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While the summer’s skincare regimen calls for light applications through the scorching months, fall marks the beginning of multi-step routines and meticulous makeup techniques. We have finally reached the time of year where its time to transition from weightless products to thicker consistencies; finding ways to beat the city’s capricious weather.

Houston's beauty market is surprisingly active with local businesses who have reached mainstream success. Products such as Earth’s Nectar Sculpting Butter and 54 Thrones’ Beldi Moroccan Body Mask have been become product must-haves in the beauty world, both spawning in the Bayou City. 

Scroll below for 20 autumnal beauty essentials that will save you some time on an extensive Google search.

Switch 2 Pure Be Glowy Hyaluronic Spray Serum

$65

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To keep up your summer glow through fall, try out local beauty brand Switch 2 Pure Glowy Hyaluronic Spray Serum. With natural ingredients like vitamin C, cucumber and green tea, this spray serum retains hydration and reduces inflammation. 

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Sephora Matcha + Vitamin H Mask

$10

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With Matcha on the rise in wellness drinks, it’s time to apply its richness to the skin. Sephora’s Matcha + Vitamin H Mask is packed with amino acids to upkeep the skin’s radiance. The mask also has mattifying properties, so it’s best used on oily to combination skin. You can never go wrong with a $10 face mask. 

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Holly Hall Supply Co. Revitalizing Daily Face Wash

$18

Local beauty brand Holly Hall Supply Co. has a cleanser that even Forbes approves. The Revitalizing Daily Face Wash contains salicylic acid with hints of chamomile & peppermint. But don’t worry, it's safe for sensitive skin, yet effectively gives a deep clean without depriving moisture.

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Pattern Scalp Serum

$25

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With dry temperatures, comes an even dryer scalp, and Pattern has just the remedy. The Scalp Serum, which is dermatologist approved, helps to invigorate the scalp and smooth the roots of your strands to bring back hydration from hard winds and tight hairstyles. 

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Drunk Elephant Slaai™  Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser 

$34

 

Have you ever had one of those nights where you’re too tired to take your makeup off? Well, local beauty brand Drunk Elephant, makes removing makeup a breeze with their Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser. The vegan face wash breaks down cosmetics and dirt with Bamboo and Charcoal Powder and refreshes skin with fruit extracts and oils.

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Tower 28 SOS Rescue Spray

$12

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Tower 28’s Rescue Spray repairs the skin by using hypochlorous acid, which is found in white blood cells, to help fight against bacteria and inflammation. It’s safe to use on all skin types and has even received the National Eczema Association's Seal of Acceptance.

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Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream 

$65

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Just when you thought vitamin C couldn’t get any juicier, Houston beauty brand Sunday Riley, has a rich moisturizer that proves otherwise. The C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. Labeled as the "gold standard" of vitamin C, and the THD helps to refrain from anti-aging for youthful skin. 

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Merit Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil

$24

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Glossy lips have officially busted through the summer gate and into fall’s beauty category next to its lipstick counterparts. Merit’s Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil pushes the idea with its "Cara Cara" shade in soft red-orange, which looks amazing on all skin types while keeping lips moisturized.  

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Ten Skyncare Brown Sugar & Fig Shea Butter Exfoliating Scrub

$11

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Black-owned Houston beauty brand Ten Skyncare has created a delicious scrub to keep our bodies smooth through fall and winter. The Brown Sugar & Fig Shea Butter Exfoliating Scrub contains natural brown sugar to cleanse dry skin while organic beeswax fights against chapped skin and infections.

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Fenty Skin Butta Drop

$22

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As Rihanna continues to reveal her secrets to her healthy skin, Fenty Skin’s latest release Butta Drop is a must-have to keep us refreshed and give off an illusion of a recent trip to Tulum. Its thick consistency revitalizes thirsty skin while antioxidants restore its vibrancy. 

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Makeup by Mari Lipstick

$25

As glossy lips evolve into matte blots for the fall, Houston beauty brand Makeup by Mari has a first-class collection of lipsticks that go great with the season’s deeper hues. The "Bar Crawl" shade is peerless. 

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Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm 

$26

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With the cold temps slowly easing their way into Houston's weather rotation , it’s time to stock up on the ultimate lip shield. Fresh’s Sugar Treatment Lip Balm nourishes and repairs lips with hints of shine and lemon all day long. 

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Earth’s Nectar Sculpting Butter

$19

During this time of year, it’s important to give your strands some extra TLC. Houston haircare brand Earth Nectar’s Sculpting Butter is made with all-natural monoi and palm oils to make sure any hairstyle is moisturized and long-lasting. 

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Youth To The People Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant

$38

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For an exfoliant without the ordinary grainy texture, Youth To The People’s Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant is a liquid with enriching antioxidants kale, licorice root, and green tea to clear pores and support the skin’s barrier.

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Minomo Glow Skin Brightening Facial Scrub

$19

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Local Black-owned beauty brand Minomo has a scrub that’ll give off that gorgeous summer illumination throughout the season. The Glow Skin Brightening Facial Scrub is tumeric-based to naturally buff away dark spots.

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Urban Decay Naked Cyber Eyeshadow Palette

$49

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With another cycle of the Naked series from Urban Decay, the latest release of the Cyber Palette can now be swiped off the beauty shelves. While the colors transcend from neutrals to glitters to monochromatic, the palette will definitely aid in elevating typical fall looks. 

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54 Thrones Beldi Moroccan Body Mask

$42

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Now that body masks have reached mainstream status, it’s only fitting that Houston’s Black-owned beauty label 54 Thrones wants in. The brand's Beldi Moroccan Body Mask is packed with vitamin E to naturally exfoliate and detoxify both skin and hair. 

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Topicals Like Butter Hydrating Mist

$28

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Sometimes it's hard to moisturize those hard-to-reach places, but Topicals is here to the rescue. The Like Butter Hydrating Mist contains robust botanicals to repair the moisture barrier with just a spray, and it’s safe to use on eczema. 

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Jentry Kelley Pressed Eyeshadow

$18

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Local beauty brand Jentry Kelley is one to always keep on the radar. While their collection of pressed palettes are expansive, the "Crimson Star" shade is the most gravitating for fall. 

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Skylar Fall Cashmere Fragrance

$85

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Ever wonder if you can smell like autumn? Skylar’s Fall Cashmere Fragrance combines Cinnamon Bark Roasted Almond and Spiced Ginger for the ultimate seasonal experience. It’s also available in a candle to share with your home. 

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