Top 8 Summer-to-Fall Transition Tips: Beauty Edition

From skin care to makeup and everything in between

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Fall is that magical season when you’re finally able to pull out your favorite warm wardrobe staples – waterproof trenches and Martens with a chunky platform are among them – and hold onto them for the remainder of the year. And while the anticipation for the fall wardrobe is exciting, the preparation for the new season can’t be complete without incorporating a weather-appropriate skincare routine. 

As the days become shorter and the weather – colder, you need to start thinking about changing your skin regimen. Dry, thin, and dull skin is a no-go, hence the need for new products and habits that will help with the transition from summer to autumn. 

Weather changes tend to be stressful for your skin, and your skin has to adapt. Our tips will give you the guidance you need to facilitate the change in the true Korean style. Keep on reading. 

(Oh, and we’ve got you covered on the makeup front too.)

[1] Switch your light moisturizer for a thick cream
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Fall is a dry and cool season, which is a clear formula for a skin disaster. Indoor heaters don’t help either – they tend to aggravate sensitive skin types and cause roughness and redness.

We recommend you introduce a rich moisturizer to your skincare routine to avoid the repercussion of angry skin. Say goodbye to lightweight moisturizers and say hello to hydrating K-beauty products such as Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream or COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream. Dr. Jart+ cream will help strengthen the skin barrier and help retain moisture due to the ceramides it contains, whereas COSRX’s cream will nourish it with the lightweight-yet-powerful mix of coconut oil, propolis extract, and hyaluronic acid. 

Where to buy Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream: Dr Jart+

Where to buy COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream: CORSX

[2] Invest in high-quality overnight face masks
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The secret to achieving the near-perfect skin Koreans are known for is overnight masks. They help your skin to recover from the stress by deeply penetrating the epidermis and repairing it from inside out. Apply it right before going to bed and expect to wake up with a soft, hydrated, and dewy complexion. 

We like Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Biome Night Therapy Mask for how absorbent it is and Laneige Water Sleeping Mask for how moisturizing your skin feels the next morning. You don’t need to overdo them – a few applications a week is enough for noticeable results.

Where to buy Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Biome Night Therapy Mask: Amazon

Where to buy Laneige Water Sleeping Mask: Laneige

[3] Invest in hydrating serums

You want to hydrate your skin the best you can – here’s where hydrating serums prove to be helpful. Koreans have long cracked this code and are avid users of products like Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum and COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. A couple of drops of the Green Tea serum is all it takes to deeply nourish and moisturize your skin. It’s thicker in consistency and more effective in locking in the moisture due to its green tea seed formula. 

COSRX K-beauty essence is a different fruit altogether. Containing 96% of snail secretion, it’s known to hydrate, repair your skin, and treat it from hyperpigmentation.

Where to buy Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum: Innisfree

Where to buy COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence: COSRX

[4] Swap whitening with a hydrating toner 
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Toner is a must – it acts as a base for layering other skincare products. Take it from Koreans who made it mainstream to use whitening and cleansing toners in the summertime and hydrating toners in the winter. 

To follow their lead, look into Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Biome Toner or Laneige Skin Refiner. The former moisturizes and brightens your skin at the same time thanks to the prebiotics and hyaluronic acid it contains, while the latter gives you the glow that’s hard to achieve in the cooler months.  

Where to buy Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Biome Toner: Dr. Jart+  

Where to buy Laneige Skin Refiner: Laneige

[5] Go for glossy lips
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Matte lips that have been on the rise for quite some time already. Now, they’re giving the way to their glossy peers. This is good news – no one likes having dry and cracked lips when it’s freezing outside. 

One of those glossy lip products we endorse with particular passion is Etude House Glass Rouge Tint. It has a lightweight texture that keeps your lips hydrated while also giving them some color. Pick a dark plum or a cherry hue and you’ll blend in with nature right away.

Where to buy Etude House Glass Rouge Tint: Etude House

[6] Prioritize natural skin
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Faces covered in three layers of foundation aren’t in vogue anymore. What’s the new ‘cool and trendy’ is the natural-looking skin. And what’s a better way to stay on top of your skin game than to, well, take proper care of it (and use the barely-there makeup)? 

For the ‘no-makeup makeup’ look, check out Son & Park Skin Fit Foundation. It’s the perfect product for those who want to cover some of the skin redness without sacrificing radiance. To get the most out of it, fix the thin layer of foundation with a fine setting mist. Voila, you’re now glowing like a disco ball (in the best way possible).  

Where to buy Son & Park Skin Fit Foundation: Amazon

[7] Add some shine to your eye makeup
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Don’t hold back from applying shine to your eyelids. Fall is the time of the year when you can afford it. To not overdo the look, consider highlighting your tear duct with a nude eyeliner first. Then you can go all out with your vinyl-inspired eyeshadows. 

We recommend you to try the new eSpoir Look Book Vintage Lace Palette. Featuring two glittery shadows, – Shell Pendant and Vintage Pearl – it gives you the possibility to play around and come up with something that will become your new signature fall look.  

Soak Tip: Add some glitter to your cheeks and under the eyes for a dramatic look. 

Where to buy eSpoir Look Book Vintage Lace Palette: eSpoir

[8]  Get nostalgic with 2000s-inspired makeup looks
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Go back in time (figuratively) with the colorful block eyeliners and electric-hued eyeshadows. There hasn’t been a better time to go all out and experiment with a variety of winged-liner looks that suit every eye shape and color.

3CE Multi Eye Color Palette #Beach Muse and a collection of 3CE One Color Shadows are your go-to products for this look. The first palette consists of 9 bright shades that can be mixed and matched, while the one-color shadows palette offers 7 bright colors like Tangerine Stain, Notorious Plum, Spritzer, or Yolk for channeling your inner Y2K diva .

Where to buy 3CE Multi Eye Color Palette #Beach Muse: Style Nanda

Where to buy 3CE One Color Shadows: Style Nanda

And while the colder days aren’t here yet, you’ve got to thatch the roof before the rain begins. Or, in other words, make notes of our tips and use them for smoothly transitioning your skin from summer to fall. 

Let us know in the comments down below your ride-or-die beauty tips for the upcoming season! 

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