6 Ways to Create Your Fall Makeup Palette

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Fall is right around the corner, and that means it’s the perfect time to create a new makeup look. A fall palette can be a gorgeous way to stay up to date on your seasonal fashion, and you can pair it with your clothing to embody the feeling of fall. However, there are many ways to make your makeup look perfect for the season. Try tackling one of these methods for creating a fall makeup palette, or combine multiple options to bump your makeup expertise to the next level.

1. Stick to Warm Nature-based Colors

This is the easiest way to create a look that plays into fall vibes. Natural warm colors are the perfect option for this cozy season, as mixing warm shades of brown can create a dynamic eye and lip look. Nature is also the perfect place to look for cozy colors; deep greens, saturated oranges, and smoldering reds are all perfect here.

2. Use Deep Purples and Reds

As nature continues to change through the months, you’ll note that purples and reds show up more often than not. Use this to your advantage by incorporating it into your makeup looks. A deep burgundy lipstick will give anyone sultry energy, and you can pick your look carefully to match an eye-catching lipstick to an unassuming outfit. Alternatively, it’s possible to incorporate those deep, dark colors into an eyeshadow look if you’re careful.

3. Invent Your Own Ombré

Ombré lips are one of the most popular trends right now, and for good reason. They’re a great way to add depth to an otherwise flat look. There are plenty of ways to play around with the ombré trend. A natural makeup look plays well with a gentle red-on-red ombré, while daring looks may lead you to try out a rainbow motif or crazy colors from both ends of the spectrum.

4. Try Out More Dramatic Looks

Fall is the season of Halloween, and as you start getting into September and October, you’ll start to have more leeway for costume-style everyday makeup. It’s the perfect time to try out the daring looks that you haven’t had the courage for yet. Maybe you want to try out those cool false lashes with rhinestones attached, or you’ve been interested in trying a black lipstick. Whatever it is, use Halloween as your cover-up and go for it.

5. Create Glowing Skin

As things get colder, it’s less likely that you’ll be spending time in the sun, which means without any intervention, you’re probably going to start losing that sun-kissed look. Though you might look longingly in the direction of a tanning salon, you should definitely stay away; it’s incredibly dangerous, and even one treatment session can increase your risk of developing skin cancer by 67%.

So, how do you maintain the look? The answer is spray tans or self-tans, the perfect contour, and a gentle highlight. Spray tans or self-tanners get a bad rap because they used to be a bit difficult to control, but nowadays, it’s incredibly easy to get a realistic glow all over with these tools. Your contour and highlighter will also help in creating a look that indicates a fun beach trip, even when it’s snowing outside.

6. Discover Creative Neutral Lips

When you consider neutral lips, you may think of a coat of lip gloss or matte nude shade, but no more. There are plenty of creative options to take advantage of. The easiest way to up your neutral lip game is with a shimmery lipstick; copper tones are perfect here. You can also consider using a beige or brown just slightly darker than your skin tone, or incorporating some reddish tones into it.


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There are nearly endless ways to match your makeup to your surroundings. Determining makeup looks that make you think of fall is a great way to exercise your creativity, and mixing and matching these tips will help you push the envelope even more. If you’re discovering that these topical looks are a piece of cake, you might want to consider a professional makeup career, where you can use your skills to lead other people to fall palettes. Request information on Ogle School’s cosmetology program today and start your journey toward a career that you adore.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.