Although it’s always bittersweet kissing the summer sun goodbye, it’s time to prepare for all that the cool months of fall bring us. From comfy oversized sweaters and hot coffees to bonfires and great memories made with people we love. Fall is a time for relaxing and taking walks in the brisk air along trails draped in fallen leaves. It’s also a time for transitioning your skincare routine and trying out the fall makeup trends taking over the season.
Get ready to say goodbye to lightweight foundations and hello to dark rich fall colors. Here are this year’s best fall makeup trends and how to conquer them.
The Bold Brow
This year’s runway models rocked everything from an ombre brow all the way to a bold thick brow. While these eccentric looks worked for the fashion statements made, the looks may be a little too much for your everyday appearance.
The masculine ‘boy brow’ is in for the fall season, but consider revamping it to fit your daily lifestyle.
If you’ve been plucking away at all those unsightly hairs to keep thin brows or completely making over your arches for the popular Instagram brow, let your natural brows grow out to shine for the season.
Start by tweezing any stray, unwanted hairs from desired areas before applying makeup.
Using a brow pencil or liner with a fine-tip, create hairlike strokes by lightly applying in the direction of your natural hair growth. The goal is to add volume to your natural brow by giving it a fuller appearance.
Create light strokes only in the gaps or sparse areas of your natural brow to fill in.
It’s important to use a pencil or fine-tip brow liner when creating strokes to avoid a muddy appearance.
If you choose to use a brow pomade to enhance your full brow, make sure to only apply to the hairs and not the skin underneath. By avoiding your skin, you will create a bolder, more natural effect without muddying your appearance.
This fall, experiment with a smokey eye for day or night wear. The popular smokey eye colors of the season are warm brown shades and matte greys. Try adding a pop of color with greens, purples, and golds.
If you prefer a more natural daytime look, opt for neutral shades.
The runway models lids popped with glitter this season, but tone it down for your everyday look by using shimmery shadows.
Prime your eyelids with a creamy eye primer.
Take an eyeshadow color the same shade as your skin tone and apply all along lid, crease, and brow bone as your base shadow.
Conceal the under eyelid before going any further. Use a creamy or powder concealer. Some prefer a powder concealer to avoid creasing.
Apply your lightest shade to the crease of the eyelid and blend from the outer corner of your crease to the inner corner.
Depending on how many colors you are using, continue to build upon your crease with the lighter colors. You can choose to use only two colors if you prefer.
Apply your darkest shadow to the outer corner of your eye, connecting to the lash line in a v-shape. Blend blend blend!
Add a lighter shimmery color to your lids.
Apply color to your lower lash line with an eyeliner pencil. Take a smudge brush and blend this color slightly downward. This will enhance the smoky eye effect.
Apply a light shimmery shadow or use a highlighter (cream or powder) to the inner corners of your eyes for an illuminating finish.
Finish off the look with a dark eyeliner on the top lash line and mascara.
**If you create a dramatic eye, tone down your lips to avoid having too much going on. Create a focus point with every look!
Fall Lip Colors
This season is all about letting your natural skin shine through while making a statement with bold eyes or lips.
Brown, red, and berry lip shades are all in this season. Go for matte finishes for this fall makeup trend!
Rich reds are perfect for daytime and nighttime wear but choose darker shades at night.
Deep berry tones will help you make a statement this season. Just be sure to choose the right shade for your skin tone.
If you want something softer for a daytime look, consider neutral colors such as beige. If you use a beige lipstick, add color to your eyelids, or you will look washed out.
There are a few different ways you can make your lips pop this fall.
- Two-toned: Using a lip stain, make your bottom lip slightly darker than the top lip.
- Instead of applying straight from the tube, gently dab lip color on with your fingers (avoid lip liner). This will give you a more natural look without looking too perfect. If you want to use a lip liner, keep it to a shade matching your lip color or use a clear liner.
- Choose matte lipsticks! You could also opt for a lip stain to keep the color appear more natural and last longer.
- If you are looking for a glossier, juicy finish, dab clear gloss in the center of your lips to complete this fall makeup look.
A Pinch of the Cheeks
Looking for the latest trending shade of blush for the fall season? Look no further than your own cheeks!
The fall makeup trends are all about less is more and let your true beauty shine through as much as possible. This means choosing a shade of blush that matches your natural rosy flush.
To find the perfect blush color, just pinch your cheeks!
Apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend well.
A light swipe over these areas is all you need for this lively fall makeup look.
During the cooler fall months, it’s vital to keep your skin as hydrated as possible! Before applying foundation, make sure to use a moisturizer suited for your skin type and prime your skin.
Make sure to pick out the right shade of foundation for your skin tone. This is key to getting a natural dewy glow, but also to avoid your foundation having a different color than your skin.
Less is more this fall, so only apply a liquid, dewy foundation to areas on your face that need to be covered up such as spots with blemishes and uneven skin tone. Skip contouring and keep other areas of your face makeup-free for a more natural look.
For dry and normal skin types, use a creamy highlighter and apply to the brow bone, top of each cheekbone, down the center of your nose, on your cupid’s bow, the center of your bottom lip, and center of your chin.
A foundation that gives a dewy finish is usually only recommended for those with dry skin types, but those with oily skin can still get a natural dewy glow this fall. Most foundations for oily skin types will give a matte finish, but you can work around this.
One way is to start with an oil-free moisturizer and finish with a tinted moisturizer. To illuminate, apply a powder highlighter to the brow bone, on the top of your cheekbones, down the center of your nose, on your cupid’s bow, and to the center of your chin.
If you have already had a matte foundation you are using, you can mix it with a luminizer and apply at the outer corners of the face. Focus on applying this mixture only to the outer areas of your face as luminizing the center can emphasize the appearance of pores. Keep blotting papers on hand throughout the day to eliminate oil and shine while keeping your makeup in place.
If you have blemishes within the center of your face, apply your matte foundation without luminizer only to those blemished spots. You can use a mineral powder foundation for these small areas if you choose.
No matter what your skin type is, be sure to wet your beauty blender before applying to add extra moisture to the skin and evenly apply your foundation.
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