10 Biggest Makeup Trends for 2016

So it’s nearly the end of January 2016 already and Christmas and New Year are very much behind us. Perhaps you’re already thinking about your summer holidays and getting excited about the possibilities ahead for 2016.

I have been doing my research and wanted to fill you in on the top 10 BIGGEST MAKEUP TRENDS FOR 2016.  Some are carried over from last year but some will be completely new to you, so here goes!

Makeup Trend #1 – Big Brows

Yes big brows are here to stay!  I personally love this trend and have worked hard to get my own brows looking as full and luscious as possible.  If you need more tips on how to achieve gorgeous big brows with the help of makeup, I will be posting a new blog very soon with lots of tips and advice on brows.

Makeup Trend #2 – Modern Mermaid

This is the fashion worlds term for even more luminous skin this year and again I completely love this trend.  To get a recap on how to achieve this look check out my November post on “Strobing“.

Makeup Trend #3 – Sun Stripping

This is a new one and it basically involves taking bronzer right across the nose and cheeks to achieve this ‘sun strip’ effect.  It’s a little extreme and won’t be for everyone, but it’s a fun way of getting a healthy glow to the skin and being bang on trend for 2016.

Makeup Trend #4 – Nude / Cherry Lips

The top coloured lips for this year are nude and cherry red.  Gorgeous!

Makeup Trend #5 – The Blue Eye

Not sure this is my favourite look of the year but yes blue eye makeup is back in fashion!  This is apparently going to be a huge trend.  Try experimenting with different blue eyeshadow palettes or simply switch to a blue mascara (which makes eyes look extra white) for a bit of fun.

Makeup Trend #6 – Sunset Eyes

Sunset eyes basically means pastel colours on the eyes – you could use a blusher palette for this – a lovely coral blusher all over the eyelid would be perfect.

Makeup Trend #7 – 90’s Liner

This is so easy, as it doesn’t need to be perfect.  Simply apply close to the lashes all around the eye and then blend with a cotton bud.

Makeup Trend #8 – The Colour Block Eye

The colour block eye is where you square off your eyeshadow rather than blending it through so use hard brush not fluffy to get that unblended, squared off effect.

Makeup Trend #9 – Lash It Up

Yes big lashes are here to stay and the bigger the better.  Try using a primer under your mascara for maximum glamour.  Or to bring your false lashes bang up to date, try experimenting by applying them only on the centre of the eyes.

Makeup Trend #10 – Glitter!!!

Glitter is huge this year! Apply to the centre of eyes with a clear lip gloss underneath or try a glitter eyeliner.  You can even use craft glitter and apply big glitter particles to your cheeks or lips.




I am a Professional Makeup Artist based in Harrogate and I offer the following services:






For more info please feel free contact me at mel@melenglandmakeup.com

Mel X

Why book a makeup lesson? Makeup Lesson Harrogate

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Why book a makeup lesson? Makeup Lesson Harrogate

I firmly believe every woman should have at least one makeup lesson in her lifetime.

Many of the women I meet would like to become more confident or adventurous with their makeup but are not quite sure how to go about it. It is my mission to offer a positive, friendly and un-intimidating experience so they can learn how to apply make-up like a pro in easy to follow steps. I absolutely love seeing the confidence women gain when they realise that by applying a little bit of makeup, with the right techniques, they can look the best they’ve ever looked.

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Why A Makeup Lesson Can Change Your Life…

1. It will give you a massive confidence boost!!!

2. If you have a special occasion coming up it will give you the tools to ensure you look your very best.

3. It will make you realise that you CAN look really good every day, no exceptions (even when you’re exhausted!)

4. It will keep you bang up to date with the latest makeup trends.

5. You will stop wasting money on all the wrong makeup products and you will only invest in a few key products.

6. You will save precious time every day as you will know exactly what techniques to use to look fabulous.

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7. You could buy someone you LOVE the amazing gift of a makeup lesson, boosting their confidence too!

8. You could do a makeup lesson with a friend or group of friends – all learning a new skill together in a friendly environment, having fun!

Makeup Lesson Harrogate, Yorkshire – available for women of all ages and skill levels welcome. For more information or to book a lesson, visit my site: www.melenglandmakeup.com

Happy 2016!
Mel x

Click on the image of me above, to read my article in the Yorkshire Post “5 makeup mistakes women make & how to avoid them.”