Fall is by far, my favorite season of the year! For me, Fall is all about family, friends, home & the beauty of nature. I love everything from the vibrant fall leaves to pumpkins of all shapes & sizes to hay rides and hot apple cider! Fall reminds us that happiness can be found in the simplest of things and in the beauty that surrounds us. Plus it gives us a reason for….pumpkin spice everything! Who doesn’t love that?? I could go on and on about my favorite season but since this is a post about Fall Beauty Tips for Women Over 40, I won’t do that!
Every Fall, I like to make a few changes to my Beauty Routine. It’s always fun to add new a couple trending makeup products to spice things up for Fall. And there are classics that I turn to year after year to prepare my skin for winter. So let’s get to it…
Here are my Top 10 Fall Beauty Tips for Women Over 40!
#1 Pink Blush – 2019 Fall Makeup Trend
Summer’s over and it’s time to ditch the Bronzer. One of the hottest Makeup Trends this season is a touch of pinky blush. This might be the most youthful of the fall/ winter 2019-2020 makeup trends. A touch of pinky blush is the easiest way to liven up the complexion and soften the face. Wear the blush high on the cheekbones for a youthful look. For a healthy, fresh-faced look, use the blush in place of contour applied to the hollows of the cheeks and across the temple.
Two worth trying are MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peony Petal, a cool-toned pink with a satin finish. And Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip + Cheek in Halo, a neutral-cool pink that layers well over bare skin or foundation. This glowy pink blush comes in a moisturizing stick applicator that makes putting it on a breeze. Both of these look great on the majority of skin tones.
#2 Fall Scented Candles
OK, I know this is not makeup or beauty related… But, I’m betting if you’re a beauty lover reading this, you probably love candles as much as I do! Am I right???? Candles warm up your home, your personal space, your spirit and can even improve your current mood! There’s nothing better than a perfectly scented candle for the Fall! Here are two fall scented candles I can’t live without! They make your home smell fantastic & put you in the mood for pumpkin pie & hot apple cider!
The #1 Best Selling Fall Scented Candle on Amazon, these candles are handmade to order & smell amazing! They are 100% phthalate free and biodegradable, made with 100% natural soy wax which is petroleum free. These non-toxic candles burn clean and evenly with a total burn time of over 75 hours.
This Pumpkin Pie scented candle smells just like pumpkin pie with a hint of cinnamon and spice. Family & friends who come to visit will think you’ve been in the kitchen baking all day! In addition to Pumpkin Pie, both Fruit Slices and Hot Mulled Cider smell amazing as well! Maybe one of each?
This candle looks much more expensive than it actually is. The jar is beautiful and the Baltic Amber fragrance is a great choice for Fall. Scented with amber resin, sandalwood and vanilla orchid, this candle will have you dreaming of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and apple doughnuts in a matter of minutes!
#3 Soft Lavender Eyeshadow – 2019 Fall Makeup Trend
Soft lavenders and purples were some of the most common eyeshadow colors in the fall/winter 2019-2020 makeup trends. This is good news for those of us in the Over 40 Club! Lavender and purple brighten the eyes for a more youthful look. There are some absolutely gorgeous shadows to choose from out this Fall. Two that stand out are Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Single in Gemstone, one of the most beautiful shimmery purple eyeshadows you will find. And Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eyeshadow in 333 is an eyeshadow with benefits. This lavender eyeshadow also functions as a skincare product, giving the eyes some oomph while also nourishing them with jojoba oil and orange flower extract. This liquid shadow dries down very quickly, and you end up with a beautiful cool lavender tone.
#4 Luxurious Body Cream/Oil to Prepare your Skin
Winter wreaks havoc on the skin and will be here before we know it. Prepare now by switching to a body cream or body oil that is ultra moisturizing and protects your skin. I like to apply my body cream or body oils immediately after a shower or bath while the skin is still wet. Then lightly pat dry after applying. It makes a world of difference! Here are a few body creams and body oils that will have your skin winter ready in no time!
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter is fantastic, slather this on after showering and I swear it lasts 24 hours and leaves your skin feeling like silk! Brazilian Bum Bum Cream from Sol de Janeiro addresses dryness of the skin, dullness and uneven texture as well as loss of firmness and elasticity. And the fragrance of this cream is O.M.G. out of this world intoxicating. I am totally addicted to Bum Bum Cream! Is it too early to ask Santa for a bathtub full of this stuff?
