It may not be January 1, but we are on the cusp of a new season. As much as we’ll miss showing off our retro headbands on a beach in Bali (wait, no, that’s Chrissy Teigen), we’re more than willing to give the fall season a chance. Just like the beginning of a new year, it’s all about taking chances and pushing the boundaries outside our comfort zones.
For us, that means trying new makeup, testing trends, and taking plenty of selfies. Our strategy: Scope out inspiration on Instagram and get to work. Luckily, we’ve found everything we need — from neon liner to glitter shadow — perfect for the season. Even better, it’s all celeb-approved.
If you’re thinking what we’re thinking, click ahead for all the makeup inspiration you need for fall.
“Sure, Bella Hadid and I do not have similar eye colors (mine are dark brown and hers are, well, a glittering hazel). Still, that won’t stop me from trying this white eyeliner trend ASAP inspired by the exact look makeup artist Naoko Scintu did for the supermodel in the south of France.” — Samantha Sasso, Beauty Writer
“This look is admittedly intense, and likely something I’d never try to master before work. Still, I’m hypnotized by the two contrasting green hues and how they’d probably look against my summer skin.” — Sasso
“I will master the cat-eye if it’s the last thing I ever do on this Earth. Here’s hoping I get as good as Violette before the holidays.” — Sasso
“I’m swapping out my fuchsias and reds for a bright berry for fall — like Laura Harrier’s stunning lipstick shade here. I love that the tone is slightly deeper, but still looks romantic and fresh paired with highlighter. (I’m an L.A. girl at heart and never want summer to end.)” — Quinn
“The blotted lip! The matte skin! The messy waves! This is another one of my favorite fall looks for 2018, now pardon me while I slide into Pati Dubroff’s DMs for the name of that gorge lip color…” — Lexy Lebsack, Senior Beauty Editor
“I realize this look may not be appropriate for all settings, but I am so drawn to it. I love the graphic, blocked eye. There’s something about the trend that’s so strong and pairs beautifully with a minimal base.” — Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer & Host
“For something a little more low-key, but still bold with color, I’m saving this gorgeous look on Tracee Ellis Ross. I’m really into etching splashes of loud color on the outer corner of the eye — almost to the effect of a cat-eye but with less precision. In other words, it’s messy, so you don’t need to be a pro to do it.” — Chan
“It’s hard to find the perfect makeup look to complement a stunning long-sleeved gown exploding with floral print. But this soft pink lip and delicately smudged liner matches the romantic vibe almost too perfectly.” — Megan Decker, Beauty Assistant
“Pink shadow is tricky for me: If I go too pale, then I look like I’ve got the flu; I go too magenta, and I look like I’m in a poorly executed ’80s costume. But this deep rosy shade flatters sun-kissed skin in all the right ways.” — Decker
“Right now, I’m super-attracted to orange and red eyeshadows. Usually, I’m not afraid to try something gold or shimmery — especially when it’s paired with a bold lip — and these warmer colors are definitely worth exploring. But, like a lot of untraditional shadow colors, these two can toe the line of being too extra — so sticking to something simple and matte will be my go-to.” — Nana Agyemang, Associate Content Strategy Editor
“I’m all about embracing a brown lipstick for fall — and finding one that doesn’t wash me out or blend in too much with my skin is key. It used to be daunting to wear a brown lipstick as a Black woman, but now I think the right choice can make my melanin pop even more.” — Agyemang
“Honestly, I’ve been afraid of trying a monochromatic look like this because one color all over the eye could make me look like I was too lazy to wash my makeup off from the night before. But this plum and burgundy combination, paired with a dark lip, is something I’m seriously considering — just maybe after a few trial runs at home first.” — Thatiana Diaz, Beauty Writer
“Glitter seems to be the trend of the fall season, so I’ve been thinking up ways to try it but still feel like myself. I LOVE this take on it — it’s bright and shimmery, but not obnoxious. I feel like I could get away with it for a daytime or nighttime look, so I’d try it on a one of those loooong days filled with plans.” — Diaz
“I will never want anything more than I want perfect skin, and because selling my soul to the devil in exchange for it isn’t on the table right now, really good makeup will have to do. This look by makeup artist Nikki Wolff is the prime example of what dewy foundation should look like — glowy, not greasy — and I love me a little (or a lot) of highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes. Blot down the lip, and this is everything I’m going for on a daily basis.” — Rachel Krause, Senior Beauty Writer
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