A/W16 beauty trends to rock now
There's been a shift in things this Fashion Week, with many designers offering the clothes they show directly after they're presented on the runway. Well, if that's good enough for Tom Ford it's good enough for us too, so here are some of the big Autumn/Winter 16 beauty trends which we will be rocking before the season hits.
Exaggerated hair clips
Kirby grips are not going to cut it here, we're talking about full-on headpieces carved from metal and perched jauntily on the side of the head. The look was part demure '20s chic and part Corpse Bride at Alexander McQueen at London Fashion Week - a strange mash up for sure, but one that really works. No matter how long your hair is you can make this work - we recommend ditching the rest of your jewellery and making the headpiece a focal point.
This isn't a particularly new trend as Giles rocked it on the runway seasons ago, but it's still going strong. Models at Rodarte, Fenty Puma by Rihanna and Marc Jacobs took things up a level with almost black lips, and this is what we're hankering after. Make sure you line the mouth carefully before going for your blackcurrant shade, and try something with a bit of a sheen rather than a matte finish (that's a truly couture look to try to pull off). Also blush will be your friend, as the colour is intense and can be pretty draining.
A party season classic, it looks like silver eyeshadow is going to be the shade to be seen in for Christmas 2016. Christopher Raeburn went strong with the look, piling metallic silver right up to the brow. Pare it back by going for more of a wash, and keep skin dewy so it works all season round.
Julien Macdonald is our go-to for this look, as his models had the most killer swishes of eyeliner we've seen in a long time. It was achieved with a black shadow rather than a liquid product, with the line reaching right back until it lined up with the edge of the model's eyebrow. It's a tricky look to do at home unless you have a steady hand, but don't be put off - use masking tape to trace the line you want. It will keep things neat, it's cheap, and doesn't hurt when you yank it off.