In 2015 we saw some key beauty trends like the long bob (or ‘lob’), full brows and even fuller lips. And while these are still going strong, we want to know what beauty looks we’ll be coveting this year!
Here we look at what industry experts say will be big in 2016…
Fresh, flushed cheeks
Fiona Stiles, celebrity make-up artist, thinks the days of heavy contouring are behind us, “I feel like there will be a trend toward a sheerer application of contour. Just gentle subtle shading paired with freshly flushed cheeks so the contour looks soft, flattering and believable.”
Beyonce’s make-up artist, Sir John, predicts grey lips to be a look we’ll all want, “Grey lips are going to be a big trend. This 90s vibe is very chic yet futuristic.”
This formula is already gaining popularity in the beauty world, but Sir John thinks the colour pay off will make the trend even bigger in 2016.
Calling Korea the ‘Olympic arena of beauty’, Sir John says he is excited for Korean beauty products, “The products coming from there have the best packaging and textures.”
Make-up artist and beauty director at large at Beauty.com Romy Soleimani says, “Gold and metallic shades are huge for spring and summer 2016.” Good news for those of us who embraced the metallic trend over Christmas!
Pops of colour
Soleimani thinks faces will be fresh with a pop of colour this year – think clean, natural base make-up with a sky blue liner on the eyes or a high-drama bright lip.
Lips are set to be bold, and bright, “For lips, I expect we’ll see shades of orange, pinks, crimson and oxblood.” says Soleimani.