4 Beauty Editors Create Their Dream Fall Makeup Look—See How to Re-Create Them

There's something about fall. Maybe it's the crisp chill in the air, the fact we get to bring all our favorite sweaters and jackets out of the closet, or the widespread availability of pumpkin-spiked products. As beauty editors, however, we think it has something to do with the fact that we get to switch up our makeup routines

Yep, instead of exclusively reaching for summer-proof products that will hold up to sweat, water, and humidity, we get to reach for whatever we damn well please, whether it be a bold lipstick, a tan-extending bronzer, or a high-impact eyeshadow. We can also experiment with seasonal colors, like moody reds, browns, and golds. And honestly, after a season spent sporting bright colors, it feels good to turn to the dark side. If you're not quite prepared for the first leaf to drop, or you're merely in need of some fall makeup inspiration, we've got your back. Keep scrolling to see four beauty editors share their dream fall makeup look. Then shop for every product they used to create them. You can thank us later. 


Kaitlyn McLintock, Associate Beauty Editor
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"Usually, I swing like a pendulum between wearing no-makeup makeup and bright, editorial looks. Lately, though, I've been really into what I would consider more classic and glamorous makeup. That's why I'm stocking up on familiar favorites, including taupe eyeshadows, chocolate-brown eyeliner, fluff-ifying mascara, and full-coverage concealer. This fall, I'm going back to basics and embracing a timeless makeup vibe." — McLintock

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Shawna Hudson, Associate Beauty Editor
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"I am all about a bronze and gold look in the summer, but I love that it transitions so well into fall. I like to have a sunny glow year-round, so I use a highly-pigmented bronzing cream along with a deeper gold shade on the lids and a strong highlight to finish. I haven't been wearing too much makeup lately, but I think this look is simple, suits my skin tone well, and doesn't require more than 20 minutes of work." — Hudson

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Katie Berohn, Beauty Editor
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"Mark my words; this fall will signal the return of bold lips. I feel most myself when I have a red lip on, so this is my ideal fall look—a bold red lip, minimal face makeup, and fluttery lashes." —Berohn

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Maya Thomas, Assistant Beauty Editor
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"I call this one the Pumpkin Spice! I love leaning into shimmering gold lids, brown lips, and a hint of orange on the cheeks to bring on the fall spirit well before the first leaf falls. I built the look around bringing as much warmth and glow as possible to the high points of my face." — Thomas

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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.