On the cusp of the Labor Day weekend, you may find yourself facing a familiar sartorial dilemma: The weather is still warm, but come September, something suddenly feels wrong about wearing the same weightless silk wisp of a skirt or crisp eyelet dress that saw you through summer. It's a transitional moment-one that calls for a stealth reworking of your wardrobe as well as your makeup bag.
"It's about tweaking your color palette," says makeup artist Tina Turnbow of the intuitive shift toward richer, more "autumnal" versions of her favorite warm-weather beauty staples-a soft aubergine stain instead of a Day-Glo pink lipstick, a hazy olive shadow in place of a celadon-rimmed lid-and away from bronzer altogether.
For the ultimate guide to fall's new essentials-from the inkiest carbon-black mascara to the perfect rose-colored blush-Vogue beauty assistant Ana Dragovic enlisted Turnbow for an impromptu shopping date at Sephora Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Here, their top picks for seamlessly mastering the summer-to-fall shift.