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7 Beauty Trends You’ll Want to Know This Fall

Richard Wright

“Is ombré already out?” “What’s the deal with eyebrow wigs?” “Everyone’s wearing lip gloss again, right?” Instead of bugging your teenage niece with all your most pressing beauty questions, we’ve compiled a list of the best looks for the coming season so you can stay in-the-know—all on your own (and maybe try a few when you’re feeling adventurous). Here, seven beauty trends that will be huge for fall.

fall beauty braids

BRAIDED ACCENTS

Down the middle of your part or as mini accents throughout your mane, tiny braids were seen on many a runway in February. Does it remind us of getting our hair done in the Bahamas when we were 14? A little bit. Do we still think we’ll rock it all season long? Absolutely—because these are far more subtle and singled out.

fall beauty mani

DIPPED MANICURES

Sorta like a French manicure but a lot trendier, this technique paints the polish higher up on your nail for a splash of color at your tips. As you can see from the brilliant Jin Soon, this is just a “dipped” appearance, but there is all kinds of wiggle room if you want to do it at home.

 

fall trends gloos

EYE GLOSS

Matte shadows and oil-controlling eyelid primers have taken a back seat to dewy eye vinyls and glazes. The look: youthful, glossy lids that reflect light where you want it most. 

fall Trends short

SHORT CUTS

Move over, Rapunzel: Pixies, blunt bobs and close crops will make their mark this fall as the hairstyle du jour. (To which we scream, “Finally!” as we chuck our blow-dryers out the window.)

 

fall beauty eyecolor

MULTI-HUED EYES

From color-blocked pastels to multi-faceted metallics, the trend of the season calls for an entire palette of coordinating and eye-popping shades applied strategically from brow bone to lash line.

fall beauty smudged

SMUDGED LIPS

We will always love bold reds and vampy plums, but there’s a new lip game in town: soft, natural, even a little messy. To achieve, just prep with Chapstick or a salve, then dab a bit of lip stain in the middle of your pout. Voilà.

fall beauty middlewaves

MIDDLE WAVES

The style we’ve been doing by accident for years was apparently was a fashion-week favorite. Basically you just keep the roots and ends of your strands straight, then use a wand or curling iron on only the middle section (or, ya know, just fall asleep with wet hair like we do). Meet the most attainable hairstyle ever.