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Reason one million why fall is the best.
While we’re still over here in the cold, waiting to go all-in on spring 2022 makeup trends (why do the last few months of winter feel so looong), the fashion world has already moved on to fall 2022. In the words of Ariana Grande, thank you, next. What’s coming up for 2022 makeup trends? Hint: Not the typical fall colors and textures that you might assume. Of course, wear whatever you want whenever you want, but if you like sticking to the trends and switching things up, you’ve come to the right place. We rounded up the best fall makeup trends 2022 will bring and share breakdowns of all the looks below. Spring fall can’t come soon enough.
The spring 2022 runways were full of glitter, metallics, bright color, winged eyes, and graphic lines, and guess what? All those trends will be sticking around for fall 2022, according to looks from the fashion week runways. Told you not to expect typical fall makeup. One of the biggest trends for the season is an unexpected light blue. “I think, definitely, will be seeing color of the year, periwinkle, as a way to wear blue eyeshadow and wear it well,” says makeup artist Charlie Riddle. “It’s one of those colors that’s so flattering on all skin tones. It also plays really well with all the pastels that were shown on the runway.”
If you prefer something a little bolder than pastels, you’ll be happy to know that moody metallic looks will be just as popular. “Also, cool-tone silver and black smokey eyes,” Riddle says, adding that overall, fall 2022 will feature fewer bronzes in favor of other metallics, like silver, and the intensity of black “to really make the eyes sultry.”
Need a visual? Keep scrolling for the best fall makeup trends of 2022 and products you need to recreate them.
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This photo right here single-handedly convinced me to try bright-blue statement eyeshadow. To get that diffused edge like the models at Kim Shui wore, apply the liquid eyeshadow where you want the boldest color, then use a small fluffy makeup brush to soften and blend it out.
If you could only try one product to recreate the look above, make it this double-ended liquid eyeshadow that Riddle used on the models. One side has a matte finish, the other has a shimmer, and both have a doe-foot wand that makes it easy to apply, even for a beginner.

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Can I hear a little commotion for the pink-and-silver shimmery eyes?! Now, let’s hear it for the shiny lips! This whole look that Riddle created for Bronx and Banco is A Look and one I’ll be wearing every Friday night come fall, TYVM. If you don’t know what’s the best lip to wear with bold eyeshadow, pull this photo for reference.
To give the models shiny, plump lips like the ones above, Riddle used this lip gloss in a sheer peachy shade to enhance the natural lip color without looking too overdone or makeup-y. Just pure, glossy shine.
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Just as Riddle said, black smokey eyes are one trend to look out for come fall 2022. Makeup artist Diane Kendal’s unique take on the smudged look for the Jason Wu Fall 2022 show also featured an unexpected swipe of yellow on the inner corners.
This double-ended liner has a liquid liner on one side and a pencil on the other. For this look, you’ll want to use that pencil side to line the lashes, followed by a blending brush to smudge it out.
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Blue again? Love to see it. And we especially loved the pastel blue winged eyes at Christian Siriano. Instead of a black liquid liner to create the cat-eye at the base of the lashes, makeup artist Sofia Tilbury used a navy blue liner that paired perfectly with the periwinkle.
If you want to try your hand at the winged eye above, grab yourself this metallic blue pencil and a baby blue cream eyeshadow, and give yourself a lot of time to perfect it. Wings that symmetrical don’t come easy, y’all.
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My toxic trait is thinking I could do lines this clean and sharp on the first try. But, hey, that’s what makeup remover is for. Skip the eyeshadow and mascara and go straight for the black pencil eyeliner to create your version of this graphic winged eye by Pat McGrath for Anna Sui FW22.
Yup, this is the black pencil eyeliner I’m talking about. The gel liner tip allows it to glide like butter without tugging or skipping and the pigment is so rich you won’t have to retrace your shapes—all of which is crucial when creating precise lines like the ones above.
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I meannnn. Is this winged eye with a red cut crease by Sheika Daley for the LaQuan Smith FW22 show everything or is it everything? (Answer: It is, in fact, everything). The bright red feels classic fall but the use of the color keeps things interesting.
Instead of starting with eyeshadow all over the lid and carving the crease with concealer, this look features a swipe of red lip liner (like the one shown here) across the middle of the eyelid that melds into the dramatic winged liner.
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Makeup artist Dick Page gave the models at Michael Kors super-bold, super-smokey eyes, and now I want to give myself the same. To get that diffused line and help it stay in place, top your smudged liner with black or gray eyeshadow, kinda like a setting powder.
If you’re too timid to go all out with the black eyeliner and shadow, this quad palette comes with all the colors you need to create dimension in your smokey eye, soften the overall look, and make it a little more wearable.
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No matter how great your mascara is, sometimes a false lash is the difference between voluminous eyelashes and va-va-voom eyelashes. The looks on the models at the Brandon Maxwell fall/winter 2022 show were definitely the latter.
If you’re not so great at applying false lashes, all you have to do is pop these strip lashes on your lash line, no glue required. How’s that for an easy DIY?
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The makeup at Sergio Hudson also featured a dramatic cut crease, but it’s the gorgeous, glowing skin that has us wanting all the details on how to DIY the look.
This stick foundation offers a ton of coverage but still leaves the skin looking like skin (aka not cakey), thanks to the semi-matte finish and blendable formula.
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Some models at Michael Kors also wore red lips with their smokey eyes and defied all those dated beauty rules that say to choose one or the other. Classics are hardly trends, but this modern take on a smokey eye and red lip combo makes the list for anyone who likes what they like but wants to change things up ever so slightly each season.
This red lipstick is a fave of ours for the velvety matte finish, ease of application, and of course, that rich red pigment.