Fall is a great time to swap out your summer foundation for a slightly lighter shade. As we move into this cooler weather season we say, Goodbye summer tan, hello fall!
And if the changing season has you wanting to play with some fall makeup looks, we don’t blame you -- we understand! That means it's time to steer your minimal glam game into a whole new direction. Certainly, one that can support your darker fall wardrobe. Light cardigans to chunky sweaters are what it’s all about! Yeah, we love this cozy style for sure.
Fall makeup trends including shades from smoky bronze to hot pink, sienna, copper, onwards to mermaid, or emerald eyes, are about to get a huge moment. Caramel shades and dark copper eyeshadow will totally elevate your favorite smoky eye for this new season.
The world of makeup is infinite and so are the different products you can purchase. Lucky for you, we’ve put together this description of makeup basics that you should have and why!
If you love to take care of your skin, it’s also important that you learn these top tricks and tips to enhance your skincare routine even further. Not only will these simple tweaks make your skin look fresh, smooth, and clear, but all of these options are cost effective as well.
Washing Your Face Two Times a Day
Yes, two times a day. To some that may feel excessive, we know. However, this is a standard habit that you should begin as soon as possible. After a long day, it is important to take off all of your makeup to keep your bed clean and free from makeup, as well as dirt and grime that builds up on your skin.
Washing your face at night is a game changer. Even though many people only wash their faces in the morning, those times before bed can give your skin a revitalized look. For gentle cleansing try our Antioxidant Foaming Cleanser and use twice daily. Consider investing in an exfoliating cleanser such as the Hydrating Exfoliating Cleanser from Deluvia to use once a week to exfoliate for a clean and refreshed look to your skin.
Use a Gentle Glycolic Cream at Night
Glycolic acid can benefit your skin by exfoliating dead skin cells and rehydrating your skin. It can help to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles for healthy-looking skin. You should try Deluvia HydraSkin Turbo Crème to give your skin a boost.
Diet, Diet, Diet!
No, don’t literally go on a diet. Instead, consider switching some of your food to plant-based options and away from processed foods. Sugars and simple carbs (like white bread, pasta) are not friends to the health of your skin. While fresh food is not always an affordable option, this diet can give you more easy-to-absorb vitamins and alkaline. This ends up reducing inflammation and helps the skin with its recovery process!
Explore Drainage Massages
You can easily begin to work in gentle facial massages throughout your day. In fact, it only takes a minute or two. This will get rid of some of the fluid buildup and tension that resides in your face. Simply take a couple of fingers and gently massage every area of your face. After a few minutes you may notice that your face feels less tense. This is a self-care step that leaves you and your skin feeling great!
Yes! Vitamins! Especially Vitamin D3. Whether it’s through supplements or a healthier diet, vitamins are a great way to enhance the skins’ ability to protect itself. It will also help your skin decrease the look of wrinkles and lines that buildup from stress.
Do You Know the Top 12 Foods that Benefit your Skin?
A diet rich in these foods can support skin health and benefit your skin.
Fish high in fat like salmon contain omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation and keep your skin moisturized. They’re also a good source of high quality protein, vitamin E, and zinc.
Avocados are high in good fats and contain vitamins E and C, which are important for healthy skin. They also pack compounds that may protect your skin from sun damage.
Walnuts are a good source of essential fats, zinc, vitamin E, selenium and protein — all of which are nutrients your skin needs to stay healthy.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for the skin.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, which acts as a natural sunblock and may protect your skin from sun damage.
Bell peppers contain plenty of beta carotene and vitamin C — both of which are important antioxidants for your skin. Vitamin C is also necessary to create collagen, the structural protein that keeps your skin strong.
Broccoli is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids that are important for skin health.
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These ingredients may help prevent wrinkling.
Soy has been shown to improve wrinkles, collagen, skin elasticity, and skin dryness, as well as protect your skin from sun damage.
Green tea contains catechins which are powerful antioxidants that can protect your skin against sun damage and reduce redness, as well as improve its hydration, thickness and elasticity.
Red grapes have resveratrol, the famous antioxidant that may slow your skin’s aging process by impairing harmful free radicals that damage your skin.
And probably your favorite? Dark chocolate with 70% cocoa contains antioxidants that may protect your skin against sunburn.
