Out with the pool floaties, in with the PSLs. Autumn is arguably the coziest season—ripe with hot cider, a kaleidoscope of vibrant foliage, and just enough crispness in the air. It also lends itself to some gorgeous makeup moments. Think velvet red lips, striking blue eyeliner, and soft fall eye makeup that pairs perfectly with your favorite pullover.
Curious about the best fall makeup looks for 2022? Taking inspiration from local sidewalks, high fashion runways, and viral social media trends, we’ve gathered the must-try autumn makeup looks that'll serve all season long.
What Are the Makeup Trends for 2022?
The transition from summer to fall beauty isn’t a drastic one, and lots of makeup trends transcend seasons. For example, bold hues are here to stay, ‘90s nostalgia isn’t going anywhere soon, and gorgeous skin will always be in style. In that sense, the fall makeup looks trending right now are a mix of timeless beauty, overarching cultural fads, and new seasonal favorites.
1. Bright Blue Eyes
Autumn often calls for rich and vibrant tones to complement all the earthy tones, and bright blue eyeliner definitely fits the beauty bill. Not to mention, blue eyeliner is a nod to the ‘90s re-emergence that’s wildly popular right now. Use Superhero No-Tug Sharpenable Gel Eyeliner in Bold Blue to create a colorful winged eyeliner.
2. Glossy Lips
Glossy lips are another ‘90s makeup trend enjoying a modern-day resurgence. For the perfect autumn makeup look, try a barely-there hue like Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss in Naturally Pretty. You can apply it over bare lips or use it to add a touch of glossiness to your favorite lipstick.
3. Pops of Color
Adding a pop of color to your fall makeup look is a trendy way to take it to the next level. Try a swatch of shimmery purple on your eyelids via Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Epic Amethyst (another ‘90s fave). Go for a bold burnt orange mani, or reach for some blue eyeliner.
4. Fluttery Eyelashes
This autumn, we’re seeing a shift away from ultra-glam lash extensions toward a more natural-looking lash line. For perfectly fluttery lashes, curl your lashes and then swipe on one coat of Hello Lashes+ Volumizing Mascara with Lash Serum. The 360° Lash-Wrapping Brush envelops each and every lash for separation and definition. Plus, the nourishing lash serum will help visibly improve your lashes over time.
5. Blush Strobing
Blush strobing is a new spin on contouring that leaves skin with a natural-looking flush of color. To pull it off, apply a generous amount of bright pink blush—such as Bye Bye Pores Blush in Sweet Cheeks—to the high points of your cheeks and under your eyes before any other makeup. Then apply foundation on top with a makeup brush or sponge so it blends seamlessly with the blush. This technique works for cute fall makeup looks, natural fall makeup looks, and more glamorous moments.
6. Cut Crease
The classic cut crease is a fall eye makeup trend that’s inspired by another decade—the ‘60s! It’s created by applying a light eyeshadow color up to the crease, then a dark, neutral hue from the crease to just under the brow, making sure the line between the colors is crisp. The result is a doe-ish, wide-eyed look and plenty of vintage charm. The Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette has everything you need to recreate this autumn makeup look.
7. Smokey Eyes
If you’re wondering whether smokey eyes are still in for 2022, the answer is yes! And in a big way. A soft, natural smokey eye using earth-toned hues is a major trend this autumn. Get the look with the Naturally Pretty Essentials Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette and Superhero 4-in-1 Eye-Transforming Super Shadow and Liner Brush.
For a more dramatic smokey eye look that caters to a dressed-up moment, stick to darker hues and use the Superhero No-Tug Retractable Eyeliner in Brown or Super Black. Make sure to smudge the eyeliner to soften the look.
8. Graphic Eyeliner
Bold colors are a big fall makeup trend, but you can make a statement with black, too. Graphic eyeliner is all about playing with unique shapes and coloring outside the lines. The fine tip and no-tug formula of Superhero No-Tug Retractable Eyeliner will help you create ultra-precise lines.
9. Bouncy Skin
Gorgeous skin will never go out of style, which is why we’re fans of the bouncy skin trend. It’s all about developing healthy habits that nurture your body and skin. The goal is skin that has the best qualities of—believe it or not—gelatin. Just imagine the bouncy and elastic appearance of that classic jiggly finger food, which is also a covetable texture for skin.
To get bouncy skin, stick to a gentle and hydrating skincare regimen every day. For a triple threat, use Confidence in a Cleanser, Bye Bye Lines Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and Confidence in a Cream Anti-Aging Hydrating Moisturizer.
10. Accent Lips
Bold accent lips are another autumn makeup do, and you can take this one in a million different directions. For classic vampy fall vibes, swipe on Pillow Lips Lipstick in Red Wine or Magenta Plum. If you want to go for more of a playful and cute fall makeup look, try the same lipstick in Bright Fuchsia or Bright Orange Red.
Seeking some makeup pro tips? Learn how to apply eyeliner for beginners, and then check out our guide on different ways to apply blush.