Budget Beauty Trends for Fall

Are you ready for a new season? It’s time for pumpkin-spice lattes and chunky knits—and, of course, a hairstyle refresh. Whether you go for a blunt bob or glossy straight locks, cooler weather is the perfect occasion to reinvent your style. And once you’ve taken care of your hair (you can even make a quick online appointment, it’s time to think about the rest of your beauty routine.

You may have gotten whiffs of upcoming trends from New York Fashion Week back in February, but now that fall is almost here, it’s time to catch up on which of those trends can actually make it into your daily beauty ritual, and which can’t.

Monochrome Color

Just because it’s a new season doesn’t mean you have to wreck your budget chasing the latest trend—and this is one 2019 style that proves that point. It’s the season of monochrome colors, so you can grab that favorite shade of lip color and use it as a lipstick, crème blush, and dewy-finish eyeshadow.

Color tip: Terra Cotta is the shade of the season, and you can find it from Lancôme.

Al(most) Natural

Minimal makeup can complement the otherwise deep tones of autumn, and the key to achieving the true minimalist look is good skincare. Invest in a good cleanser and toner (you can try Kiehl’s for a more natural approach) and spend this September pampering your skin from any summer-sun overdoses to achieve your au-naturaldreams.

This trend, too, can be a budget-friendly way to stay trendy: a swipe of mascara and a quick glow-inducing moisturizer, and you’ll be good to go.

Dewy Skin

Contrary to popular belief, dewy skin is rarely natural—but it’s easily achieved with the right beauty tools. Let your skincare routine do some multitasking this fall: you can combat the chilly breezes and dry winter air with a protective layer of dewy primer and moisturizer, while simultaneously pulling off that effortless fresh skin texture that’s all the rage these days.

Budget tip: You can find a primer/moisturizer all-in-one product to pull double-duty and keep your relationship with your wallet on the up-and-up.

Pearl Accents

While it may not be strictly a beauty trend, pearls are a fall fashion statement you can incorporate into your jewelry, your wardrobe, and your nails. Pearls may be vintage, but they’re making a resurgence in new, unique ways this season, from bejeweled sweater trims to statement necklaces to large, natural earrings.

Don’t be afraid to take the trend and make it your own. You can even keep it frugal by thrifting some one-of-a-kind pearl pieces from your local consignment shops.

Glitz & Glam

This fall doesn’t have to be all about minimalist looks and dewy skin. Glitz and glam, with a hint of smoky eye, was also featured prominently on Fall/Winter runways, and that means everything from glittering gold and silver eyeshadows to shimmering dark liners to bold chrome lips to splashes of metallic blush. It’s a little dramatic, a little futuristic, and a whole lot 2019.

The best part? You can pull these colors from any existing palette in your collection: just make sure your glitters are skin-safe.

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