Fall/Winter 2016 Trends

Hair & Makeup, Photography, Words and Styling: Claire Murray

Light Vs Dark

What I’m talking about is your makeup allegiance and not the new Star Wars movie!!!.

As usual, for Fall/Winter 2016 I predict that makeup will be split into 2 camps – dark or nude

Dolce & Gabbana in their Pre Fall 2016 show had a completely nude look with light coloured eyes and nude lips. Calvin Klein, Nina Ricci & Chloe also followed this trend but decreased its intensity even further to have their models in an almost barely there makeup look.

On the opposite side of the eye competition was Channel’s Pre Fall 2016 show with their dark, elongated smoky black eyes paired with nude coloured lips and leather jackets, giving a more sexy and rock chick look to their show. This is a look which they repeated from last fall’s show and was also used by Yves Saint Laurent and Ellie Saab.

My wearable version of this winter’s trend of light eyes with nude lips can be seen below on model Talia. For this winter’s trend I have used MAC’s Technakohl Liner in Graphblack to create a smoky, smudged and blended outline both on the top and the bottom. For this look I have kept the eyes light using MAC’s Rice Paper Shadow and also kept the blush neutral and light using Fleur Power. I’ve teamed it with MAC’s lipstick in Suede to create a voluminous nude winter lip

 Catwalk Nude

On the other side of the Light Vs Dark conflict we have Jason Wu and John Rocha who kept their eyes light and bright teamed with dark shades of red on the lips. This was a very popular colour of lip for Fall/Winter 2015 and is looking set to be popular again this winter.

I have also created a wearable version of this winter’s trend of light eyes with dark berry coloured lips on model Talia so you can see the difference between the light and bright lips against the dark sultry lips of the winter 2016 trends.

For this look I have again used MAC’s Technakohl Liner in Graphblack to create a smoky, smudged and blended outline both on the top and the bottom. For this look I have kept the eyes light using MAC’s Rice Paper Shadow. I have used a pink colour blush to complement the lips in the shade of Peachy Keen by MAC. I’ve teamed it with MAC’s Lipstick in Sin to create a sultry berry winter lip.

 Catwalk Red

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Claire xx

Easy Weekend Makeup

One of the many things which I get asked is how to make makeup light, bright and pretty for shopping at the weekend or having lunch with our friends.  We all want a slightly different look to the one which we wear for work or going out and it’s nice to look like we’ve made an effort without looking too done up.

For those times at weekend when we don’t want to be bothered but still want to look good, here is a makeup look that that takes less than five minutes.

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  • Firstly you want to use a light foundation. Use your favorite foundation mixed with a small amount of moisturiser, or if you haven’t tried it, you might want to try a BB Cream which are semi-sheer and easy to apply, either with your fingers, sponge or a Blending Brush.

 

  • Next apply a bit of concealer. I love YSL Touch Eclait for this because it is subtle and brightens the whole eye area. Apply a small amount on your dark circles (if you have them) and then in the inner and outer corners of the eye. Blend out well. Cover any blemishes with a good creamy moisturiser like Benefit Boi-ing.

 

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  • For a natural healthy glow, use Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush. A foundation brush is ideal to apply and blend it. Swipe the brush across the end of the blush, and then smile to find the apples of your cheeks. Start applying the blush a tiny bit under the roundest part and blend up and out a bit. Fingers are fine too, but I find that I end up wiping off as much I put on if you’re not gentle!

 

 

 

  • To bring out your eyes without looking overly made up, choose a light eye shadow that compliments your eye colour. I love MAC Shroom, Naked Lunch, Vanilla or Retrospek. Brush on with your brush upside down so that the majority of the colour is around your lash line. Use your brush to blend around the edges and up into the crease. Whatever is left on your brush, dab into the inner corner of your eye to make you look more bright and awake.

 

  • Apply 2 coats of Extended Play Lash Mascara by MAC. There is no need to go all out and full on, it should look soft and gentle.

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  • To add a bit more definition to your eyes, apply a neutral coloured pencil like MAC Cosmetic’s Eye Pencil in Coffee, into your lash line. No wings or heavy lines. Just define the top of your eye and bring the pencil slightly under your eye about of a third of the way in.

 

  • Don’t forget a splash of lip gloss to finish your look. My 2 favourites which suit almost everyone are MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink or Jane Iredale Puregloss in Pink Candy.  Don’t forget to pop your gloss in your pocket to reapply during the day.

 

It’s as easy as that for your quick weekend look so that leaves you plenty of time to enjoy your weekend.

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To see the original images above or to see more natural makeup ideas, please take a look at my Pinterest Board – Natural Makeup

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Claire xx