Fall Runway Makeup for the Real Way

Here's a look at how to adapt fall runway makeup trends to your skin tone.

model with dark blue eye shadow
Dan & Corrina Lecca
Does your makeup need a wake-up call? Pro artist Charlotte Day translates the brightest runway trends into fresh, flirty looks.
1 of 31
model with dark blue eye shadow
Dan & Corrina Lecca
Derek Lam
Derek Lam's fall look updated the traditional smoky eye by adding a touch of rebel to the seductive beauty standby — models' eyes were highlighted with a deep rockin' blue.
2 of 31
model with smoky denim eyes
Tesh
Derek Lam
Blues Traveler: Inspired by Derek Lam's subversive denim smoky eye, Day toned down the color for a more daytime look: "Blue eyeshadow is best worn in moderation. Try sweeping it across the lashline for a subtle hint of color," she says.
3 of 31
denim eye makeup
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Derek Lam
Light Skin Tone: Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Navy, $19.
4 of 31
gold eye makeup
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Derek Lam
Light Skin Tone: Estée Lauder Eye Shadow in Glistening Gold, $20.
5 of 31
blue eyeliner
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Derek Lam
Medium Skin Tone: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 15L, $17.
6 of 31
gold eye shadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Derek Lam
Medium Skin Tone: Almay Intense i-Color Powder Shadow in 034, $7.
7 of 31
gold eye shadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Derek Lam
Dark Skin Tone: NYX Chromatic eye shadow in Canary, $6.
8 of 31
dark blue eyeliner
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Derek Lam
Dark Skin Tone: Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner in Sapphire, $7.
9 of 31
model wearing red lipstick
Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Getty.
Chanel Couture
A parade of boldly colored lips strutted the Chanel runway last spring. Like the label itself, red lips are one of the few truly timeless beauty looks.
10 of 31
model wearing red lipstick
Tesh
Chanel Couture
Simply Red: To get more mileage out of your crimson smile, Day suggests sticking with stains instead of lipstick. The stay-put formula lasts all day and offers more versatility. "If you're not comfortable going bold, a stain can also offer a sheer wash of color."
11 of 31
crimson lipstick
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Chanel Couture
Medium Skin Tone: Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Poppy Cream, $20.
12 of 31
Chanel Couture
Light Skin Tone: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 in 94, $30.
13 of 31
red lipstick for dark skin tones
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Chanel Couture
Dark Skin Tone: Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in Red Stiletto, $22.
14 of 31
model with violet and orange eyeliner
Dan & Corrina Lecca
Miu Miu
Don't be afraid to try new color combinations. Miu Miu's brightly colored eyeliner pairing created a fearless, yet feminine, look — one guaranteed to draw the spotlight.
15 of 31
model wearing orange and lilac eye makeup
Tesh
Miu Miu
Violet Femme: Shimmering lilac takes the edge off a bright-orange eye, transforming the runway look from punk to pretty. Paired with icy purple, orange is surprisingly wearable, Day explains: "It's a universally flattering hue, but deeper skin tones can pull off the most vibrant shades."
16 of 31
orange-colored eyeshadows.
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Miu Miu
Light Skin Tone: By Terry Eye Shadow in Crème Brûlée, $39.
17 of 31
purple eyeshadows
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Miu Miu
Light Skin Tone: CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Dance Party, $5.
18 of 31
bronze eyeshadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Miu Miu
Medium Skin Tone: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in OR302, $33.
19 of 31
lavender eyeshadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Miu Miu
Medium Skin Tone: Dolce & Gabbana The Eye Shadow in Mystery, $36.
20 of 31
bright orange eyeshadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Miu Miu
Dark Skin Tone: MAC Eye Shadow in Orange, $15.
21 of 31
dark purple eyeshadows
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Miu Miu
Dark Skin Tone: Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eye Shadow Duo in Black Currant, $25.
22 of 31
model with gold eye makeup
Dan & Corrina Lecca
Dior
Dior's fall look is all about the eyes. Shimmery gold tones — reminiscent of fall foliage — create a seductively elegant nighttime look.
23 of 31
model wearing gold-toned makeup
Tesh
Dior
Solid Gold: Used in moderation, metallics are more than just an option for evening. "A subtle sheen, like a wash of gold or copper shadow across the eyelid, is best for daytime," Day says. "An alternative is to use a metallic eyeliner just along the upper lashline."
24 of 31
eye makeup palette
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Dior
Light Skin Tone: Revlon Luxurious Color Perle Eye Shadow in Brushed Copper, $5.
25 of 31
bronze and gold eye shadow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Dior
Medium Skin Tone: Maybelline New York Eye Studio in Mocha Mirage, $7.
26 of 31
gold and brown eyeshadows
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Dior
Dark Skin Tone: L'Oréal Paris HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gilded, $8.
27 of 31
model with dark red lipstick
Dan & Corrina Lecca
Proenza Schouler
Rich autumnal hues ruled the runway at Proenza Schouler. Deep, darkly shaded lips were paired with perfect complexions to punctuate each look.
28 of 31
model wearing dark lipstick
Greg Kessler
Proenza Schouler
Maroon 5: When wearing a dark lip, the rest of the face needs to look flawless. "Concealer, foundation, and powder perfect the skin and provide a base for the lipstick," says Day, who recommends using a glossy-formula lipstick to keep the mouth moist and prevent the rich wine color from cracking or feathering into fine lines.
29 of 31
red lip gloss
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Proenza Schouler
Light Skin Tone: Nars Lip Gloss in Strawberry Fields, $24.
30 of 31
dark lip gloss
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D. Photos
Proenza Schouler
Medium Skin Tone: Laura Geller Light Beams Gloss in Star Plum, $23.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Makeup