The Top 5 Fall Makeup Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing Soon

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage.
Affection for the seasons is, quite possibly, the most fleeting of all love affairs. Just a few months ago all we could talk about were summer Fridays and rooftop happy hours, but as we approach Labor Day, it's been replaced by complaints about the trash-rotting heat and constant mosquito bites. Suffice it to say, we're ready for fall.
Luckily, the promise of cozy sweaters and warm beverages is just around the corner, but the most exciting part need not be delayed. That's right: Fall's top trends are already ready for a test run. To narrow it down we started on the runway, looked to top makeup artists next, and ended with what celebs are actually loving. Think: explosions of moody color, graphic shapes, metallic finishes, and blurred edges.
Advertisement
The top five fall trends that are going to be huge this year, and the runway looks that inspired them, ahead.
1 of 17
Photo: Peter White/WireImage.
The Trend: Sundown Eyes

This spring we reported on a beautiful new take on the smoky eye: sunset eyes. The technique in question involves painting washes of smoky color onto the lids in sunny shades like pink, yellow, and orange.

For fall, celebrities and makeup artists have turned the trend on its head, opting for deeper, moodier hues of mauve, red, and rust. Case in point: This sultry burgundy eye from La Perla's fall 2017 runway show on Jourdan Dunn.
2 of 17

A post shared by Kelsey Deenihan (@kdeenihan) on

Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan blended rust shadow onto Lucy Hale's top lids and buffed it into her bottom lashline to accentuate the actress' hazel eyes.
Advertisement
3 of 17

A post shared by Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo) on

Prefer to ease into the look? Try wrapping a burnt terra cotta shadow or liner around your eyes à la Olivia Wilde for a similarly warm-toned smoky eye. The best part? It looks just as chic in bright daylight as it does at night.
4 of 17
Photo: Pietro D'aprano/Getty Images.
The Trend: Mega Metallic

We've seen an explosion of metallic finishes on the eyes, face, and lips over the past few years. Fall's runways, however, have shown the finish in even more intense ways, like the high-impact silver glitter adorning each model's eyes at Emporio Armani's fall 2017 show.
5 of 17

A post shared by Mai Quynh (@storyofmailife) on

Celebrities like Riverdale actress Camila Mendes have rocked the trend, too. Makeup artist Mai Quynh packed metallic glitter onto Mendes' lids and finished off with some black liner to define her eyes.
6 of 17

A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on

Fans of a more subdued makeup look will love Lily Collins' wash of gold shadow. Top it off with some mascara and highlighter and you're good to go.
7 of 17
Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images.
The Trend: Minimalist Liner

Makeup artists ditched classic liner techniques at Mugler's fall 2017 show, instead opting for minimalist (yet graphic) lines paired with fresh skin. Sure, this trend is not for the faint of heart, but it's also perfect for parties, concerts, and any ol' time you want to step out of the box with this rad conversation starter.
Advertisement
8 of 17
Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage.
Zoe Kravtz attended Saint Laurent's fall 2017 fashion show wearing this graphic take on a '60s cut crease. The best part? All it takes is a firm hand, some patience, and lots of waterproof black liquid liner.
9 of 17
Rowan Blanchard tries her hand at Instagram's "floating crease" trend with flying colors, The technique involves etching a thin, graphic line into your crease in lieu of shadow.
10 of 17
Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images.
The Trend: Blurred Lips

Blurred lipstick raked in all the attention at fashion week with iterations popping up everywhere from Temperley London's (here) to Topshop's shows. We'd bet that the effect is a direct response to the crisp, overlined lips that have inundated social media, and we're digging the fresh new take. The result is equal parts edgy and effortless — and so easy to achieve.
11 of 17

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Achieving the effect couldn't be easier to do, simply apply your lip color as you usually would, then tap the edges with a finger or gently buff with a cotton swab or small sponge. Make like Beyoncé and pair the technique with minimal eye makeup for an effortless look that still packs a punch.
12 of 17

A post shared by LAURA HARRIER (@lauraharrier) on

Or wear it with a classic cat-eye à la Spider-Man: Homecoming actress Laura Harrier.
Advertisement
13 of 17
Photo: Antonello Trio/Getty Images.
The Trend: Two-Toned Eyes

For those that aren't taken with the dark and moody vibe of sundown eyes, the bright, '80s-inspired two-toned look could be the one for you. The technique involves using two contrasting colors (like the cotton-candy eyes at Oscar De La Renta's Fall 2017 show) to create a pop of color on the lid that's graphic, edgy, and delicate.
14 of 17
Makeup artist Pati Dubroff buffed shimmery teal and purple shadows onto Priyanka Chopra's eyes to match her shimmery frock.
15 of 17

A post shared by Patrick Ta (@patrickta) on

Rather than focus on the top lid, makeup artist Patrick Ta applied pastel shadow on the inner corners of Shay Mitchell's eyes and bronze all over her lid to instantly brighten. Th result is as unexpected as it is flattering.
16 of 17
n/a.
Related Video
17 of 17
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!
Advertisement