Summer was great and all, but we’re ready to clear out our beloved beach sprays, self-tanners, and blotting papers to make room for the big guns: Jewel-toned palettes, wine-hued lipsticks, and hydrating creams. Here’s what’s on our shopping list this season.
It’s not your average tin of metallic shadow. These precious-metal hues have a foil finish and are made in a creamy consistency, allowing them to be used as eyeliner, too. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow, $32 each, stilacosmetics.com
Katie Holmes (yes, the celeb!) favors this hair-strengthening stuff. The bamboo extract not only gives your tresses a boost of power but also increases your strands' flexibility. What's more is that no one will even know you had to use dry shampoo. It doesn't leave behind any powder or potent soapy smell. Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo, $22, sephora.com
When you’re in the tub, you can scrub with a body wash that’s 100 percent organic. This tube of body wash has a creamy consistency and is made with only natural plant-based products like soothing aloe and coconut milk. Nourish Fresh Fig Body Wash, $10, Whole Foods
This eye pencil isn’t a pencil at all. The gel-based highlighter is easier to put on than liquid, and with a waterproof component and a built-in sharpener, you basically eliminate all the chances of having a smudgy, messy eye makeup look. Marc Jacobs Gel Crayon Highlighter, $25, sephora.com
Pass off a flawless complexion for hours at a time with a silicone-based, oil-free primer. If you have rosacea, it'll be your new BFF. It gets rid of those rosy patches and creates a clear canvas for your most dramatic makeup looks. Merle Norman Anti-Redness Foundation Primer, $24, Merle Norman Studios
Broken and unmanageable hair isn't cute. Get rid of that problem by spritzing these oils onto your long locks before you go to bed. They'll bring you lots of shine and easier styling sessions in the am. Matrix Oils, $22 each, Matrix.com for salon locations
Pearly whites are always in season. Brighten yours with Rembrandt's new dissolving strips or brush on GLO's formula twice a day for two weeks to see major results worthy of a lot of Insta pics. GLO SOLO Teeth Whitening Kit, $45, sephora.com Rembrandt Dissolving Strips, $20, walmart.com
Decadent jewel-toned colors and earthy hues are huge. These palettes have every single shade you need for every look. An inner eye highlight? Done. An iridescent bronze eye? Check. Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture in "Jewel of an Eye," $20, target.com Pixi Seasonal Reflection Kit in "Warm Wonder," $22, target.com
When you need to stop shine or set your makeup (without adding more color on top of what you're wearing), turn to Cargo's HD translucent powder, which conceals imperfections thanks to silky, weightless formula. Cargo HD Translucent Powder, $32, macys.com
No brushes or messy tubes needed here! This CC crème compact provides light mattifying coverage on-the-go. Perfekt Skin Perfection CC Crème SPF 30, $42, sephora.com
The genius behind D&G's new Passioneyes Duo Mascara is the brush's thick center, which deposits the most amount of product where you want it—in the middle of your fringe. Plus, ingredients like beeswax and tapioca polymers leave your lashes super-soft, so you won't have a case of the flaky clumpies. Dolce&Gabbana Duo Mascara Curl and Volume in Nero, Terra, and Blue Indaco, $32, available at Sephora in October
Getting a bedhead look doesn't mean you have to have dirty tresses. Work these texture-makers through your hair for a lived-in look. Sexy Hair Slept-In Cream, $17.95, ulta.com Blowpro Dry Texturizing Spray, $19.75, Ulta stores.
An anti-aging moisturizer that lifts, firms, sculpts, contours, and smoothes skin? Sign us up. Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream, $21, Kiehls.com
Laura Geller's duo of pink and plum colors allows you to customize your cheeks as you please. Laura Geller Beauty Baked Flambe Blush, $32, qvc.com
Easy-to-apply gloss in rich reds and browns will find happiness in your cosmetics case. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic and Matte Lip Gloss in "Deep Maroon with Red Pearl," "Matte Browned Burgundy," and "Blackened Burgundy with Red Pearl," $18 each, select Sephora stores and occmakeup.com
Primer is not only a good idea, it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, some can stop working for you after a few hours, which is why we were psyched when Benefit debuted a new formula that lasts for 15! Flawless skin here you come. Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer, $32, sephora.com
When you want that Kim K contoured look, turn to this magical palette. Create cheekbones with the bronzer, give off a rosy glow with the blush brick, use the white highlighter to brighten the brow bone and inner corner of the eye, and apply the pink highlighter along the bridge of the nose to capture the light. NP Set Contour and Highlight Palette, $19, target.com
Flat hair is not an option for fall. Work a dollop of this mousse through your locks with your hands for 24 hours of volume and body. Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost and Lift Foaming Air Mousse, $9, walmart.com
Hide your nude (for now) and let your lips shine with lots of wine and plum-hued liners and lipsticks. They're having a moment. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in "Valentine," $25, macys.com Trish McEvoy Essentia' Lip Pencil in "Plum Brown," $25, nordstrom.com
Liquid eyeliner can sometimes prove to be tricky, but these easy-to-hold bottles (with a thin felt-tip brush) allow you to apply in one sleek motion. Lancolm Artliner 24H Precision Point Eyeliner in "Black," "Emerald," and "Gold," $30 each, lancome.com
Take care of tangles with a brush that has flexible bristles, made to gently comb through your hair. Another essential? Keratin! This series of expert products is made for tackling hair wear and tear and restoring it to its healthy state. Loreal Pro-Keratin Refill Collection, $23.50-31.50, lpsalons.com for salon locations Keratin Complex Flex Paddle Brush, $24, keratincomplex.com
This leave-in conditioner includes an oil your hair needs to repair breakage and you won't have to shell out big bucks for the special ingredient—or even rinse it out! Apply to your damp hair for sheen and a softer touch! CANTU Argan Oil Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream, $5, drugstores nationwide.