Bored of your regular makeup routine? Then hit refresh by using the fall runway as inspiration to create new and inviting makeup combos. From autumnal shades to shockingly bright sets, here are fall's most unique and stunning makeup ideas you need to try — starting now.
A Very Mod Winter
This winter use Derek Lam's Fall show as a source of beauty inspiration. Defined eyes, doll-like lashes, and pale pink lips take us back to the 60s where all things Mod ruled the fashion universe. Dramatic and polished, this fun beauty trend will give your winter gear a fresh new spin.
Autumn Is in Season
Autumnal hues like rich browns and copper shades are not solely to be reserved as inspiration for Thanksgiving decor. This season use these gorgeous tones on your lips and lids to create a sophisticated and warm look. For lips, opt for browns with hints of cinnamon for an alluring pout, while keeping your lids on the matte track, to avoid looking too holiday-happy.
Why focus on just one eye shadow hue at a time, when you can wear two, or even three all at once? Take Roberto Cavalli's electric collection, for instance, which was further magnified as a result of the vibrant makeup combos used on the models. To get the look, try these color combos: metallic purple, gold, and a soft-grey shade you will use to line your lower rims.
When Metals Prevail
When it comes to metals this season, silver comes first. So skip the bronzey-gold skin tones and instead illuminate your cheekbones with a metallic highlighter. Keep the scheme going by using a silver shade on your entire eye lid area. Now line your eyes with a charcoal pencil and finish the look by swiping on black mascara. The end result? A combination that will give gold a run for its place.
The Modern Geisha
For Fall 2012, Zac Posen gave his collection a Japanese theme. Playing on the imperial blues and striking peony jacquards, models showcased Geisha-inspired makeup. Defined eyebrows, classic red lips, and daring eye makeup felt modern and bold when combined together. To get in on this traditional trend, make sure to prepare your skin thoroughly by hiding any blemishes, bumps or discoloration as an alabaster complexion is key to getting the look.
Modern Earth Tones
Give your evening attire an alternative beauty routine by swapping your usual hues for sophisticated brown shades. As seen at Elie Saab's Fall collection, models demonstrated the perks of brown when used all over. From eye shadow to liner to blush, luscious chocolate hues combine for a timeless yet modern appeal.
Shock your makeup a la Dior by introducing bright combinations of orange, green, and silver into your daily beauty palette. Think bold orange hues that light up rather than ashen your face when searching for lipsticks, and vibrant neons when building your eye makeup. If green mascara is a bit too forward for your daily lifestyle (it happens), try a more wearable color instead like burgundy or navy instead.
Mix Your Darks
This season, skip on life drama and instead opt for the makeup dose instead. For its Fall 2012 collection, Alice + Olivia showed off a very glam side by pairing its models with really dark beauty looks. From brownish-black lip color to dramatic eye makeup that bordered on Goth, these moody combinations proved to be startling and sultry in a very refreshing manner.