Forget cable knits and pumpkin lattes, the thing we wanna know this season? Which are the key autumn makeup trends 2018 to have on your radar. From faux freckles to primary brights, these are the trends to try RN.

Best Autumn Makeup Trends

  • Blue Eyeliner
  • Primary Colour Bright Eyeshadow
  • Glitter Makeup
  • Clear Mascara
  • Slim Eyebrows
  • Winged Eyeliner
  • Dewy Foundation
  • Soft Pink Eyeshadow

Autumn Makeup Trends 2018

1. Blue Eyeliner

As seen on @makeupbyriquelle

Eyeliner will always be a makeup staple, but as we all learn to experiment more and play with colour blue is having a major moment. Blue eyeliner is the killa’ colour of choice, and we’re living for liquid eyeliner and more subtle blendable kohl styles too.

Continue reading: our guide to the best eyeliner

2. Primary Colour Bright Eyeshadow

As seen on @lailaloves

We’re sure you’ve already seen our guide to the best colourful makeup, and this isn’t a style that’s setting with summer. One of the key autumn makeup trends 2018 is primary brights, and we’re feeling bright yellows and reds.

3. Glitter Makeup

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As seen at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

It’s not exactly news that we love glitter makeup, and our love’s only gonna grow stronger now it’s got the nod from more traditional tastemakers like the MUAs at Preen. Our rule? More is more.

4. Clear Mascara

As seen at Givenchy

Clear mascara is a bread and butter product in your makeup stash, but it’s time to elevate it to centre stage. Add layers to build up volume and to help create a wide-eyed look without the pigment.

Continue reading: our guide to the best mascara.

5. Slim Eyebrows

As seen at Alexander McQueen

We love a bold brow as much as the next person (probs more, let’s be honest), but this season we’re gonna consider toning it down a lil and try slim eyebrows. This season we’re reaching for brow powder and pencils, rather than clear gels.

6. Winged Eyeliner

As seen on Gigi Hadid

Winged eyeliner will always be a trend, but we’ve been seein’ something of a sixties resurgence and this Vogue Brasil cover sums up everything we love about this statement trend. Use gel eyeliner or liquid for a sharp wing.

7. Dewy Foundation

As seen at Christopher Kane

Fresh-faced dewy skin is normally the reserve of spring skincare, but Christopher Kane is championing the sheer makeup look for the current season too. A key autumn makeup trend for 2018, apply light-reflecting sheer coverage foundation on top of moisturised skin for incredible results.

Continue reading: our guide to the best foundation

8. Soft Pink Eyeshadow

As seen at Gucci

If you’re not planning to go big with bright eyeshadow, then swap things out for a much more romantic option: pink. Add a sheer wash over lids for a subtle take on the trend, or wet an eyeliner brush and apply along the upper lash line for a highly-pigmented hue.

9. Freckles

As seen on James Charles

Championed by Meghan Markle on her wedding day and us during every summer ever, freckles are the last autumn makeup trend 2018 to add to our list. Use a brown eyeshadow or eyebrow powder and apply with a slimline brush to create the effect of freckles, even if you don’t have any naturally.

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