Makeup Marvels: The Eye, Lip & Cheek Trends Every Beauty Addict Will Be Wearing This Fall
The Show: 3.1 Phillip LimGetty Images
This feature originally appeared in the August 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.
Eye Trend: Colorful & Bold
This fall, it's all about the drama. When you wear bright eye shadows, be sure to blend and contour properly. If you use a single hue, sweep it in a circular angle to create a halo effect around your lids, or take a liner in your favorite tint and draw a unique shape like what we saw on the Prabal Gurung catwalk (above).
And don't worry, traditionalists. There's something for you, too. A smoky eye--in any color--is on trend. Also try different textures--using metallic pops, shimmers or glitters is a great way to play up a basic dark eye. Keep scrolling to shop all of our favorite runway eye looks and more.
The Shade: MAC Chromacake in Genuine Orange
The Show: Derek Lam
The Shade: Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Purple Daze
The Show: Stella Jean
The Shade: MAC Eyeshadow in Electric Eel
The Show: Brandon Maxwell
The Shade: MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon
The Show: La Perla
The Shade: Maybelline Color Sensational Loaded Bold Lipstick in Midnight Merlot
The Show: Elie Saab
The Shade: MAC Glitter in 3D Silver
Lip Trend: Plum & Berry
Whatever your mood, give your pout some pop with these striking hues in a glossy or matte finish. For a nifty spin, find a dark plum that's nearly black but still shows hints of purple. If you prefer to go brighter, try a pink or red that mimics the color of summer berries.
Once you've found your tint, experiment with different applications. Swipe and line lips for full and precise coverage. For a stain effect, pucker up and use your finger to dab the lipstick over your lips. Keep scrolling to shop our favorite runway-ready shades.
The Show: Public School
The Shade: Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain in Hectic Matte
The Show: Novis
The Shade: Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick in Red Ombre
The Show: Ane Amour
The Shade: YSL Glossy Stain Lip Color in Fuchsia Filtre
Cheek Trend: Flushed & Natural
Embrace what your mama gave you no matter the season. Gone are the days of layered foundation and harshly chiseled contours. For a soft look, opt for dewy cheeks in a pink or coral hue. But when you want to rock barely-there makeup, mix a bit of liquid highlighter with your daily moisturizer for an even complexion and subtle glow.
Keep scrolling to shop our favorite runway-ready cheek looks, starting with Roksanda (above).
The Shade: Dior Diorblush in New Red
The Show: Monse
The Shade: Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
The Show: 3.1 Phillip Lim
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer