With the start of a new fashion season, come new beauty trends. Here, our friends from L’Officiel Singapore help us dissect the predominant styles from the Spring/Summer 2016 runways and incorporate them into our routine.
Blush Up There
Blushers are nice when they’re applied on the cheeks, where they belong. But once in a while, it would also be pretty funky to apply it directly under the eyes, like how Olympia Le-Tan did in her Spring/Summer 2016 runway. Geisha feels were in abundance.
Pastels seem to go hand in hand during spring, and it’s no different this time around. Dior stunned with a dreamy interpretation of shades, found in their multi-colored pastel organza dress, and even took the boxy jacket and made it girly with a pastel twist to it. Over to Veronique Leroy, not only did we see pastel hues in their outfits, but also a wash of neutral purple over the eyes.
Vivid splashes of color were evident on the Spring/Summer 2016 runways, from the ink splattered side-eye makeup seen on Issey Miyake, to the bold, paint-streaks of eye makeup seen on Vivienne Westwood. Maison Margiela was part of the pack too, showing off bright hues of eye makeup on his runway. Incorporate vivid colours into your makeup, whether it’s on your eyes or lips, or subtly like on your nails.
Nothing to Hide
While “barely-there makeup” has always been a hit on the runways, designers are taking it one step further this season by making their models wear zero makeup. All that is needed is a complete skincare regime, and basically, flawless skin. Take a cue from Victoria Beckham and Isabel Marant for that completely barefaced beauty amplified with a good moisturiser.
Hair accessorising is an easy, fuss-free way to look polished, not to mention change your style in an instant. Take Diane von Furstenberg, for example – the big, floral hair accessories exuded the bohemian vibe, whilst Lanvin’s simple ribbon fasteners added a touch of elegance to the updos. Rodarte’s steel floral barrettes had a Roman goddess vibe to it, and Saint Laurent absolutely nailed down the rock princess attitude with its tiaras.
How do you look instantly chic and keep your mane looking good when the wind hits? When you tuck your hair into your chokers. Christopher Kane brought a new kind of cool to your neck pieces with cable ties, while Dior stuck to its romanticism with a mix of floral, mesh and bijoux, and Mary Katrantzou kept it simple with a single black band.
Braids were also seen in quite a few shows, though not in the romantic, girly kind of way you’d imagine. This season’s braids are tight and tough as seen at Céline and Proenza Schouler. However, they’ve also been given a soft twist with the cornrow treatment, like how Valentino did it. Our tip to keep those tight plaits looking sleek? Put on the right hair repair products.
Text by Pohnee Chin
This story first appeared in L’Officiel Singapore.