Sure, we’ve already discussed the most wearable fall makeup trends, and the best hairstyles to consider come autumn—but we wanted something bigger, better…badder. And thus, our big, badass guide to fall’s best beauty trends was born. From windswept cheeks to pops of neon, to glitter, gunmetal, and everything in between, keep scrolling for the only eye candy you need to see this fall!
We got a major mod vibe from runways like Gucci and Erin Fetherston—namely, because the models rocked deep side parts with bouffant-like volume. We love Brigitte Bardot-inspired anything, so we’re more than on board with this trend.
Pictured: Opening Ceremony
In case you missed the memo, blurred lines are in. Models at shows like Zimmermann, Carolina Herrera, and MaxMara ditched lip liner in favor of smudged, berry lips.
Pictured: Tadashi Shoji F/W '14
These aren’t your elementary school braids. No, the runways of Givenchy, Nicole Miller, and more were filled with edgy, intricate braids of all shapes and sizes.
Pictured: Givenchy F/W '14
Sorry, nail art addicts—you might want to start practicing your straight line technique. Nails backstage at DKNY, Prabal Gurun, and Peter Som were embellished with only a line or curve of contrasting color.
Pictured: Frankie Morello F/W '14
Is there a more badass combination? We think not, especially after seeing the runways of Chanel, Rodarte, and more.
Pictured: Tracy Reese F/W '14
Perhaps you’ve never considered tropical hues like turquoise and lime appropriate for fall—it might be time to toss that notion to the curb. Models at runways like Delpozo and Altuzarra proved that a little neon never hurt no one—just make sure it’s done in moderation (read: preferably used as eyeliner, not eyeshadow).
Pictured: Delpozo F/W '14
Is there anything more indicative of fall than rosy, windblown cheeks? In case you need proof, allow us to present to you the runways of Opening Ceremony, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, and Detacher.
It’s officially time to brush up on your black eyeliner skills, according to the backstage beauty looks at Dries Van Noten, Karen Walker, and more. Luckily, your lines don’t need to be perfect and thin—feel free to swipe, wipe, and smudge to your heart’s content.
Pictured: Cusnie et Ochs
And there you have it—our ultimate fall 2014 beauty trend guide. Which one are you most excited to wear? Sound off below!