Find Your Perfect Fall Makeup Colors
What’s gorgeous on you?
Beauty counters can be daunting, no doubt. So we made it simple to find your best fresh-for-fall colors. Here are the prettiest, most wearable trends of the season, suitable for all skin tones.
Tip: No matter which trend you go for, keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum for the most natural—and no-hassle—look.
The beauty of purple is there's a shade that works on every skin tone, says Renato Almeida, Shiseido makeup artist: "The trick is to avoid going too light—find one that pops."
How to: Prep lids with concealer to even out any discoloration and give shadow a base to stick to, then sweep a wash of purple from lash line to crease.
Create definition with a soft gray liner (trace across the upper lid as close to lashes as possible) and two coats of mascara.
That pasty zombie pout is a thing of the past, says Petra Strand, makeup artist and creator of Pixi Beauty. What's hot instead: "A blend of pink and brown, so it's subtle but not too flat."
How to: Line lips with a light-pink pencil to define, then shade in with lipstick. Top it off with a clear gloss at your cupid's bow and on the center of your bottom lip to make your lips appear fuller.
"You want to match pink cheeks to your natural flush so you don't look too doll-like," advises Stila professional makeup artist Sarah Lucero.
To find your exact-right hue, pinch skin—the color your cheek turns is your best blush.
How to: First, use one finger to trace down from the center of your eye and another to trace out from the tip of your nose. Starting where they intersect (the highest point of your cheek), gently apply blush, using a soft X-shaped motion.
"Instead of the usual fall-inspired powdery-matte look, we're seeing satin foundation finishes that are somewhat dewy," says Brett Freedman, an L.A.-based makeup artist and founder of Vanitymark Cosmetics. The good news is you don't need much other makeup—just a few coats of mascara or a bright high-shine lip gloss.
How to: Dot foundation on cheekbones, chin, and nose; use a damp sponge to blend outward and just below the jaw.