One of the many wonderful things about the social media age is that you can literally never run out of beauty inspiration! Instagram wears the crown for makeup, hair, and nail ideas and tips, and we have plumbed the deepest reaches of the site to find the six most instagrammable beauty trends for fall 2017. Try these looks and see how they look in real life and a selfie.
1. Bright Shadow
Who says that bright colors are only for the summer? This fall, bright and altogether unexpected eye shadow colors are everywhere. Yellow, red, orange, and pink are particularly striking with a fall outfit and undone hair. The trick to making this look wearable is to concentrate the color on your lash line, then blend it up to create a sheer swipe of color across the lid, and keep the rest of your face fresh with little makeup.
2. Sleek and Sophisticated
Ready to look effortlessly chic? Go for a sleek and sophisticated hair and makeup look that will pair with anything from fall’s 90s inspired combat boots to a formal gown. Start with barely-there face makeup (think tinted moisturizer and a dab of blush) then add plenty of highlight to your cheek bones, brow bones, and cupids bow. Add a precise cat eye with your favorite liquid liner and slick your hair into a high top knot. Finish things off with the season’s must-have accessory: bold brows.
3. Blue Smoky Eye
Just when you thought that this fall was all about the 90s, the blue smoky eye comes onto the scene with a heavy dose of 80s glam. Instead of using black and gray, opt for gradient shades of blue and apply navy, cobalt, or cerulean the same way you would a traditional smoky eye. Keep this look up-to-date by staying away from bright lips and choosing a glossy nude instead.
4. Rainbow Hair
When it comes to your hair’s hue, unnatural is still all the rage. All shades of pink, purple, blue, and green are as popular as ever, as your Instagram feed is surely showing you. Keep the look fresh by adding bold brows, lots of eyelashes, and sheer lipstick.
5. Monochromatic Makeup
In a season of unexpected (but welcome!) color, monochromatic makeup is a fresh take. Matching your eyes to your lips may sound hard to pull off, but it is an incredibly wearable look when you go with a matte finish on your eyelids and add a glossy sheen to your lips. As we’ve already mentioned, pink and red toned eyeshadow are a big hit this season; you can make the look very now by picking lipstick a shade or two darker than your eye shadow. Not feeling fiery enough for red or pink? Go with shades of brown instead! Taupe and chestnut look effortless on your lids and they make the perfect pairing for your 90s inspired brownish-nude lipstick.
6. Minimalist Mani
The nail art of past seasons is toning down for fall, but not in the way you might think. Typical fall nail trends include muted nudes as shades of slate and taupe take over. This fall, however, color still rules but designs are trending toward modern art. Think negative space, large circles, parallel lines, and other geometric shapes, all of which work in virtually any color combo.
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