I haven’t shared my most recent favorite products lately, so I’ve got a good handful of my faves for the fall! As we transition into the cooler months, it’s an exciting time for makeup because it means we can go back to mattes, dark shades, and overall more dramatic looks. Here are my current favorites!

Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation in Almond


I don’t even know where to begin with this foundation, there are so many things I just love about it. For one thing, the color is spot-on perfect for me! It’s got a nice yellow undertone, (as do many of the other color options) and the texture is incredible: It dries to a matte finish, but it’s still a very creamy formula that makes my skin look absolutely flawless! I just cannot say enough about this foundation… It’s my new favorite! You can get this at, and be sure to use referral code “missmaven”!

LORAC Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Radiant


I always have a tough time with powder highlighters or luminizers simply because of the texture of the product; it just never blends into skin well enough and just sits on top of skin, creating a not-so-pretty appearance. But the LORAC Perfectly Lit powder just hit the mark! It’s a powder, but once you touch it you can feel its super silky texture, and when it goes on it blends right in and doesn’t look like I just packed a shimmery powder on top of my skin. I couldn’t ask for a better glow for the fall and winter! And it comes in three shades, so take your pick.

Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color in Petal Kiss


This one’s a throwback favorite (as you may know, I love this lip color!) but I picked it up the other day and put it on… And fell in love with it all over again! It’s got a matte finish, but it never dries out my lips; I can always rub my lips together and still feel that creamy formula. And the color is absolute perfection!! To call it a “blush nude” would be a disservice to this beautiful shade of lipstick. It’s got just the right amount of that mauve/pink but it’s still a soft, neutral color. Note to self: Try the other colors!

Motives Nail Lacquer in Venom


I feel like the first thing we reach for in the fall is a deep, almost-black eggplant nail color. It’s a classic choice for the season! This year my favorite is the Motives Nail Lacquer in Venom: It’s a super dark shade of purple/wine, and it goes on nice and opaque. Perfect for fingertips or toes!

Sigma Blush in Blackberry Essence


Yes, you’re looking at a purple blush. A purple blush that looks absolutely gorgeous on!! It’s the perfect matte shade of berry to complement your fall makeup looks. Whether you’re using deep browns, plums, or neutrals, this blush will give you the most beautiful flush of color. (Look out for it in an upcoming video, I’m kind of obsessed!)

Bobbi Brown ‘Rich Chocolate’ Eye Palette


I’m always looking for a solid neutral eyeshadow palette, and this is it. Especially because it comes with a double ended brush! I’m a big fan of Bobbi Brown’s richly pigmented shadows, and this selection of neutral brown, taupe, mauve, and beige (and a couple of shimmery shades) is ideal for creating practically any look. And remember: Matte is in for the fall.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Hydrating


The original Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes are a favorite for practically any makeup artist and makeup aficionado. I usually stock up at Costco. I just recently discovered their ‘hydrating’ version and I’m loving it!! Especially for someone like me (dry skin, wah wah) this stuff is perfect for soothing my skin as I take my foundation and eyeshadow off.