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.




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