Fall makeup trends to try, including eyes that pop and lots of liner

Fall is upon us and it is my absolute favorite season for many reasons, namely decorations and dark vampy makeup. The fall makeup trends do not disappoint and I have scanned the interwebs to find trends that you can recreate in your every day life.

Of course trends are determined in autumn/winter runway shows shown in spring. You may ask, if we are wearing masks, what’s the point? Well there are several trends this season that bring the focus up to your eyes. Here are six of my favorite fall makeup trends via Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan:

1. Easy glow
I am all about dewy glowy skin. I know for the longest time the trend was matte but there is nothing like skin that looks like it was just born. I know oily skin folks have been taught the last two decades to destroy the shine, but I am here to tell you don’t dull your shine for anyone. Dewy skin is a sure sign that you are taking care of your body and your skin is being nourished properly. It also makes you look youthful. Use highlighter elixirs to mix with your foundation like L’Oreal’s Lumi Glow drops, glow skin elixirs like Becca’s Skin Love Glow Elixir Serum for Women , glow primers like NYX’s Hydra Touch Oil Primer or highlighters in general to achieve this look.

2. Over liner
This trend is a throwback to the sixties mod makeup where you draw a line over your crease and wing it out or over your inner crease. The updated version is more fun and punchy because you can use any color you want instead of just black. For a colorful iteration of this trend you can use transfer proof color liner or eye shadow. If you use an eye shadow make sure to use a eye primer like Milani’s Eye Shadow Primer and if you want to use black, try using a liquid liner.

3. Extra liner or negative space liner
This is probably one of my favorite trends. It is also a throw back to the 60s ala Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot. Back in my makeup days we called it the connected cat-eye. You first have to draw out your winged liner. Next do a bottom lash line, smudge it out with a pencil brush, and connect it to the top winged liner using a cream pencil liner that glides on. I also like doing this trend with dark colored gel liners or cream pencil liner in a deep green, dark eggplant purple or navy blue. If you have fairer skin use charcoal gray or chocolate browns instead. This look makes your eyes smolder. Make sure to pile on the mascara and pair it with a nude or red lip.

4. Structure eyebrows
Gone are the over plucked eyebrow days where we were all looking perpetually surprised on the streets. The beautiful brows of the likes of Kaia Gerber are here to stay. If you still have your bushy full eyebrows left, you are in luck. The way to achieve this look is to use a brow gel like L’Oreal Paris Unbelieva-Brow to brush up the hairs of your brows after you have filled them in with a brow liner, pomade or shadow. I personally love full eyebrows but I have to fake mine as I inherited my grandmother’s non-existent eyebrows.

5. Bold red lips
Ok here is where we get into the, “I am doing this for me in the time of COVID,” trend. Because in all honesty, no one except family, friends, and social media followers will see you wearing bright red lips as we MUST wear masks when we go out in public and that is ok. Get friendly with your camera or cell-phone and get to snapping. I am a huge cheerleader for a bold red lip, a classic trend that should never go out of style. Not to mention it makes a woman feel POWERFUL and dare I say SEXY? When I was a makeup artist, I worked hard to get Black and Asian women in particular to try a red lip at least once. Once they got it on, they loved it. Also I like to put to rest the myth that dark skinned women can’t wear red lips. This is untrue! No matter how fair or dark skinned you are, there is a red lip for you. My two favorite go to red lipsticks are Ruby Woo by M.A.C. Cosmetics (it literally works for EVERYBODY) and Wet N Wild’s Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Missy and Fierce which also works for every skin tone AND it is only $2.09! You’re welcome.

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6. Dark vampy lips
This trend is sometimes called GOTH but it has been around since the flapper era. It is an amazing look for fall if you are up for pulling it off. Dark colors like bourdeaux, bugundy, chocolate browns or purples are a great way to go. Try Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink in Mocha Inventor or Sugar Cosmetics Its A-Pout Time lipstick in Burgundy Red. My other favorite is M.A.C. Cyber with a Nightmoth lip liner.

