Gorgeous Fall Beauty Trends 2016

Gorgeous Fall 2016 Beauty Trends

Gorgeous Fall 2016 Beauty Trends

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While I’m enjoying these last few weeks of summer, I can’t help but get a little excited over the crisp fall air that’s been occuring the last couple days. There’s so much to love about fall including the gorgeous leaves and weather, pumpkins and harvest decor, sweet smelling candles, and all the cute scarves and boots.

For a beauty lover, though, fall is one of the best seasons because all the makeup brands release special fall edition products, which are always super gorgeous! So today I’m talking about some of my favorite fall 2016 beauty trends and sharing some products below that you can re-create the looks with. Happy Early Fall Ya’ll! πŸ™‚

Dark, Bold Lips

If you’ve always wanted to wear those vampy, gothic-inspired lip colors, now’s your chance. Although deep berry shades and reds will definitely be popular, non-traditional shades such as gray, chocolate, and chestnut are soon to be found on makeup shelves everywhere. I’m kinda obsessed with this “Punked” shade by Smashbox! Who knew gray could be such a pretty lip color!?

Brown Smoky Eye

Although the regular black smoky eye is always trending, this season’s newest go-to look is the brown smoky eye. Using various shades of brown blended with copper tones will create a warm eye look that beautifully complements any eye color. This Lorac palette is my go to item for creating beautiful smoky eyes.

Glitter Eyes (for Grown-ups)

I’m actually really excited about the comeback of glitter in the makeup world. It’s a fun way to add sparkle to your look and the possibilities are endless. Glitter can be added under the brow for enhanced highlighting, added to the inner corner, or applied as a sparkly wing (my personal fave).

Artsy Winged Eyeliner

I personally love this trend the most, as I’ve been known to rock a double-winged liner on the regular. If you struggle creating a perfect winged liner, then this trend is perfect for you! This trend is all about creating out-of-the-box, artistic, eyeliner looks. The best part? There are really no rules and you can be as creative as you want with this! As mentioned in my June monthly faves, I recommend the Cover Girl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner for creating all kinds of eyeliner looks!

Twiggy Inspired Lashes

If you’re like me and you adore Twiggy and 60’s inspired fashion, then you’re sure to jump on board with this trend. Bold, doll-like lashes are all the rave this season and help bring out everyone’s best feature- the eyes. For creating dramatic looking lashes, I personally love the Cover Girl Super Size Me Mascara. You can see my full review over here with before/after.

Cobalt Blue

Vivid shades of blue are very on trend right now, and are a fun way to add color to your look. Whether applied as a liner or worn as part of a bold smoky eye, you’ll definitely be seeing lots of blue this fall season.

Silver Eyeshadow

Metallics, especially silver are really in right now and are a subtle way to add shimmer to the eye. Whether applied allover the lid or on the lower lash, a hint of silver will definitely make your eyes pop.

Low Ponytail

Less is more in the world of hairstyles this season with easy, low maintenance ponytails. Softly pull back the hair and tie it low with a clear hair band. Add in a simple barrette like this pretty one, or tie in a soft ribbon for a nice touch.

80’s Tight Curls

If you have naturally curly hair, you’re probably rejoicing for this fall season, as we’ll see the tight curl trend of the 80’s return. Loose waves and soft curls will still be popular, but more refined curls will be the choice for fall. If you’re going for a more refined look choose a smaller curling iron, like this 1/2 inch Chi wand, which works wonders.

Antique Hair Accessories

Embellished jewel and floral headpieces, clips, and even crowns will soon make its way onto the hair of many. You’ve probably already noticed a lot of girls wearing pretty floral crowns over the summer, but the fall trend will be a bit more antique inspired, with bronze jewels and fairy-esc details. I simply adore this gorgeous hair crown!

Shop my fave fall beauty trend products!  

 So there you have it! What do you think of all these fall beauty trends? Which one is your favorite? Let me know which ones you’ll be rocking in the comments! πŸ™‚

Linking up with Wonderful Wednesday, What’s Happening WednesdayWow Me WednesdayThursday Favorite Things, Think Tank Thursday

Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


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  2. Love this! Cobalt blue is by far my favorite color and glitter eyes just reminds me of the early 2000s hhaha.

    1. I swear all these trends are reminiscent of late 90’s/early 2000’s. It’s amazing how the trends always return! πŸ˜‰

  3. I love the whole vampy dark lip look for fall. I just purchased several new dark lip sticks for the fall. I am ready!! Also I love doing a pretty brown smokey eye. The cobalt blue eye liner is so pretty!!! I def can’t wait for these fall make up trends.

  4. Oooh I am so excited for the new fall beauty trends! I’m always down for a dark, bold lip and really like the brown smokey eye trend! I’m also super curious to try the artsy eye liner look!

  5. I love the brown smoky eye and I am so glad it is on point with fall trends. Looks like I need to pick up some bold lipstick for the fall now though.

    1. Me too! I can definitely see you rocking some of the bolder colors like gray and chocolate brown! πŸ™‚

  6. I love dark lips. I bought a few shades last year and stepped out of my comfort zone and enjoyed it! I naturally have those 80’s curls haha so I’m on trend easily I guess πŸ™‚ hope your week is going great!

