Fall is in the air, signalling that it is time to overhaul our wardrobes, skincare routines and makeup arsenal. While for the past two years, the pandemic had our makeup routines at the bare minimum, we are now finally ready to have fun with makeup again as we step out and get all dolled up. A scroll through Instagram confirms we’re not alone. From classic fall looks such as rusty, autumnal tones to vintage-inspired liners and more, here is a list of the 12 best makeup trends to try for fall.
1. Amped-Up Blush
Layer on subtle blush to create that flushed, glowing look. Blend towards the temples for a natural contour and lift. Make sure you hit the bridge of your nose to get a really sun-kissed look.
Image: Jaqueline Fernandez's Instagram
2. Kitten Eyes
Eyeliner is #OnFleek this fall, and it's more subtle than ever. Makeup artists are calling the kitten eye—a subtler and daintier version of the classic cat eye—is the coolest way to wear liner at the moment.
Image: Zoey Deutch at the Vanity Fair Party
3. Mother-of-Pearl Eyeshadow
Layer on an iridescent, pearly blend of pink and beige eyeshadow to draw subtle attention to your lids.
Image: Shraddha Kapoor's Instagram
4. Monochrome Flush
A monochrome makeup look is the most surefire way to look effortlessly put-together and chic with minimal effort. If bright tones seem intimidating, opt for a suble brown or nude from lip-to-lid.
Image: Kiara Advani's Instagram
5. A Bold Red Lip
A bold red lip is a BIG trend this fall, one that wakes up your face in just a swipe. Opt for a hue that works with your skintone as you step out this season.
Image: Nora Fatehi's Instagram
6. Jewel Toned Eyes
Fall is the perfect time to try on rich tones like emerald, sapphire, and amethyst. Take a cue from Dua Lipa and keep everything else neutral to make your eyes pop.
Image:Dua Lipa's Instagram
7. Dusty Pastel and Neutral Hues
Nothing says fall like a palette of soft neutral tones. Get your pastel hues fall ready by opting for softer, more somber shades like a dusty rose or lilac nude. Plus, they add subtle definition without looking too done up.
Image: Namrata Soni's Instagram
8. Glossy Lips
One Y2K trend everybody is loving right now is a lush, glossy lip. Amp up on the shine as you step out for maximum impact.
Image: ChloexHalle Instagram
9. Subtle Smokey Eyes
Cooler weather calls for cooler tones like this subtle smoky eye on Alia Bhatt. Brown and taupe tones look fresher than steely silvers and blacks, and are much easier to pull off during the day. Add a nude lip and you're good to go.
Image: Lakshmi Lehr Instagram
10. Brick Lips
A red with a hint of brown is somehow both chic and easier to pull off than a bright red lipstick, and pairs perfectly with your fall outfits. Opt for rusty tones or go as dark as you wish.
Image: Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Instagram
11. Plum and Maroon Eyeliners
For an unexpected twist, place your pop of color under your eyes, instead of on the lid. We are loving all shades of red and purple for fall 2021.
Image: Sara Ali Khan's Instagram
12) A Sixties 'Mod' Crease
Create a little drama with a swoop of dark shadow or retro-inspired liner in your crease. Keeping the rest of your makeup light-handed makes it look modern.
Image: AJ Odudu