Though some hero products are makeup-bag mainstays, it’s necessary—and fun—to switch things up as the seasons change. Whether it means swapping a tinted moisturizer for a formula with more coverage or ditching your summer gloss for a dramatic stain it is a great time to experiment with new products and trends. Here, Team Zoe members share how they’re transitioning their makeup bags from summer to fall.
Get Your Makeup Bag Fall-Ready
"I'm swapping out my tinted SPF moisturizer for Kevyn Aucoin's new Custom Blend foundation. The service is offered at Bergdorf Goodman and combines different shades of their Sensual Skin Enhancers to match your skin tone perfectly. For only $105 you get a pot that lasts all season and the coverage is gorgeous." — Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"I'm obsessed with Lancôme's new Grandiose mascara. It's perfect for me since I don't have especially long lashes—the formula adds length and thickness without looking caked on. For fall, I'll swap my go-to black for a bright cobalt blue." — Shannon Nash, Fashion & Beauty Editor
"When it comes to fragrances, I usually just wear what feels right at that moment. But this fall, I'm on a mission to find my signature scent. This one has woody notes of pepper and suede mixed with feminine hints of citrus. If that doesn't scream autumn, I don't know what does." — Stephanie Montes, Beauty Editor
"I'm a sucker for a good eyeshadow palette. This fall, I will be trading in my matte light browns and creams for different shimmering shades of amber. I recently discovered that amber brings out the gold in hazel-colored eyes—which I have—and I'm totally obsessed with the effect." — Lauren Eggertson, Editorial Assistant
"Neon nail polish is fun for summer, but a more sophisticated shade seems appropriate for fall. I love this cool subdued mauve from Deborah Lippmann." — Jennifer Ash, Accessories Editor
"I typically opt for a natural, peachy gloss 9 months out of the year, but the first signs of fall immediately put me in a more dramatic mood. I love that this formula has the staying power of a stain but imparts a bit of gloss and doesn't dry out your lips—and you can never go wrong with a classic red." — Kristi Mikesky, Fashion & Beauty Editor