How To Wear The Best Makeup Trends For Fall 2016

by Stephanie Montes
Matteo Scarpellini

Who says you can’t wear beauty looks straight off the runways? From moody lips to glittery lids, take a peek at our favorite makeup trends for fall 2016 and shop the best products to recreate them at home. This is just the wave of inspiration you’ve been waiting for.


The Trend: Sooty Eyes

The smudgier the better. Rock this sultry smoky eye à la Moschino from date night to black-tie affairs.

How To Get It: Blend a matte black shadow on the entire lid, in the crease and below the lower lash line. Then rim the entire eye with a creamy black liner. Keep your foundation matte and pair with a natural-looking lip.


The Trend: Candy Apple Lips

This season, let your lips make a statement even when they're not moving. Models on the Gucci runway looked incredibly polished with their poppy pouts.

How To Get It: A perfectly painted red mouth takes work. Pat on a couple layers of bright red lipstick until it's bright and opaque. With concealer and a precision brush, clean up edges along the top and bottom lips. Let the look take center stage by keeping the rest of your makeup neat and understated.

The Trend: Glitter For Grown-Ups

Who said glitter was just a middle-school staple? Backstage at Tommy Hilfiger, a dose of sparkle never looked more sophisticated.

How To Get It: Apply a glitter-specific eye-shadow primer on the entire lid, but don't go past the crease. Dab on a light layer of gold shimmer and finish with dewy skin and glossy lips.


The Trend: Baby Lips

A baby pink flush on the cheeks and lips looks angelic yet modern. Wear this fresh makeup look (as seen backstage at Tanya Taylor) at work or for weekend activities.

How To Get It: The secret to faking a realistic flush is to use multitasking products and apply them with your fingers. Pat a shade of pink onto lips with your finger, focusing on the center of your mouth. Then dab the same color onto the apples of cheeks. Dewy skin and groomed brows provide the perfect finishing touch.


The Trend: Copper Lids

Lids washed in shades of copper with lots of shine will be everywhere this fall. Models backstage at Leonard oozed autumnal vibes with the natural shade.

How To Get It: Get the best color payoff when you use a two-step eye shadow. First apply the highly pigmented liquid on the entire lid, then pack on the shimmer. Or if you prefer, opt for a metallic shadow and mist it with a makeup-setting spray to amp up the hue.


The Trend: Vampy Lips

As seen on the Dior runway, vampy (almost goth-looking) lips are incredibly elegant this season.

How To Get It: Look for lipsticks in shades of berry and brown that are almost black. Achieve a crisp-looking pout by using the same concealer method as the red-lip application (see Candy Apple Lips).


The Trend: Spider Lashes

Thought spider lashes were a thing of the past? At Emanuel Ungaro and other designer shows, the trend is alive again.

How To Get It: Perfect spider lashes depend on the product you use. Try a mascara intended to give you the look, like this one from Maybelline. Or opt for a customizable wand like Clinique's that changes with a click of the tube.