When the seasons change we all look to designers, fashion icons, and street-style savants for inspiration on the hottest looks. The weather is officially cooling down, so beauty lovers everywhere are starting to change their looks accordingly. If you’re looking for ideas for your fall makeup and hair looks, this is the place to be!
The easiest way to change up your look is with makeup! Try something new or stick with the tried and true to look your best through fall and into winter.
Metallic Eye Shadow
It seems like metallic eye shadow will never go out of style, but fall 2017’s take on metallic ups the ante on the look with inclusivity. Fall runways showcased any and every metal on models—copper, bronze, gold, silver, and gunmetal are perfect for fall. Send a message of toughness and girl power with a metallic smoky eye or go subtle and pretty with a gentle sweep across the eyelids. However you do it, you can’t go wrong with this look.
Smudged Smoky Eye
In keeping with the edgy theme, fall runways saw a lot of punk rock eyeliner smudged on the top and bottom lash line. This smudged look is different from your typical smoky eye in that it uses mainly eyeliner for a look that is rough around the edges. To get the look, apply a thick layer of liner to top and bottom lids—don’t worry about being too precise—then smudge with a brush or cotton swab to blend out. Finish with a generous highlight to get an other-worldly glow.
Matte to Glossy: Lipstick Is In
This fall lipstick is in (and can we just say hallelujah!!). Berry shades are still the rage, but style icons are playing with finishes more, so that matte, semi-glossy, and glossy are all very on trend. In addition, you can never go wrong with a classic red lip, especially as the holiday season approaches.
In sharp contrast to these other looks, natural beauty is carrying into fall. Though the no makeup look is a staple in the summer, fall fashion works well with a natural look complete with thick, shaped brows, barely there mascara, a subtle sweep of blush, and pink tinted lips.
Your hair is the crown you never take off, and playing with new styles, cuts, or colors is a fun way to make a statement.
Ready to change your locks? This season’s hot haircut is a blunt bob—or lob for those of us who want to keep a little bit of length but still get this powerhouse look. Ranging from super short to shoulder length, a bob looks great slicked down with a deep side part or parted in the middle with a slight wave.
Braids have certainly been having a moment, and this season is surely no different. In keeping with the 90s girl aesthetic, pair skinny, face-framing braids with a bold lip and natural brows. Or you can go for a more romantic look with a long, wide side-braid that makes you feel and look like a princess.
Perhaps nothing says 90s girl power like mini buns. Channel your inner Spice Girl with two little buns on top of your head, platform shoes are optional. Choose a half-up, half-down style to maximize this look’s effortless cool-girl vibe. The trick to getting mini buns that are just the right kind of messy? Tease your hair slightly before twisting it into a bun, then loosely pin into the right shape.
A black ribbon is as basic as it gets, but that’s what makes this look so fresh. Go luxe with a thick velvet ribbon tied into a bow on a low bun or opt for the simplicity of a skinny grosgrain looped around your ponytail, and you can’t go wrong.
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