This fall may be starting to turn cold, but the season’s trends are hot! New micro-beauty trends have been going viral all over my Instagram and TikTok FYP, and I can’t get enough of them. The weather is already blah, and I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d much rather be lying on a beach somewhere warm. Now that the season has officially shifted into cooler temperatures, a full face of makeup or a tinted moisturizer without the proper hydration and protection from the cold won’t hit the same. Don’t forget your SPF! From your hair follicles to your UGG-covered toes, don’t you want to look warm and fabulous?! I’ve got five fall 2023 micro beauty trends you need to try this fall that are bound to become instant favorites.
Let’s take a simple smokey eye to the next level and add some pumpkin spice to those cheekbones! These looks are guaranteed showstoppers on every skin tone. The cold air doesn’t mean a boring look — it means a better look! You won’t be able to pass by a mirror without snapping a social media-worthy shot. Without further ado, grab your debit card and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. We’ve got some beauty shopping to do to bring these five fall 2023 micro beauty trends to life!
- Cherry Cola Lips
The perfect pout can be replicated a thousand times. However, this season, it’s all about a juicy red lip with a shiny gloss coat. First, line your lips with a brown lip liner. Try the NYX Slim Lip Pencil ($5), and lightly dab FENTY BEAUTY’s Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored ($28) over top of the brown liner, blending in the edges with your finger. To finish off the look, spread a thin coat of NYX Fat Lip Drip in Newsfeed ($9) on your lips.
- Espresso makeup
There’s an indescribable feeling when a smokey eye comes out exactly how you picture it. Mixing the right brown shades so they don’t appear muddy is next-level makeup magic. Danessa Myricks Beauty Groundwork: Defining Neutrals Palette ($65) is a serious game changer. It’s a multi-use palette, featuring inclusive talc-free shades to conceal, shape, and define your dream look this season. Espresso Makeup is all about warming up the face, and with these velvety pomades and powders, you won’t be able to get enough of this micro trend!
- Cowboy Copper Hair
We’ve all heard blondes have more fun, but what about the copper-heads?! Contrary to popular belief, copper hair is for everyone. For my licensed cosmetologists out there, this Cowboy Copper hair color can be considered a mid-weight copper, according to Color Theory expert and educator Julie Kleine. It’s absolutely stunning in natural sunlight, and looks gorgeous in every texture and length!
- Pumpkin Spice Makeup
It’s everyone’s favorite Starbucks drink, and now it’s bound to be everyone’s favorite makeup trend! Pumpkin spice makeup is a more luminous, orangey take on Espresso Makeup. To accomplish this, try ColourPop’s Nude Mood Pressed Powder Palette ($14) or ColourPop’s Wild Child Shadow Palette ($14) if you crave warmer tones. For bronzing or foundation, try BLK/OPL’s True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 ($13), as the formula is long-lasting and full coverage. For blush, Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad in Honey ($11) is pigmented perfection!
- Brown Glazed Doughnut Nails
Krispy Kreme has the best glazed doughnuts — it’s not up for discussion — and your nails should be just as noteworthy! Though Hailey Bieber first went viral for her glazed doughnut manicure, the fall calls for a reimagining. OPI’s Infinite Shine 2 Nail Polish in Espresso Your Inner Self ($14) is described as an auburn nail polish. For those who prefer press-on nails, I’ve got you covered, bestie. Kiss imPRESS Glazed Donut Press-On Manicure ($12) comes in nine glazed options, perfect for every glazed doughnut nail fan!