15 Latte Makeup Looks That We're Drinking Up for Fall

September 12, 2023
Reece Andavolgyi
By: Reece Andavolgyi | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
From blueberry milk nails to glazed donut skin to strawberry girl makeup, TikTok beauty trends are bound to make you a little hungry. The latest iteration to join the foodie-obsessed lineup is latte makeup: a.k.a a bronzy makeup look inspired by everyone's favorite morning caffeine fix. “Latte makeup is a warm, dreamy look made up of brown tones, bronzed glowy skin and a brown, nude glossy lip,” says makeup artist Rose Grace. There’s no shortage of latte makeup looks on social media, from shimmery cafe au lait hues to rich mocha tones to pumpkin spice-inspired looks, so we’ve rounded up our favorites to share as inspo, below.

Latte Makeup Looks to Recreate for Fall

Everyday Cafe Au Lait

This neutral look is latte makeup at its finest, and we love it for daytime. Easily recreate it by applying a matte eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked Foxy Mini Eyeshadow Palette in the crease, and defining lips with the Refy Lip Sculpt in Fawn and the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Loyalist.

Espresso Martini Glam

The nighttime equivalent of latte makeup is espresso martini makeup, and that can be easily achieved with some chiseled contour and smoky blending. To achieve this look, all you need is the Danessa Myricks Beauty Groundwork: Defining Neutrals - Palette For Eyes, Brows, Face & Lips, a multi-use face palette with shades of tan, bronze and espresso that can be used on the cheeks, eyes and lips.

A Douyin Latte 

Rework trendy douyin makeup with a cafe au lait color story just like creator @thelifeisonlyonce.

Matte Mocha 

This chocolatey brown eye and lip moment by creator @oatmilkmakeup is making us crave an iced mocha.

Lattes, Grunge and Glitter

Take some inspo from creator @dodgygrl, and add glitter to your grunge-meets-latte eye makeup. She uses the Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette, and pairs it with tightlining and a sharp wing. To recreate this look, lightly pat the Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Glitter Eyeshadow Singles in Space Cowboy on the lids, and apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Brown Denim to the waterline.

Iced Caramel Latte

Serve up an iced caramel latte moment like creator @jackiewyers with butterscotch lids, bronzed cheekbones and glossy lips. Carve out the cheekbones with the Tower 28 Beauty Sculptino Cream Contour, and nail the perfect milky lip shade with the Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly in Cashew.

Latte Barbie

A combination of matte skin, wispy lashes and brown lip liner results in a stunning latte makeup look with products you likely already have in your makeup bag. Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara in Black Brown and slightly overline your lips with the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Foxy Brown, and you’re good to go.

Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Perfectly on trend for fall, this latte makeup look includes a pumpkin spice upgrade thanks to the gold and orange cut crease and corally flushed cheeks. Replicate it for yourself with the Nudestix Nudies Cream Blush All-Over-Face Color in Picante.

Hot and Bronzy

A siren eye in shades of espresso paired with a your-lips-but-better gloss is simple and stunning. For this look, use the NYX Professional Makeup Fat Oil Lip Drip in My Main.

Graphic Latte Liner and Lips

Rework graphic liner in shades of brown, tan and beige for a swirly design that looks just like a cappuccino from your favorite cafe.

Fixed With Faux Freckles 

Proof that glowy skin looks good with everything, especially latte makeup, bronzed cheekbones and faux freckles. Fake a sun-kissed glow with the help of the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Liquid Bronzer and the Freck Beauty Original Freckle Pen. Reimagine the eyes with the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Stix Up To 24hr Wear in I Am Courageous.

Caffeine Chic

A matte complexion with bronzed cheeks and glossy lips is a look that can effortlessly take you from day to night. Add some color to your face with a matte bronzer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer. Line your lips with the NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner in Los Angeles, and apply a thin layer of the YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick in Scenic Brown to round out the look.

Latte Makeup Meets Strawberry Girl

Worlds collide with this bronzy and flushed skin makeup look. Use the Subtl Triple Threat Makeup Stak in En Route to get the bronzer, blush and highlighter that you need to complete this viral sensation of a look.

‘90s Latte Baby

Pay homage to the ‘90s with this bombshell latte makeup moment. Use an eyeshadow stick like the Colourpop Shadow Stix in Walnut Ave to replicate it.

Sweet Cream Cold Foam 

Take a cue from Gen Z’s favorite coffee topper, and use white eyeshadow for a cold foam-inspired element that pairs deliciously well with your latte makeup.

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