Warm & Cozy Fall Makeup Ideas & Tutorial

What do you think of when you hear the words warm and cozy? Perhaps a nice fluffy warm blanket, sitting in front of a fireplace, maybe a nice hot cup of cocoa, or a pumpkin spice latte might come to mind. Fall is the time for all things warm and cozy, from home décor to clothing, and even makeup. In this article, we will be talking all about warm and cozy fall makeup, from makeup ideas to an actual makeup tutorial with Red Apple Lipstick products. Keep on reading to learn all about this season’s warm and cozy makeup trend with fall colors. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Makeup, What Is It? 

It is just as it sounds, it centers all around warm toned shades of makeup with colors that are particularly appropriate for the fall season. Think of warm neutrals when it comes to eyeshadow palette shades such as browns and tans, also coppers, oranges, reds, even gold tones, warm colors that are seen in fall. One of the simple beauty secrets is to allow some free time to play around with fall eyeshadow finishes, don’t be afraid to use satin and shimmery finishes. Using a combo of both matte and satin/shimmer shades in my eyeshadow palette I can give both layers and texture to the eye makeup, adding to the cozy feel. 

Tip: If using both matte and satin/shimmer eyeshadow finishes, try applying satin/shimmer shades on the lids. You can also apply it on the inner corners (tear ducts) and brow bone to highlight the eyes. Shimmer eyeshadows in your eyeshadow palette are great for bringing attention to the eye, while mattes are perfect to add definition to the eyes and also for adding shadows. 

Other makeup ideas that fit perfectly for a warm and cozy look are subtle warm-toned blushes of pinks, peach and apricot shades, even some red shades are perfect for a cozy look. Using bronzer, such as the Sundrop Bronzer, is perfect to add warmness to the complexion which is great when you are going for that warm and cozy fall look. When it comes to lipsticks, think also of warm tones shades, warm nudes, tans, browns, red browns, and deeper warm shades of pinks.  

I like to choose products that play well with a range of skin tone and eye color, and so I’ve independently selected a few great RAL fall makeup ideas/product suggestions – it’s a nice range:                    

RAL Fall Palettes: 

Now to the fun part. We have an easy-to-follow Warm & Cozy fall makeup tutorial that’s easy to wear. I’ll start with eyes.

Red Apple Lipstick Products I Used: 

Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer– helps color correct and prime the eyelids, eliminating eyeshadow creasing and tired-looking eyes. 

Porcelain Eyeshadow– light, matte, off-white, creamy nude with a slightly pinkish, peachy yellow tint to it. Great as an base as it helps to neutralize discoloration on the lids. 

Earth Girl Eyeshadow– neutral rich tan, camel matte shade. 

She’s Spicy Eyeshadow neutral matte earth shade, made up of a beautiful blend of red and brown. 

Yes You Canyon Eyeshadow a matte, medium reddish brown tan 

Iced Mocha- a soft and delicate, light, frosted taupe with an ever so slight tint of a dusty rose mauve. 

Hello Darkness dark grayish-brown matte. 

The Lash Project Mascara– a hypoallergenic mascara & lash conditioner in one, in satin black. Defines and strengthens the lashes. 

Sundrop Bronzer– warm matte bronzer. Buildable and natural-looking, perfect for all skin tones. 

Coy Blush– a matte apricot-pink blush shade. 

Naughty Lipstick perfect tan nude, has no shimmer but it does give the lips a healthy shine. 

Brazilliant Lipstick– a very light coral shade, pink with slight tangerine undertones. 


Day After Morocco Lipstick– a reddish-pink tinted with a coral-beige undertone. 

How to Create a Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Look. Bonus: it’s an easy look to wear.

Step 1- Prime the Lids 

Begin by prepping the lids using the Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer. Apply a tiny amount all over the lids, up to the brow bone. Let it dry for a couple of minutes before applying eyeshadow. Once the primer has dried, you may set it with a bit of setting powder to help the eyeshadows blend even more smoothly. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 1 Prep The Eyes

Step 2- Base Color 

Apply Porcelain eyeshadow using the Wet/Dry Eye Brush, or a similar brush, all over the lid and up to the brow bone. (If Porcelain eyeshadow is too light for you, use another eyeshadow shade that is closer to your skin color.) 

Step 3- Transition Shade 

Next, using the Crease and Blend Brush, or a brush similar to it, apply Earth Girl eyeshadow onto the transition area (the area just above the crease and just below the brow bone). Blend that out well using windshield-wiping motions. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 3 Transition Shades

Step 4- Crease Shade 

Deepen the crease area, the folded area above the eyelid, by applying She’s Spicy eyeshadow using the Crease and Blend brush. Use windshield-wiping motions to blend it out across the entire crease area, gently blending it with the transition shade. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 4 Crease Shade

Step 5- Lid Shade  

You now want to apply Yes You Canyon eyeshadow on the lids. Using the Wet/Dry Eye Brush, concentrate applying Yes You Canyon on the middle and outer part of the lids, taking it into the crease. You can then blend out the edges using some of She’s Spicy eyeshadow with the Crease and Blend Brush. Finally, blend everything out with a bit of Earth Girl eyeshadow. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 5 Lid Shade
Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 5 Blended Lid Shade
After Blending

Step 6- Inner Third Lid & Highlight Shade  

To brighten to eyes a bit while still keeping that cozy feel, apply Iced Mocha eyeshadow on the inner third of the lids. Gently blend it onto Yes You Canyon as you take it slightly towards the middle part of the lids for a smooth transition. Then apply it also in the inner corners/tear ducts and on the brown bone to highlight the eyes. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 6 Inner Third Shade

Step 7- Bottom Lash Line/Lid 

Apply Yes You Canyon eyeshadow on the bottom lid, across the lash line with the Crease and Blend Brush. Then, blend that out with Earth Girl eyeshadow using windshield-wiping motions. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 7 Bottom Lash Line

Step 8- Upper Lash Line 

Darken/deepen the upper lash line using Hello Darkness eyeshadow. With the Angled Eye Brush, apply Hello Darkness as close and tight as possible as you can to the lash line. Doing this can help give the appearance of fuller lashes. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 8 Upper Lash Line

Step 9- Mascara 

Complete the eyes by applying The Lash Project Mascara. Apply 3 to 4 coats for a beautiful, slightly dramatic, lash look. For a more natural lash look, you can apply up to two coats instead. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Eye Makeup Step 9 Mascara

How to Create a Warm & Cozy Fall Face Makeup Look? 

Step 1- Base  

Apply your base makeup as normal. We suggest using more moisturizing base products as the weather cools down. Choose something that is not too glowy or shiny, but still gives the complexion a radiant look. 

*Step 2 (optional)- Brows 

Fill in your brows if this is part of your routine. For a more natural look, we recommend using a powder, such as an eyeshadow. Choose a shade that is close to your hair color but nothing too dark. For more on how to go about filling in the eyebrows, make sure to check out Andrea’s tips

Step 3- Bronzer 

Warm up the complexion by applying Sundrop Bronzer using the Blush Brush. Lightly blend on the areas where the sun would naturally hit the face- across the forehead, cheekbones, as well as the sides of the nose, and chin.  

Warm & Cozy Fall Face Makeup Bronzer

Step 4- Blush  

Peachy pinks are great blush shades for warm and cozy looks. Coy blush, which is an apricot-pink shade, works perfectly with this makeup look. Simply use the Blush Brush to apply it. 

*Optional- Setting 

Spray/ Face Mist  – You can set your finished look with a setting spray to help keep everything in place and help your makeup stay looking fresh longer. Or instead, you can use a face mist to help all the powder products melt into the skin and give a more natural, skin-like finish to the makeup look. 

Warm & Cozy Fall Face Makeup Blush

Step 5- Prep the Lips 

Moisturize the lips before applying lip color by applying a light coat of the Rallye Balm, which also helps to prep the lips. Let that soak in for a couple of minutes. 

Step 6- Lip Color 

Finish your look by applying your lip color. Naughty lipstick is a great choice for this look as it is a slightly deeper, yet warm, tan nude shade. To give this shade an even cozier feel, you can give it a bit of a pinky undertone by layering it with a warmer shade of pink lipstick. Brazilliant and Day After Morocco lipsticks are great layering options.  I personally also love a bold lip with warm eyes, and I do believe that glossy lips play great with your favorite scarf at the local coffee shop.

Warm & Cozy Fall Face Makeup Lip Colors
Combining Lipstick Shades Naughty & Day After Morocco
Warm & Cozy Fall Face Makeup Lip Colors
Combining Lipstick Shades Naught & Brazilliant

Are you a warm and cozy makeup look kind of person? If so, comment below and let us know what are some of your go-to products for a good warm and cozy fall look. For more fall makeup ideas, make sure to check out other tutorials on the blog

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