Beauty
Feb 19, 2016

The definitive guide to spring/summer 2016 beauty trends

By: Vanessa Craft, Victoria DiPlacido and Carli Whitwell

Beauty Trend report Author: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada

Beauty
Feb 19, 2016

The definitive guide to spring/summer 2016 beauty trends

By: Vanessa Craft, Victoria DiPlacido and Carli Whitwell
 

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Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 1: Lashes

Remember the whole natural no-mascara thing? Drop that. “It’s all about a girl who went too far with eyelash extensions and lash-treatment serum,” said makeup artist Tom Pecheux at Marni, where forest-like lashes were the focus. Ditto at Marc Jacobs, where François Nars wanted girls to “look like they haven’t been sleeping maybe for a few days and they’ve been piling on mascara and not removing it”—something we’ve only done once or twice ourselves, naturally. Tip: For super-thick lashes, add powder between coats—you’ll need about six.

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 1: Lashes

Marni, Joe Fresh Lash Define Mascara in Black ($8), at select Loblaws; CoverGirl Plumpify Mascara by blastPRO in Very Black ($13), at drugstores and mass-market retailers; Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Jumbo Jet ($20), at clinique.ca; Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler ($27.50), at sephora.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 1: Lashes

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara Red Carpet Black in Flash-Reflecting Black ($15), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 1: Lashes

KISS Blooming Lash Eyelashes in Lily ($8), at jeancoutu.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 2: Natural hair

This season’s hair ethos? “It’s all about personality, individuality and respecting whatever the hair does,” said Laurent Philippon, hairstylist for Bumble and Bumble, backstage at Lacoste, who was using product only to add weight and texture to the models’ hair. At Alexander Wang, Guido Palau, global creative director for Redken, echoed that sentiment: “The whole vibe Alex wanted was very real.” (And if your natural hair is, well, underwhelming? Consider a cut. Palau chopped about 10 models’ hair for added oomph.) The models who led the your-hair-but-better/keeping-it-real charge: Mica Arganaraz, Lineisy Montero and Maria Borges.

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 2: Natural hair

Alexander Wang

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 2: Natural hair

Wella EIMI Sugar Lift ($20), at select salons.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 2: Natural hair

Moroccanoil Texture Clay ($28), at moroccanoil.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 2: Natural hair

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender ($23.59), at redken.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 2: Natural hair

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer ($31), at sephora.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 3: Metallics

“More gold,” makeup artist Pat McGrath was heard exclaiming backstage about her forget-me-not lip at Prada—a call to arms for this season’s must-have metallics. The hue was dusted on eyelids at Alice + Olivia and given a party-girl incarnation at Creatures of the Wind. At Maison Margiela, McGrath drew platinum geometric bedroom eyes, while at Delpozo silver glitter was sprinkled on eyelids. To avoid looking like C-3PO and a disco ball’s love child, keep skin dewy and play up only one feature.

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 3: Metallics

Prada, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Shadow & Liner in Gold Nude ($15.79), at drugstores and mass-market retailers; H&M Glitter Dust in Mirror Ball and Shooting Star ($8 each), at hm.com; Pat McGrath Labs Gold 001 ($57), at patmcgrath.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 3: Metallics

Marc Jacobs Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara ($33), at sephora.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 3: Metallics

Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded ($9), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 3: Metallics

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in Fair ($49), at charlottetilbury.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 4: Bright blue

Retire the phrase “I woke up like this” for spring. Colour is officially back. Blue was the It hue (see Jonathan Saunders, Giamba, Sonia Rykiel and company), but the runway still offered up a variety of rainbow brights. Kabuki, makeup artist for Manish Arora, framed eyes with prismatic purples and neons, while at Monique Lhuillier lids were bluntly lined with emerald green or cyan blue. Try using a saturated cream or gel liner if you’re ready to go bold, and don’t be afraid of DIY: At Issey Miyake, Alex Box brushed liquid pigment on temples and blew through a straw to create a unique splash of colour. “It’s more of an artist’s stroke for applying liner. It’s not traditional, which I think is really pretty,” said Melissa Gibson, senior artist for M.A.C Cosmetics.

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 4: Bright blue

Issey Miyake, M.A.C Cosmetics Flamingo Park Powder Blush in This Could Be Fun ($26), at maccosmetics.com; Clinique Lid Pop in Surf Pop ($20), at clinique.ca; NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow in Tarvos ($36), at narscosmetics.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 4: Bright blue

M.A.C Cosmetics Pigment in Chartreuse and Neo-Orange ($26 each), at maccosmetics.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 4: Bright blue

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Ardent Purple ($38), at Chanel beauty counters.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 4: Bright blue

Sephora+Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette ($49), at sephora.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Luxe embellishments were the highlight of this season’s come-as-you-are hair movement. At Rodarte, the placement of two metallic barrettes was the models’ prerogative, as long as they wore them “in unexpected ways, so it’s a bit strange, a bit interesting,” said hairstylist Odile Gilbert. At Chanel, headbands crowned hair that was left loose or pulled back into bow-tie-topped ponytails, while at Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Saint Laurent, some models wore actual crowns.

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Rodarte

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Chanel barrette (prices upon request); at Chanel boutiques.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Chanel headband (prices upon request), at Chanel boutiques.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Saint Laurent “Grunge” tiara ($2,846), at ysl.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Headbands of Hope “Vine” bun pin ($19.93), at headbandsofhope.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Headbands of Hope “Leaf” bun pin ($19.93), at headbandsofhope.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Dolce & Gabbana headband ($3,150), at Dolce & Gabbana boutiques.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 5: Accessories

Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime ($56), at kerastase.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 6: Braids

Braids went two ways this season: Coachella-bound, like Gilbert’s “unstructured folk-rock-musician”-inspired twists at Altuzarra and TRESemmé ambassador Orlando Pita’s “relaxed” crown pony at Hervé Léger “with purposely-pulled-out loose pieces.” Or, decidedly not: At Proenza Schouler, Anthony Turner, hairstylist for Bumble and Bumble, wanted braids to feel “tough” and scraped the hair back into a tight, low ponytail before braiding. “It’s not romantic,” he said. “She means business.

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 6: Braids

Hervé Léger

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 6: Braids

Redken Braid Aid 03 ($25), at redken.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 6: Braids

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ample Angora ($42), at shuuemura.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 6: Braids

TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Waves Ultra-Brushable Hairspray ($6), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 6: Braids

Revlon Professional Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment Spray ($19.95), at revlonprofessional.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

Trend 7: Red lip

By: ELLE Canada Source: ELLE Canada Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

“It’s a slightly cartoony lip,” said Dick Page of the striking red mouth at the Acne Studio show in Paris. Page, Shiseido’s long-running artistic director of makeup, custom mixed the rich cherry colour using the brand’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dragon Red and a bright-red lab sample. Red, from carmine to crimson, was ubiquitous on the spring runways and had an edgy feel to its application. McGrath, global creative design director for CoverGirl, created “back-lit” lips at Miu Miu using a burgundy pencil and poppy lipstick. Her inspiration? The English street girls of the ’70s with a tough attitude.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Red Rouge ($12), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood ($38), at burberry.com.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Lava Pop ($23), at clinique.ca.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Amazing Auburn ($12), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada

Beauty Trend Report Spring/Summer 2016

Trend 7: Red lip

Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dragon ($32), at thebaycom.

By: ELLE Canada Source: Geoffrey Ross Credits: ELLE Canada
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The definitive guide to spring/summer 2016 beauty trends