It’s time to be bold! The eye makeup trends for Spring 2016, dare you to be stand out and be seen. It isn’t about looking like a clown, instead it’s about well placed color, shimmer and shadow that will freshen up your look. Here are the 6 trends for this season:
Wearing blue eye shadow has nothing to do with subtlety. It is about making a statement and savoring the pop of color. For this trend, don’t worry about blending and softening the edges, the application is as bold as the color itself.
Designers Marc Jacobs, Boss, Missoni and Chanel all featured the electric blue hue on the catwalks this season.
All Out Lashes
Go big or go home with lashes this Spring. It isn’t about looking understated and natural, instead really accentuate your eyelashes and beyond. Yes, beyond! This trend uses mascara, eyelash extensions and eyeliner to create full and over-the-top framing for the eyes.
The look references doll eyes with a soft and feminine application with loads of length as well as special attention paid to the bottom lash line. This trend could be seen on various runways for Spring 2016 collections, including Louis Vuitton.
Don’t get spooked by this trend to give eyes a ghost-y, sunken eye look. Maybe that sounds wholly unattractive but hear me out. The pink, brown and golden hues used on the eyes, provide a feminine, earthy edge. It doesn’t take much to achieve this look. Invest in the pink and coral hues for your makeup kit and indulge. You can also accomplish the look using what you probably already have in your cosmetic bag, bronzer.
To finish off the look, you want to make sure your under eye area is bright. You can accomplish this with some witch hazel. It’s been shown to reduce puffy and dark bags under the eyes.
Masking Your Eyes
It’s time to draw outside the lines! This trend encourages you to venture beyond your comfort zone and really get creative with your makeup application. Be daring and include your lids, eyebrows and even the bridge of your nose. It creates a mask of color.
Designers Max Mara, Chanel and Vivienne Westwood employed this look for their Spring 2016 collections. You will need to muster all of your fashion courage for this look, but if done right, you’ll create an on-point statement.
It’s time to smudge your eyeliner. Yes, it is a throwback to the 1990s but it is so worth it. It harkens back to the height of Kate Moss’ modeling career. It is a generous dose of color around the eye with softened edges moving outward. The trend was featured on Chloé, Emilio Pucci and Julien MacDonald’s catwalks.
Time to Sparkle
Yes, New Years Eve is long gone but that doesn’t mean you have to put away your glitter. Don’t be afraid to shimmer this springtime with the trend of sparkles and glitter. You can apply it across your eyelids as well as use sequins around or at the edge of your eye. It can be subtle like with the Kate Spade and Dries Van Noten collections or outright in your face like at Giambattista Valli.
– 2016 make-up trends aren’t for the faint of heart. If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to try a new color or application of your cosmetics, now is the perfect time. Don’t delay because you’ll be on trend and in vogue by experimenting with these gutsy looks.
This spring, live on the wild side and give yourself permission to adventure with different looks — after all, make-up is a great way to express your personality and have a little fun.