[A model backstage at Mara Hoffman]
If you aren’t a fan of a lot of makeup, rejoice in the fact that the bulk of it disappeared from the runways this season! “Natural” makeup is in, with the occasional bright lid color or lip here and there. See below for Fashion Pulse Daily’s top four makeup trends for spring 2016:
Au Natural & Fresh
[Image Courtesy of NARS]
Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist at Tanya Taylor took the lead from the inspiration, Meryl Streep’s protagonist from the film “Out of Africa,” with largely natural, slightly flushed pink-lilac shades blended on the lips and cheeks.
Luminous, well moisturized, and naturally bronzed skin with very little makeup at all, the, “no makeup” makeup look, returns for another season. Backstage at Mara Hoffman, lead makeup artist Ilde Goncalves for Sephora Pro emphasized that no accentuated contouring should be done; it should all be well-blended and layered, with a nice accent on the brows via good grooming but still natural, with some brow gel (he used Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer Grooming Gel) added for texture. Keep the mascara minimal, and reuse the face products on the lids.
A Wash of Lid Color
[Image Courtesy of Stila Cosmetics]
At Nanette Lepore, Sarah Lucero, Global Director of Creative Artistry at Stila Cosmetics created a pop art eye effect by using smudge sticks and liner all over in hues that really provided an assertive dose of color in pink, aqua, orange, or blue, with a contrasting hue used on the outer rims underneath of the eye.
Yadim for Maybelline New York at the Marissa Webb show worked with the gender mixing found in the clothes to create a glam rock era eye, with a wet, shiny wash of color over the eyelids (to be exact: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Metal in Barely Branded; available this fall). He also worked in and blended an aubergine-hued eyeliner for added dimension.
Aaron de Mey for NARS Cosmetics at Creatures of the Wind worked with the inspiration of the collection, Siouxsie Sioux, to create a bold black and gold eye; black was used to form the cat eye portion, and rich gold was spread all over as a textured pop against the black.
Again, Yadim for Maybelline New York at Jonathan Simkhai scaled this trend back by using a pop of color, but applied via a line, opposed to an all over shade. The different colored liners were found in white, blue, beige, to compliment the shades of the colors in the accessories and on the nails.
[Image Courtesy of La Prairie]
La Prairie worked with makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo at the Theory spring 2016 collection to present an extremely natural look, one of which highlighted a nude lip. Just because the lip is “nude,” however, that doesn’t mean that it’s completely bare; Carrasquillo used the La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter to keep lips looking lustrous and full, and added the Luxe Lip Liner Automatique in Nude, lined and blended, to further define the lip lines.
Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics at the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway show kept makeup pretty paired down, and in order to keep things really simple, only added Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment to those puckers.
[Image Courtesy of NARS]
François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS for Marc Jacobs created a cool, downtown girl, who had most likely been out all night; complete with dark circles under the eyes, and way too much mascara.
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty and Director of Global Artistry and Pro-Artist Relations, Viviana Martin used six to seven strokes of mascara with The Lashes in Full Glamour, The Lash Mascara (available in 2016) to channel the 1960s/Marianne Faithfull-inspired collection in the makeup at Rebecca Minkoff.
James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry at Mansur Gavriel, referenced the 60s mode of style present in the collection with Twiggy-esque lashes, with some flush in the cheeks and on the lips to modernize the look (read: no nude lips here!).