On the Spring 2016 Runway
These makeup trends come straight off the runway from New York, Milan and London fashion week. Some of these makeup looks are ready to wear right off the catwalk and other trends can be extreme, loud and bold. As a fashion forward makeup artist, I am here to recommend products and guide through how to turn these Spring runway makeup trends into a look that brides are wearing for 2016.
TREND #1 - PASTEL LIP COLORS
When I think of spring colors, I always think pastels. Michael Costello took pastels to the next level showcasing models wearing a screaming pale pink lip for his Spring 2016 ready-to-wear runway show at New York Fashion Week.
This look features a defined brow, nude eyeshadow, barely-there blush, heavy mascara and a pastel pink lip with a satin finish. The hair is glossy loose curl that is pushed to one side with a deep side part.
THE PASTEL TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
This look can definitely be worn right off the runway with MAC's Saint Germain Amplified Lipstick for a bold pastel pink. Make this look more wearable by pairing it with a soft pastel pink lip such as MAC's Snob Satin Lipstick and balance the look with cool-toned pink blush like MAC's Peony Petal Satin Blush.
TREND # 2 - GLITTER EVERYWHERE
Everything looks better with glitter, right? Ashish stole the show by sprinkling the models with lots of sequence glitter in the Spring 2016 ready-to-wear runway show in London. The makeup and hair created a youthful statement with the clothes as the models skateboarded down the catwalk in sequenced dresses and track suits.
The look features a sheer tint foundation with a natural skin finish, young peachy blush, moisturized lips, and chunky sequence on the eye lid, which is also sprinkled in the hair.
THE GLITTER TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
Let's turn this look into a wearable bridal makeup look by playing with gold glitter eye shadows. Try Urban Decay's Moondust Eyeshadow in Interstellar blended across the entire lid. Pop a white eyeliner on the inner rims to keep the eyes big and youthful. Keep the foundation sheer, the eyebrow minimal and add a touch of Urban Decay's Naked Flushed Blush Palette in Streak on the apples of your cheeks.
TREND #3 - POP OF TURQUOISE
Spring is a time for fresh, vibrant bursts of color. Diane von Furstenberg had her models showcasing the most beautiful turquoise eye makeup at New York Fashion Week for her Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. Pops of color everywhere with a Studio 54 vibe that will take you back to the good times.
The beauty look included smokey two-toned turquoise eyeshadow, radiant skin, a flush of blush and natural high-glossed lips. The hair was big and bouncy with vibrant fresh flowers pinned behind the ear.
THE TURQUOISE TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
This look is stunning! I would wear this look right off the runway by using NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow and NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Gloss for a high-shine lip. Tone down the eyes for a wearable bridal makeup look by using a more muted smokey turquoise shadow on just the upper lid. Try NARS Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bavaria and layer a rich black gel eyeliner on the top lash line.
TREND #4 - STAINED LIPS
Are you a romantic? Galia Lahav Spring 2016 Bridal Couture runway show will melt you like Romeo and Juliet. Showcasing the most beautiful bridal gowns of the season that are sexy, classic and romantic. The makeup and hair had a bohemian influence while the dresses were fit for a princess. The dresses were off-white with tulle skirts, rhinestones and the deepest neck lines.
The look featured a soft brown smokey eye with dewy skin, blush stained cheeks and a lip stain focused right in the center of the pout. The hair was big, wavy brushed-out curls.
THE STAINED LIP TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
This romantic look can be wearable right off the runway by using Stila's Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain right in the center of the lips for a 'popsicle sucked' pout. We can modernize the look by painting the same Stila's Lip & Cheek stain over the full lip and apples of the cheek. Then softly smoke out the eyes with Stila's Eye Shadow Pan in Coco.
TREND #5 - GLOSSY SKIN
The glowing bride became a reality when Mira Zwillinger showcased her models walking with high-glossed skin and striking gowns in white and stone fabrics with silver accents. The Spring 2016 Bridal Couture Collection included cropped tops, belted waists, long and short dresses with floral details that were feminine and elegant.
The makeup featured radiant glossed skin with oiled lips and glittery sliver shadow on the inner corners of the eye. The hair was pulled back into a loose up-do and some models walked with modern crowns.
THE GLOSSY SKIN TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
There's a fine line between looking oily and looking naturally dewy. When you gloss the skin, place the gloss highlight on the peaks of your bone structure such as the bridge of the nose, cheek bone, brow bone, cupids bow and tip of the chin. Try Hourglass Cosmetic's Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint for a natural glow. Pair it with Hourglass Cosmetic's Equilibrium Biomimetic Skin Active Serum and Lip Treatment Oil to get the skin looking its best.
