Fall Makeup Ideas

Candace Leigh
fall makeup inspiration

Fall into Color

The possibilities for fall makeup are every bit as diverse as the beautiful women who wear them.

Color is key, so this is the time to try new palettes. Experiment with bold jewel tones, warm earthy hues, citrus brights, or even sheer ethereal shades.

purple-hued makeup

Purple Fixation

When the weather turns cool, embrace rich purple hues! Purple plays nicely with both jewel tones and deep browns that are popular colors for fall clothing.

This versatile color family works on almost every skin tone and eye color. If you have light eyes like this model's, be sure to add a bit more drama with a touch of black eyeliner to really make your blue eyes pop.

colorful makeup palette

Sheer Sensation

Don't be afraid to use color when it comes to your makeup. A touch of yellow eyeshadow, a bright pink lip, or an edgy kelly-green manicure help brighten up grey autumn days.

Sheer brights, when paired with a smoky, bold eye can have captivating "doe-eyed effect" and breathtaking results!

Sleek Drama

Layers of fall fashions can get bulky and frumpy. If you have an elegant evening planned, why not go all-out with sleek and elegant makeup? Leave your coat at the door and let your scarlet pout and dramatic eyes put the spotlight on you!

Keep the look elegant, as opposed to overdone, by sweeping your hair up. Short hair? No worries. Simply slick your hair back in a sleek style with pomade or gel.

Golden Sunset

Capture the beautiful colors of the changing leaves in your cosmetics. Get a soft, romantic look by reaching for a shimmery gold shadow and softly colored rose or coral lips.

Lush mascara and well-defined brows complete this storybook style.

Weekend Warrior

Look great, even on the weekend, with softly colored lips in a rich, nude shade and a touch of shimmering eye color. A hint of teal eyeliner or shadow brightens tired eyes on long, chilly days.

Gently arched brows seal this makeup deal!

Soft Radiance

What works great with a cozy, white turtleneck sweater on chilly fall days? Sheer and luminous makeup, of course.

A nude lip with a hint of pink and soft, shimmering eyes will keep your audience captivated!

deeply-hued lipstick

Femme Fatale

Film noir-inspired fashion is ruling the fall runways. Combine the screen siren trench coat and little black dress (or even your favorite pair of jeans) with a sultry, sophisticated look.

Play the femme fatale of your own story with a flawless face, tousled-wave hair, and smoldering eyes. A deep wine shade is the new attention-getting take on the classic red lip.

soft shimmering makeup

Subtle Shimmer

For an easy-to-achieve look that goes from the cubicle to the cocktail party, try shimmer creams. A little shimmer keeps skin glowing as summer color fades, and cream formulas go on smoothly when skin becomes more dry in changing weather.

A subtle, not glittery, shine on cheeks and brow bones, plus a little gloss, accentuates natural beauty any time of year.

Mad Men-era beauty

Retro Remix

Take a page from the Mad Men style book with a modern classic look. More substantial fall fashions, such as wool skirts and cashmere pullovers, are in harmony with a strong, matte makeup.

A well-defined brow, expertly-applied liquid liner, and confident lip color evoke mid-century cool, yet timeless, beauty.

orange makeup shades

Orange Crush

From pumpkin spice to tangerine tango to copper penny, there's a shade of orange for everyone. Fall tones don't have to be just rust and brown!

Whether you're choosing citrus brights or earthy autumn tones, a monochromatic orange look is fresh and modern.

elegant makeup

Face Forward

Don't be afraid to experiment with new shades this autumn. To complement the rich tones and textures of your fall wardrobe, go for a smoky charcoal eye or a deep burgundy lip and sweep your hair into an updo or chignon for classic elegance.

Let your lovely face be the focus of all the attention this fall! Learn step-by-step how to create dramatic eyes and get tips for choosing the right lipstick to bring your look together.

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Fall Makeup Ideas