These Fall Makeup Tutorials Are Perfect for Dark Complexions and Are So Easy to Follow

August 25, 2021
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | by L'Oréal
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Summer is soon drawing to a close and we can’t wait for autumn. It's the perfect time to play with dark lippies, intense smokey eyes and warm-toned shades. To give you some inspo as the weather starts to cool down, we’ve rounded up our favorite fall makeup looks for women of color on YouTube.

Muted Purple Smoke

Instead of using neutral brown eyeshadow, incorporate color by using a dark plum shade. Sydney Lillian keeps the look fairly simple but plays up the eye with a lighter matte purple eyeshadow to make them sparkle. Pull the look together by swiping on a mauve liquid lip like the NYX Professional Makeup XXL Lip Lingerie in Peek Show.

Golden Cut Crease

If you want to go full-on glam this fall, try this gold cut crease tutorial by Esther Kuria, complete with a bold eye and matte lip. It’s a classic look that’s easy to achieve and absolutely stunning.

Natural Autumn Glow

Dewy natural makeup is great all year round and Gbemisola Akinde shows you how to carry that look over to fall with this tutorial. She keeps her eyes soft and neutral, adds a flush of color to her cheeks and uses a nude gloss to accentuate her gorgeous features.

Falling Leaves

The rich colors of autumn leaves inspire all sorts of artwork — including makeup. Vlogger Doll Face Lyric incorporates deep reds and browns into this look that is perfect for all fall activities, from apple picking to Halloween parties.

Classic Bold Lip

Sometimes all you need for a fire makeup look is a bold lip, which Mufidah Mukhtar knows all about. In the tutorial here she rocks a bright ombré red lip with a neutral eye for added drama and a pop of color. If you need a formula that’ll last through a full day of activities, we love the Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick.

Photo: Fatima Caser, @fatimacaser 

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