Autumn/Winter 2016 | Latest Beauty Trends
Autumn/Winter 2016’s latest beauty trends and how to recreate them.
temperature drops and the party season kicks in, it’s time to swap
out summery hues for the latest make-up trends. From intensely purple lips
guaranteed to turn heads to slept-in-yet-striking smoky eyes, here’s the most
achievable and on-trend beauty looks this winter, and how to recreate them.
Say hello to daringly dark lips and icy inner eyes this season, as focusing on one standout make-up feature rocked the runways for AW16.
Which means there’s certainly a beauty look to suit you this festive period, whether striking shades are your thing, or you’re after a more subtle, light-catching shimmer.
Here’s your guide to looking fabulous and totally on trend this winter season.
Trend 1: The Lip - Blackcurrant Pout
One of the most undeniable trends this season is painting your pout with an intense purple lipstick.
While purple lips have been big on the beauty scene constantly over the last few years, this winter the trend takes it up a notch, moving away from safer plums into darker – and more daring – territory.
At the autumn/winter catwalks in London, New York, Paris and Milan the shades on models’ lips ranged from black cherry to aubergine hues.
Fashion houses such as Rodarte, Marni and Erdem were big fans of the look.
And while matte pouts have dominated over the past few seasons, the most out-there looks this year included lacquered blackcurrant lips. Louis Vuitton and Max Mara championed high gloss purples suitable for the braver of beauty experimentalists only. Vouge Gallery
Get the look
But the bold look doesn’t stand alone. To pull off the trend, it’s how you work the rest of your make-up that counts.
Keeping eyes simple and your complexion clear and matt is key.
Try using the BareFace Minerals Full Coverage Mineral Foundation SPF 15, £14.98, all over to even and mattify skin. BareFace Minerals Optimum Face Foundation Brush, £15.49, will ensure the best coverage possible, too.
For the most even tone possible, colour correcting ensures dark lips pop, making the look all the more striking.
Make suse shadows are disguised with BareFace Minerals Colour Corrector, £12.98, by blending the yellow colour corrector under eyes to neutralise dark shadows, and then blotting the green corrector over problem areas such as blemishes.
When it comes to picking your purple shade, red lipstick lovers should opt for cherries and burgundies, while brows or pink lipstick devotees should brave blackcurrant and aubergine.
Skip any bronzer, blusher, eye shadow and lines for this one, and just team with long spidery lashes on top and below.
Trend 2: The Eyes - Open your inner eye
The Makeup trick that will make your eyes look bigger and brighter.
If a full-on face of party make-up isn’t for you, then you’ll love this rubtle shimmer look that was dotted about the AW16 catwalks.
StellaMcCartney and Vionnet both explored different interpretations of the trend.
Over at Stella McCartney, models’ make-up was kept refreshingly pure except for a sweep of creamy, shimmery silver shadow encapsulating the tear duct.
Meanwhile at Vionnet, again minimal make-up was the base of the look, but this time the artist teased just a centimetre of fine gold glitter under the inner eye, leaving a delicate glitter trail around inner eyes, too.
And if you want to take it up a notch, brush the glitter gently over brows to simultaneously nail the Disco Brow trend, too.
This AW16 beauty trend is perfect for opening and elongating small peepers.
Get the look
Whether you’re after a slick of silver or pinch of gold, this look is easy to ace.
After you’ve created your usual base, prep the eyes by dusting BareFace Mineral VeilFinishing Translucent Powder, £12.98, over the eyelid and the gently dusting under eyes. This prevents excess glitter or powder dusting off your make-up brush and sticking where it’s not wanted.
Preferably after applying a hard working eyeshadow primer, use a brush such as BareFace Mineral Defining Eyeshadow Blending Brush, £7.49, to gently trace your inner eyes, spreading slightly onto the bridge of your nose with your festive shade of choice.
To perfect the AW16 beauty trend, ensure not to cover the entire lid in the silvery and gold hues – in fact leave them completely bare.
If you want to jazz things up a bit add five or six chunky glitter pieces, too.
Trend 3: Slept-in smoky eyes
If you’re all about eyes, then you’ll love this evening-ready look.
And if you’ve always found it hard to master picture-perfect smoky eyes, then you’ll soon become addicted to this AW16 beauty trend.
At shows, such as DSquared2, Chloe and Moschino, black shadow didn’t stay within the lines, and eyeliner had a freehand feel to it, making the stunning model’s smoky eyes look worn in, even slightly smudged with a morning-after-the-night-before vibe.
DSquared2 models rocked a fully enclosed black lid, but gave it that overnight feel by making sure the edges around the lid weren’t neat, with shadow under the eyes trespassing lower down the face.
On Chloe’s catwalk, eyeliner was dragged thickly over the waterline, and was roughly smudged underneath, creating the ultimate lived-in liner look. Bare upper lids only make the style more dramatic.
Thick liner was smudged to enclose the entire eye at Moschino, too.
Get the look
Luckily this look is an easy one to achieve this winter. After your base make-up is complete, take to your eyes with BareFace Mineral Natural Mineral EyeShadow, £7.98.
With your best eye-shadow brush, dust shade Sandra over lids, and trace under eyes to. To get the worn-in look, roughly smudge underneath the waterline and up towards to brow bone, without worrying about being too neat. Dust away excess shadow to keep the look faded and worn in.
Follow up with BareFace Natural Mineral Eyeliner, £7.98, in black just on the bottom lid, again smudging with your Barefaced Mineral Precision Liner Eyeliner Brush, £7.49.