The Terracotta Makeup Trend From Fashion Month That's About To Be Everywhere
You know that warm, earthy, almost-red, almost-brown shade of lipstick that looks like autumn in a tube? It has a name — terracotta — and it’s not just for lips anymore. The terracotta makeup trend dominated the latest Fashion Month runways, making appearances at Cong Tri (with liner and lipstick), Brandon Maxwell and Chanel (with warm blush), Pyer Moss and Alberta Ferretti (via statement shadows), and Tommy Hilfiger (eyes, lips, cheeks, everywhere). And now, it’s about to dominate your makeup bag.
To get the look, make like makeup artist Hung Vanngo and add a terracotta eyeliner to your collection, STAT. “It adds intensity and makes your eye color pop,” he said in a press release to The Zoe Report. Bonus: The shade works with any eye color and on any skin tone, as evidenced by the diverse models who rocked Vanngo’s terracotta creations on the Cong Tri runway. Next, take inspiration from Bella Hadid’s look at Brandon Maxwell and swap out your usual peachy blush for the hue of the season. Brushed high on the cheekbones, it gives your face a “sunkissed” glow — no matter how long it’s been since your last beach day. Finally, turn your attention toward the other Hadid sister (Gigi, of course) at Ralph Lauren. With a barely-there terracotta lip, the model illustrates exactly how to take the trend from runway to real life.
Ahead, 12 terracotta makeup products to try, inspired by Fashion Month.
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Before the Cong Tri models took to the runway, Vanngo "rimmed the waterline with Lasting Drama Matte Eyeliner in Rusty Terracotta," according to a press release from Maybelline.
To recreate the NYFW vibe, pat this Maybelline lipstick onto lips with your fingertips like Vanngo. "I wanted it to look fresh," the makeup artist previously told The Zoe Report. "The patting makes it more diffused."
The latest launch from Colourpop has you covered with every imaginable shade of terracotta shadow.
Clean beauty buffs, this one's for you: Any of ILIA's shades will make your terracotta dreams come true, but "1979" — a "terracotta matte," according to the brand — is spot-on.
Sometimes, foundations have too much of a red, ruddy undertone — but that's not the case with Charlotte Tilbury's new Airbrush Flawless Foundation. Via press release, the founder said she sourced "a divine terracotta" pigment instead, to make sure each shade effortlessly blends in with your natural skin tone.
Don't stop at your face — rock the trend all the way down to your toes with Deborah Lippmann's Ibiza, a "terracotta créme" polish.
Thanks to shea butter and jojoba oil, Doll10's terracotta blush goes on dewy and fresh.
Summer's over, but your tan doesn't have to be. Just swipe Tantric, a terracotta bronzer from Marc Jacobs Beauty, on the high points of your cheeks and bridge of your nose.
Use this lip crayon from NARS to give your usual nude lip look a seasonal update.
Guerlain offers the easiest way to add just a *hint* of terracotta shimmer to the brow bone and cupid's bow.
Of course Rihanna was ahead of the trend. Her cult-favorite Fenty Beauty lipstick shade, Freckle Fiesta, is described as a "spiced terracotta."