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Trends · October 11, 2022

5 Beauty Picks and Tricks for Fall

Be honest, how are you feeling about fall?

At Birchbox, we’re divided. Some of us are already donning sweaters and pumpkin-spicing up the office, while the other half are still bummed to see summer go. Whichever camp you fall into, this blog is for you. 

In this post, we’ll share our top 5 beauty picks and tricks for the fall transition. The goal is to get you looking good, feeling great, and psyched up for a new season of gorgeous. 

First up, primer…

1. DHC Velvet Skin Coat, $23

Flawless skin in 15 seconds or less? Sounds too good to be true, we know, but DHC delivers with the Velvet Skin Coat. While technically a primer, this lightweight and colorless gel-powder miracle minimizes the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections with a matte finish (dab it on your T-zone throughout the day for instant oil absorption). 

Staff take: “This recent discovery has kept me so oil-free and pore-confident through the hot, sweaty months that I plan on bringing with me into the latter half of the year.” - Jac

Shop the DHC Velvet Skin Coat in The Birchbox Shop.

2. Milk Makeup Rise Mascara, $28

If we could dream up a formula for the most “no-makeup makeup,” effortlessly chic mascara, it would look a whole lot like this one. Milk’s lightweight, smudge-proof (and vegan, as always) mascara is perfect for that natural, yet wide-eyed look. Great quick fix for those chilly mornings when it’s so hard to get out of bed on time. And the spoolie? Fluffy, lifting, and separating. 

Staff take: “It’s buildable, so even if you like a more dramatic look, this mascara is still one to consider. It lets you go bold without adding clumps.” - Tonya

Shop Milk Makeup Rise Mascara in The Birchbox Shop.

3. The Dry Shampoo Try-It Kit, $24

This fall, let’s find your perfect dry shampoo. But it’s best to approach it like you would dating: You have to meet a few before you really know you’ve found the one

Testing out 5 dry shampoos from brands you trust is a great way to spark a love affair—actually, a few love affairs. This kit holds the perfect match for late wake-up mornings, last-minute lift and styling, the post-workout freshen-up, the bouncy ponytail, and everything in between. 

Staff take: “With 5 dry shampoos in the pack, spread them around—then you’re set from office, to purse, to gym, to car.” - Justine

Shop the Dry Shampoo Try-It Kit in the Birchbox Shop.

4. Jade Rolling $12

Feeling a little sluggish as summer comes to a close? It will get better, but in the meantime, self-care is more important than ever. Taking time for moments of peace and tapping into grounding practices are some of the greatest ways to bring joy to the day-to-day humdrum. Enter jade rolling.

Staff take: “My jade roller lives in the freezer and comes out each morning as I make my cup of tea or when I need to de-puff before a Zoom call. It’s also a nice soother after a bit too much sun, after a late night. . . really, there’s no bad time to jade roll.” 

 - Jacqueline

Shop jade rollers in the Birchbox Shop.

5. The Mani/Pedi 101 Kit $34

You know what joy is (for us at least)? A fresh mani-pedi. Switching up nail shades for outfits, special occasions, or whenever the inspiration strikes is a perfectly delightful form of self-care. Whether you want to show your cuticles some love or try out some neutral, fall-friendly shades, this kit has the tools to make it happen. Bonus: It comes with 100% vegan, clean products from all-star nail brand TenOverTen.

Staff tip: Check out this Beauty Binder episode for nail tips and this season’s trendiest colors.

Shop the Mani/Pedi 101 Kit in the Birchbox Shop.

Unboxing Joy

Know another surefire way to spark joy this season? Share the gift of beauty. Gift someone (even yourself) a Birchbox membership. Self-care curated and delivered monthly, plus tips, tricks, and convos here in the Group Chat, can help bring excitement to each new season, all year long.