#5 Sheer Foundation – 2019 Fall Makeup Trend
Fresh skin is always in and it was on full display on the runways this Fall. The secret to pulling this look off is to show off your complexion and target coverage only where needed. Use a concealer to spot conceal dark spots, blemishes and flaws prior to applying foundation. Then apply a sheer or radiance-boosting foundation formula to allow your skin to shine through. Here are a couple of formulas to achieve the look!
Lancome Skin Feels Good Skin Nourishing Foundation is a hydrating skin tint infused with skin-loving ingredients. Provides sheer to buildable natural coverage. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation delivers light to medium, buildable coverage with a natural-looking finish. This formula has Vitamin C to brighten the skin and Tumeric Extract to even skin tone!
#6 Glossy Lips – 2019 Fall Makeup Trend
Glossy Lips were all over the runways this Fall and according to Good Housekeeping Magazine, “glossy lips are finally back in style”. Ummm… Did glossy lips ever go OUT of style? I must have been absent that day! Anyway, they’re back and with better, improved formulas that aren’t sticky according to Good Housekeeping. Well GOOD, because I can’t stand that and normally toss the gloss straight away if it’s gives me sticky lips! Here are a couple of good options for non-sticky, glossy lips (over 40 approved)!
Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Cream is a creamy no-shimmer gloss that plumps the lips and provides a glass smooth finish. It is available in 20 shades. My favorites are White Russian, a nude pink and Dolly, a true mauve. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is a high shine gloss with shea butter to soothe & condition the lips. The universal shade is flattering on all skin tones.
#7 Indulge in a Long Bubble Bath with Fall Scents!
This may be my favorite one on the list! Bubble Baths are a huge part of my life! And this is one of my favorite times of the year to relax & enjoy long, hot baths with the scents of Autumn! I promise it will leave your body feeling relaxed and your spirit refreshed. There’s NOTHING better than a long, hot bubble bath! I love the 3 in 1 Shower Gels from Philosophy. They always have fun flavors for Autumn & the Holidays and they smell SO good! Philosophy Shower Gels double as Bubble Baths and Shampoo which is a plus! This year’s Autumn Collection includes Pumpkin Icing, Apple Cider, Cinnamon Latte, Warm Cashmere & Caramel Drizzle. You can grab supersized bottles as well as supersized duos at QVC for a great price!
#8 Add a Refreshing Mist to Your Beauty Stash
For added hydration and all around Glow, carry a refreshing mist in your purse. Spritz it onto your face whenever you need to refresh or feel dry. I like Murad’s Prebiotic 3 in 1 Multimist. It is perfect to throw in your bag to refresh makeup throughout the day and can also be used as a primer or makeup setting spray. Murad Prebiotic 3 in 1 Multimist features hydrating sugars to moisturize and refresh skin, while a yeast peptide helps lock in hydration. It is FREE of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Gluten, Dyes, GMOs, Oil, Triclosan, Alcohol & Nuts. This product is vegan, cruelty-free & safe for sensitive skin! Trust me, you need this in your life!
#9 Add a Super-charged Lip Balm to your Beauty Bag
To prevent dry, chapped lips this Winter (you KNOW they are coming), add a lip balm that doubles as a lip treatment to your skincare routine. Use it day & night to keep your lips super hydrated & kissable. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment is one of my favorites and a lifesaver during the fall/winter seasons! For an overnight treatment, you can’t beat the Grapefruit Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige! It is absolute perfection!
#10 Don’t Skip the SPF! ☀
This is perhaps the MOST important one on the list. Just because Summer is over, that doesn’t mean you can skip using an SPF to protect your skin from the Sun. Sunscreen should be used year round and applied to your face, neck and body. Make sure you are using a minimum SPF30 (preferably SPF50) on your face & neck and a minimum SPF30 on all parts of your Body that are exposed to the sun. Make this a part of your morning routine so that it becomes habit.
Here are some of my favorite sunscreens that won’t leave you looking like a grease ball!
For the face, Elta MD UV Clear SPF46 is non-greasy and wears perfectly under makeup. The mineral based formula helps calm and protect sensitive skin types. It also contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Tinted Face Lotion SPF 30 is another good option. Sun Bum Mineral Tinted Face Lotion is made with zinc-based minerals and vegan ingredients and provides UVA/UVB protection of SPF30.
For the Body, I love Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Daily Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 or Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF50. Both are lightweight and non-greasy with no chemicals!
Well that’s a wrap for my Top 10 Fall Beauty TIps for Women Over 40! I hope you enjoyed the post and found it helpful. What are your Fall Beauty Must Haves and Tips? What beauty products are you excited to try this Fall? As always, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below!
Until next time…
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