TREND #6 - MASCARA ADDICT
Thick clumpy lashes are trending and are even more of a craze than in the 1960's. London had an eye opener when Thomas Tait's models walked the catwalk in heavy top and bottom lashes for his Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. The doe-eyed models flaunted the designer's clothing that featured unique symbols, patterns and textures.
The makeup look is certainly an eye focus showing top and bottom lashes and nude eyeliner in waterline. The other features were down played with natural eyebrows, sheer foundation and a natural, no-gloss lip.
THE MASCARA TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
It's a good idea to glam up the other features on the face when going big with lashes. This will help balance the face and create a strikingly feminine makeup look. Try a mascara and primer combo for maximized volume and length like Lancome's Oscillation Powerbooster Vibrating Primer and Lancome's Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara. Apply primer first to both top and bottom lashes, then the mascara. Enlarge your eyes even more by lining them with Lancome's White Crayon Khol Pencil in Blanc. Pair this look with a classic eye, full cover foundation and your favorite nude gloss.
TREND # 7 - WINGED EYELINER
This Spring you will see lots of different versions of winged eyeliner. Carmen Marc Valvo showcased a very dramatic wing at his Spring 2016 ready-to-wear fashion show. Beautiful evening gowns were shown with a simple white, black and red color scheme. The textures and flowing fabrics in this collection were unbelievably beautiful.
The makeup included a extreme graphic eyeliner in a black cat-eye shape, dewy skin, soft peachy blush and a nude peachy lip. The hair was pulled back into a sleek chignon bun, simple and classy.
THE EYELINER TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
A graphic eye is cool but not for your wedding day. Let try a simple extended liner to create subtle wing. Use a gel liner instead of a liquid for an easier long lasting application. Laura Mercier Black Creme Eyeliner is highly recommended and don't forget a nice pointy brush like the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush. Start on the outer comers of the eye and drag your brush inward.
TREND #8 - BRIGHTER SKIN
Make this Spring all about a bright and beautiful complexion. Models with white painted faces walked in London at the Houghton Spring 2016 Bridal Couture runway show. Showcasing the latest bohemian bridal gowns, there were plenty of lace, fringe and floral patterns. This fashion statement is a craze brides are falling in love with.
The makeup look included dewy skin, soft peachy blush, a enhanced natural lip, and white cream painted cross the forehead and brigade of the nose. The hair was an edgy mix of down and up-dos with twists and braids.
THE BRIGHT SKIN TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
Ditch those under eye bags with Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer Kit. This duo set includes a color corrector on one side and a creamy concealer on the other that will surely brighten up any baggage or under eye circles. Add a natural flush to the cheek with Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Blush in Sunset Pink and don't forget to use it as shadow too.
TREND #9 - BOYISH EYEBROWS
Hide your tweezers and let those brows grow all natural! Natasha Zinko's Spring 2016 models rocked the brow in London Fashion Week. The ready-to-wear collection had a very simple color scheme of black, white, red and blue which included robes, dresses and tattered skirts. The models posed with different colored satin slippers.
The makeup included a dominate dark brow that took over the facial features. The eyes were soft and smokey and the skin was mono-toned with no blush. The hair was pulled back into an unkept low ponytail.
THE BOYISH BROW TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
A full brow is in so you are going to want to start growing them out for your wedding day. If brow hairs are sparse try the Brow Boost from Billion Dollar Brows to kick start their growth. Use a brow powder and gel comb to create a natural and full eyebrow. Check out Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo and Laura Mercier Eye Brow Gel. Don't go too dark as it can create an unfriendly frown.
TREND #10 - "SLEPT-IN" SMOKEY EYE
If you have ever slept in your makeup you will totally understand this next trend. Models wore a "slept-in" eyeliner look at London Fashion Week for designer Marques Almeida's Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. The show was edgy and casual as the models walked in sandals with tattered and fringed clothing.
The makeup included a dramatic smokey eye that is smudged far beyond the lash line in warm browns and hot pinks. Choppy bangs and ratted hair accompanied this makeup look.
THE SMOKEY EYE TREND VS THE BRIDAL LOOK
To get that slept-in smokey eye look, - do not sleep in your makeup-, instead try Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes In Grey Brown. They blend easily with your finger or the applicator brush to create beautiful smokey eye. When the eyes are heavy, keep the rest of the features natural other wise the makeup can look overdone.
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Written by Renee Saia