The Best Three Fall Eye Makeup Trends to Try

As fall transitions us to cooler months, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From style tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for fall weather.

This week, we’re welcoming Jess from The Golden Girl to share the eye makeup trends she’s looking forward to most for fall, and what products you need to pull them off.

While I am never one to wish summer would come to an end, there are some pretty charming things about fall that I look forward to every year. #1–Football. (Okay, fine, I mean…snacks. Isn’t that why everyone likes football?) and #2–the chance to mix up your style! That doesn’t apply to just boots, jeans, and sweaters, but makeup too!

I’m so excited to show you three easily attainable beauty looks for fall. Yep–with just a few products you can buy from Meijer required for each look, and some no-fail techniques, you’ll be on your way out the door in no time.

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Look #1: Subtle Shimmer

Metallic shimmer in hues of white and silver were spotted quite a few times on the fall runway this year! I was immediately drawn to this look because a touch of light sheen on the inner eyes tends to make them look bright and dewy. (Very necessary for busy girls who don’t get much sleep!) Often times, I don’t wear a ton of makeup–so this look is perfect for girls who tend to err on the more “au natural” side. I love how it’s fresh-faced, with a little bit of pizazz.

The best part about it? It only takes a couple of products to do, and it doesn’t take any precision. (No tricky eyeliner techniques required!)

First, I started by curling my lashes–something that is absolutely mandatory with this girl. (Stick-straight, stubby lashes over here!) I really like ELF’s eyelash curler–it does a great job, with no pinching!

Next, I applied mascara–I used L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, which adds tons of volume to my sparse lashes!

For the finishing steps, I lined my eyes with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in color #608. Swipe on a light gloss, like NYX Butter Gloss–and you’re out the door!


Easy, right? If you want a bit more “oomph,” move on to Look #2!

Look #2: Twiggy Lashes

I don’t know what it is, but I’m a total sucker for anything 60’s inspired–so I was very excited to see thick, Twiggy-inspired lashes all over the runway this year. To get this look, I used ELF “Natural Lashes” false eyelashes. I like this set because it comes with a mini tube of glue, so you don’t need to buy anything extra!

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You could easily add them onto look #1, or just add them to natural makeup for some extra pop. Tip: Measure the strips for length by placing them on your eye first. Trim them as necessary. Then, apply the glue, wait for 15-20 seconds for it to set, and apply to your lash-line. If you don’t get it right the first time, you can totally peel them off (gently) and try again.


When it comes to false lashes, practice makes perfect! After this, I then lined the inside of my upper eyelids with Maybelline’s Master Kajal eyeliner. This not only makes your eyes pop, but ensures there isn’t an obvious line between where the fake lashes begin and your natural lashes end.


To finish off this girly look, I just added more blush (the same as above) to the apples of my cheeks for a feminine, rosy glow. Finally, I lined my lips with NYX Lip Liner in “Nude Pink” which provides extra staying power–and finished with NYX Butter Gloss in “Creme Brulee” which is the perfect, soft pink for this subtle, yet glamorous look.

Look #3: Smoldering Liner

If you’re really looking to turn your look up a notch, you’ll love this sultry look perfect for a dolled up night on the town, a wedding, or other formal occasion. The smokey eye is certainly not a new trend, but thick, dark, charcoal liner? Spotted on nearly every runway this fall–and while many trends certainly aren’t for the faint of heart, this is one everyone can get behind!


I love that you can make this particular liner as heavy or light as you want. You can use it to line your inner rims and outer lash lines–plus, it goes on really easy, so it’s not too hard to apply.

Good news for ladies like me? This look is supposed to look a little messy. (As in a, “I totally meant to do that” way–not a “I tried 5 times this morning and this is as good as it’s going to get” type of way.) A sultry “perfectly undone” if you will.

You can totally build off the steps we went through in our previous looks, but you don’t have to. Here, I’m applying this on top of my fake eyelashes for a really dramatic look, but it will look just as great with your natural lashes as well.

All I did was line the rims of my eyes with the same liner, Maybelline’s Master Kajal in “Onyx Rush.” Then, I dabbed on a bit of Maybelline’s 24 Hour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in “Deep Forest” which is a gorgeous, smokey green hue–a great alternative if you aren’t looking to go super-smokey black.


To finish off the look, I added a swipe of dramatic red lipstick–NYC lipstick in color #511.


There you have it! Three totally achievable and attainable looks for fall! Which one is your favorite?

Jess is the fashionista behind The Golden Girl, a fun lifestyle blog full of tips on shopping, travel, décor and DIY. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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