The 23 Makeup Trends You Need to Know for Fall 2018

#5 will help you get Meghan Markle's brows. Just sayin'.

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As we bid farewell to swimsuits and sun-kissed skin, we have 23 new reasons to welcome the fall season in good spirits. Thanks to the latest celebrity and runway looks, there are so many gorgeous new beauty trends to try on your eyes, lips, and cheeks this autumn!

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"Paint It Black" New York Premiere
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Cold Weather Cheeks

Subtle blush is a year-round must, but this season's trendy rouge is inspired by the rosy glow you get when there's a nip in the air. Just like Blake Lively, make your cheeks pop by adding a touch of extra blush in the exact same color your cheeks turn when it's chilly outside.



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Halfway Eyeliner

Black liner all the way around the eye can have a minimizing effect. But thanks to Reese Witherspoon, we can see how a few centimeters of a pale pearlescent liner on the top and bottom lids make eyes open up in an unexpected way.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06:  Actress Constance Wu attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Brown Lips

Stop trying to fight it: The '90s are back. And that means shades of brown are a must-have for lips this fall. Try a chestnut shade like Constance Wu for a flattering look that doesn't feel dated.

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EE British Academy Film Awards - Press Room
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Blue Eyeliner

"Swap your basic black eyeliner and even shadow for eye-brightening blues, from cobalt to cerulean," says GolfHr's Beauty Director April Franzino. "Make it less '80s by blending a thin line of blue above your regular black on top lids or wearing a sheer wash of slate up to your crease only." Copy Lupita Nyong'o's BAFTA Awards look with a bold red lip, or go light on lip and cheek colors to keep things balanced and wearable.


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Tinted Brows

Meghan Markle should be named the duchess of brows, but it's easier than ever to recreate her enviable arches. "Get bolder, more defined brows without a product-y look thanks to the new brow stains," says Franzino. "Inspired by professional brow tinting, these temporary tints deepen the color of your arches to enhance their shape, with the effects lasting up to a few days."


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Focus Features Golden Globe Awards After Party - Arrivals
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Sunset Eyes

Orange may sound like a hard color to pull off, especially on the lids, but a shade that leans a little brown looks gorgeous on a multitude of skin tones. Viola Davis's ombré lids at the Golden Globes earlier this year are all the inspiration we need for this daring trend.

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2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
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Dramatic Winged Liner

Cat eyeliner will never go out of style, but winging it out about half an inch adds some serious drama. Lily Collins did just that to elevate her Oscars after party ensemble.

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Moet & Chandon At The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Red Carpet
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Rich Red Lips

Try a darker shade for the perfect nighttime look, like Margot Robbie at the Golden Globes. "This luxe oxblood hue with hints of deep purple and dark brown fired up the beauty looks at fall fashion shows," says Franzino. She recommends choosing a matte finish and dabbing the shade on your finger before tapping it onto your lips.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06:  Actress Constance Wu attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Mauve Accents

Mauve is one of those perfect shades for transitioning from a warm to cool season because it feels more dramatic than summery colors without the heft of deep fall tones. And considering how flattering it is on a variety of skin tones, why not follow Elizabeth Olsen and wear it on your lips, cheeks, and eyes all at once?

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Wishbone Winged Eyeliner

The typical cat eye lines the length of the upper lid before flicking out. Country star Kelsea Ballerini's flattering take lines three-quarters of the upper and lower lid and meets in a soft, subtle wing.


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Best Fall Makeup Trends: Eyes, Lips And Skin
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Feathery Lashes

Full, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes look larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your makeup palette neutral for a look that's modern, rather than overdone.

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2017 Baby2Baby Gala - Arrivals
Jeffrey Mayer
Metallic Eyes

Jessica Alba's eyes look mesmerizing thanks to a coppery shimmer all around her upper and lower lids. It's made even more dramatic by lush lashes and black eyeliner.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06:  Actress Constance Wu attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Two-Tone Lips

Look closely and you'll see Rainey Qualley's bottom lip is ever-so-subtly a darker color than her top lip. This looks best with a stain, for that worn-for-a-while, more natural finish.


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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06:  Actress Constance Wu attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Bronzer-Blush

You probably know by now that a warm bronzer isn't the right choice for contouring — but it is the right choice when it comes to trying a new shade of blush. In order to keep the look modern, just make sure it isn't shimmery.

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29th Annual Producers Guild Awards - Arrivals
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Bold Lips and Cheeks

As lovely as a dark lip looks with nothing else played up, rosy cheeks are a fresh take. As long as you keep the eyes subtle, similar to Kerry Washington's makeup at the Producers Guild Awards, the two focus points won't look like overkill.

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2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals
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Noticeable Lower Lashes

Tracee Ellis Ross made a statement with her lashes at this year's Oscars. You can get in on the trend by trying a waterproof, smudge-proof mascara made especially for your bottom eyelashes.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06: Actress Constance Wu attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Casual Red Lips

A red lip as the centerpiece of a polished makeup look is classic, but it can also awaken otherwise low-key makeup, like a little smudgy eyeliner.

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Best Fall Makeup Trends: Eyes, Lips And Skin
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Ultra Dewy Skin

Dewy skin with minimal makeup looks healthy and chic. Check out our easy tutorial to get this look for yourself.

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Best Fall Makeup Trends: Eyes, Lips And Skin
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Jewel-Tone Smoky Eyes

Smoky eyes are always a favorite, but applying jewel tones like blue, emerald, and indigo bring out your eyes and add a '60s flair to your face.

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Best Fall Makeup Trends: Eyes, Lips And Skin
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Lightly Highlighted Skin

Unlike contouring, which has slowly but surely been disappearing from our radar, highlighting has consistently been a great route for emphasizing the points of your face where the light hits. Just a touch on your Cupid's bow, cheekbones, and brow arches give your skin a naturally gorgeous finish.

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75th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Two-Tone Shadow

Copy Emma Stone and combine a colorful shade on your top lid with a smoky black shadow on your bottom lash line for a two-toned look that's sexy and modern.

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Eye Makeup Looks 
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Smudged Liner

If you find that your pencil liner gets a little smudgy by the middle of the day, don't wipe it off — just mimic Emmy Rossum and embrace it, because this '90s grunge look is trending like crazy.

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Best Fall Makeup Trends: Eyes, Lips And Skin
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Glossy Lips

Lo and behold, this classic lip product is finally back in style. (Bonus: It's been upgraded into less gooey formulas.)

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