If you want to talk fall beauty, Shawna Hudson is your girl. Who What Wear's associate beauty editor takes seasonal shopping very seriously, especially once September hits. That's because everyone knows fall is the best time of year to shop—don't @ me. The weather calls for great layering (and equally great outfits), but the beauty department is where the fun is really at. Barely-there shades are swapped for rich browns, golds, and burgundies. Light and fresh scents are replaced with mysterious, warm flavors. I don't know, something about fall just feels like the time to refresh, reinvent, revamp—whatever you want to call it—yourself. As always, Macy's is here to help get us there. To kick things off, keep scrolling for the beauty products Shawna is currently coveting.
"I rarely blow-dry my hair anymore, but when I do, I turn to a thermal stress protector like Kenra Professional's Platinum Blow-Dry Spray. Stylists love the stuff because it detangles, smoothes, softens, prevents damage, and is great for medium to coarse hair (like mine)."
"I don't heat-style anymore, so a curl-boosting spray tonic is 100% necessary for my daily routine now. Ouidad's Botanical Boost Spray helps curls stay defined, provides extra hydration throughout the day, and can be used on both wet and dry hair."
"I'm constantly on a quest to find a blush that gives me rosy, naturally flushed cheeks without actually looking like blush. This Anastasia Beverly Hills formula is the one for the job. It's creamy, highly blendable, and just melts into the skin so seamlessly."
"Normally, I prefer cream blushes, but this Benefit Powder Blush is totally an exception. It has a silky-soft finish, and it's smudge-proof and totally noncomedogenic. I also love the soft, warm, mauve tones it comes in—a fall staples for sure."
"I love experimenting with new makeup looks once fall rolls around. Now is the perfect time to try this natural-finish foundation from Too Faced since I've heard so many good things about it. It's totally oil-free, provides medium to full coverage, and contains nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, alpine rose, and coconut water."
"Another thing I won't be skipping this time of year is a good eye mask. Infused with pure 24K gold, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and colloidal gold, these patches lift, firm, hydrate, and reduce puffiness around the delicate eye area. They're a luxury treat for the eyes and do all this in just 10 minutes, too. You can't beat that."
"As far as serums go, I'll be opting for this lush Lancôme serum that celebs like Lily Collins love. It boosts your skin's overall radiance with ingredients including vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and prebiotics for an other-worldly glow."
"I've been going real easy on the retinol lately, but StriVectin's Super C Retinol is the perfect addition to my routine. The formula is mostly a potent vitamin C serum with a bit of retinol nestled in—the perfect combo if you ask me."
"For a nighttime retinol, I'll be going with Elizabeth Arden's hydrating option. I love that the formula comes in biodegradable, single-use capsules and has moisture-boosting ceramides to combat the typical dryness that comes with using retinol."