Article Source: Healthline.com The 12 Best Foods For Healthy Skin
Prep Your Skin
Trust us, your skin will thank you. Before applying your makeup, get your skin prepped and ready with cleanser and moisturizer. This is the first step in developing a flawless look when it comes to applying makeup. After cleansing, apply a moisturizer such as the Rejuvenating Facial Cream to give your skin the hydration needed to keep it healthy and looking great!
Apply Foundation and Concealer First
Once your face is prepped, the next step should be to apply your base. This includes foundation and then concealer. This helps blend away those blemishes and dark marks leaving you looking flawless. Mineral Concealer has a powder base which allows for pristine blending!
Obviously, the first thing we would have on this list would be foundation. It is (excuse the pun) the foundation of any makeup look. Foundation is used to give your skin an even tone and basically give you a blank canvas to work with. It helps cover up any “imperfections” and give your skin a nice smooth look. Our foundations come in eleven colors to match your skin.
Make sure that when you apply the loose minerals that you tap the minerals down into the brush and swirl them in a circular motion on your skin. This warms up the minerals so that they blend flawlessly with your skin tone.
Why Loose Powder vs. Pressed Powder?
Pressed powders need a binding ingredient like silicone or oil to stick it together and they typically contain fillers, chemicals and preservatives. We try to keep it simple with loose minerals and no additives.
Source Article: Auctoresonline.org Face Powder Formulations
Our loose minerals are formulated without any bad-for-you ingredients like talc, mineral oil or synthetic chemicals.
Next you need to choose the concealer that is best for you. The right concealer is your secret weapon for covering dark circles and discoloration.
Demure offers mineral concealers in four shades to give you options when picking the best color! Our concealer not only diminishes the look of your under-eye circles but helps even out the look of your skin tone and brighten the eye area. Each one of our contour colors is made with 100% pure crushed minerals from the earth, making them chemical free.
Choose the Right Shade
Our concealer comes in four different colors that target specific issues to counteract. Our Original Yellow Mineral Concealer diminishes the look of undereye circles and it shades in yellow or orange-based areas. It also helps offset purple and blue lines, broken capillaries or visible vein.
The Mint Mineral Concealer is used to combat redness such as pimples and rosacea. It also diminishes the look of redness and rough spots.
Our Lavender Mineral Concealer helps to even out yellow discoloring such as a bruise or birthmark and diminishes yellowish hues.
If you are looking to brighten up around your eyes for a more awake, youthful look, you should try Bright Eye Concealer around your eyes and in the inner corners to make your eyes pop and look refreshed.
Get Rid of Those Dark Circles
After eliminating darkness with a concealer, apply a light dusting of finishing powder to set it. Even if your under-eye circles aren't very dark, you will look more awake by using concealer to create an even skin tone and brightening under your eyes.
Blush and Contouring
If you read our blog post on how to do a 5-minute makeup routine (click here), then you know foundation alone can make your face look a little two dimensional. Your skin naturally has color to it, so when you even out your skin tone with foundation, that’s when your blush or contouring comes in. Blush will help give you some depth!
We have a wide range of blushes from pinks to roses, mauves and into deeper into bronzing colors to suit a variety of skin tones. A very light touch of Natural Radiance or Mocha Rose can be used as a contouring color around your face.
Fall Eyeshadow Colors
You have over 55 Demure mineral colors to choose from and we’ve created a special limited time color set for fall called Autumn Vibes that has six go-to staples for your Fall eye color look.
Or if you want to keep to a minimal look, stay with basic and classic colors of beiges and browns. Brown colors go with most eye colors, so these are a safe pallet choice when it comes to basics. Plus, brown can also double as contour, something to fill in your eye brows, etc.
A good mascara is a staple of your makeup kit and a must have. Sometimes you don’t even need any of the other items! You just need to apply mascara to your eyelashes and call it a day! You will still look put together and ready to take on your day. Our mascara is mineral-based and available in black, brown and high definition black when you want thicker, lusher looking lashes. Spend a little extra cash on this product, you’ll thank us later!
A Lipstick or Lip Gloss
The last thing you will want is a lip color that will make you feel like the confident person you are! Whether it is lipstick or a lip gloss, or even a matte lip, chose a color that will have you feeling beautiful and ready to take on what the day throws at you. Our Liquid Matte Lip in Charmed, Cabernet or Black Cherry are great dramatic fall colors.
When it comes to makeup, you really don’t need much to feel like you’ve added something to enhance the natural beauty that you already have. The extras are fun and they obviously serve an important purpose but if you are getting started, or on a tight schedule, these basics are a perfect place to begin!