It’s official: when it comes to high-fashion makeup trends, the reign of ‘no-makeup makeup’ is on its way out. Beauty industry leaders are ushering in a new era of bold, bright, and daring makeup looks. From deep blues to serious highlighting and beyond, 2016’s biggest beauty trends are set to showcase the playful side of professional makeup application.
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Part of a modern makeup artist’s job is staying current with cutting-edge beauty trends. From designer catwalks worldwide, here are 4 beauty trends to try in 2016:
1. The Bluest Eye: Using 2016’s Top Shade in Makeup Artistry Courses
For the eyes, Spring/Summer 2016 seems to be all about touches of electric blue. Bright teal, turquoise, and cobalt all graced the faces of models for Hugo Boss, Diane Von Furstenberg and more at Paris’ recent Haute Couture Fashion Week.
It takes a skilled hand to master the blue-hued trend without giving models eyelids that look overdone, clownish, or bruised. In makeup artist school
, you’ll learn strategies for taking it on with ease. For example, Marlena Stell, certified makeup artist (MUA) and CEO of Makeup Geek, learned to apply blue shades to clients in careful moderation – for just “a little bit of chaos.”
“Keep it just to the lid, under the lower lashline, or as an accent in the outer V,” she suggests, “and pair it with a neutral like brown, tan, or even grey to offset the brightness.”
Blue on display at Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2016 runway show, New York Fashion Week
2. Lashing Out: Applying Full, Extra-Long Eyelashes in Class & On the Runway
Along with the fun, bright eyeshadows and liners, 2016 trendsetters are calling for long, eye-catching lashes. Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer runway models wore an exaggerated babydoll lash look, while Marni’s models featured wispy, 60s-inspired falsies applied by makeup artist Tom Pecheux.
“We’re creating a crazy, magic forest with the eyes,” explained Pechaux backstage at Milan Fashion Week. “So for the first time at Marni, we’re working with the lashes.”
In hands-on makeup artistry courses
, you’ll learn how to safely and effectively apply false lashes onto real-world clients. IBI students even gain access to a state-of-the-art clinic where semi-permanent eyelash extensions – ranging from the subtle to the dramatic – are applied with expert precision.
3. Dewy, Glossy Skin: Getting Your Shine on in Makeup Artist School
Some of the top runway shows and editorial spreads for Spring/Summer 2016 currently feature fresh, glossy complexions. Francois Nars, head MUA for Marc Jacobs, says his models’ dewy look is inspired by that youthful glow that comes from “being out all night sweating, dancing for hours on end.”
Controlled shine backstage at the Dennis Basso Spring 2016 show, New York Fashion Week
High shine might not be for everyone, but as you’ll learn in makeup school, strategic application of highlights, glosses, and iridescent pigments can add flattering dimensions to a range of everyday makeup looks.
“It’s like controlled perspiration,” explains M.A.C. makeup artist James Boehmer. “My favourite part is painting one little drop [of gloss] above the lip – like the perfect little bead of sweat.”
4. All that Glitters: Adding Metallic Magic to an Everyday Makeup Look?
If you find yourself in search of a perfect accent to modernize your makeup looks this year, glitter is the way to go.
New York Fashion Week makeup artists for designers like Kate Spade and Rodarte opted for a light dusting of glitter across the lips, while Givenchy went all-out with bedazzled cheekbones and panels of glitter painted along eyebrows. Textured, glittery eyeliner was also on display courtesy of Chanel makeup artist Peter Phillips, who layered what looked like tiny mirror shards across his models’ lids.
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With your creativity and the guidance of beauty experts in makeup artist school, you can master these trends (and more!) on your way to becoming a professional makeup artist.
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