to wear lip liner with it to keep things in place. I love this Laura Geller pencil because it goes on so smoothly and stays in place. I use it in nude to really enhance the outline of my lips.
Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner, $18, Ulta
3. Too Faced Stardust Palette
Guys, I’m obsessed with this palette. For less than $50, you get 12 amazing eye shadow shades that will work for daytime or nighttime looks, and travel size primer and mascara. Yu also get tutorials on how to do a few different looks from makeup artist Vegas Nay, who helped create this whole set. It’s awesome. Get it fast, before it sells out, because it’s limited edition!
Too Faced Stardust by Vegas Nay, $45, Ulta
4. bareMinerals Concealer
I love bareMinerals because their stuff is really great for sensitive, acne-prone skin like mine. This is sort of like concealer/serum, which is very unique. It’s also super lightweight, meaning you barely feel it on your skin. And it’s easy to carry around!
bareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, $20, Sephora
5. Lip Plumping Lip Gloss
Okay, I’m obsessed with this lip gloss and I don’t even like lip gloss. I’m more of a matte lipstick girl myself, so when this bright, shimmery gloss landed on my desk, I kind of groaned a little bit. Then I tried it on. The Santorini Red is a gorgeous color that isn’t too intense or crazy. The shimmering effect totally works here, making this look pretty and glam. It tingles a little bit, leaving your lips slightly more plump than usual – but it’s not painful at all. If you’re looking for a new gloss, go with this one.
HydroPeptide Perfecting Gloss Lip Enhancing Treatment in Santorini Red, $28, Nordstrom
6. Illamasqua Blush
One big fall beauty trend was the natural look with flushed cheeks. This Illamasqua blush will definitely give you that look. My favorite shade, Chased, is a bright pink that goes on softer than you’d think. It lasts all day!
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Chased, $28, Illamasqua
7. Josie Maran Highlighter
Another huge fall beauty trend was glowy, dewy skin. If you’re after that look, you absolutely need this illuminizing wand. I use mine like highlighter, blending it into my cheekbones, nose, and chin after the rest of my makeup has been applied. It will actually make you glow, but not in an obnoxious way. This stick is made with Argan oil, so it’s super creamy and feels awesome.
Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand, $28, Sephora
8. eos Lip Balm
Colder weather means chapped lips, which means you are going to need tons of lip balm. Be like every celebrity ever and get yourself some eos. Not only is this cute little balm fun to use, this new flavor, Blackberry Nectar, smells incredible. It reminds me of summer weather, which will definitely be nice when I’m feeling cold in a few months.
eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm in Blackberry Nectar, $3.49, Ulta
9. Luminess Airbrush Body Shimmer
Now that you won’t be spending time outside getting a little bit of a summer glow, you’ll have to get it on your own. This Luminess body spray is my new favorite thing. It gives your skin a hint of shimmer, leaving it looking flawless. This is great to use on bare legs or arms, or even on your cleavage.
Luminess AirSupremacy Body Iridescence, $29, Luminess
10. Laura Geller Lipstick
Laura Geller recently came out with this line of gorgeous lipsticks inspired by New York City neighborhoods. While there are lots of great options, I think my favorite is Tribeca Tan. It’s a tan/nude/brown color that is subtle but really pretty.
Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Tribeca Tan, $21, Ulta
11. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
I’m sure you’ve heard of Make Up For Ever’s cult favorite HD foundation – this is the new updated version that just recently launched, and it works just as well as the original (if not better). This foundation comes in so many different color options and it really makes your complexion look flawless.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $43, Sephora
12. L’Oreal Matte Lip Pencils
If you’re not ready to give up your summer pinks, you don’t have to! This L’Oreal matte lipstick in Game Set Matte is the perfect option for fall. It’s a very pretty, bright pink that isn’t too in-your-face. It goes on super smooth for a matte formula, and won’t dry out your lips.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lipcolour Stick in Game Set Matte, $9.99, Ulta
13. Rodial Instaglam Magic Pen
Rodial is a UK brand that has been gaining a lot of traction in America lately. This Instaglam stick is one my favorite products they offer. It’s a little “magic pen” that touches up spots, acne, red marks, whatever. I carry it around with me and use it for everything, even highlighting under my brows and in the inner corners of my eyes!
Rodial Instaglam Magic Pen, Rodial
14. L’Oreal True Match Illuminator
Remember how we talked about that glowing, dewy look that is so popular this season? This is another way to achieve that look. Pick the color that works for your skin tone, and then use how you please. I put this on after foundation but before bronzer and blush. It looks super shimmery, but it fades a bit and just ends up making your skin look gorgeous.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator, $12.99, Ulta
15. Smashbox #ShapeMatters Palette
If you prefer to keep your makeup all together, get this new palette from Smashbox. There are neutral shadows for daytime, and more dramatic ones for night. There’s bronzer and highlighter for contouring, and illuminators, and even brow shades and wax. It truly has everything.
Smashbox #ShapeMatters Palette, $65, Sephora
16. Make Up For Ever HD Concealer
Can’t get enough of the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation? Then you’ll definitely want this concealer. Cover up all of your annoying little spots with this so that everything looks flawless.
Make Up For Ever HD Concealer, $29, Sephora
17. ModelLauncher Blush
For those of you who want something a little more intense than a light pink blush – ModelLauncher has Honeybell. It’s more bright and fun, and it goes on like a dream. I also love the simple packaging.
ModelLauncher Baked Blush in Honeybell, $17, ModelLauncher
18. Rodial Glamstick
This lip color looks a little intimidating in the package, because it’s super bright. But fear not – it’s much more subtle than you think. It’s more of a sheer gloss, but it doesn’t feel like sticky lip gloss. It’s super smooth and moisturizing, and it just looks so good on! I love the shade Revenge or Psycho.
Rodial Glamstick in Revenge, Rodial
19. Tarte Contour Palette
Okay, so Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess palette isn’t exactly new – but I had to include it, because it’s awesome. This was practically made for those of you who are scared of contouring. It’s easy to use, it’s straightforward, and the colors are great. Plus, the gold packaging will make you feel so glam.
Tarte Park Avenue Princess, $26, Sephora
20. Smashbox Concealer
There are lots of concealer options out there for fall, but this one stands out because it treats and hides at the same time. This concealer can hide any spot, but it also reduces the appearance and treats it so that it will actually disappear.
Smashbox 24 Hour CC Spot Concealer, $25, Sephora
21. Susan Posnick Foundation
Now that summer is over, you can go back to using powder foundation! I love this one by Susan Posnick. It’s very lightweight. Powders have a tendency to look too obvious, but this one doesn’t. Plus, for $65, you get a great foundation and an amazingly soft brush. That’s not a bad deal!
Susan Posnick ColorFlo Loose Mineral Foundation with Kabuki Brush Set, $62, Susan Posnick
22. Tarte Lip Pencil
Oh man, I’m in love with this little lip pencil. Tarte’s LipSurgence pencils are incredibly moisturizing and feel so great on your lips. This color, Glisten, is very subtle – it’s perfect for the days you don’t want a bold look.
Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Glisten, $24, Tarte
Which of these makeup options is your favorite? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments.