Five Beauty Trends Making a Comeback this Fall

They say that everything comes back around in style again, and that is certainly true for the fashion this season: bell bottoms, baker boy caps and small sunglasses are all proof. But the same can be said for beauty! Many of these beauty & skincare trends were HUGE back in the 70s and 80s and they’re now coming back in style. Read on for the ones I’m most excited about!

The Epilator

Have you heard of an epilator? They had a big “moment” in the 80s (my mom even used one), but now they’re back! I’m excited to partner with Braun – I’ve been testing out the Braun Silk-épil 5 epilator – it’s my first epilator and now I am OBSESSED with it. It saves me so much time in the mornings because I no longer have to shave!

Basically, since the epilator works by pulling out all of the hairs by the root, you can get long-lasting smoothness wherever you want to use it, and Braun Silk-épil 5 leaves you with smooth legs for up to four weeks! Plus you can do it in the comfort of your own home without the need to book a salon appointment. To be honest, I was a little bit scared to use it at first since it can feel similar to waxing (side note: I’m a total cry-baby and avoid pain whenever I can haha). However, the pain isn’t bad at ALL. The slight discomfort is totally worth four weeks of not shaving. It also gets more comfortable the more you use it! If you’ve never used an epilator before, the Braun Silk-épil 5 has “smart sensor” or SensoSmart technology to let you know if you’re doing it wrong. It has a little light that will turn red if you’re pressing too hard on your skin, or not applying not enough pressure – a perfect guide to epilating, especially for newbies. You can use the Braun Silk-épil 5  on dry skin (fully clothed, like I am in the above photos) or on wet skin. I’ve found it works best in the bathtub – it’s 100% waterproof and because skin becomes more relaxed in the warm water it helps soothe any discomfort. I epilate on my legs, but you can also use it on your arms, under-arms, and even your bikini area. It includes different attachments – epilate, trim and shave – to achieve your hair removal results. It can be purchased on Amazon here and right now there’s a $10-off coupon that is automatically applied when you check out!

Big Eyebrows

Okay next up… big eyebrows! Big eyebrows were all the rage in the 80s… by the time I got to college, though, the “trend” was to pluck your eyebrows into tiny little lines (I was totally guilty of this, btw). Now I’m currently trying to get mine to grow back! I’ve been using this product recently and holy MOLY it works you guys. You have to be consistent with it, though – I didn’t notice a difference until about three weeks of using it consistently every night. I went from filling in my eyebrows to now having to trim and pluck them haha!

Center-Parted Hair

The center part is officially back in style! Think Marcia from Brady Bunch (she was always my favorite)!. Although I love wearing my hair parted to the side, I think it’s really fun to switch things up every now and then, too. Try parting your hair a half inch towards the middle to achieve this trendy look.

Dark/Berry Lipstick

This trend is PERFECT for the upcoming fall! I’m usually a pink lip kind of girl, but I really like to switch it up in the fall with darker lipstick – a trend that started long ago. My favorite darker lip color for the fall is MAC’s “syrup” – it’s darker without being TOO dark and it matches any skin tone.

All About Blush

I loooove blush, so I’m really excited that blush is going to be back in style this fall and winter. Specifically, a technique called blush draping. Invented back in the 70s, it’s similar to contouring in that it exaggerates curves and angles of your face to enhance your natural features. But instead of needing a bevy of contour palettes, all you need is blush! My favorite blush color in the fall is this one.

Which trend are you most excited for?! Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Centre parted hair – yusssss!!

    Rebecca |

  2. Oh gosh no, I can not for the life of me get on board with an epilator haha! I do think it’s a great thing though, but I am just too sensitive to pain.
    I looove wearing berry shades on my lips in the fall – that is probably my favorite trend!
    xx Janine

  3. What is the eyebrow product???

    • I linked it in the blog post & again at the bottom! Any words in pink are “shoppable” and you can click on them 🙂

  4. RobynFrance

    The eyebrow link is empty for me. Can you pls check?

    • Sorry about that, it must have sold out on nordstrom’s website! I just updated the link 😊

  5. This was so interesting Cait, thanks for sharing! Beauty trends are so fascinating! I had never heard of an epilator!

    I hope you have a lovely Tuesday,

  6. My mom always told me never to pluck my eyebrows when I was in middle / high school, and I’m so glad I didn’t!! I’ve always had super full brows. And yay middle parts!! My hair has always parted to the middle 😀 I can’t wait for berry lips this fall!

    xoxo A

  7. Say What?? I never heard of the epilator but now I want to try it out. No shaving for 4 weeks sounds amazing!

  8. Middle part! I loved Marcia Brady too! I’ll have to try the epilator bc I hate shaving so much haha

    Ashley |

  9. Nini

    Oooh, where did you get your framed feather pics??? Also from where is tgat couch?

  10. Laura Leigh

    I am all about all of these minus the dark lips, just can’t rock that one. But I LOVE big brows (working on growing mine out) and have been parting my hair in the center since last summer, love the difference it makes! I do want to try this Epilator sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  11. nikki

    totally off topic but where are those feather prints from??? so many heart eyes!!

  12. Oooo I’ve never even heard of the epilator, but that’ll be super convenient especially during fall/winter because let’s be honest, I’m so much less motivated to shave during these seasons! Haha.

    Definitely going to try to wear a darker lipstick this fall. Do you have any recommendations for fairly pale people? I’m a ginger so I definitely don’t want to go too dark! Anyway, love all of your suggestions – great read.

    All Things Ashley Marie

  13. Mary D

    ry still convertible color compact —has a a nice glowing dewy look—in peony and as far as darker lips cliniques 80’s fave black honey—its sheer but build able !

  14. I need to try an epilator again! I did a while back for my brows (it was a tiny one), but it hurt so dang bad!

    Kim .. shorts for Fall!

  15. Maybe in future will buy it, have same problem with brows- was plucking them and they are now thinner and have to fill them out.
    I like your sweater dress.

  16. All about the center part!

  17. I am most excited about the epilator. The idea of not having to shave for 4 weeks sounds magical!

  18. Ariel

    Caitlin loving all the fall trends! And I must say, I am obsessed with the new design of your blog…a pleasant suprise when I came to visit!

  19. Love that a dark lip is back in fashion, so cute for autumn!

    Anika |

  20. Caroline

    I found the feather prints on the Sundance catalog website!

    Now I just have to find those pillows because this whole look would be perfect with my couch!

  21. Excited about the blush and berry lip trend!


  22. Stacy

    Where did you get the framed feather pictures?

  23. M

    I’m intrigued! How long does it take to epilate (is that a real verb?) your legs?

  24. Debbie

    Why not laser hair removal, I have just started full legs hair removal package (6 treatements) and only after the 2nd treatements no hair has come through at all!! I dont have a razor in my house anymore! And sooooo painless, took 15min to do full legs, brazillian and armpit. Best thing ever invented.

  25. CharlieGenson

    Thanks for the recent recommendation of the epilator! I’m trying to figure out if I should get Braun Silk-épil 9 9-961V or the one you recommended on Instagram. Do you happen to know if there’s much of a difference? I tried to look into it and it seemed like it was really just the brush heads that came in addition. Thank you!

  26. Catherine mcateer

    Such good tips 🙂
    I need to try the eyebrow serum. They look great when I fill them in, and I’m hesitant to get microblading, I hope this is my answer. Thanks!!