November 10 2023 – Paula Hayes
It's no secret that when the weather cools off and the daylight hours become shorter, fashion must haves change and so do beauty trends. Fall 2023 makeup trends with their rich hues and deeper tones often lend themselves to deeper skin tones. The trends this season give us the perfect opportunity to mix and match colors and create extremely flattering looks for Fall. And there is a little something for everyone in the trends of the season regardless of whether you steer towards more natural/neutral looks or aim for all out bold expressions of your style. In this blog post, we’ll share our top picks for Fall makeup looks that are gorgeous and look amazing on women with deeper skin tones. We will also give you a few tips to help master the looks.
Top Makeup Trends for Fall 2023
As we mentioned in the intro, fall 2023 is bringing us some stunning makeup trends that are perfect for women of color. From bold hues to soft neutrals, there's something for everyone to rock this season. One trend that's gaining popularity is the "Caramel Macchiato Makeup" look, where monochromatic warm rich tones of copper and gold takes center stage. Another trend that's making a statement is a bold and colorful “Soft Goth” look with smokey sparkly eyes and vampy deep lip gloss and lush lashes. And let’s not forget about the lips! This season, we're seeing deep berry shades and velvety reds that complement all skin tones, especially makeup for Black women. Whether you prefer full-face glam or a more natural look, fall 2023 has you covered. So, grab your brushes and get ready to slay the season with these top makeup trends!
How to Choose Makeup that Matches Your Skin Tone
All great and complimentary makeup looks start with choosing the right product shades. When it comes to choosing makeup that compliments your skin tone, it's essential to understand your undertones. This will help you determine the right shades and colors that will complement your complexion. For women of color, this can be especially challenging, as many makeup brands still lack inclusivity. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind when selecting makeup for Black women or any woman of color.
First, identify your undertone. This can be warm, cool, or neutral. Warm undertones tend to have golden or yellow hues, while cool undertones have more pink or blue undertones. Neutral undertones are a balance between warm and cool. For a more in-depth discussion on how to find your undertone, check out our article “Unlocking the Mystery: Tips on How to Find Your Skin Undertones”.
Next, consider the depth of your complexion. Are you fair, medium, or deep? This will help determine the intensity of the colors you should go for. The deeper your skin tone, the greater your need for pigment intensity to ensure color payoff. Fortunately, all of Hue Noir’s products focus on delivering deep color payoff to ensure everyone can achieve their desired look.
Lastly, remember that makeup is about enhancing your natural beauty. Choose colors that make you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. And when doing your makeup, keep in mind that indoor lighting can be deceiving. So, it is best to do your makeup in natural light, even if it means using daylight light bulbs. Keep in mind if your makeup looks great in natural lighting, it will look great in any other lighting but not vice versa.
Achieving a Flawless Base: Tips and Products for Women of Color
Just as any masterpiece painting, starting with a good canvas is the first step to ensure good results. And it is an essential part of any makeup look. Beyond overcoming the struggles we often face to find foundations and concealers that match our skin tone perfectly, regularly caring for our skin is paramount. Having a solid daily skin care regime means that we may be able to skip overuse of concealers and foundation to mask underlying issues! Fortunately, there is a growing list of products and techniques that can help you achieve a flawless base that enhances your natural beauty.
So, if taking care of your skin ensures a smooth canvas for your makeup looks, what are the essential steps in a daily skin care routine? Daily, you should cleanse, tone, and moisturize and sun protect with products suitable for your skin type. And you should gently exfoliate and use masks designed to detoxify your skin regularly to remove dead skin cells and promote healthy skin cell turnover. And just as important to all of this, always take your makeup off in the evening to allow your skin to breathe and to undergo its natural overnight regeneration process.
Best Steps When Applying Foundation
Next, let's talk about foundation application to even your complexion before applying additional makeup. Always start by applying moisturizer and if desired a primer first after cleansing and toning your skin. Your moisturizer should be applied about 5-10 minutes before your foundation to ensure it has time to absorb into the skin. This will also prevent your skin from adversely absorbing your foundation and it creates a smoother more even application.
When applying foundation, use a beauty blending sponge or a dense brush to blend it seamlessly into your skin. Focus on areas where you need more coverage, like dark spots or blemishes, and use a light hand for the rest of your face. For an amazing, washable, and latex free makeup sponge, check out our accessories.
With most foundation you will want to set your foundation with powder that matches your skin tone. This will help prevent shine and make your makeup last longer. Apply it with a fluffy brush, focusing on the T-zone and any other areas prone to oiliness. If you are using our fabulous True Hues Flawless Finish Foundation, you probably have already observed its self-setting to a natural matte finish capabilities. Which means it can be worn all day without additional powder, but if you are particularly shiny, it can be used with a light amount of any translucent powder for more shine control.
Lastly, don't forget about concealer. Choose a shade that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation to brighten under the eyes and cover any blemishes. Blend it with a small brush, your fingertips, or the small tip side of your blending sponge for a seamless finish. This should be done after the foundation but before any setting powder.
By following these tips and using the right products, you can achieve a flawless base that enhances your natural beauty. Remember, makeup should make you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin, so embrace your unique beauty and rock that flawless base!
Now we’re ready to have some fun with our top five looks of season!
Look #1: Latte Lips
This look for the season is perfect to create a natural look that is way more elevated than just going bare lip. It centers around wearing monochromatic tan and browns to achieve a “latte” lip look. It can be worn with subtle makeup for a natural nude overall look. Or it can be paired with a bolder eye looks to keep all the drama and attention on the eye area.
Look #2: Caramel Macchiato Makeup
This look is a twist on the monochromatic latte look. It combines warm rich tones, of copper and gold to create a cohesive and radiant glow that is incredibly flattering on deeper skin tones.
Look #3: ‘90’s Lips
This look is dripping with “Fly Girl” vibes. The star of this look is a rich chocolate brown lip liner (as opposed to the black one used in the 90’s). And the brown liner is paired with lipsticks and glosses to create a defined deep lip line and brilliantly filled in lips.
Look #4: Vampy Lips
Deep shades of lipsticks in rich burgundy, deep red and deep berry bring this look to life. This look works well with both matte and satin finishes. Our only caution with matte finishes of lipstick in chilly weather is that you must be careful about lips becoming overly dry. Remember wintry weather is drying to the skin and our lips are the one area of the body that can not create its own moisture, so pamper your pout for optimal lip health.
Look #5: Soft Goth
This look is by far our favorite for the season. Think of it as an elegant seductive play on deeper shades for both eyes and lips in one cohesive look. Pair a smoky sparkly eyeshadow look with chunky lashes and a vampy glossy lip to pull this look off. We think this one is perfect for any holiday party this year.
You can’t go wrong with any of these Fall makeup looks. They are gorgeous and look amazing on all who sport them. And for women with deeper skin tones we think they are simply stunning. With these trends, women of color can confidently rock their own unique looks and make a bold statement this Fall.