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6 Makeup Trends to Help You Transition From Summer to Fall Makeup

Cheers to fall makeup … and pumpkin spice everything!
September 01, 2023

You’re not alone if you feel sad about the end of summer approaching, but with each new season comes new opportunities to switch up your makeup routine. Fall (also known as pumpkin spice season) has an especially gorgeous color palette of rich, deep shades like oxblood, bronze and mahogany that pair especially well with dramatic makeup styles, such as smoky eyes and bold lips. If you’re ready to take your fall makeup routine like your latte order and spice things up, keep reading because we’re sharing six buzzy makeup trends to help you shift from summer to fall makeup. 


6 Ways to Help You Transition From Summer to Fall Makeup 

Fall makeup embraces darker hues; it’s warm, cozy and the looks feature a bit more glam. Check out six of the hottest fall makeup trends to help you transition your makeup routine for the upcoming new season.


Embrace Cloud Skin 

During the summer, glowy skin reigns but the same can’t be said for fall. The latest skin finish that should be on your radar this season is cloud skin, and it’s neither dewy nor fully matte . Instead, cloud skin has a soft matte finish that appears healthy, plump and smooth like a fluffy grouping of clouds. 

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To master this trend for fall, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder. This powder foundation has a soft matte finish that lightly blurs the skin for up to 24 hours, accompanied by a sweatproof, transferproof formula. Use a blush brush to lightly buff it into the skin for a natural-looking complexion. 

Emphasize Blush Over Bronzer 

There’s nothing like a good veil of bronzer to give your skin a tan, glowy look, but this fall, blush is the complexion product that is going to dominate. Opting for a bolder blush not only adds color and dimension to your face, but it also resembles the flush you get from cool air. 

This fall, opt for a light layer of bronzer (or none at all), and apply some blush on the apples of your cheeks and sweep upwards towards your temples to create a lifted look. To make it even more fall appropriate, try a deep earth tone shade, like amber or a moody berry shade. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Blush in Legendary Berry is our fall blush of choice: It provides weightless, vibrant color to the cheeks while remaining smooth and lasting all day long. 

Take Inspo From Your Morning Java Fix  

After a summer full of glowy makeup trends, we’re trading in our barely-there makeup looks for latte-inspired glam. Latte makeup is one of the hottest makeup trends on TikTok — consider it a cute way to describe bronzy, glowy makeup in shades of brown, tan and taupe. It’s perfectly on theme for fall, and you’re able to customize it to your liking and skin tone.  

To rock a latte, smoky eye moment, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme; it includes four bronzy shades that are perfect for creating a toasty, cafe au lait eye look. We also recommend keeping brown mascara and brown eyeliner on hand, like the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara in Black Brown and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Brown Denim, to complete the look. 

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Opt for Colorful Eyeliner 

In keeping with the bold eye makeup theme, the fall season is the perfect time to put a spin on the way you wear eyeliner. You can create graphic eyeliner looks with a classic black liquid eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner, or you can add some color to the waterline by using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in autumn-inspired shades like Emerald Green or Taupe Grey.  

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Trade in Lip Gloss for Velvety Matte Lipstick 

Fall is the time to bring out your deep, vampy and earth-toned lipsticks to add a pop of color to your pout. If you’re looking for a new shade to add to your makeup bag, the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Resistance Liquid Lipstick in Pay Day is fall perfection. It’s a vampy, red wine shade that feels just right for the season and suits almost all skin tones. Plus, this liquid lipstick boasts a whipped texture that offers weightless and pigmented wear for up to 16 hours so you don’t have to worry about constant touch-ups.  

If you’re donning a latte makeup look and you’re looking to pair your smoky eye with something a bit more subtle, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick in Le Nude Independent or Le Rosewood Ambition. The long-wearing matte finish sits comfortably on the lips for up to 16 hours thanks to a hyaluronic acid infused formula. Another option is the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus Intense Nude Lipstick line: It includes a variety of nude shades that provide a pigmented satin finish. 

Try a Colorful Shade of Mascara

Colored mascara is back with a vengeance, and it doesn’t take much convincing to add it to your fall makeup routine because it looks good on everyone. Dark purple or navy blue lashes provide a subtle pop of color that adds some pizazz to any makeup look. Plus, you can choose a shade that complements your eye color for even more pop. The viral L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Washable Mascara comes in Stellar Blue and Galactic Purple to give your lashes a lifted, vibrant pop. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara also comes in fall-friendly shades, like Deep Burgundy and Deep Green

Next: What Color Lipstick Makes Teeth Look Whiter?

Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Senior Art Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Adriana Perez-Bell, Digital Tech: Paul Yem, Model: Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick

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