The Biggest 2016 Makeup Trends, According To Celebrity Makeup Artists

Yearly makeup trends can be flattering hit-or-miss. Personally, we was a fan of many of a trends we saw in 2015, and would be totally fine with them carrying over into 2016. To find out if any of them competence (’90s lipstick, please!), we asked a few makeup artists what they consider will be the biggest makeup trend for 2016. While a jury’s still out on either some trends like contouring and grunge-y eyeliner will hang around, nobody mentioned brows, so we consider gripping them thick and feathery will still be “in” (whew).

However, there was a accord on what a one trend to know will be: a uninformed face. Of a 5 makeup artists we talked to, all adored adjectives like “bare,” “dewy,” “glowing,” “soft,” “natural,” and “real-looking” to report a trend for skin in 2016. Lead makeup artist for Shen Beauty, Jill Freeman, describes how to grasp this arrange of flawless skin: “The best approach to grasp this demeanour is to deposit in a beauty oil and group it with a unequivocally peculiarity highlighter to raise your radiance.” So if you’re into strobing, keep it up! Just make certain to also have a skincare fast that will assistance keep your face looking healthy and bright.

Interested in what some of a other makeup trends for 2016 will be? Here’s what makeup artists foresee for eyes, cheeks, and lips.


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  • Celebrity makeup artist, Jenny Patinkin, says dark-rimmed eyes will be large for spring. Get a demeanour by “[smudging] a soothing black or graphite grey powder shade or kohl ship all a approach around your lash line,” Patinkin explains.
  • Director of Global Artistry and Pro-Artist Relations for Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Viviana Martin, on a other hand, thinks that neutral eyes will be on-trend, with mascara being a categorical focus.
  • However, Freeman and luminary makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, determine that tone will play a bigger role. Freeman suggests perplexing something like “a teal eyeliner or soothing pastel hazed eye.


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  • Where contouring is concerned, Stiles believes that it will “still be a large focus, though with a some-more gentle, sheer, see-through focus so that a outcome is reduction melodramatic and some-more believable.”
  • On a other hand, Martin thinks that contouring will “begin to proviso out,” while Patinkin suggests only going for “lightly indian cheeks.


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  • To span with a uninformed face, Martin suggests that “shimmery or ethereal and pale [lip] tones” will be large for 2016.
  • Similarly, Freeman predicts natural-looking, silken lips will be on-trend.
  • And for those looking for a small tone to span with a healthy face, makeup artist and owner of Sonia Kashuk Beauty, Sonia Kashuk, says that “bright red lips are behind and bigger than ever for open 2016.”

Although I’m not too penetrating on a thought of giving adult vampy lip-shades for 2016 (or any year for that matter), we am flattering vehement that soothing and intense skin competence excommunicate heavy contouring and baking (which we simply only don’t have time to do). And whichever approach we select to go with your eyes, cheeks, and lips, when describing a ubiquitous makeup trends for 2016, Freeman put it best when she said, “It’s playful, it’s super feminine, it’s kind of retro, and kind of complicated all in one glance.” Here’s to being all of that and some-more in 2016.

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