The 5 Makeup Trends That You're About To See Everywhere

Not so long ago, backstage beauty went through a dark few seasons where almost every look was... nothing. No mascara, concealer where needed, a dab of lip balm. "It's just minimal and fresh," repeated every makeup artist with a shrug. Editors' faces fell. More like majorly boring, we thought.

But then, the all-important Council Who Decrees The Trends gathered and generously decided to give us back what we'd been missing so much: color! sparkle! drama! All was right in the makeup universe again. And we have to hand it to Fall 2017, which is really doing its part to keep the party going. Ahead, our five favorite trends to emerge from the New York runways.

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Upside Down Eyes
We're sleek and polished when we have to be, but secretly, all we ever want to do is get wild with glitter, lashes, and hell, glue-on pearls — which is why the undereye makeup trend is our favorite of the season.

At Christian Siriano, makeup artist Polly Osmond used MAC Reflects Copper Glitter to create rusted orange tears, which many speculated was a nod to the current political climate.
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A twist on Twiggy eyes, makeup artist Kabuki called the look at Jeremy Scott's show "part flower child, part spooky (but cute) doll." He cut falsies into pieces, placed the longest in the center, then flanked it with shorter ones for an intense effect.
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Tiny pearl droplets in the inner corners played off the embellishments in Jonathan Simkhai's collection.
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Use a stiff liner brush to draw on alternating dashes of black liner and silver glitter for a look that's so cool it doesn't even require mascara — as seen at Tadashi Shoji.
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Wouldn't it be dreamy if this LRS look was the result of being caught in a snow flurry?
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Rush Of Blood
You could be polite and say the prettiest lips of the season looked like a matte, red-and-brown ombré, but let's be real: They looked like dried blood. That sounds unappetizing, we know, but just try to conjure up a really hot vampire who has just eaten dinner very carefully and neatly. Pretty sexy, right?

Makeup artist Erin Parsons mixed up a combo of Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipstick in Midnight Merlot and Color Sensational Matte Metallics in Copper Rose (out July 2017) to get the effect at Alice + Olivia.
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For a look with more dimension, paint your lips a deep purplish-red, then dab a more ruby shade in the center. This look at Jill Stuart nails it.
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At Anna Sui, makeup artist Pat McGrath one-upped everyone else by pairing the look with starry night eyes.
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All you need for this look at La Perla is Maybelline's Color Sensational Loaded Bold Lipstick in Midnight Merlot and a Q-tip. Makeup artist Erin Parsons patted the color on — don't worry about drawing it on expertly — then dipped a cotton swab in makeup remover and swiped off a layer of lipstick from the center of the lips for a blurred effect.
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If you're not a matte girl, freshen up your blood lips with a healthy topping of clear gloss like they did at Philipp Plein...
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Primary Colors
Red, blue, yellow — the three hues that serve as the base for all the other colors on the wheel also happen to be the only ones you need in your kit this season if you're feeling particularly adventurous.

At Carmen Marc Valvo, makeup artists combined both red and yellow for a fiery sunset eye.
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Pick up some red eye paint and craft a bold rectangle that tapers off past the edge of the brow, like this one at Desigual.
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The models at Zadig & Voltaire proved that yellow eyeshadow doesn't have to make you look sickly — so long as it's almost artificially bright.
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The Prabal Gurung show was "inspired by the climate of what is happening right now," said makeup artist Diane Kendal, who framed the eyes with geometric blocks in bold colors for a look that represented "empowered and strong women who do it all on their own."
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Not into the primary colors? Mix 'em to make pink and purple, then create this ultra-girly layered lid seen at Oscar De La Renta.
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Triple Threat Pink
The Tumblr pink trend made its way onto the fall runways; more specifically, onto the eyes, cheeks, and lips of models walking them. The effect, we think, is less millennial and more fairytale princess. And if you need a reason to ditch your self-tanner, this is a damn good one.

At Naeem Khan, makeup artist Gato used the soft pink and shimmery rose shades in the Maybelline Blushed Nudes eye palette to mimic "that pure, L.A. teenager look" and deliver an "absolutely real flush that comes from inside." (Having grown up in L.A., I'm not sure I'd use the word 'pure' to describe the kids there, but nonetheless, it sure is pretty.)
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You wouldn't know it from Marchesa's finished look, but makeup artists pressed a rich plum shade — MAC Lipstick in Media — on the lids, high points of the cheekbones, and lips, diffusing it out until it was a sheer pinky-purple.
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Backstage at Who What Wear, makeup artists blended pale pink and fuchsia shadows across the lids, then patted clear gloss on top for a gleaming flush.
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You'll have to wait a few months to get your hands on the MAC Extra Dimension Strobe Blush in Into The Pink that was used all over the face at Altuzarra, but it's so worth it.
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Black Shadows
Forget rimming your waterlines, forget flicking out a little wing, forget softly smudging: Stock up on black shadow and get ready to use every last particle. Backstage, makeup artists were basically drawing masks on the eyes and the result was part badass, part alien. (In other words: Awesome.)

At The Blonds, Kabuki gave models black and gunmetal racing stripes for an "art deco-era femme fatale" look.
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The diffused black wings were non-negotiable at Brandon Maxwell, but Tom Pecheux switched up the metallic accent in the center of the lid to match the outfit and the model. Here, bronze shimmer softens and warms up the intense look.
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Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes called the look at Libertine an "unapologetic cat-eye;" we call it a surefire way to intimidate everyone you meet on Saturday night (especially if you wear it with a bad bitch perfume).
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How high can your eyeshadow go? At Jill Stuart, there was no limit.
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