The changing fall foliage brings about the most beautiful colors of the season. Brides tying the knot in the fall often opt to embrace seasonal colors like red, brown, and gold in everything from their flowers and bridesmaids' dresses to the their reception decorations. But why not bring any one of these shades into your bridal beauty look, too? Fall colors flatter nearly everyone, and pops of orange, rusty red, or yellows can help you create a unexpectedly seasonal style that is modern and fresh. One of the very best ways to embrace the season in your bridal beauty look is with an eyeshadow that mimics the trees. Here, colors we love and the product picks that will bring your fall eye makeup to life.
Chanel's Ombre Première eyeshadow is a longwear powder, making it a perfect pick for brides and bridesmaids. "Desert Rouge," a deep, shimmery red, looks absolutely gorgeous when swept softly in the crease of an eye or when paired with lighter golds and browns. Be careful not to overdo it, though. Using too much red on the lid will create a trendy, overdone look that you might regret down the road.
Like the red family, orange shadows can look too trendy if they are not applied properly. Chantecaille's Shine Eye Shade comes in "Carnelian," a soft peachy-orange with a pearlescent finish, which creates a subtle, seasonal look when brushed brushed into the crease or lightly across the lid. For a more intense look with less shimmer, choose a warm, matte orange shadow, like Urban Decay's Eyeshadow in "Spike."
Copper is the perfect in-between when you want something mellow with a little bit of shimmer. Laura Mercier's Copper Caviar Stick is a creamy stick that makes application easily. Even better, it's waterproof and crease-proof so your autumnal beauty look will last all night. And if you like the idea of trying one of the bolder colors, this coppery tone provides a gorgeous base for another foliage-inspired hue.
Bobbi Brown's Metallic Eye Shadow is an all-around winner, but her deeply pigmented "Cognac" a staple for any fall bridal or event beauty look. Add this rich shimmery brown to the crease or brush it along the lash line to add instant smolder. For a more muted look choose a matte chocolate brown, like Buxom's Eyeshadow in "Filthy Rich." This earthy option complements all skin tones and eye colors.
No bridal look is complete without a little glitz. Golds and yellows are the perfect accent colors to help create a fall foliage-inspired eye look. Try NARS Shimmer Eye Shadow in "Goldfinger" for a vivid and luminous yellow. The shadow can be stamped carefully all over the eye lid for some pop, or layered on top of other colors to achieve something more subtle. To add a real dash of gold glitter use Stila's Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow in "Gold Goddess" instead. This waterproof, antique-gold glitter will take your beauty look to the next level.