The Fall 2020 Eyeshadow Trends You'll Want To Master

Summer is exiting stage left, and fall is ushering in a whole new set of trends and gorgeous makeup looks that only can be wholeheartedly embraced while the weather is cooler, colors are darker, and clothing gets thicker. There is no better season to test your hand at eyeshadow trends that border the line of edgy. And this year, classic trends like smoky eyes and winged liner are making their usual appearances, but alongside a few new ideas that are popping up. 

For one, many of the bold colors seen during summer are staying, but take on a whole new look when used in the context of autumn. This roundup features eyeshadow looks that have been seen on celebrities, influencers, and runways and are now impacting how everyone reaches into their makeup bags each morning. No matter if you're a maximalist, or prefer cosmetics that leave you looking au naturel, there is something in this lineup that'll appeal to your sense of style.

Warm tones

Warm tones are an exceptional eyeshadow choice for fall by reflecting the changing of the seasons and all-things pumpkin spice. Jasmine Tookes' gorgeous shimmery version is worthy of copying and wearing for any occasion, especially with the gorgeous glossy red lip (via Instagram). To recreate it, pat a shade of copper or bronze from your lashline to your brow, then elongate the look of your lashes and add a bit of extra drama by incorporating winged liner. Finish it off with a spritz of setting spray so your look doesn't budge throughout the day.

Illusion eyeliner

One decade that's really taken ahold of makeup trends this year is the '60s, and everything from floating eyeliner to Twiggy-esque lashes has transpired on red carpets and social media (via The Zoe Report). Here, Rita Ora's graphic eyeliner is proof that this particular affinity for the grooviest era of all isn't going anywhere (via Instagram). Aside from your regular cat eye, adding a line above and below it instantly transforms it into something that Sharon Tate or Barbra Streisand would've worn.

Pink eyeshadow

Yes, pink is even infiltrating eyeshadow trends for fall. After the spring and summer pink hair kick, this color has made its way into eyeshadow palettes. Many stars have moved from playing with other bold colors, like blue and red, and decided to test out this candy-sweet hue for their eyes (via Refinery29). Dove Cameron's take on the hue includes sweeping color around the entirety of the eye, and adding a rosy lip gloss for the most perfect monochromatic touch (via Instagram). 

Black, winged liner

While the thought of lining your entire eye and lid with black might scare you, Kerry Washington has no fear and proved that this look is far from goth, and moreso sleek and sophisticated (via Instagram). While the lighter days of spring and summer couldn't handle this kind of edgy vibe, fall and winter will welcome it with open arms. By keeping the rest of your look super natural you won't risk feeling overdone or like you're wearing stage makeup.

Barely-there neutrals

Not everyone appreciates vivid, striking looks, and some prefer to make a statement with simplicity. For those who hold minimalism in high esteem, there's no better option than a fresh-faced finish like Lily Collins' (via Instagram). With mega emphasis on her brows and lashes, her makeup artist Fiona Stiles kept the rest of her complexion low-key and glowy. If this is more your style, choose just one or two features to really zero in on.

Washes of blue

Barbie Ferreira is the queen of gorgeous eyeshadow looks, and this highly-saturated blue one is unforgettable (via Instagram). Instead of covering her lid in eyeshadow and leaving it at that, makeup artist Kali Kennedy added a dramatic wing and floating liner on the bottom to take it up a notch. Skittish around this colorful of a look? It's not too difficult to make it look elegant. Like Ferreira, keep the rest of your makeup natural and maintain a simple hairstyle so the attention stays on the eyes.