From glittery eyeshadows to metallic manis, here are fall’s best beauty trends to get you inspired for the season ahead.

Liquid Lipsticks 

While lipstick bullets and glosses still have a place in our hearts and on our vanities, liquid lipsticks are front and center this season with beauty brands trying to achieve the perfect combination of weightlessness, strong pigment, hydration and staying power. For the ultimate statement, choose red, this season’s standout shade as seen on Rosie Assoulin's Fall/Winter 2017 runway models.  

Get the look with: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick at Sephora.  

Glitter Eyeshadows 

The runway has made glitter—once associated with arts and crafts—sophisticated enough for grown-ups and perfectly acceptable to wear in real life. Whether you covet full-on sparkly lids or just a hint of shimmer, a bevvy of eyeshadows and liners (seen on Tadashi Shoji's Fall/Winter 2017 runway collection) are available to give you your glitter fix.

Get the look with: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow at beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Graphic Eyes 

Graphic eyes reigned supreme on the runways at shows like Balmain and Versace in the form of cat-eyes and smoky eyes. Black, of course, was the colour of choice, lending beauty looks a rebellious streak. Your best investment: an eyeliner with plenty of pigment that’s also easy to maneuver to help create your look with ease.

Get the look with: Shiseido Inkstroke Eyeliner, available at Hudson’s Bay or Essence The Cushion Eyeliner at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Eyeshadow Palettes

Eyeshadow palettes are staging a strong comeback with beauty brands like Marc Jacobs, Urban Decay and MAC offering palettes to suit every eyeshadow want and need from various finishes like matte, velvety, satin and shimmer to different colour combinations (think jewel tones, neutrals and even fun brights).

Get the look with: MAC Girls Palettes in Basic Bitch, Prissy Princess, Mischief Minx, Rockin’ Rebel, Power Hungry and Fashion Fanatic at MAC Cosmetics.

Loads of Lashes 

Runway shows like MSGM and Emilio Pucci proved that false lashes can take your beauty look to the next level in an instant. The trick is to find the perfect pair for the look you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking for a bit of pop with a few individual lashes or want a dramatic lift with a full, fluttery set of lashes, the options are endless.

Get the look with: NYX Wicked Lashes at NYX Professional Makeup.

Barely-there Foundations 

Skin is still in and runway shows like Burberry showed that the secret to looking fresh-faced is a barely-there foundation that neither cakes nor looks like you have any on. Thankfully, the latest generation of foundations are here to help with lightweight, buildable coverage for glowy, even-toned skin. 

Get the look with: Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 30 at Holt Renfrew.

His and Her Fragrances 

Fragrances brands are pairing His and Her scents together with a unifying story but different notes created to complement one another. But there are no rules when it comes to who gets to wear what fragrance, which means you can steal your Significant Other’s scent any time you’d like. 

Get the scent with: Prada L’Homme Prada Intense and Femme Prada Intense Eau de Parfum at Hudson’s Bay.

Metallic and Shimmery Manis

It’s official: metallic manis are the new neutral. Precious metals in gold, bronze, silver and rose gold lacquers ruled at shows like Monse and Christian Siriano. More versatile than ever, a metallic lacquer can be worn as a sheer wash of colour, a single coat of opaque colour or even layered over top of an existing shade. 

Get the look with: Essie Nail Polish in Girly Grunge at Trade Secrets.

Texture Play 

It’s time to give blow dryers, curling irons and hair straighteners a rest. The runway (like Fendi) has been embracing natural hair texture for the last few seasons, but hair products are finally catching up with hair enhancers (that don’t require heat styling tools), created to add definition, while smoothing frizz and flyaways for all hair types. 

Get the look with: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler at Sephora.


Mishal Cazmi

Mishal Cazmi is a beauty and style writer and editor who writes for publications such as Hello! Canada, FASHION magazine and The Kit. Previously, she was the beauty editor at Glow magazine, where she reported on all aspects of the beauty industry. She recently combined her love of beauty and travel into a new project called 100 ML.