It’s time to swap out the summer glow for dramatic hues and bold colours. This fall season, take a cue from these Instagram mavens on how to create the perfect autumnal beauty look.

Femme Fatale


A red lip is always in style, but take a page out of makeup artist Pony’s (@ponysmakeup) beauty book and put a sultry spin on it for a Snow White-worthy, just-bitten pout. Scarlet hues with cooler undertones will look extra flattering on a brighter complexion – just make sure to add a flush to your cheeks so you won’t look washed out.

Tip: You want the focus to be on your lips, so keep the rest of your makeup simple. A sweep of blush and a coat of mascara is enough to complete the look.

Get the look:

Etude House Double Lasting Foundation, $32
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, $83
K-Palette Real Strong Eyeliner, 21.90
3CE Soft Lip Lacquer in Change Mode, $23
Studio 10 Lip Perfecting Plumping Gloss, $56

Baby Pumpkin Spice


It’s the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice – and there’s no better time to spice up your beauty routine than now. Rather than a full-on monochromatic look, pin-up model Miss Bo (@_missbo) incorporated pops of blue and yellow to play up the peepers. Top it off with a punchy burnt orange lip and of-the-moment space buns for a Baby Spice-approved look!

Tip: Load up on the contour! For extra definition, you can also apply it on your hairline and jawline for an overall sculpted look.

Get the look:

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, $56
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Cream-To-Powder Contour Stick, $49
TOO FACED Better Than False Lashes Extreme, $53
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cobalt and Pure Gold, $12 each
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in On Point, $40

V For Violet


Ultraviolet is having a huge moment this year, thanks to the Pantone folks. Beauty YouTuber Risabae (@risabae_art) updates the look with a subtler take on the royal purple-blue hue, accenting it only in the details. Oh, how about an ultraviolet manicure to add to the mix?

Tip: The secret to looking flawless like Risabae? A good primer that not only locks down makeup, but smoothens out your complexion to create an airbrushed finish.

Get the look:

Huda Beauty Mattifying Primer, $55
IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Powder, $42
Marc Jacobs See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glitz Glitz, $38
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder, $42
Cosmicqweens Velveret in Space Cake, $24

Sunset After Dark


What’s fall without some dark, vampy lips? Rocking a straight-up gothic look can be a little intimidating. Instead, social media darling Nyané Lebajoa (@nyane) serves us golden goddess vibes with a sunset-inspired look that’s both smouldering and utterly sophisticated.

Tip: If you’re not ready to commit to black lipstick, go for shades with reddish or brown undertones, which are slightly more wearable.

Get the look:

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $48
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Transformer, $21
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions Mascara, $38
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $100
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in True Grit, $42

This article was adapted from Teenage Vol.30 Issue 2.

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