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As usual, bright and light colors dominated the Spring 2016 runway. It’s a universal truth that you CAN’T have fun under the sun without a hint of color; it’s not just possible. Although we have always loved the pinks, oranges and reds, this time, we’re adding nudes to our list of must-haves.
Not surprisingly, a number of fashion houses chose to go with the no-makeup look for their models. If the makeup wasn’t close to zero, you can bet at least some highlighter and bronzers were used to achieve that lit-from-within glow.
We’re giving to give you the low-down on what products were used as well as how to use them to recreate your favorite looks at home!
1. Blue Eyeshadow by Diane Von Furstenburg
The look was about blue and green eyeshadow complementing a natural glowing complexion. Makeup artist Pat McGrath shared that Diane Von Furstenburg wanted the eyes to look like butterflies.
What to Do: Apply aquamarine eyeshadow all over the lids and under the eyes. You may also use a blue and green eyeliner and diffuse it on the upper and lower lash line. Finish the look with black eyeliner and tons of black mascara.
2. Blue and Green Eyeliner by Jenny Packham, 3.1 Phillip Lim & Monique Lhuiller
Fashion houses Jenny Packham, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Monique Lhuiller had the same thing in mind: colored eyeliner. The main concept of the look is to keep the face makeup as minimal as possible but adding color through the eyeliner.
Talia Sparrow, makeup artist for Laura Mercier spearheaded the makeup look for Jenny Packham’s models. The signature look was a teal thick winged liner.
What to Do: Mix together Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen and Canard and apply on the upper lash line. Use beige eyeliner on the waterline and then finish the look with Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Francelle Daly of NARS Cosmetics was responsible for the organic and earthy look of the 3.1 Phillip Lam models. “The girls have a light wash of matte foundation and stick concealer, so the skin reads naked and natural. There is a boldness of color coming from the eye, a reference of new romanticism and new wave with the bright blue and black lines,” she said.
What to Do: Use NARS Solomon Island Eye Paint and apply on the outer corner of the upper lash line and the inner corner of the waterline.
Val Garland, makeup artist for the Monique Lhuillier models wanted to mix blues and greens. If the models wore green, the eyeliner was blue and vice versa. “If it’s wrong, it’s right,” he said.
What to Do: Use M.A.C. Chromaline in Landscape Green and Hi-Def Cyan
3. Orange Eyes by Derek Lam, Altuzarra
Derek Lam and Altuzarra went warm on the runway keeping the look bare and highlighting orange eyeshadow.
Tom Pocheux, makeup artist for Derek Lam’s models, described the look as warm, natural and inspired by the California girl look. But Lam and Pocheux agreed to add a spooky twist by keeping the eyelids bare and focusing on the under eye instead.
What to Do: Use Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama mascara (coming in October) on the bottom lashes and then draw brown liner on the waterline. You can use Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon in Creamy Chocolate. Smudge them together for a more intense look. Add peach eyeshadow and then layer it with yellow eyeshadow.
Pocheux also did the makeup for the Altuzarra models. He kept the look organic and used a terracotta hue on the eyes. But for Altuzarra, the focus is on the eyelids.
What to Do: Use M.A.C. Spring Lip & Eye Palettes (Spring 2016 collection). Mix coral and burnt orange to achieve the terracotta shade and apply on the eyelids. For the lips, just dab on nude lip color with the fingers.
4. The Dewy Look by Rodarte
Rodarte makeup for spring was all about the dewy look. Makeup artist James Kaliardos based his colors on the “sunrise and horizon.”
What to Do: Use NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Craving. Run your blush brush on both the bronzer and illuminator sides and apply halfway through the cheeks up the temple in a quick splicing motion. It’s all the glow you need.
5. Pink Lips by Carolina Herrera & Tanya Taylor
Spring and Summer 2016 will not be complete without pretty pink lips. Be sure to invest in your favorite light pink shade now!
For Carolina Herrera, makeup artist Diane Kendal focused on highlighting the natural features of the models. She highlighted the high points, dabbed some rose blush for soft-colored cheeks and then did matte pink lips.
What to Do: Use M.A.C. Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil and Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Personal Statement.
Over at Tanya Taylor, NARS international makeup artist Uzo simply illuminated the skin and completed the look with pink lilac lips.
What to Do: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never.
6. Red Lips by Oscar De La Renta & Zac Posen
Oscar de la Renta & Zac Posen believe (KNOW) that red lips never go out of style no matter what season it is.
Oscar De La Renta
This season, Oscar De La Renta kept it loose with cute bow ponytails, graphic eyeliner and a simple red lip. It’s all about classy glam for summer/spring 2016.
What to Do: Use M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Follow Your Heart.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal puts the focus on bold matte red lips for the Zac Posen models. She kept the face almost color-free by using little foundation, a silver strobe cream and a dab of blush.
What to Do: Use M.A.C. Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just Add Romance (to be available in Spring 2016).
7. Earthy Glow by Michael Kors
Michael Kors wanted an earthy look for the models. Makeup artist Dick Page focused on a fresh and radiant glow using a matte finish bronzer.
What to Do: Use Michael Kors Bronzer in Glow.
8. White Eyeshadow by Zero + Maria Cornejo
One of the most unique makeup looks in NYFW S/S 2016 was that of Zero + Maria Cornejo. Dick Page also did the makeup for the models, but this time, it was more artsy than earthy.
What to Do: Apply white cream pigment on the outer portion of the eyelids. Utilize jagged brush strokes to create a smudge effect.
9. Gray Eyeshadow by Nicole Miller
Well, this is a wild card. Not everyone will want to do a gray-centric look but hey, we’re all different. Makeup artist James Kaliardos wanted to make this look arty. He wanted gray, but turned into a lighter, edgier look.
What to Do: Use M.A.C. Pro Paint Stick in Black Black and Pure White. Mix the two to achieve a gray color. Apply the gray shade on the eyelids and top it off with silver eyeshadow. Also apply thin eyeliner on the upper lash line and waterline.
10. Golden Punk Eyes by Creatures of The Wind
Speaking of glistening eyeshadow, this look is everything you summer party outfit needs! Makeup Artist Aaron De May shared that this look is inspired by 80s singer Siouxie Sioux. It’s gold + black in this punk makeup look.
What to Do: Use NARS Black Valley Eye Paint and NARS Iskandar Eye Paint.
11. Bright Lilac Lips by Michael Costello
Inspired by a decadent ’70s look, the models of Michael Costello strut on the runway with a bright pink lilac pout. “We loved the idea of a bold, matte, icy pink lip paired with shimmery eyes and soft, illuminated skin,” said Uzo of NARS.
What to Do: Use NARS Roman Holiday lipstick.
12. Summer Chic by Tommy Hilfiger
To cap off this list, we have the classic summer chic look for Tommy Hilfiger. It is essentially a no-makeup makeup look. Pat McGrath described the look as “rock chicks in the sun.”
What to Do: Use light foundation and dab some bronzer on those cheeks for that sunlit glow.
Looks like it’s going to be a colorful Spring/Summer 2016!
What’s your favorite look, ladies? Let us know!
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