Fall/Winter 2016 Beauty Trend Report
Fall Beauty Trend Report: Contouring comes to an end
The tolerance for Facetuned-looking sculpted makeup has hit the tipping point. On runways such as Hugo Boss, Missoni and Alexander Wang, skin felt real – a look, as Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics described it, inspired by the girl who has been up all night. (Bonus: You’ll spend far less time in front of the mirror.) Apply BB cream or foundation on the T-zone only – too much on the cheeks is aging – and then buff into skin and set with a dusting of powder.
Fall Beauty Trend Report: Dark matter
If a bold lip felt OTT for spring, the fall runways make a compelling case to try one now. Rich hues in near-black oxblood (Rodarte, Louis Vuitton), blue (Ohne Titel) and even black (Vivienne Westwood) were front and centre. “Lips are a point of power,” says Pat McGrath, creative design director for P&G Beauty, who did the black lip at Fenty x Puma. These super-saturated colours play well with lipliner; diffused shades make less of an impact. Prefer an uptown iteration of this trend? Swipe a layer of gloss overtop, which is what Peter Philips, creative and image director for Christian Dior Makeup, did at Dior.