ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Forget heavy, black liner. On multiple runways, orange hues took the lead in eyeshadow colors. Keeping the rest of the face minimal and natural, the eyelids are the star of the look with just a hint of color for a springtime/summer feel. The runways of Rodarte, Altuzarra, Christian Siriano and Supima Design Competition all displayed the rust shaded lids.
To get the look, keep makeup to a minimal, leaving cheeks bare – only with a hint of highlight. Sweep an orange/gold toned shadow across the lids – try NARS Nude Scene Duo Eyeshadow or MAC Eyeshadow in Red Brick. Then finish off with clear mascara on the lashes.
THE “NO MAKEUP” MAKEUP LOOK
There’s a certain art form when it comes to pulling off the “no-makeup” makeup look. This minimal makeup approach was seeing all over the runways for spring and summer. Think of it as a clean slate try and of the other trends. Start with a fresh, “no makeup” face then incorporate another standout trend like bold brows, lips or a wash of color on the eye lids. Fresh, clean faces are taking over the beauty world and only a few products are needed to achieve them.
Concealer is a must. Try It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye by applying with a damp Beauty Blender. Always moisturize the skin well – I’m partial to serums for glowing skin. Next set everything with a light dusting of a translucent powder – It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores is a personal favorite. To make the skin look dewy and glowing, pat a very small amount of Glossier’s Balm Dotcom (can’t get enough of this stuff!) to the upper cheekbones and lips.
VAMPY LIPS FOR SPRING
Instead of the usual berry/purple-hued lips in the fall, the color is now trending on the spring and summer runways packing a serious bold punch to your “groundbreaking” florals. Dark lips graced the models at Cushnie et Ochs, Jason Wu and Lyn Devon. An unexpected approach to spring/summer beauty, but a trend that may be here to stay. Or maybe I’m just in favor of dark lips all year round?
For a bold warm weather statement, try painting your lips with Obsessive Compulsive Liquid Lipstick in Black Dahlia (blot and dust with powder for dulled finish) or try NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Damned.
Bold, full and well structured brows were all over the runways of NYFW SS16. No matter the makeup look, brows clearly took center stage. Milly, Rodarte, Tory Burch, Libertine, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Prabal Gurung all featured bold brows. A nice change from the overly outlined/shaped brows we’ve been seeing in the beauty blogosphere. This trend takes a more natural approach by brushing the hairs in an upward, sweeping motion and keeping a much fuller shape.
To get the look, lightly fill sparse hairs with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and brush brows up and over with a spoolie. Keep everything in place by running a clear brow gel through the hairs. Try Makeup Forever’s Brow Seal Transparent Eyebrow Gel and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Angle Spooley Brush.
NO HEAT STYLING
A common hair trend on the runways was effortless styling requiring minimal product and no heating tools. Easy, simple styles that can be done in a matter of minutes. I call it no-fuss hair. Think undone, but still pulled together – perfect for spring and summer. Easy twists, single braids and messy buns for the win. J.Crew, Michael Kors, Alice & Olivia, Public School and Herve Leger all nailed the fuss-free styles.