Let us know if you try any of these trends or what your favorite trends and products are for the fall!




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  1. RoyalBlue says:

    the one thing i must put on before i step out of the house is eyeliner. so yaaaaasssss i can identify and am here for this!

  2. Darla says:

    I never gave up the winged look, tho I usually do it only slightly. But when I’m going out, I play it up more. My recommendation is Trish McEvoy’s gel eye liner, which comes in navy. I love the navy, but the black is also good.

    I feel the same as you about red lipstick. Classic look that just cannot go out of style, oversized black sunglasses and red lipstick. For the days you want to kill it. Of course, the mask thing…yeah.

  3. FHMom says:

    The over liner with fun colored shadow is a big yes. Done with a brown or black pencil is too cartoon like. It reminds me of the way kids draw eyes. I’ve come to primer late in life, but it’s my favorite make up tool ever. It’s especially great for those of us with dry skin.

    Lipstick is my favorite make up. It always makes me feel like I’ve put some effort into how I look. Masks have ruined this.

    Hooray for fall. I love it’s scents and colors.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Lipstick is my favorite makeup too! I have so many lovely ones sitting in my makeup bag basically collecting dust. Even though I have tried to wear some even under my mask, it just ends up rubbing off on the fabric and that is…not a good look.

      As for eyes, I have never been able to master eyeliner, so I basically stick to mascara and a nice eyeshadow. Thankfully my brows are in decent shape, even if they are a bit wild (I have yet to find a gel that’s strong enough to tame them for long, lol.)

  4. OriginalLala says:

    I’m all about the dewy skin!! thank god the matte look is over, it made people’s skin look terrible.

  5. Ocho says:

    Hey. Love your story Oya! For anyone wanting lipstick that can be worn under a mask, I hear Chanel’s Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue is perfect. (I know seems odd but hey if you want to wear lipstick and know you’ll need to pop on a mask later…) Anyhoos, I saw it recommended on Michelle Wang’s Youtube channel. Looks like a wet finish but through magic or science or something doesn’t budge.

  6. Jill says:

    I wish I was bold enough to try these trends

  7. Caroline says:

    As someone with super oily skin and thick bushy eyebrows, this makes me rejoice!

  8. outofthecloset says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to Oya for representing makeup trends for all races. These women all look gorgeous. And I don’t wear make up much, but a red lip is a great tool in the arsenal–beautiful style all around here.

  9. emu says:

    I like the full brow look – on others. I feel like I look too young and not put-together with my brows grown out. I know there’s a bit of pruning still with bushy brows but I just can’t do it!

  10. BeeCee says:

    I am all for this post!! I’m a huge makeup fan, but never know what’s in style, so I’m always reverting to my easy looks.

    I hope these kinds of posts can make a regular (or once-a-season) appearance!

  11. Sof says:

    Even though I don’t wear it, the older I get, the more intrested in makeup I am.
    See, eyebrows are traumatic for me. My eyebrows are naturally bushy and have an uneaven triangular shape. You have no idea how hard it is to find a pair of sunglasses that cover both of them.

  12. al13 says:

    oooh, love getting makeup trend post!
    I miss miss lipstick, but have been trying to go back to wearing different eyeliner colors to help bring color back to my face. One thing I’m struggling with is not getting any tint from my skin care on my masks. I’ve given up all my tinted skincare (bb cream, foundation, etc.) because I can’t see to keep it from staining my masks. I never used a lot of skin makeup, but I miss having any of for business stuff. (I do have some in-person masked meetings.)

  13. Watcher says:

    Fun story – I’m definitely going to shop my stash tonight for some red lipstick, see what still suits me. I’m one of the lucky ones who works from home and consequently am “on camera” (zoom) all day, so I’ve actually become more aware of my face than before the pandemic started. Some good ideas here to shake it up a bit and try something new.