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S/S 2016 Make Up Trends

5th January 2016

S/S 2016 Make Up Trends

It’s cold and wet outside and while we are embracing the berry tones and golds of the season, there’s no harm in taking a sneaky look into the future and seeing what we’ve got to look forward to in Spring and Summer next year.

We’ve picked out the most wearable looks from the S/S 2016 catwalks, and here’s our run down of the looks which are most likely to cascade down to the high street over the next few months


Ultra natural is the go-to look for Spring Summer. Absolutely bare skin featured prominently with the sheerest foundation at a push. Both were on show on the catwalks of Emmanuel Ungaro, Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, Chloe and Versace while the Roland Mouret models sported a post-gym glow. On the Emmanuel Ungaro and Francesco Scognamiglio models, the make up artists had added sprinklings of freckles for a fresh outdoorsy look.


There were three main blush looks on the catwalks. The first ties in with the barefaced look already mentioned, and that is no blush at all, at the very most a light dusting of bronzer. The second look, seen on the Alexander McQueen models, was a luminous flushed glow, as though you’ve just stepped inside after a walk on a cold windy day. The final look was an extremely bold 70’s style cheek paired with the 70’s influenced eyes detailed below.


Spring and Summer catwalk make up focused heavily on colour and more vibrant looks than have been seen in recent years. Holly Fulton and Alexis Mabille models wore 70’s inspired hues of green and blue, which the Alexis Mabille models had teamed their green and blue eyes with bold coral cheeks. Giambattista Valli, Missoni, Vaccarello and Issey Miyake all opted for blocks of bold colour in neon pinks, reds, blues, turquoises and even yellow. Blue, Teal or Turquoise glitter was also in evidence worn both as eyeliner (Dries Van Noten) and in place of eyeshadow (Manish Arora). False lashes were everywhere, on the Marni, Sibling, Giles and Mary Kantrantzou catwalks, and frequently mascara worn heavily to create a false lash look, lashes look to be taking off where the brow trend of the last few years has left off. For the more reserved among us, you will be pleased to hear that the classic black kohl was seen on Chloe and Rochas models, worn along the waterline with just mascara or a soft smokey look. Finally Pale pink washes of eyeshadow were the focus of the Dior and Lanvin models for a simple, pretty, Spring look.


Dolce & Gabbana both focused on soft pink natural lips, with Nina Ricci’s models going for a no holds barred high shine red lip. In our next blog post we’ll share some of our key products to help achieve these looks so keep an eye out!

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