Fall Beauty Trends: 5 You Need to Know


There are the fall beauty trends that look amazing on runways and Instagram and then there are the fall beauty trends that look amazing in “real” life.  I mean, if you want to try the wavy brow trend, I salute you.  Your confidence is inspiring.  But for those of us who are a little less fearless, I’ve rounded up the top 5 easiest and most-wearable beauty trends this fall.  (I’ll be covering each trend with how-to videos in the coming month!)

1. Monochromatic

I’m loving this fall trend of monochromatic eyes, cheeks and lips.  Choose different shades of the same color (peach or pink are especially flattering) to highlight your features.  This trend looks better if you keep everything soft and apply colors with a light hand.

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2. Graphic Liner

Graphic liner is alllll over the place right now.  There’s a ton of funky ways you can apply it, but the easiest way to rock this trend is to stick to the basics.  A cat eye is always a classic, or be bold and color your entire lid.  Keep everything else soft and let your eyes be the focus.

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3. Color Pop

You don’t have to color your entire lid in order to wear this trend . . .although it looks awesome (first pic below).  A simple line of a bright blue, green (or even pink) along your top or lower lashes is all you need.  And as with graphic liner, let your eyes be the focus of this trend . . . keep lips neutral for your eyes to really pop.

Favorite Products:

  • Stila’s liquid liner that I mentioned earlier also comes in a ton of bright colors that apply smoothly and stay put.
  • If you’d prefer a pencil, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liner comes in a TON of bright fun colors and also stays put.
  • If you’d prefer to apply shadow, MAC’s Eyeshadows have always been my go-to for bright and playful colors that are super-pigmented and easy to use.

4. Berry Lips

It just wouldn’t be fall without a bold lip, right?  From a soft berry to a darker red, this trend looks awesome with blush and not much else (a bit of mascara if anything).  A lot of makeup artists skipped the lip liner entirely and applied it with their fingers for a softer look on the runway.

Favorite Products:

  • Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is my absolute favorite stay-put all day lipstick that won’t transfer or rub off. Try fiery or beso applied with your finger this fall.
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil is perfect for this trend . . . the non-drying formula feels good on your lips and is long-lasting.  Try damned or mysterious red for a perfect berry pout.
  • NARS Velvet Lip Glide is a highly pigmented gloss that moisturizes your lips with precious oils and has a semi-matte finish.  Try mineshaft (bright red) or unspeakable (dark red).

5.Glitter/Metallic Eyes

This is probably my favorite trend.  I will always love all things glitter.  Whether you use a glittery liner or shimmery shadow in neutral colors like gold or bronze or play with bright colors like pink or purple, this look is so playful and fun.  Just make sure you’ve got some good makeup remover so you aren’t stuck with glitter all over your face when you want to take it off.  (Scotch tape is great for fall-out too!)

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Are there any other fall beauty trends you’d like to see covered?  Let us know in the comments!




  1. Thanks for putting this together — fall makeup is always so fun and you can get pretty playful with it! I love the berry lip and keep searching for just the right one. Any idea which brands/colors were used in the slideshow? Especially love the vogue, once wed and Rachel Zoe colors featured.

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