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The Makeup Looks Our Editors Are Obsessed With For Fall
The power of makeup is endless, but the most impressive aspect lies in its ability to transform — then wash right off. Not to sound like a broken record, but fall is one of the best times to try something new and, as you already know, makeup is the easiest path to get there.
You've probably done a few product updates already, or maybe even a full-blown makeup haul to ready yourself for the colder weather, but regardless of scale, now is the time to experiment with what you have. We're imitating our fresh autumn looks straight from what the pros have been posting on Instagram. Why? A few scrolls through the perfectly-curated pages of our favorite celebrities, influencers, and makeup artists and we're inspired to get in front of a mirror and paint ourselves a burgundy lip, metallic lid, or monochromatic look.
To help you find your fall look, our editors have picked their favorites, ahead. From the bare-faced and glow-obsessed, to the lover of unexpected eyeshadow, there's something for everyone.
"I plan to copy this look — from the deep, crimson-red lips to the berry-flushed cheeks to the black turtleneck to the wispy updo — exactly." — Cat Quinn, Beauty Director
"Maybe it’s boring, but this natural-but-better look is everything I aspire to in my everyday life. Namely, smooth, poreless-looking skin with a little bit of a healthy flush and neutral, barely-there lip color." — Rachel Krause, Beauty Writer
"I am in love with dewy, natural skin for fall. It's all about letting your inner glow shine with minimal foundation, concealer to highlight, and a bit of gloss on the lids and lips. After a long and steamy summer I want to let my skin breathe!" — Anissa Richmond, Video Producer
"I've been enamored by red eye shadow for almost a year now and I don't think the infatuation with the bold color will stop any time soon. Bonus: This look is far easier than a cat-eye, meaning I'll have an extra 10 minutes in the morning for a pre-work coffee." — Sam Sasso, Beauty Editorial Assistant
"When it comes to makeup, I want one thing and one thing only this fall: metallic shadow and nude, hydrated lips. It's a little Studio 54 and a little early aughts — in the best way possible. I love a bronze-y look for day and something dark pink or mauve for night. Luckily, French makeup artist Violette is giving me all the inspo I need right now with her badass makeup looks." — Lexy Lebsack, West Coast Beauty Editor
"In the fall I love rocking a shiny color that keeps my lips moisturized. This glossy lip has a little glitter to make it fun and festive." — Lilac Perez, Associate Casting Director
"I love this two-toned eyeshadow look for fall because it brings the experimentation of the summer into the colder season. Personally, I never stop wearing clashing colors and patterns, no matter the season, so this is a really cool way to keep that energy flowing. But this would also look so sleek with an all-black outfit — that unexpected and impossible to ignore contrast is everything!" — Courtney Yates, Partnerships & Distribution Coordinator
"I've been obsessed with every single look makeup artist Celine Bernaerts has created lately, especially this bright pink eye. I love that it's equal parts bold, soft, and effortless at the same time." — Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer
"It’s not every day you see someone pull off bright yellow eyeshadow, but there’s something strangely glamorous and flattering about this look that I can’t help but love." — Kelsey Castanon, Beauty News Editor
"Lily Aldridge can do no wrong in my eyes. She does the minimal, dewy makeup look better than most people and it only takes her 90 seconds to get ready (goals). I like this look because it's natural and attainable — a little illuminating moisturizer, brow gel, mascara, nude gloss — and you're done. Two minute makeup is right up my alley for fall." — Megan Decker, Beauty Production Assistant
"As a former (wannabe) goth kid, fall always gives me a chance to indulge my darker side. While black can be too harsh (though slate and silver are awesome to wear as well), the burgundy eyes and lips trend gives the look a more romantic feel, which I personally adore and plan to rock when I’m painting the town." — Valis Vicenty, Beauty Writer, Snapchat Discover