Makeup & nails
Sep 21, 2016
The ultimate guide to fall/winter 2016 beauty trends
This is the season for extravagant self-expression. Here are ten new looks for fall.
Fall Beauty Trend Report: Contouring comes to an endSource: Elle Canada Credits: Elle Canada
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 matterSource: Elle Canada Credits: Elle Canada
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.
Gleam OnSource: Elle Canada Credits: Elle Canada
Grown-up glitter is exactly that. Think purposefully placed: a sprinkling on the eye’s outer corner (Burberry Prorsum), a gold wash over the lids (Saint Laurent) or a fine line under the brow (Giambattista Valli). Why glitter? Why not? “Every girl deserves a silver lining – that’s my thought,” Val Garland, makeup artist for M.A.C Cosmetics, told us backstage at Giambattista Valli in Paris, referring to the sparkling metallic shade she was using. Tip: Before putting glitter on, apply a thick layer of powder – Garland used Ben Nye Neutral Set Colourless Powder ($11.50, at bennyemakeup.com), anywhere it might fall. When you’re done applying, brush off the powder; any errant glitter will go with it.