According to Dior's Beauty Pro, These Are Autumn's 5 Biggest Makeup Trends

Autumn is almost upon us, and I'm so ready for cosy days spent pottering around at home with a hot chocolate in hand. When autumn rolls in, I always look forward to getting out all of my favourite jumpers, cardigans and jackets and switching up my wardrobe, and I make sure to do this with my beauty products, too.

From my skincare routine to my hair colour and even my autumn pedicure shade, there are lots of things that I like to chop and change. However, one thing I struggle with the most is my makeup. In summer, I tend to favour lightweight foundation formulas, and often skip lipstick and mascara all together. But, when autumn arrives, I'm never too sure how to transition my makeup into the new season, which is why I like to be ahead of the game when it comes to the latest trends so I know exactly which products to use, and what to do with them. 


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So, I took it upon myself to reach out to Dior Makeup pro artist Jamie Coombes to find out what looks we can expect to see everywhere this season. From big brows to berry cheeks, it's safe to say that I am very excited to give these trends a go, and I've rounded up all of the information on each one below.

Keep on scrolling for all of the inspiration you need, and don't forget to check out my product recommendations to re-create the looks at home. Autumn, we're almost ready for you…

1. Goth Punk Eye Makeup

"Autumn 2023 makeup will see a goth punk vibe," says Coombes. "Think intense eyes, with an unpolished black or dark brown smokey eye, paired with a soft, matte complexion and nude lips."


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How stunning is this black smokey eye? I love that the rest of the makeup look is kept super simple to make the eye shadow stand out even more.


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Add a black or dark blue eyeliner for extra definition.

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2. Statement Lips

If you don't want to go heavy on the eye makeup, why not opt for a statement lip instead? As explained by Coombes, "This season will be all about the statement lip—deep lip liner shades with contrasting, highly pigmented deep red lipstick shades to create an intense, 'vamp-punk' version of the '90s lip trend."


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This deep red colour is going to be my new go-to for autumn and beyond.


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If you don't fancy red, a dark pink or brown lipstick should do the trick.

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3. Wild But Defined Brows

Now this is a trend that I can definitely get on board with, as it allows me to keep my eyebrows as bushy as I desire. "This is an effortless look created by brushing up the brows," says Coombes. "I recommend filling in the gaps with a precise brow pencil and fixing the brow hair using a tinted or clear brow gel."


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There really is nothing I love more than a thick, bushy brow look.


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Pair your statement brows with fun eye shadow for a playful touch to your makeup.

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4. Berry Cheeks

If you've been on social media lately, then you'll definitely have come across the makeup trend known as "strawberry girl". Hailey Bieber has been sharing lots of snaps on Instagram with berry-coloured cheeks and lips, and Coombes says that this trend will be big for autumn. "Think contoured cheeks in cool berry shades. Take your blush and lightly swipe it in a C-shape application from temple to cheek."


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I love how Hailey has taken some of the blusher across the bridge of her nose for a seamless finish.


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Take a leaf out of Kylie Jenner's book and match your berry blush to your lipstick.

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5. Luminous Skin

If you know me, you'll know that I love glowy, radiant skin, so I was very happy to hear that this trend is here to stay this autumn. "Use lightweight base products to create the effect of a natural, glowing complexion," says Coombes. "This luminous, 'no-makeup makeup' look can be achieved with intensely hydrated skin and sheer foundation."


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This trend really lets your skin do all the talking.


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Whatever Selena Gomez is using, I need to get my hands on it ASAP.

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Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.