There are still a few more sun-kissed weeks of summer left, but get a head start on fall beauty with this roundup of the trends that will be everywhere in the coming months. From sparkly lips to super-smoky eyes and doll-like lashes, autumn is all about bringing the drama. Keep reading for the hottest fall beauty trends, and product picks to help you get the look.
Rock ’n’ Roll Kohl-Rimmed Eyes: An easy-to-smudge black liner is all you need to embrace your inner rockstar. Jet black kohl-rimmed eyes were spotted on multiple Fall 2016 runways, and it’s one of the more wearable trends for the season. Apply pencil to both your upper and lower lash lines and start smudging! For a smokier effect, run a black shadow on top of the liner, and blend it out. Some of the best kohl liners include Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock ’n’ Kohl, Givenchy’s Magic Kajal and Sephora’s Long Lasting Kohl Pencil.
Glam Gothic Beauty: Nothing says confidence like black lipstick. It exudes power. A modern take on the gothic look will be huge for fall – think dark lips, flawless skin and minimal eye makeup. If black is too intense for you, consider a navy, deep green or vampy wine lip. Some incredible new dark lippies are Kylie Cosmetic’s Kymajesty (a metallic navy), Bite Beauty’s Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick (a deep hunter green) and CoverGirl’s Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Perry Panther (a rich black).
Glitter, Intensified: Pat McGrath strikes again! Glitter was a major trend this past spring and summer, but it’s going to the next level in the fall, thanks in major part to revolutionary makeup artist McGrath. She will be releasing her Lust 004 Lipstick Kit, which is essentially a glitter explosion on your lips, shortly. The set features two lipsticks, a clear vinyl gloss, metallic gold pigment and microfine glitter. The end result is like Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers…on your lips.
Glowing, Flawless Skin: Luckily, for those who aren’t into bold looks, the no-makeup-makeup trend is definitely here to stay. Rather than the contoured, highlighted, ‘airbrushed’-looking skin of years past, this fall is all about natural beauty. Use a lightweight foundation that allows your skin to peek through – Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation is phenomenal – then dust with some translucent powder and apply a sweep of a pinky blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Marc Jacobs’ new Air Blush Soft Glow Duo is perfect for that flushed look. For extra luminosity, consider a highlighter that doesn’t have any glitter – love Glossier’s Haloscope.
Eye Art: Think of your eyeliner as the paintbrush, and your eyes as the canvas. With the graphic liner trend, the only rule is that there are no rules. Let your creatives juices flow. Grab a pigmented, fine-tipped felt liner – Kat Von D’s Ink Liner is unreal – and start drawing. Take a cue from the runway looks, above. Whether it’s a double wing, multi-colored design or something utterly abstract, anything goes.
Monochromatic Romance: What’s better than a gorgeous, fresh makeup look that can be done in under 10 minutes?! That’s why Bite Beauty’s Multistick will be a game-changer come fall. For years, women have been applying their lipstick to their cheeks for some extra rouge when they’re in a pinch. That was the inspiration behind Bite’s Multistick, a cream that wears like a powder so you can use it on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Their iteration is definitely not the first beauty multi-stick, but it is probably the best one on the market. Many multi-sticks tend to be a little too powdery to apply on the lips, meaning it’s not as versatile as it aims to be. The Bite formula truly works as an eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. This is a must-try.
Effortless Beauty…Plus, A Red Lip: This trend is continuing from the summer…and with good reason. There’s something so glam about applying a swipe of cherry red lipstick while the rest of your look is muted. It’s the no-makeup-makeup look, topped off with a hint of drama. Keep the rest of the look as simple as possible – fresh skin and just a coat or two of mascara. As for the shade of red, anything goes, but a cheery, bright red has major impact. Try Urban Decay’s 714 or Make Up For Ever’s Artist Rouge Lipstick in M401.
Embrace Your Curls: Step away from the flat iron…bouncy, beautiful curls are having a moment. Use a curling iron or wand to get the look – Amika’s Switch Kit is super easy to use. If you have natural curls, use a curl-defining cream to keep your ringlets polished and frizz-free. Briogeo’s Curl Charisma Defining Creme is fantastic for getting shiny, soft-to-the-touch curls.
Clumpy Eyelashes: Love it or hate it, this trend has staying power. Those doll-like, spidery-looking lashes have been all over the runway the past few seasons, and fall just might be the season the polarizing trend breaks into the mainstream beauty world. Get the look with Maybelline’s Colossal Chaotic Lash or L’Oreal’s Miss Manga Mascara.
Which fall trends are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below!