The 5 Biggest Beauty Trends of Fall 2023

From luminescent skin to graphic eyeshadow and bold lips, there’s a trend for everyone.

Courtesy of Victoria Beckham Fall-Winter 2023.

If the beauty trends for autumn 2023 are any indicator, the season will be one of uninhibited inventiveness. The runways this season were all about having fun, but in a beautiful way—an injection of out-of-the-box beauty styles that went up, up, and into the style stratosphere. Exaggeration ruled supreme, regardless of artistic camp: the sombre, much moodier; the untidy, now completely undone; and the romantics, sweeter and more blissfully crazy than ever. 

The emphasis in the beauty business has shifted from covering up flaws to preventing them totally. The importance of a strong skincare programme as a prerequisite for beautiful, glowing makeup is being increasingly appreciated by the industry. From graphic eyes to bold and distinctive lip tints to skincare inspiration, we expect that the fall 2023 makeup trends will both excite and challenge beauty fans worldwide.

From bold black lips punctuating healthy skin seen at Rodarte, Bora Aksu and Mark Fast (perfect for Halloween and beyond), to pops of pastels on the eyes at Victoria Beckham and Carolina Herrera, and the soft-goth vibe seen at Schiaparelli, Jason Wu and Etro – whatever your beauty preference, find inspiration in our round-up of the best make-up trends from the fashion capitals’ runways.


The Fall 2023 collections witnessed a mesmerising twist as fashion powerhouses like Prada, Anna Sui, and Victoria Beckham unveiled a bold and colourful trend that’s impossible to ignore. These houses boldly embraced the avant-garde by seamlessly integrating vibrantly hued faux lashes—painted in shades spanning from playful pinks and sunny yellows to pristine whites and daring blues.

Courtesy of Victoria Beckham FW ’23.


At the striking showcases of Kim Shui, Thom Browne, and Luar, a captivating trend emerged as lips took centre stage, becoming a canvas for bold expressions. The artful fusion of intensely pigmented colour and dramatic dark liner made a resounding statement, captivating the eyes of fashion enthusiasts and setting a new standard for runway beauty.

Courtesy of Rodarte FW ’23.


A striking reinterpretation of ’80s glamour took centre stage at Laquan Smith’s AW 2023 show, where the runway showcased sharply defined graphic eyes. Drawing inspiration from the iconic TV series Dynasty, this modern take on a classic era evoked a sense of nostalgic sophistication.

The allure of defined graphic eyes continued to captivate Jason Wu’s presentation as well. Here, the models adorned smoky eyes that paid homage to the allure of cinema, summoning a sense of mystery and drama that added an enchanting layer to their looks.

Courtesy of Laquan Smith FW ’23.


A resounding declaration echoed through the fall 2023 runways: Skin in all its glowing glory remains an eternal fascination. The illustrious showcases of Markarian, Altuzarra, and Sandy Liang affirmed that a dewy, luminous complexion is an enduring quest in the realm of beauty. Models graced the runway with faces aglow, underscoring the timeless allure of radiant skin and leaving an indelible impression on beauty enthusiasts and fashion connoisseurs alike.

Courtesy of Chanel FW ’23.


Carolina Herrera’s runway this season embraced understated beauty, showcasing delicate cat-eye makeup looks. A similar minimalist approach graced Collina Strada and Simone Rocha’s AW 2023 show, where contoured eyes and cheeks were skillfully employed to enhance the dimension of every visage.

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera FW ’23.