Top make-up trends for fall 2016
From Cara Delevingne’s signature smoky eye to Kim Kardashian’s wet-look hair, there has been plenty of beauty inspiration to be had on Hollywood’s red carpets lately. If you’re doubtful you can achieve these looks, think again – as they’re surprisingly straightforward. Read on for a breakdown of the biggest make-up trends the transitional season has on offer.
Strong smoky eyes
Cara totally nailed the red carpet smoulder with her smoky eye look while promoting her new film Suicide Squad recently. To get Cara’s signature look, brush a silvery shadow over the lid, such as Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Eye Shadow, for a metallic sheen. Then apply a liner like Benefit’s BADgal Waterproof along the lower and upper lashline, using a brush to smudge and soften. Then apply eyeshadow like Maybelline New York Colour Tattoo 24hr Gel-Cream Eyeshadow in Charcoal to create more definition along the socket line. And voila - effortless Cara-inspired cool in seconds!
Wet-look hair had a moment at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, thanks to Kim and Ashley Graham. Both women sported still-damp strands, in contrast to the voluminous, curly blowouts they typically favour for glitzy events. Kim’s hairstylist Michael Silva told W magazine that he wanted the reality star looking fresh and sexy, with an “endless summer” vibe. To create the style, Michael ran Kenra Platinum Revive Oil through her tresses while wet, and worked it in with his hands, before drying with a diffuser and proceeding to finish with a little more oil. Ashley’s stylist opted for a similar method, but chose to scrunch her tresses a little when applying the oil, in order to bring out her natural waves.
Matching your eyeshadow to your outfit is a key trend for the season, as evidenced by Stella Maxwell and Joan Smalls’ colour coordinated beauty looks at the VMAs. Stella rocked a red and yellow Moschino crop top and matching flared trousers, and chose to play up her eyes with a deep red eyeshadow. Emulate Stella’s look by gently swiping a little of a product like Illamasqua’s Powder Eye Shadow in Daemon, a bright scarlet red with a matt finish, around the lash line. Meanwhile Joan opted to complement her tan leather bustier with her eye make-up too, selecting a muted orange shadow. Try Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Eye Shadow Singles in Burnt Orange Matte if you’re keen to try out the matchy-matchy trend, as this autumnal shade can be worn as a lid base, smoky staple, or along lash and water lines.