It’s never too early to start planning for fall (we may or may not have had our cosy knits on standby since mid-July), and when it comes to makeup, autumn marks the beginning of a sleeker, more refined look. Shimmery bronzer is traded in for rosy cheek tints, while bare lips and lids dip into moody hues like burgundy and navy. We spoke with Maybelline’s global makeup artist Yadim and asked him to share his beauty forecast for the season’s most wearable runway makeup trends.
From smoky lips to Bardot-inspired eyes, keep flipping for five of fall’s prettiest trends!
Nothing says more fall than a lush, fluttery fringe. “Say hello to Brigitte Bardot 2.0,” Yadim says. “This modern take on the ‘60s bombshell focuses on the eyes, framing them with thick, Bambi-like lashes on both the top and bottom.”
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Pictured: Gucci F/W ‘14
Yadim says other elements of this retro-inspired trend include soft shimmer on the eyelids, peachy tones, and opaque nude lips.
Pictured: Versace F/W ‘14
If false lashes aren’t your thing, try this makeup artist trick: Apply one coat of volumizing mascara, like L’Oréal’s Voluminous Miss Manga ($8), sprinkle a bit of baby powder, then swipe on another coat for fatter lashes.
Pictured: Prada F/W ‘14
Cara Delevingne’s reign over the brow world is still going strong and the runways are proof. “Brows were bleached, covered, brushed upward, elongated, bushy, [painted gold], or simply ultra-defined and groomed,” Yadim says.
Pictured: Carolina Herrera F/W ‘14
To fake fuller brows, take a brow pencil (we love the Perfect Brow Pencil ($23) by Anastasia Beverly Hills) and draw short, light strokes in the direction of your natural brows, then blend it out with a clean spooly.
Pictured: Prabal Gurung F/W ‘14
Yadim says this fall and winter’s bold brows show just how much one simple change can alter your entire look. “Simply tweaking their thickness, length, or arch can convey a more determined or even more sexy demeanor,” he says.
Pictured: Alexander Wang F/W ‘14
Toss your lip liner in favor of a softer, more natural look. Need inspiration? The runways of Charlotte Ronson, Giorgio Armani, J. Mendel, and Prada will give you plenty.
Pictured: Jonathan Saunders F/W ‘14
“If there were such a thing as a smoky lip, this would be it,” Yadim says. “Like smoky eyes, these kissed-off lips are more about softness and texture than the exact shade used, and they look like they’ve already partied all night long.”
Pictured: Taylor F/W ‘14
To recreate this look on yourself, simply use your fingertips to pat your favorite lipstick into the center of your lips, then press your lips together to diffuse the color.
Pictured: Suno F/W ‘14
For this fall trend, imagine the skill of Kardashian-level contouring, but way more toned down. “Beiges and neutrals are being used to subtly sculpt the perfect face, contouring and highlighting features in a not-so-obvious way,” Yadim says.
Pictured: Edun F/W ‘14
Need help? We’ve got you covered with our simple guide.
Pictured: Phillip Lim F/W ‘14
Sculpt your cheekbones even more by adding highlighter as part of the equation. “Sometimes, an obvious sheen and highlight complete the topographical effect, but shading and shadowing was always very present [on the runways], and faces were never flat,” Yadim says.
Pictured: Kenneth Cole F/W ‘14
You might associate blue eye makeup with the balmier days of summer or spring, but fall’s version is sleeker, deeper, and more grown-up.
Pictured: Kenzo F/W ‘14
“Bold blue brings a welcome jolt of positive energy to colder, darker days,” Yadim says. He recommends Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow ($7) in Tenacious Teal to recreate the metallic glint of blue at Anna Sui.
Pictured: Anna Sui F/W ‘14
For the perfect glint of blue, try layering a liquid liner over your pencil liner—we picked up this tip from makeup artist Melanie Inglessis on the set of our sister site’s shoot with actress Bella Thorne.
Which of these trends would you wear? Tell us below!
Pictured: Temperley London F/W ‘14