The 6 Hottest Fall Makeup Trends

From vibrant eyeliner to deep lip shades, here are the must-see makeup trends for Fall.

Fall Makeup Trends

As society adjusts to a post-pandemic reality, Fall makeup trends are set to merge a certain sense of normalcy with an unbridled focus on experimentation. Though perennial favorites like bold red lips and rosy cheeks will be ubiquitous this season, new techniques like graphic eyeshadow and angular eyeliner mark a shift in the minimalist-focused makeup we have become accustomed to. In addition to regular Fall hues like deep reds and bronzes, neon and pastel color ways signal an overwhelming return to ultra-glam looks through a bevy of exciting TikTok-inspired techniques and catwalk beauty looks.

With brands like Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung taking a more natural-focused approach to makeup, energetic labels like Molly Goddard and Versace have showcased eclectic hues and strokes that are usually reserved for warmer months. This dichotomy will certainly be at play this season, with many makeup lovers mixing simple techniques with bold accents as the world as a whole remains in an undefinable limbo. From punchy angular eyeliner to sun-kissed rosy tints, here are the hottest makeup trends to expect for the Fall season.

Graphic Eyeshadow

Although bold strokes of color have historically been reserved for warmer seasons, graphic eyeshadow is set to be a major trend for the Fall months. Whether it be neon pink shades seen at Versace or more toned-down hues sported by Dua Lipa, the technique undoubtedly packs a punch.

Barbie Ferreira
Barbie Ferreira
Versace Fall/Winter 2021
Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa

Red Lipstick

A classic red lip never goes out of style. This Fall, the glamorous shade will be a must for those looking for a return to a sense of glamour and familiarity.

Adut Akech
Prabal Gurung Fall/Winter 2021
Kylie Jenner

Angular Eyeliner

Eyeliner is back and more angular than ever. Whether it be subtle kitten liners or bold linear shapes, the sleek look can instantly shape and lift the eye. Though most will opt for black liner during the Fall months, incorporating a pop of color can add an interesting dimension to any makeup look.

Bella Hadid
Dior Fall/Winter 2021
Dior Fall/Winter 2021

Soap Brows

Seen across social media feeds on platforms like TikTok and Instagram, soap brows mark a departure from the overly arched and penciled brows seen in years past. The ’90s beauty trademark has been updated for a modern look and can be achieved through using a bar of soap and an eyebrow spoolie to achieve that unrivaled arch. If one is not apt to use soap, there are a variety of brow gels and pencils that can be used to achieve the buzzy trend.

Dua Lipa
Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2021

Rosy Tints

With the pandemic marking a shift to “no makeup” makeup looks, rosy tints will be a must for a glowing Fall look. Through welcoming eyeshadows, blushes, and lip tints, the rosy look will be a favorite amongst those wanting a more natural approach to Fall makeup.

Hailey Bieber
Molly Goddard Fall/Winter 2021
Emily Ratajkowski

Dark Lip Liner

Another cornerstone of ’90s makeup, bold lip liners have been seen on the likes of Kim Kardashian and Barbie Ferreira and on the runways the industry’s biggest labels. For Fall, expect to see deep hued liners that can both compliment minimal makeup or highlight an energetic trend like graphic eyeliner or neon shadows.

Kim Kardashian
Shay Mitchell
Barbie Ferreira
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