This season’s trends are made for parties — and all the selfies that go with them.

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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 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).

Butter London Plush Rush Lipstick in Provocative, $22
Butter London Plush Rush Lipstick in Provocative, $22

Strong brows

A bold brow balances fall and winter’s dark lip, and looks great in photos. Try: NYX Micro Brow Pencil ($10) and Tinted Brow Mascara ($7, both at Ulta).

Gloooowing skin

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

Purple eyeshadow

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 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, which starts matte, then transforms to glittery when you press your lips together.