It's officially fall, y'all! And it's the perfect time to adjust your beauty routine.
Granted, we will probably still be baking from Mr. Sun because the seasons don't always begin when they are supposed to begin. Our skin has gotten accustomed to sun kisses and humidity to some degree but the game is changing.
As summer collapses into fall, take some cues from some of our favorite beauty bloggers and their favorite fall beauty products:
Flesh Beauty Blush in 'Fever'
Favorite Fall Beauty Product: Flesh Beauty Blush in the color Fever
"It's the perfect blush for people of color! It's perfect for the person who loves minimal makeup or someone who's wants to do the most like me! (laughs)."
LIME CRIME Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick in 'Jinx'
Favorite Fall Beauty Product: LIME CRIME Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick
"For fall, I love a vampy staple lip colour for my makeup bag. The one I reach for every fall without fail is the Lime Crime Velvetine lip stain in Jinx. It's a witch berry purple shade, which works amazingly as a statement fall shade. It's beautifully pigmented and stays on well throughout the day. I also love it [because] it compliments almost everything in my fall wardrobe."
Ponds Dry Skin Cream
Favorite Fall Beauty Product: Ponds Dry Skin Cream
"It's the best in those tough winter months. It gives my skin a healthy glow and under makeup, it makes an amazing primer."
MAC's 'Smoked Purple'
Favorite Fall Beauty Product: MAC's "Smoked Purple"
"Dark purple is right there next to burnt orange and pale green when it comes to fall colors. There's just something about dark lips. Once you get the right shade for your complexion, it's perfect for day to night makeup."
Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanse
Favorite Fall Beauty Product: Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanse
"This is a new product but lately I've been loving [it]. It doesn't feel like fall yet in California but this product is definitely great for calming and healing the skin from the elements."
YSL Touché Eclat All In One Glow Tinted Moisturizer
Favorite Fall Beauty Product: YSL Touché Eclat All In One Glow Tinted Moisturizer
"Lately, I've opted out on a beat face and brows and have focused mainly on how to make my melanin pop severely. My go-to daytime refreshing face look is achieved using YSL Touché Eclat All In One Glow tinted moisturizer. I apply it with my hands all over and set it lightly. It also has SPF so it's good on the skin and for the sun."
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Joce Blake is a womanist who loves fashion, Beyonce and Hot Cheetos. The sophistiratchet enthusiast is based in Brooklyn, NY but has southern belle roots as she was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Keep up with her on Instagram @joce_blake and on Twitter @SaraJessicaBee.
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‘Sistas’ Star KJ Smith Reveals How She Learned The Value Of Divine Timing
Actress KJ Smith's inspiring journey within the entertainment industry is a testament to how believing in oneself and trusting in divine timing can pave the way for success.
Over the years, Smith, whose acting career began in 2009, has appeared in various television shows and films before landing her leading role in BET's Sistas in 2019.
Since then, the 38-year-old's success has skyrocketed as she starred in other projects, such as Fatal Affair alongside Nia Long and Omar Epps, The Family Business, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Smith recently opened up about her experience during Black Love's The You Retreat discussion panel.
KJ On Success
In the panel last month, Smith revealed that despite her past achievements, she doesn't consider success to be a linear path but rather a continuous process.
The star shared that she gained this logic through the numerous times she auditioned for roles and has either received rejections or landed job opportunities. During that process, Smith added that she learned that if something was ordained in her life, that said thing would come to her.
"I think the phrase ‘made it’ is a little deceiving. It's a process of continuing to make it. How you know it's for you is when it's undeniable," she said.
KJ On Divine Timing
As the conversation continued, Smith recalled a particular moment when she didn't land an undisclosed role she thought was destined for her and expressed how heartbroken she was.
Still, the actress preserved and ultimately got the next gig she auditioned for a day after reading for that role.
"Actually, my first pilot, it was written for a white male, and at the time, I had just lost out on a role I had tested for. For something that I was like, 'This is actually me!' I tested for it, didn't get it. At the time, I was so heartbroken, " she explained.
“The next thing I booked... it was the quickest audition I had ever done. I literally went into the room. I did one scene, and then the next day, they were like, 'You're booked. We need you to fly to New Orleans.'"
Later, Smith mentioned that since that moment occurred in her life, she had shifted her mindset about not receiving certain things and that divine timing plays a role in "everything."
"That was mine, and no one else could have had that. That belonged to me, so now I'm like, 'No, it's going to be good thing, after good thing, after good thing, after good thing. Because nothing happens to me, everything happens for me," she said.
Smith continues to inspire her fans by using her social media platform to spread the message about trusting God's plan for one's life.
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