The Fall Wedding Makeup and Hair Trends for 2023 That Give Moody Autumn Energy

Get cozy with earthy eyeshadows, plum lippies and pumpkin spice hair.
Two people wearing fall hair and makeup looks
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Aug 15, 2023

If you're anything like me, then you love the look of fall wedding makeup and hair. And this year, I've been doing some serious research into the 2023 wedding makeup trends and hairstyles for the Autumn season, so you can radiate main character energy whether you're the bride, in the wedding party or a guest. From pumpkin spice latte hair (yep, you read that right!) to warm and cozy makeup looks, I've curated a selection of fall wedding hair and makeup looks to help you embrace the season. So, get your inspiration boards and your PSL's ready, and let's get our Fall on.

Fall Wedding Makeup Ideas for 2023

1. Warm and Earthy Eyeshadows

As the leaves change their colors, let your eyeshadow palette follow suit with this iconic Fall makeup trend. Embrace warm and earthy tones like burnt oranges, cozy browns and deep burgundies. These shades will add depth and richness to your eyes, creating a mesmerizing autumnal gaze. Don't be afraid to experiment with smoky eyes or blend different shades together for a stunning fall-inspired look.

Margot Robbie wearing a warm-toned fall eyeshadow look
Photo: @patidubroff
A warm-toned fall eyeshadow look
Photo: @delinamedhin
A glam warm-toned fall eyeshadow look
Photo: @aniamilczarczyk
A subtle warm-toned fall eyeshadow look
Photo: @aniamilczarczyk

2. Flushed Cheeks and Radiant Glow

Fall is known for that natural flushed look, and you can definitely bring it to life! Opt for rosy blushes that mimic the gentle glow of brisk autumn air. Apply a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it outward for a youthful and radiant complexion. Don't forget to add a highlighter to the high points of your face for an extra touch of luminosity.

A glowy fall makeup look
Photo: @nikki_makeup
Glowy fall makeup look
Photo: @aniamilczarczyk
Glowy fall makeup look with glittery eyeshadow
Photo: @artbyashleyrebecca
Sofia Richie wearing a glowy fall makeup look
Photo: @sofiarichiegrainge

3. Bold Lips in Mulberry and Plum

When it comes to fall lip colors, it's all about embracing the rich and decadent shades that the season has to offer. Reach for mulberry, plum, or deep berry hues to make a bold statement with your lippies. These colors exude confidence and add a touch of sophistication to any look. Whether you prefer matte or glossy finishes, it's a surefire way to let your lips take center stage.

Matte plum lips with bold blue eyeshadow
Glossy plum lips
Photo: @artbyashleyrebecca
Plum lips
Photo: @delinamedhin
Hailey Bieber with plum lips
Photo: @haileybieber

4. Get Graphic with Bold Eyeliner

Get creative and let your eyes be your canvas for bold eyeliner. Fall 2023 makeup trends are all about embracing statement and graphic eyeliner looks. Experiment with unique shapes, daring lines, and unexpected pops of color to create eye-catching designs that reflect your personal style. Opt for a classic double-winged liner or channel your inner artist with abstract patterns, either way you can't go wrong.

Dramatic winged eyeliner
Photo: @nikki_makeup
Colorful winged eyeliner look
Photo: @danessa_myricks
Winged eyeliner with gold glitter eyeshadow
Photo: @kaleteter
Dramatic winged eyeliner look
Photo: @iamkaylabeauty

Fall Wedding Hair Ideas for 2023

1. Pumpkin Spice Hair

Why limit your love for pumpkin spice to just a drink? Let your hair be the main character this season with pumpkin spice hair. Whether you're a brunette, blonde or redhead, adding these subtle touches of warmth will give your locks a vibrant and autumnal glow. Opt for face-framing highlights or a full head of copper tones to enhance your natural beauty and embrace the autumnal hues of fall.

Light red hair with blonde highlights
Photo: @bvinson_hairandlashes
Red curly hair
Photo: @boxbeautyco
Kristen Stewart with red hair
Photo: @hairbyadir
Brown hair with copper highlights
Photo: @ohlucyy

2. Textured Braids

Fall calls for effortlessly chic and romantic hairstyles. Embrace textured braids like fishtails or loose bohemian braids. These hairstyles perfectly capture the carefree spirit of the season. If statement braids aren't your thing, opt for adding a mini braid throughout loose, wavy tendrils. These styles exude an air of elegance with a touch of undone charm.

Braid crown
Photo: @gerardkoberssy
Ponytail hairstyle with a braid and jewel ornaments
Photo: @hairstoriesbychandni
Blonde braids
Photo: @theheaddress
Half-up half-down hairstyle with bubble braid
Photo: @styled.byjordan

3. Messy Updos

Say goodbye to perfectly coiffed hairdos and say hello to the beauty of perfectly messy buns. Fall 2023 is all about embracing that carefree, undone look that exudes effortless chicness. Messy buns are not only versatile and easy to achieve, but they also add a touch of casual elegance to any wedding guest outfit. Whether you opt for a low messy bun or a high topknot, get ready to effortlessly rock this timeless hairstyle and channel your inner cool-girl vibes.

Messy bun
Photo: @airlieandco
Messy bun
Photo: @hairandlashesbykaedi
Bun with curly Black hair
Photo: @ryanburrellhair
Bun with curly Black hair with braided sections at the front
Photo: Pinterest/Curly Girl Swag

4. Unique Hair Accessories

Embrace cozy texture at your fall wedding with hair accessories that add a touch of luxury to your look. Whether it's a velvet headband, a silky bow, or a scrunchie, accessories will instantly elevate your fall hairstyles. Opt for rich fall-inspired colors like forest green, deep red, or mustard yellow to add a pop of color and texture to your beautiful autumn locks.

Floral hair ribbon
Photo: @josie_balka
Oversized scrunchie
Photo: Pinterest/The Wrap Life
Gold hair clip
Photo: @alexgaboury
Pink velvet hairband
Photo: @thisislaurendavis
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