December 14th, 2016 was a good day for Instagram users. Why? Because that was the day the app added a “Saved” section to every profile, instantly giving all of us the ability to secretly catalog any post.
For beauty lovers, this was big. Gone were the days of screenshotting a notable makeup look or palette to buy, only to lose it in the mess of photos in our camera roll. Now, if we spy something we love, we can simply click “save” and add it to our private vault of inspiration images.
That being said, there’s no denying the fact that inspiration can be hard to find when you’re inundated with hundreds — nay, thousands — of images daily. That’s why we decided to share the photos we’ve archived in the past month. Hopefully, it’ll get your creative juices flowing for the next. Ahead, check out 31 looks to try this September.
The easiest way to update a classic cat-eye? Follow Gabrielle Union’s lead and diffuse the ends of your flick with matte, black eyeshadow for a softer look.
Or, simply look to Joan Smalls: her teal version flatters her brown irises and looks so damn cool.
We’re digging Shay Mitchell’s terracotta-colored smoky eye.
Vanessa Hudgen’s gold shadow, voluminous curls, and red lip color scream ’70s glam. (See you on the dance floor!)
Sometimes all you need is an itty bitty cat-eye.
For those craving something playful and unexpected: try a hit of lavender shadow!
Gloss is back — and clearly Solange got the memo. Tip: Keep skin matte so eyes and lips can shine!
A smudge of gold shadow on the inner corners instantly brightens the complexion.
Spice up a cat-eye with a hit of colorful shadow on your lower lashline.
When it doubt, add eye gloss for a modern finish on any neutral look.
Is anyone else getting Twiggy vibes from the look makeup artist Hung Vanngo created on Selena Gomez? Swoon!
Yara Shahidi’s glow is next level — and all you need is a radiant primer, glitter-free highlighter, and golden hour lighting to score the look. (Taking an Instagram picture is also highly encouraged.)
Pair a dramatic cat-eye with minimal makeup and lots of blush for balance.
Who needs liner when you have rhinestones?
Now this is what we call a glow up! It’s also the perfect way to rock that colorful highlighter you bought this simmer and haven’t used yet.
Swipe a vibrant blue shadow under your eyes and into your inner corners for a trendy look that’s incredibly flattering.
Make like Refinery29 ‘s beauty news writer Sam Sasso and opt for a burnt-orange smoky eye.
No shock here: Zendaya is rocking an on-trend golden eye strobe and a cool-kid glossy lid.
Fall is the perfect time to break out the jewel toned shadows.
Now this is a look we love: Glossy red worn on the nails and eyes.
Model Paloma Elsesser proves that pale blue shadow looks killer — no matter the season.
With fall just around the corner it’s time to break out our oxblood lipsticks. (Just kidding — we’ve been sporting this shade all summer!)
Leave it to makeup artist Robin Black to create the coolest fall smoky eye — maybe ever.
Think burgundy shadow is too intense? Warm brown hues will provide a similar effect.
Sunset eyes dominated our feeds this summer — and we don’t see the trend going anywhere this fall.
You don’t need a slew of different shadows to try a new look: After seasons of smoky eyes ruling supreme a generous wash of bronze, copper, or gold feels new right now. Bonus: It’s so darn easy.
A touch of glitter on the center of your lids will instantly brighten and lift your eyes.
A layer of teal liner seriously brings out model Shanina Shaik’s green irises.
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