The makeup trends for spring / summer 2016 invite freshness, vibrance and drama. From dark lips to sparkling eyes, graphic lines to beautiful bare skin, here are all the trends you need to know about.
We all love a good no make-up make-up look and for seasons we’ve seen them reign supreme on the runway summer to winter, a breath of fresh air, a statement made of pure effortlessness.
The spring 2016 makeup trends pick up from that and touch up the mood lightly, just as the colours increase in intensity and the looks gain a little more playfulness. The feel however remains very much the same: pretty and easy, strong yet subtle.
Red lips to sunset pink lids, bronzed cheeks to glitter and metallic shimmers, exaggerated lashes to cool, graphic touches, here are the make-up trends to know.
Spring 2016 eye makeup trends.
The makeup trends of spring 2016 aim to encourage you to play it classy and chic, by highlighting one feature at the time and maintaining the overall look simple but striking. A pop of colour on the eyes will be balanced out with natural-toned lips, a pair of dramatic lashes will be laid against a bare complexion, bronzed cheeks will be used as the ultimate highlight:
A touch of blue – makeup trends
Something about the beautiful days of summer, painted whole with salty air and clear skies, implores for a pop of electric blue, perhaps that’s why every few seasons the beauty trend makes a powerful comeback. Graphic to smoky to glittery, the way to wear it in 2016 asks for nothing more than a bit of creativity:
Sunset pink lids.
Pretty in pink and peaches: the way to invite femininity in your life come spring 2016 is to paint your eyelids in the softest of pastel tones. Topped with just a layer of mascara and a glowing complexion, the sunset pink lids represent the new way to do pure and sensual:
Cool, graphic eyes.
Sometimes you don’t need more than a cool graphic eye to completely transform your look, and the beauty trends of summer 2016 appear to agree pointing towards abstract arches, intense inner corners and elongated lash lines:
Heavy rimmed eyes.
Soft-grunge beauty is a thing for spring 2016, the make-up look being mostly built around dewy skin plus heavy rimmed eyes or tightlining. All you have to do is focus on the eyes and add a splash of black:
Fall to summer, the metallic eyeshadow maintains its prominence amongst the main beauty trends, serving as the ultimate touch of glamour to breezy evenings; gold to silver, the metallic shimmers are all about restraint and subtlety in spring 2016:
From discreet shimmers to fairy-dust-like sprinklings of glitter and haute sweeps of colourful sparkles, the most brilliant of beauty trends for spring 2016 included some kind of unique approach to flicker and shine:
Exaggerated lashes – makeup trends
For a look to be all about the lashes it needs a serious dose of drama and drama is coming for spring 2016. If seasons past were defined by Twiggy and doll-like lashes, this season instead is all about falsies: futuristic, exaggerated, cool:
Spring 2016 lipstick makeup trends.
There was an unexpected amount of fall-inspired elements being mixed in to the easy-breezy attitude that usually defines the spring season. To complement the heaps of black, leather and severe silhouettes seen on the runway, dark, moody lips were pushed forward, resulting in full-on vampy looks:
Snow White red lips.
A beautiful red lip is a classic and yet we see it flickering on and off the runways, fading only to emerge again made stronger and better. For spring 2016, the beauty staple borrows from the fairytales, Snow White red lips, matte, glossy or bearing satin finishes, ready to paint the warm season pretty:
Spring 2016 beauty makeup trends.
What would summer beauty be without a touch of healthy bronze on the cheeks? The combination of bronzer and highlighter that brought the beach to the runway was all about the naturally tan sheen, in make-up looks kept goddess-like bare and beautiful:
Same goes for the dewy skin + glistening cheekbones combo made to look impossibly effortless for spring 2016. A touch of blush on the cheeks topped off with a dab of lip gloss applied to the high points of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, and eyelids resulted in an otherwordly kind of glow just begging to be duplicated: