Light Touch

It may be time to pull out the cashmere and fur, but that doesn’t mean you have to layer the beauty products on thick. These fall must-haves are all barely there.


This potion comes out of the bottle as a gel, transforms into an oil when it hits your face, and turns milky when you splash on water. I can’t get over how soft it makes my skin.

Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser, $40, sephora.com.


Light-diffusing polymers impart a soft-focus look, and naturally derived biosaccharide gum keeps skin hydrated all day.

Gucci Silk Priming Serum, $52, gucci.com.


This fluid, with its subtle coverage, is a good first step for the foundation-phobe.

Lancôme Nude Miracle Perfecting Fluid SPF 15, $42, sephora.com.


The secret ingredient here is a rare type of green tea that contains an ultrahigh concentration of antioxidants. Only 2,000 jars were made—500 earmarked for the U.S. market. So if you love a rich cream that sinks in fast and leaves skin supersmooth, nab yours now!

AmorePacific Prime Reserve Epidynamic Activating Creme, $750, neimanmarcus .com.


This suedelike shadow is easy to smudge into sheerness when dry; dab it with a wet brush and you’ve got an intense greige.

Clarins Ombré Matte Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow in Taupe, $24, nordstrom.com.


I’m not sure if this spray actually cuts down my blow-dry time, but it does give my locks Holly Golightly oomph.

Color Wow Speed Dry Blow- Dry Spray, $24, colorwowhair .com.


Creative director Tomas Maier wanted his scent—a clementine, peony, musk, and tonka-bean blend— to conjure a meditative beach day. Breathe deep.

Bottega Veneta Knot, $125, neimanmarcus.com.


This gold is a fresh take on metallic—frosty without being shiny.

Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer in Acid Velvet, $20, giorgio armanibeautyusa.com.