Over the past few years, TikTok has become the place for spotting the latest beauty trends. Whether we’re learning new makeup tricks or trying out the skincare craze of the week, the platform continues to change our routines. We’ve already seen the rise of so many different aesthetics—from Kidcore to Rockstar Makeup—and as we gear up for the upcoming season, we’re predicting a few beauty trends that are going to be everywhere this fall. (We’re looking at you, Barbiecore).
Kidcore, Rockstar Girlfriend and 6 Other TikTok Beauty Trends You'll See Everywhere This Fall
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1. Rockstar Makeup
Move over, soft glam. Rockstar Makeup is taking center stage for the rest of the year. Also known as the “Rockstar Girlfriend Aesthetic,” this beauty trend focuses heavily on edgier styles. From contoured cheeks to sleek hairstyles, the punk scene is alive and thriving this season. Celebs like Bella Hadid, Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian have been bringing the rockstar look to life recently with their bleached brows, sunburnt blush and smokey eyes.
We’d like to think that cottagecore, balletcore and really any period-inspired content like Bridgerton had a hand in the rise of the Coquette aesthetic. Inspired by femininity and royalty, the look is defined by rosy cheeks, mauve lids and glossy lips that bring the whole look together. Think of it as soft makeup looks that give off major Daphne vibes.
If “embrace your inner child” had a cute and quippy name, it would be kidcore. The playful aesthetic is basically an extension of the Y2K beauty trends we’ve been seeing all year and is all about having fun with your makeup. There are no set rules to kidcore; just let it be anything you want it to be (with the help of some graphic liners, neon shades and crystal embellishments).
We’ve already seen this trend spill into the fashion world, so it’s no surprise that it’s making its way into the beauty world, too. Barbie has always been a trendsetter and the TikTok creators are taking notice by rocking her most beloved shade: pink, pink and more pink. To achieve Barbiecore, you just have to wear as much of the color as you can—from your lids to your pout. And if pink isn’t your color, you can still try elements of Barbiecore like a glossy lip, a voluminous blowout and a set of fluffy lashes.
Whoever told you that a full face of makeup was out obviously didn’t hear about the Baddie aesthetic. The maximalist look relies on contouring, full brows, a thick cat eye and defined lips (usually in a nude or mauve shade). Overall, being a baddie is a lifestyle that extends beyond beauty. It’s about modeling confidence and feeling empowered in every sense. For further inspiration, look to celebs like Megan Thee Stallion, Rihanna and Beyoncé, who ooze baddie energy in their looks.
6. Dark Feminine Aesthetic
Sensing a theme here? Similar to “Rockstar Makeup” and “Baddie,” the Dark Feminine Aesthetic is all about projecting confidence and empowerment through your beauty and fashion choices. As one creator explains, “We’ve been conditioned as little girls to be a certain way, to act a certain way and express our emotions in a certain way. When you activate the dark femininity, you let all that go.” When it comes to how you approach your makeup, that means boldly defining your natural features (i.e, eyes, cheeks and lips). Popular looks that fall within this aesthetic include siren eyes, dramatic lashes and a bold red lip.
7. Light Feminine Aesthetic
You can’t have darkness without a bit of light. The Light Feminine Aesthetic is the complete opposite of Dark Feminine Aesthetic and leans towards softer shades and a lighter application of makeup. Fans of this look can often be seen wearing doe eyes, rosy cheeks and nude lips. In short, LFA is all about a minimal or “no-makeup” makeup look.
8. Sleepy Eyes
No, this doesn’t mean people are sleeping in their makeup. The sleepy eyes look (also known as “Sleepy Makeup” or “Tired Eyes Look”) involves drawing your cat eye down and not up like we’re used to doing. Gray eyeshadows are used to further extend and buff out the cat eye before the same color is applied to your lower lash line to create a smokey finish. And for our gals with hooded eyes, a light grey, black or brown eyeshadow can be used to define the lash line. Lastly, don’t forget to pop on some falsies or swipe on a few coats of a volumizing mascara.