Makeup Trends For Fall 2023

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Last Updated on October 20, 2023

Fall Makeup Trends

Get excited, besties, because fall is here, and we’re ready to dive head-first into all things autumn! Yes, we know the naysayers in the room will call us “basic,” and no, we’re not here for any of your negativity on the subject. We can’t hear you over the sound of fall leaves crunching beneath our boots! 

Now that all the haters have left the chat, let’s talk about living your best fall life while wearing your best fall looks, shall we?

Today I’m serving full fall glam with a variety of products at different price points so you can recreate the look yourself at any budget. 

Coffee Lips You’ll Crave 

Whether you like it glossy or matte, nothing says fall like a rich, brown-toned lip. After a lot of trial and error, this is the combo I came up with. It suits most skin tones and combines affordable and luxury products for a glossy pout that looks like you’ve been sipping on a steaming cup of Joe on a chilly autumn morning. 

Step 1:

Line just outside the natural lipline with NYX Suede Matte Lipliner in Cold Brew. Fill lips in with  the liner about ¾ of the way in. 


Step 2: 

Fill lips in completely with a generous application of NYX Suede Matte Lipstick in Cold Brew. If you love the matte look you can stop here, but this next step is what turns this look a real show stopper! 

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NYX Suede Matte Lipstick

Step 3: 

Dab some Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Hot Chocolit Fantasy on a lip brush or your finger and apply to the center of your buttom lip and the area just under your Cupid’s Bow. Then, prepare for the compliments because every time I leave the house wearing this gloss, I get tons of them! 

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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Do you prefer to keep your look a little more subtle? Or maybe you need a quicker version you can throw on as you head head out the door in the morning? Line and fill in your lips with the NYX Cold  Brew lipliner, then swipe the Fenty lipgloss on over top. It takes less than a minute and you still look seasonal and ready to take on the day. 

Dramatic Brown and Gold Eyes

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Fall 2023 is all about drama, so play up your eyes with a dramatic cat eye liner, and lots of shimmering brown and gold shadows to make you look like the goddess you are. If you’re not the kind of person who likes to spend a lot of time blending their eyeshadow, you can still achieve this look in a few easy steps with just two products. 

Step 1: 

Dab a some Fenty Beauty Shadowstix Longwear Eyeshadow Stick in Brownie Badd’r in the outer V area of your eyelid and lightly blend it inward. This product is highly pigmented so you don’t need much! 

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Fenty Beauty Shadowstix Longwear Eyeshadow Stick

Step 2: 

Place a little e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in 24K Gold on your finger and dab it in the center of your eyelids.

Seriously, that’s it!

Ooh La Lashes

Ardelle Naked Lashes #421

Dramatic eyelashes have made a huge comeback, and while many have turned to the convenience of lash extensions, you may want something less permanent. If that’s the case, level up your look with a natural set of falsies like Ardell Naked Lashes (I’m wearing #421 in the photos). Now, I know a lot of people shy away from fake lashes because they can be hard to apply, but for me, the magic elixir is eyeliner lash glue, which is just a sticky eyeliner your lashes can stick to. It’s damn near foolproof, even for the most novice users.     

The Easiest Contour Ever

Just because your summer tan is fading fast doesn’t mean you have to lose your natural glow. Instead, use a powder bronzer like Hoola by Benefit to add a bit of color to your temples, the area beneath your cheekbones, and your jawline. Then, draw a line down each side of your nose and blend it all in with your favorite angeled face brush. It’s the best way to achieve that early autumn glow without hitting the spray tanner. 

Soft, Filtered Skin

Great-looking skin is always in season, and this Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation offers buildable coverage that blends away imperfections while giving your skin room to breathe. The matte formula combats unwanted shine, and with a huge range of colors, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect match. 

Blushing Autumn Babe 

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You’re all going to think I’m nuts for this one, but hear me out. Cover Girl Cheekers Blendable Powder Blush in Soft Sable is hands down the most universally flattering blush I’ve ever seen. I’ve been wearing it since high school, and even higher-end blushes can’t compete with this affordable classic. 

Now you have everything you need to get glam this fall. Good luck, and have a fabulous pumpkin spice season! 

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