No-makeup makeup is one of the most-searched beauty terms on the internet, especially during summertime. But what if you're feeling a little fatigued by all the fresh-faced вЂњI woke up like thisвЂќ vibes? With the relaxed stickiness of summer, it's understandable that you wouldn't want to mess with high-maintenance lip colors and bold eye makeup, but now that fall is just around the corner, we have the itch (and the excuse) to get a little more creative.
In the intro to a new Blood Orange video for a song called вЂњJewelry,вЂќВ Janet Mock is seen walking down a sidewalk, and before the song begins, she says, вЂњPeople try to put us down by saying, 'She's doing the most,' or 'He's way too much,' but why would we want to do the least?вЂќ And, well, we can confidently say the following fall makeup ideas are definitely not doing the least. From graphic glittery cat eyes to matte purple lips, here are 11 insanely cool makeup looks from our favorite makeup artists and beauty gurus.
L.A.-based celebrity makeup artist Erin Guth is obsessed with bright, unexpected eye makeup for fall 2018. This red cat eye on actress Sofia Wylie is literal fire, especially when paired with fresh skin and a bare lip. (To re-create, try Inglot's AMC Eyeliner Gel in 79, $17.)Milk Makeup
This chromatic look from Milk Makeup's in-studio artist Sara Wren is an edgier take on the classic black cat eye. вЂњUsing a brownish/purple cream pigment with some sparkle makes turns this signature look on its head and is the perfect complement to dark lashes and a glossy nude lip,вЂќ she says. A little star stamp makes the vibe all the more whimsical and cool.Milk Makeup
Pardon us while we sob over this cool-toned red lip. вЂњA classic look that seems too formal and too 'done' for the bright (and hot) summer sun is matte skin and a red lip,вЂќ says Wren. вЂњI welcome it back with open arms every season to suit my many fall outfits and moods.вЂќ (Wren used Milk'sВ Lip Color in OG, $24, but Glossier's Generation G in Zip, $18,В would also work great.)
You can always trust beauty blogger Aysha Sow to deliver incredible makeup and hair inspo. This silvery-green eye and purple lip look is giving us all kinds of mermaid vibes. Lipstick Queen's Blue by You Lipstick ($15) and Natasha Denona's Eyeshadow Palette 28 in Green-Brown ($239) would give you everything you need for this.Milk Makeup
Wren says this glossy black smokey is perfect for fall, and we couldn't agree more, especially since this look doesn't require any messy powder eye shadows or brushes. вЂњThe glossy finish and finger application make this particular look so effortless,вЂќ she says. вЂњI love the idea of having a glossy black lid color in your bag to help you turn up the volume from a day at work straight to the clurrrb.вЂќ To create this, Wren used Milk's Eye Vinyl in Tunnel ($20). Pair it with a cool-toned nude lip like Bite Beauty'sВ Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Cava ($26) and you're set.
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to give up your rosГ©. This pink-on-pink look from photographer Rebecca Ramsdale is like the Indian summer of fall makeup looks. To re-create, try repurposing your highlighter and blush as eye shadow.@alxcext
Alice T has one of our favorite Instagram accounts for makeup inspo. Currently, we cannot get over this glam-as-hell glittery midnight blue eye. She used Nars's eyeshadow Outremer ($25) and a glitter from her Depop shop.Milk Makeup
Now this is how you do a vampy lip. вЂњA wash of warm shadow color on lids plus a vampy purple lip might seem like a mismatched pair, but they totally work together,вЂќ says Wren. вЂњThe shimmery gold eyes give a nod to the last days of summer, while the unexpected deep purple matte lip really feels like fall.вЂќ (To execute the look, Wren used Milk's Eye Pigment in Gig, $24, and Lip Color in Extra, $20.)Erin Guth
Color-block eye makeup is something Guth is really excited to play with this fall. With the right products, executing a look like this doesn't have to be intimidating-Guth is a big fan of C'est Moi's Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set ($18) for looks like this. вЂњIt offers six colors to play with, lending endless possibilities,вЂќ she says. вЂњThe simplest way to add color is to line the top or the bottom with a shade.вЂ¦ It's easy, unexpected and stylish.вЂќErin Guth
Another really easy way to look instantly cool-keep your complexion and lips super simple; then swipe a single line of green top liner on each lid. C'est Moi's Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set also makes this look effortless to do.Milk Makeup
вЂњI wear white after Labor Day-especially on my eyes,вЂќ says Wren. вЂњFor this look, I like to keep cheeks soft with a creamy natural flush and glossy nude lip-these won't compete with the statement eye.вЂќ To do this yourself, try Milk's Eye Pigment in Rager ($39) or E.l.f.'s Long Lasting Lustrous Eye Shadow in Confetti ($3).