Switching the mood from the all-natural to the highly dramatic, and marking the return of the statement make-up, the fall 2015 beauty trends are the ones imploring to be described as exciting, unapologetic and cool. By taking the classic and reimagining it to carry a new aplomb, the make-up looks envisioned for the cold season are a mix of boldness and versatility, of glamour and playfulness, of creativity and femininity.

From New York to Paris, the message was one and the same: it’s time to match your individuality to the uniqueness of your make-up.

After the break, a round-up of the key trends to know for the season. Check back soon, as this guide will be constantly updated. You can also follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter if you don’t want to miss out on updates.

Fall 2015 eye makeup trends.

With a flair for the dramatic, the beauty trends in fall / winter 2015 are all about making the non-traditional part of your everyday make-up repertoire. Graphic eyes to smudgy liners, vampy lips to shimmery lids, doll-like lashes to blushing cheeks, you can find them all below, as we take a closer look to the most prominent trends of the season.

Alternative cat-eyes.

In all truth, cat eyes are never far from mind, spring to winter, but it’s during fall when they take on a brand new identity. From double winged lines, to graphic strokes and minimalist dashes, the cat eye look continues to embrace progress just as it reaches a whole new level of awesomeness:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Alternative cat-eyes at Mugler, Suno and Rochas, F/W ’15

Smudged eye makeup.

Forget all about the clean, traditional way of doing things because fall / winter 2015 invites you to finally put your smudge on. If flawless was never your strong game, now is the time to rejoice in the fact that your make-up is actually supposed to look messy and undone:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Smudged eye makeup at Roberto Cavalli, Fendi and Proenza Schouler, F/W ’15

Doll-like lashes.

From Twiggy-lashes to doll-like ones, the prettiest of eye make-up looks keeps on receiving fresh interpretations, so you’d better hold on to your mascara come fall. Aim for a flawless complexion, keep your strong brows groomed and add a glossy lip to the mix for truly remarkable results:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Doll-like lashes at Giambattista Valli,  Paul & Joe and Jill Stuart, F/W ’15

Heavy shimmers.

What would fall beauty be without a serious dose of glitter? From liquid gold shimmers to playful sequins and sparkly crystal adornments, nothing’s too fancy when it comes to glamorizing your evening looks. Subtle or totally fearless, the heavy shimmers can be made into anything you want:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Heavy shimmers at Tadashi Shoji, Rodarte and Temperley London, F/W ’15

Metallic eyes.

And for those nights when glitter will feel perhaps like too much, you’ll still be able to go for that irresistible luxurious shimmer with a metallic eye look, mixing gold, silver and bronze shades, and keeping the rest of your face all dewy and natural:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Metallic eyes at Zac Posen, Mara Hoffman and Thakoon, F/W ’15

Painterly strokes.

Some girls will dare rock this look down to its very core, if only for a night, while others will appreciate it from a far: despite them being all kinds of artistic and not enough practical, the painterly strokes emerging on the fall runways are just too pretty to ignore:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Painterly strokes at Kenzo, Christian Dior and Celine, F/W ’15

Smouldering smokey eyes.

Kohl-lined, smouldering and made to look super-intense, the new smoky eyes are building upon a dark, mysterious mood this fall. Paired to nude lips and porcelain skin, they never cease to deliver, if strong, sexy, confident is the look you’re after:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Intense smoky eyes at Cushnie et Ochs, Diane von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller, F/W ’15

Fall 2015 lipstick trends.

If the lips weren’t kept bare, or tinged with a layer of a natural-toned lip gloss, they were definitely made to look sexy and dramatic on the fall runways:

Goth lips.

Closely following on the ’90s references known to have marked the last couple of seasons, the goth lips, spanning in between oxblood and pure black, take dark, statement beauty to a whole new level of cool. Paired to equally intense smokey eyes, or to a bare complexion, they work just as fine in gifting your looks with an eerie edge:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Goth lips at Emanuel Ungaro, Marchesa and Giles, F/W ’15

Red hot lips.

We could blame it on the seasons upon seasons of “no-make-up” make-up looks, or we could see it having to do with their elegant, timeless feel, but somehow, the classic red lips were made to look and feel exciting again for autumn / winter 2015. From orangey shades to pink undertones, from matte to glossy, the red hot lips are the one accessory you’ll need this fall:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Red lips at Monique Lhuillier, Acne and Julien Macdonald, F/W ’15

Fall 2015 beauty trends.

Blushing cheeks.

Replacing the heavy contouring, and the glowing skin of summer, the blushing cheeks are the perfect answer to autumnal beauty. Pale apricot, warm peach and rose blushes alike, are ready to enhance your features with that ultimate, natural touch:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Blushing cheeks at Chloe, Tibi and Donna Karan, F/W ’15

Peach all-over.

Not so much a bare make-up look, but a gorgeous, barely-there one, the peach all-over beauty trend celebrates all things effortless in the loveliest manner: eyelids to cheeks and lips, the warmest of peach shades are prone to lend a bit of their glow to the coldest of seasons:

best fall 2015 beauty trends
Peach all-over at Tanya Taylor, Prabal Gurung and Tommy Hilfiger, F/W ’15

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