Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman has worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Leighton Meester, and as owner of Vanitymark Cosmetics, he's one busy guy. Recently, I chatted with Freedman about simple changes we can all make when it comes to back-to-school beauty.

But who says this post goes out only to those of you headed back for a new semester? These tips apply to everyone who wants to make a few effortless steps when transitioning to cooler weather makeup. Find out how to get your bronze on now.

Keep it warm:

  • When it comes to foundation, Freedman recommends Lorac Natural Performance Foundation ($35) for a splurge and Revlon ColorStay Makeup ($13) for a drugstore find. Since a warm-weathered golden skin tone can fade as Fall approaches, he suggests mixing Bonne Bell Gel Bronze ($4-5) to your foundation to add some brightness and warmth. He keeps this old-school product in his kit for this very reason. "Use a little less as the weeks go by," he advises.
  • When it comes to bronzing, Freedman recommends Physician's Formula Baked Bronze Bronzing and Shimmery Face Powder ($12). He also likes Stila Sun Bronzing Powder ($28), as it doesn't contain excess shimmer.
  • Another way to keep the Summer glow going is to apply powder one to two tones darker than you normally would. It will give you that Marcia Brady-like glow, he quipped.

Now if only Jan would quit her whining . . .