Spring/ Summer 16 trend forecast
As the seasons prepare to shift, it's time to get to grips with what our faces should be looking like this Spring/Summer. The S/S 16 catwalks were awash with tropical colours and vibrant reds, but as well as lots of make-up, there were also fashion houses channelling minimal looks. MAC's director of make-up artistry, Terry Barber, gave us the lowdown on what cosmetics are saying this springtime.
"Although we're seeing a lot of strong detail, the skin is absolutely essential this season," Terry pointed out.
"Shows went back to (MAC) Strobe Cream mixed underneath and into foundation (and) on top of foundation to create almost humid shines. Water weight foundation and almost treating face skin the same as the body skin. Fine oils and gels and glosses."
So before you question what eyes and lips should be doing, make the effort to get skin looking flawless.
"It felt to me how Helmut Lang would approach beauty," Terry continued. "Taking the skin back to being healthy, shiny, real. Suggesting one element can be very sexy and almost a little bit asexual as well as sexy."
To compliment your fresh skin, be brave and opt for the "no make-up, make-up look". Trend of Face is one look Terry identified, which he characterises as a return to strong faces with real shine, real contour and real skin texture.
Terry advises anyone daring to be bold with their wardrobe for the next two seasons to take the plunge and be brave with make-up.
"I think the no make-up, make-up is a style choice a woman makes," he mused. "There is a certain type of clothing, if it's a strong fabric very often the style choice is to go what looks like make-up free. I think it's in a modern woman's beauty to sometimes be free to be make-up less.