The Fall season is upon us and we’re always excited to see what new looks designers and makeup artists alike come up with for the new collections! Here are some of our favourite Fall/Winter 2016 makeup trends straight off the runway. We’ll provide some tips on how you can make them more wearable for everyday wear too!
1. STATEMENT DARK LIPS
From dark berry, burgundy and aubergine shades, to the blackest of blackberries – the Fall/Winter season would not be complete without a bold dark lip. Makeup artists experimented with different hues of berries, as well as different textures. We especially loved the dark faerie look for Rodarte and the glossy gothic black lip for Christian Dior. To keep the entire look modern and fresh, you can keep the skin looking clean and flawless. Eliminate any redness in the skin using a colour-correcting concealer. If you want to rock the trend but don’t want it to look too dramatic, apply the lip colour as a stain on your lips instead.
Dark glossy lips at Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2016
2. CLUMPY LASHES
Clumpy spidery lashes were spotted in shows like Eudon Choi, Nina Ricci, Jason Wu and Emmanuel Ungaro. They’re a statement all on their own, and can really open up the eye area. Best of all, it’s super easy to achieve! Simply curl your eyelashes and apply 3 – 4 coats of mascara. You can concentrate the product on the ends of your lashes for a more elongated effect. MAC and Maybelline have great mascara options to recreate the clumpy lash look. You can either keep the look chic with minimal makeup everywhere else or go for a rosy stain on the lips and cheeks for a sweet doll-like effect.
Wearable clumpy lashes at Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2016
3. CREATIVE GRAPHIC EYELINER
A graphic eyeliner look is an easy way to draw attention to your eyes. Instead of the usual cat eye, makeup artists let their creativity take over and experimented with different graphic shapes. Giamba, Kenzo and A Détacher were some of the shows that sported fun and quirky eyeliner looks. For a more wearable version, you can draw a double-wing instead of your usual cat eye and pair it with a nude or bright-coloured lip. As liquid liners can be a little tricky to use, outline the shape you want with a pencil eyeliner first. Play around with different liquid eyeliner shades for a cute pop of colour.
Graphic eyeliner for Kenzo Fall/Winter 2016
4. SILVER EYESHADOW
Instead of using a white eyeliner or eyeshadow to brighten up the eyes, why not try silver instead? Stella McCartney and Courrèges used a frosty metallic silver shade to brighten the inner corners of the models’ eyes. Giulietta went for full on drama with silver eyeshadow around the eyes and even took some of it down onto the top of the cheekbones. You can apply silver eyeshadow as a wash of colour on your eyelids or use it as a highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes. Apply black mascara to frame the futuristic pop of silver on your eyes.
Silver for Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2016
5. RADIANT HYPERREAL SKIN
Glowing, dewy hyperreal skin is in this season! Valentino, Gucci, Isabel Marant and Prabal Gurung were some of the shows that hopped on the glowing skin bandwagon. During the colder months, the skin can look dry and flaky. Even in hot and humid countries like ours, it’s not uncommon to have dehydrated skin. Channel your inner glow by exfoliating your skin at least twice a week. Mix a drop of skincare oil or moisturiser to your foundation for that lit-from-within glow. If your skin tends to get oily, mattify the T-zone area with a translucent powder. Apply a shimmery highlighter on top of your cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow for that extra glow.
6. COPPER EYELIDS
Instead of using your usual brown and taupe eyeshadows, give the coppery shade a try instead! We’re totally obsessed with the use of copper by Tadashi Shoji, Alexander Wang and Noon by Noor. This reddish brown shade can be worn as a wash of colour on the lids or as a sultry smokey eye. You can add a tiny smidgen of black onto the crease for some added definition. Pair it with a nude or cognac shade on the lips and some subtle contouring under the cheekbones.
A touch of copper on the lids for Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2016
7. PLAYING WITH GLITTER
Burberry and Fausto Puglisi sported iridescent glitter on the eyes and on top of the cheekbones (like tears of joy), while Giambattista Valli used a strip of glitter under the brows. A pop of glitter on the eyelids is a quick and easy way to glam up your makeup look for a night out. To make glitter stick onto your eyelids, moisturise beforehand with a little bit of eye cream. The best way to apply glitter with minimal fallout is with your fingers.
Glitter tears at Burberry Fall/Winter 2016
8. SMOKEY EYES WITH EXTRA DRAMA
A smokey eye will never go out of style. And for some added drama this season, makeup artists went for extra smokiness and definition on the lower lash line. Jill Stuart went for a pretty cobalt blue shade. Diane Von Furstenbery went for a brown smokey eye while Elie Saab opted for sexy black kohl-rimmed eyes. To achieve this look, dot your kohl pencil along your lower lash line and smudge it out with a pencil brush dabbed with some eyeshadow.
Sultry smokey eyes for Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2016
Which Fall/Winter 2016 trend would you rock this season? Comment down below, we’d love to know!
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