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CathyRecommends: Five Beauty Essentials For Fall/Winter

Lauren Guldan

With Michigan autumn now in full force, it is time to switch out your spring and summer beauty products for ones that are more fall appropriate. Listed below are five essential beauty products for you to begin or expand your kit. 1) Moisturizer: Time to put away the light sunscreens packed with SPF and replace it with a heavy duty moisturizer. This is a crucial skincare product for both men and women in fall and winter, but especially for the ladies. Before you decide on a new foundation or powder that will better suit your skin for the colder weather, it is necessary to maintain a smooth base for your foundation. Having dry skin will make foundation look cakey and flakey. Also, not only will moisturizer help your foundation glide on more smoothly, but it will create a barrier between your skin and your makeup.

Suggested products:

Moisturizers for dry skin (Tip: exfoliate before moisturizer)

High End:

  • Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture
  • Origins Make A Difference Plus
  • Clinique SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer


Mid range:

  • Kiehl's Abyssine Cream
  • Philosophy Hope In A Jar



  • Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM


Moisturizers for Combination/Normal:

High End:

  • Origins Balanced Diet
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Mid Range:

  • Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Oil Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer
  • The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day CreamOlay Complete All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen


  • Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen


Oily Skin (Tip: try gel formulas):

High End:

  • Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Mid Range:

  • Boscia Clear Complexion Moisturizer
  • Mac Mineralize Charged Water Moisturizer
  • The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream


  • Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Moisturizer
  • Simple Oil Balancing Moisturizer


2) Lip balm: What moisturizer is to your face, lip balm is to your lips. This is particularly important if you want to dive into the deeper color or matte lip trend this fall and winter, since those lipsticks tend to dry out your lips.

Suggested products:

High End:

  • Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
  • Hourglass N. 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Mid Range:

  • Kiehl's Lip Balm 1


  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • Carmex


3) Mascara: It is rare that a beauty product can be stand-alone and dramatic at the same time. Many beauty products needs to be complimented by another to not look unnatural. Foundation, for example, needs to be paired with powder or a bit of color. Eyeliner needs to be paired with lashes. Lipstick needs to be paired with concealer. But mascara can be worn lightly on its own to widen and wake-up the eyes, or it can be used more dramatically to compliment a bold makeup. That is why every girl should start with a good mascara.   It's just so versatile.

Suggested products: (Tip: Use a waterproof mascara to hold a curl)

High End:

  • Lancome Definicils (comes in waterproof formula)
  • Lancome Star (comes in waterproof formula)
  • Lancome Hypnose (comes in waterproof formula)
  • Benefits They're Real (good for long lashes)
  • Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara


  • L'Oreal Voluminous (comes in waterproof formula)
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes (comes in waterproof formula)
  • Maybelline Illegal Lengths
  • Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Cat Eyes
  • Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies


4) Lipstick: If it was any other year, lipstick may not have made the cut for me as an essential, however, this year's fall and winter beauty trends is all about the lip. Whether it be a nude lip with a natural face or a retro, vampy shade - lipsticks are definitely the showstoppers of this year's fall makeup collections.

Suggested Products:


High End:

  • Tom Ford Blush Nude
  • Lancome Rich Cashmere

  • Nars Belle De Jour
  • Nars Honolulu Honey
  • Nars Cruising
  • Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush



  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 03
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Nude Delight

Rimmel Nude Delight

  • L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Fairest Nude
  • Wet 'N Wild Bare It All
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipstick Soft Nude


High End:

  • Lancome Berry Noir
  • Nars Scarlet Empress
  • Nars Heat Wave (Orange based red)
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Rouge Noir

  • Chanel Rouge Allure Incandescente (Orange based red)
  • Mac Ruby Woo (retro red)

  • Mac Russian Red (intense blue based red)
  • Mac Rebel
  • Mac Diva



  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 01
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 107
  • NYX Snow White Round Lipstick
  • NYX Hero Round Lipstick

NYX Hero

  • Revlon Fire and Ice
  • Revlon Matte Really Red


5) Nail Polish: There's something about manicured nails that are so feminine. While in professional settings it's best to stick with neutrals and pinks,  for the sake of being festive we are going to focus on reds. Reds, dark reds, wines, burgundies, ox blood, etc. are extremely in season right now and here are my suggested products to achieve the look:

  • Essie Bahama Mama

  • Essie Bordeaux
  • Essie All Lacquered Up
  • Butter London Knees Up
  • Butter London Pillar Box
  • Butter London Saucy Jack

  • Chanel Rouge Noir

So, just some suggestions for those who want to start a fall kit or who want to find new products and colors to expand their makeup collection. Either way, fall is here and it's best to embrace it.