The Eyeshadow Color You'll Want To Revolve Your Fall Makeup Around

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Makeup during the summer of 2022 was all about the #cleangirlaesthetic, a trend with nearly 700 million users on Tiktok. After shutdown and quarantine, the Covid era of beauty was all about the dewy no-makeup makeup look where skin reigned supreme. Makeup was all about your natural glow, laminated brows, and painted freckles. Now, as we inch towards fall and the holiday season, glam makeup is returning to let us know why she is still that girl.


Currently, eye makeup is having a singular pigment moment — meaning brushing one powerful solid color all over the lid is how to make a statement in 2022. With hoodie season coming into full form, makeup this fall is looking a lot like pumpkin spice lattes and warmed pecan pies. If you've broken out your palettes and are wondering which one to use, crack open the oranges and browns because the likes of Dua Lipa, Lori Harvey, and Emma Chamberlain have told us that copper is the star this fall.

It looks great on everyone

Unlike reds or yellows, copper has that intensified warmth that looks great on every skin tone. Makeup experts at L'Oréal love copper because they say it can go from an everyday look that is neutral to something more dramatic when it's time to go out for the night. What's so fun about sultry colors like copper is that you can choose an intensely pigmented matte shade or go for a metallic hue with shimmer, and either will go great over the entire lid.


Shades of copper range from rusty orange to toasty cinnamons, and because it's such a flattering color, you can really experiment with any shade. However, we recommend going for a brighter, more orange-based, or red copper if you have deeper-toned skin and lighter-pigmented copper if you are fairer-skinned. If you're unsure of which copper to try first, Glossier has one of our fave monochromatic palettes in Mesa. The three-toned palette offers a gorgeous warm matte, satin, and metallic variation of copper that can be blended into one stunning illustrious eye or worn separately just as confidently.

Wear it as a powerful monochromatic eye

Once you've found the perfect shade of copper, don't be afraid to make it the star of your makeup aesthetic. Wearing a single color doesn't have to be boring. In fact, the monochromatic eye look has been a recent fave in editorial beauty, exemplifying how makeup doesn't have to be complex and messy but instead simple and tailored. If going for the single-hued look, makeup experts at In The Gloss suggest choosing a matte shade and generously applying it all over the lid, preferably on top of a base or primer. With a small fluffy brush, extend the product outwards, creating either a cat-eye shape or a more dramatic natural eye shape.


The monochromatic eye can even be done with a metallic or shimmer eyeshadow. Take the pigment all over the eyelid and run it under the bottom lash line for a fuller smokier effect. If you're more experimental with your eye makeup, Milk Makeup's line of Color Chalk is a copper shade perfect for drawing anything from small, winged liner to thick funky shapes. This is a color to have fun with. Don't limit yourself.