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Darker Makeup Looks for Fall

Darker Makeup Looks for Fall

With the leaves starting to turn and pumpkin-spiced everything hitting the stores, it’s officially time for fall. Whether or not it’s sweater weather yet, it’s time to swap out your light summery shades for more fall-appropriate makeup in deeper, darker hues. We’ve got the lowdown on the hottest makeup looks for fall and autumnal staples you should start incorporating into your routine to sync with the changing seasons.


Using a primer is a crucial first step when ensuring your makeup for fall lasts all day. Switch out your existing primer with a more hydrating formula to sooth dry skin caused by cooler temps.

Try: jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, which features a hydrating formula to soothe dry skin caused by cooler temps. Aloe juice and olive leaf extract reduce redness and inflammation while anti-aging algae extracts create a smoother texture.

jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener


Humidity levels plummet as autumn swings in, so the last thing you want on your face is a highlighter that feels drying or looks powdery. Look for a liquid formula that will provide a soft, dewy finish that’s just right for fall.

Try: Dermablend Glow Creator Multi-use Liquid Highlighter Makeup, which comes in provides a soft, dewy finish that’s just right for fall. Choose from four colors: gold (a warm, 24-karat hue), peach (rose gold), pearl (classic off-white shimmer) and gleam (a warm, silvery glow). Use it alone as a highlighter dabbed on your brow bones, cheekbones and cupid’s bow, or blend one to two drops into your foundation for an all-over luminous look.

Dermablend Glow Creator Multi-Use Liquid Highlighter Makeup


Stow away summer’s powder blushes and invest in a cream blush that will keep your cheeks hydrated.

Try: bareMinerals Bounce + Blur Blush, which moisturizes with a creamy formula of moss-derived botanicals to keep cheeks hydrated. No brush needed! Apply and blend this bouncy, buildable cream with your fingers. Mineral microspheres provide a smooth and silky, airbrushed, finish that blurs imperfections.

bareMinerals Bounce + Blur Blush


It’s time to give the pretty pastels of summer a rest and rotate in some sultry, dark lipsticks for fall. Here are four trendsetting hues that will keep your fall makeup looking fresh.


Deep shades of berry make a perfect match for your fall wardrobe’s plaids, wools and tweeds.

Try: Glo Skin Beauty Lipstick in Runway, a rich red hue that falls somewhere between boysenberry and blackberry .

Glo Skin Beauty Lipstick in Runway


There’s no better way to welcome the chill of fall (and its respective cable-knit sweaters and cozy jackets) than with a toasty shade of mocha.

Try: Dr. Hauschka Lipstick in Bee Orchid, a lush brown hue that evokes the center of its dramatic namesake flower.

Dr. Hauschka Lipstick in Bee Orchid


A little bit violet and a little bit brown, this ’90s favorite is making a solid comeback. What better to pair with your scrunchies, chokers and combat boots?

Try: Osmosis Colour Lip Intensive in Desire Me, a hydrating liquid lipstick in a thoroughly vampy hue.

Osmosis Colour Lip Intensive in Desire Me


Similar to vamp but leaning more toward merlot on the color spectrum, oxblood is a ”notice me” shade that goes just as well with a little black dress as it does with a leather jacket and jeans.

Try: Au Naturale su/Stain Liquid Lipstick in Hero, a matte lip stain with a versatile burgundy tone.

Au Naturale su/Stain Liquid Lipstick in Hero

Looking to add some dramatically dark eye makeup to your fall repertoire? Follow our tutorial on how to create the perfect plum eye makeup look!

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