The catwalks are full of inspiration for autumn looks. Think ’70s style glamour, neon, glitter, big brows and statement lashes. Or choose to look fresh and naturally radiant.

Whichever you prefer, eyes are the main feature, framed with eyeliner in graphic shapes and dramatic lashes.

Summer shades of vibrant pink are gone, this autumn red or nude are the only colours for lips. Lashes also come in a multitude of colours, lengths and shapes to complete whichever look you prefer.

Dramatic or subtle, this autumn has an option you will want to embrace.

Best Makeup Looks for Autumn 2019

Classic glamour

If you’re not keen on glitter, rich red lips were featured on various catwalks and embraced by Chloé and Louis Vuitton.

Choose matt lipsticks in deep shades of red to emulate the effect. Combine with matt, smokey eyes for high impact and blend together greys, mauves and black. Avoid any eyeshadows with even a hint of shimmer. In a rush? Leave eyelids bare and simply add long, thick, black lashes.

Best Makeup Looks for Autumn 2019

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Skin should look naturally matt and flawless with soft, rosy cheeks. Velvet-finish foundations make light work of creating flawless skin that looks barely touched and offers an ideal base for matt blusher and eyeshadow. On the catwalks, subtle pink blusher was the choice of countless designers including Chanel.

70s vibe

Craving some sparkle? Keep it on your eyes! This season, have fun with multi-coloured, extremely glittery eyelids and outrageous lashes.

Best Makeup Looks for Autumn 2019

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Alternatively, if you need some colour to brighten your mood, use a neon pink liner, extending outwards from the lids in bold and graphic straight lines. Make sure your eyebrows are well-groomed, dark and exaggerated to complete the look. This is most certainly an adventurous, fun trend that will carry you through autumn into winter.

Modern glamour

You don’t need to wait until Christmas for metallic lids or glitter. Stay away from psychedelic, coloured glitter and stick to shades of gold and silver paired with high shine, glossy lips for a modern take on glamour. 

On the catwalks, there was metallic foil on the lids of the models at Halpern. For an easier version of the look, use a cream, metallic eyeshadow and metallic liquid eyeliner. Eyebrows should be well defined and eyeliner should be black or metallic. Extra-long, fine, black Twiggy lashes add the final ‘wow’ to the overall effect. This is maximum glamour with an edge. 


This autumn, skin is matt and blusher is void of shimmer. So choose a foundation that evens out skin tone and leaves it looking healthy, without any iridescence.

Lip colour is barely existent, matched with a high gloss finish and shades of pale mauve and pink on the eyelids.

Best Makeup Looks for Autumn 2019

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Powder eye shadows can be shimmering or matt, but avoid anything with glitter and brush your eyebrow hair upwards to give a slightly bushy appearance. The addition of white eyeliner, as seen on numerous catwalks, stops this from just blending seamlessly into every other natural, makeup look.

Let yourself explore and experiment with various looks to match your mood. Remember: millions of animals die as a result of cosmetic testing every year, so be sure to buy cruelty-free makeup where you can. After all, autumn is the season of change!

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