    1. Yay! I bet darker lip colors look great on you! And yes, girl you’re totally already on trend with the hair! πŸ˜‰

  7. I love fun winged liner and low pony’s! I always end up throwing my hair up in one at the end of the day.


  8. Can we all just say hallelujah that fall is coming back? I wear dark lip colors all year long but I get less weird looks in the autumn!

  9. Kara, I would love a tutorial on winged eyeliner look with liquid gel liner. Great roundup; found your post on #ThursdayFavoriteThings.

  10. I’m loving 1, 2 7 and 8 the most! I used to always pull my hair back in a low ponytail and am so glad it’s back in style!

  11. I love the low ponytail. It’s perfect for dressing up or dressing down. Oh, and can we discuss those lovely lipstick shades? Love the maroon one.

  12. Glad to hear tight curls are in! My hair is naturally very curly 80’s type hair! I also love low pony tails when it is driving me crazy! Makeup is gorgeous too!

    1. You’re already on trend then! I’ve always loved those kind of curls, they’re so pretty! πŸ™‚

  13. As much as I love summer I absolutely love fall colors and fashion. The colors are so rich and beautiful.

  14. So many pretty things for Fall! I’m loving the low pony tail, vintage hair accessories, curls and bold lips.

    1. I feel like the trends this season are very much reminiscent of the 90’s, which I love! πŸ™‚

    1. You’re so welcome! The covergirl eyeliner I recommended works wonders. It glides on really easy and makes creating a wing very easy! πŸ™‚

  15. I don’t typically wearing lip colors other than nude, but I recently received a dark NYX lip color with my Ulta purchase and I’m looking forward to the cooler months to try it!

  16. I love all of these looks, but especially 2 and 7! Also, I saw you are never too old for a little sparkle πŸ™‚

  17. I love love love a dark lip so I am all for that.. the glitter is a little harder of a sell for me. πŸ™‚

    1. The glitter of course isn’t for everyday wear, but would look so pretty for special occasions! πŸ™‚

  18. Bring on the brown smokey eye and the low pony! I saw a video of Victoria Becks putting on a brown smokey eye to go out the other day (in less than 3 minutes from plain face to fully made up) and just went “oh… ok.. well that’s my new look”

    have been rocking it for a week HAPPILY!

    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    1. Yes! It’s such an easy look yet it really makes your eyes pop! So glad to hear you love it! πŸ™‚

  19. Fun list! My LBD is Cobalt Blue and I love it! I try my best to rock my curls, and with them becoming more popular, I will have to try harder! I am so glad that both of these are on your list!

    1. Oh I’m sure you’d look so pretty with curls! Can’t wait to see you with some of those looks! πŸ™‚

  20. I always love a good cobalt eye! There aren’t a lot of colors that make brown eyes “pop” but that one totally does!

  21. I love seeing all the different beauty trends as the seasons change. I’m definitely loving the silver trend and big, curly hair as well!

    1. Me too! I’ve always been a tad envious of girls with naturally curly hair cause I think it’s so pretty, although I know the grass is always greener! πŸ˜‰

  22. Whoo hoo! Low ponies are back! I’ve been wearing them for years without any regard to how unstylish I’ve been. LOL. I’m baaaaaack! πŸ˜‰

  23. I love the look of number 2! I’m all about a nice smokey eye. I’m going to try and be bolder this fall with my lip color but I guess because I don’t wear it often I usually feel out of my comfort zone. Like one of those things where I think it looks great on everyone else but me. Beautifully Candid

    1. I used to be that way when I first started wearing bright/bold shades, but now I swear it’s an integral part of my wardrobe haha. A dark berry shade would look really pretty with your eyes and hair! πŸ™‚

  24. Love it! Get so excited thinking about Fall.
    I love the smokey eye but have never been bold enough for the vamp lip:)

  25. I love the silver shadows, such a nice transition from the summer bronzes! Also, I love me a dark lip year round and am super excited for all the gorgeous colors coming out! Great post! XO -Kim

    1. Thanks! I’m the same way, I wear dark lip colors all the time haha (but I’m totally okay breaking the rule) πŸ˜‰

  26. So fun!!! These trends will all be fun to experiment with. The dark lip colors need to get on my radar. Any you recommend??

    1. NYX and Wet n Wild both always release really pretty fall lip colors! I shared some in the post, but I also really like the color Haze by NYX and Dark Era. πŸ™‚

  27. I definitely need to find a dark berry lip colour for fall. And I think I’m feeling bold enough to try cobalt liner this season

  28. I’m so excited the low ponytail is making a comeback because I always wear my hair like that at work anyway so now I’ll be in style. LOL Also I love the brown smoky eye and I’ve been trying to master the look for some time now. I just can’t seem to figure out the liquid liner. Great list!!

    1. Haha, I do too! I’m thinking of doing an eyeliner tutorial here soon, so let me know if there’s anything specific you want me to cover! πŸ™‚

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