This season’s trends are made for parties — and all the selfies that go with them.
Fall is crisp and golden, with pumpkins and holiday parties. And it’s the best time of the year for makeup.
Big events bring a chance to shimmer and shine — a big trend this year. In fact, this season’s trends are made for parties — and all the selfies that go with them. Here are some favorites, from most classic to most daring.
Deep wine lips
Don a color that makes it look like your lips have been stained by a glass of red wine — though precise application will make it clear that that’s not the case. When wearing a dark shade, opt for a long-wear formula to ensure the color doesn’t fade or smear. Try: Butter London Plush Rush Lipstick in Provocative ($22 at butterlondon.com) or Rimmel Provocalips in Kiss Fatal ($6.49 at Target).
Less bronzer, more contour
You’re not trying to fake a tan anymore, so you can put away the bronzer. But you’ll still want to add dimension to your face by deepening your contour to carve out your cheekbones. Try: Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette ($49 at Sephora) or NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette ($25 at Ulta).
Strobing — adding high-shine highlighter to the high points on your face — is back for selfie season. Apply the product to the cheekbones and brow bone to positively glow. Try: Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette ($62 at Nordstrom) or Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit ($40 at anastasiabeverlyhills.com).
Beauty brands are pushing purples for fall, and the range of wearable shades is downright royal. Try: Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65 at shophudabeauty.com) or Clinique Sweet as Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($32.50 at Sephora).
Shiny, even sparkly lips
The hot glosses out now add an ultra-shiny finish, a holographic sheen, or even a glitter effect. Try: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer ($18 at Sephora) or Ciate London Glitter Flip ($19 at us.ciatelondon.com), which starts matte, then transforms to glittery when you press your lips together.