MAKEUP TRENDS FOR SPRING 2016.The reign of no-makeup makeup is officially over: It’s the season for bright red lips, electric blue eyes, glitter and false lashes. Click through for the eight trends to know.
Red lipstick is classic, of course, but never have makeup artists been so united on the shade front as they were this season. The color to know: Snow White apple red—as true as it gets. The finish—satin, like at Dolce & Gabbana (left); patent lacquer, at Nina Ricci; or stay-in-place-all-night matte, at DKNY— is fair game, so long as the lipstick is applied with utter precisio
Any time a non-neutral pops up in a major way, the inevitable first question is: How do I wear it? The answer, when it comes to blue eye makeup, is any way you want. Go smoky with sparkly navy, draw a heavy line of Yves Klein blue across your lids and for days when you want “a little bit of chaos” (and a lot of attention), the hit of cyan Val Garland gave the eyes at Monique Lhulilier (left) will do the trick.
GO FOR BRONZE
“It’s always summer here,” said Tom Pecheux backstage at Balmain (left), as he blended brown cream with bronzer and highlighter for a naturally tan sheen—the kind you’d find on a supermodel who’s spent the season partying all over the world. But the idea of an endless summer didn’t stop there: Rag & Bone did bronze for the city girl; Kors for the desert wanderer; Tommy Hilfiger for the California beach bunny.
Mascara, on the whole, has been non-existent backstage for the last couple of seasons. Ask makeup artists why and most will tell you that it’s simply become too expected, too boring. It’s good news if you’re looking to shave time off your morning routine, but if you love a lash moment (and we do), there were some big ones at the shows that bucked the trend. For those a few steps ahead on the blue eye movement, Mary Katrantzou (left) and Tod’s offered up cyan lashes against bare skin and