Beauty Trends 2016

This summer’s festival season is upon us, and aside from the incredible live music and partying in the sun (or rain!) with friends, it also provides the perfect opportunity to experiment with daring fashion and make-up styles we might not be able to brandish at work or in our day-to-day lives. Inspired by the catwalk, these beauty trends are gracing festival fields everywhere.

So here are our top 6 electrifying beauty trends 2016 to try this festival season!

beauty trends 2016

1. Blue Eyes (Seen at: Missoni)

Spring runways were all about bright blue statement eyes—and this homage to the 80s makes them perfect for festival season. Missoni bought us thick cobalt lines and exotic turquoise covering the entire eye. This versatile style is right on trend for 2016, and allows you to be as bold or understated as you like—from azure winged flicks to cerulean full-eyebrow coverage.

beauty trends 2016
Beauty trends 2016-Missoni

2. Eye Dots (Seen at: Antonio Marras)

If you’re after something a little easier to achieve, Antonio Marras perfected the micro trend of under-eye dots. These three simple eyeliner dots are a stand-out feature on otherwise minimal lower lid. For a vintage look, add a simple black winged flick on the upper lid. Finally, team it with a film noir black and white outfit to create a doll-like effect.

beauty trends 2016
Beauty trends 2016-Antonio Marras

3. Sequins (Seen at: Ashish)

When Ashish sent his models down the catwalk this spring looking like they’d just been caught in a sudden downpour of sequins without an umbrella, who knew it would kick off such a popular beauty trend? Thankfully, this fun and whimsical trend caught on! It’s ideal for the “out there” festival season thanks to its disco vibes. So grab yourself a handful of sequins and some hairspray, and be the belle of the festival!

beauty trends 2016
Beauty Trends 2016- Ashish

4. Gold hair threads (Seen at: Alberta Ferretti)

If you’d prefer an up-do for festivals, Alberta Ferretti provided the perfect solution. Try his romantic Grecian-style twisted up-dos accented with gold-twisted elastic thread. This summer trend will not only have you looking glamorous this festival season, but has the added benefit of keeping your hair off your face on those long, hot summer days jamming to your favourite bands! Simple to achieve and gorgeous, what more could you want?

beauty trends 2016
Beauty Trends 2016- Alberta Ferretti

5. Glitter flicks (Seen at: Giambattista Valli)

Sparkling eye sweeps in multiple colours adorned Giambattista Valli’s models this year. Fan favourite Gigi Hadid sported silver glitter under-eyebrow stripes on the runway, and the trend quickly caught on. Giambattista recommends Mac’s Mixing Medium to fix the glitter in place, but Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal liners will work well too. From there the possibilities are endless—thick strokes to thin lines, and a plethora of glittery colours to choose from. You can really exhibit your personality with this fun and playful trend!

beauty trends 2016
Beauty Trends 2016-Giambattista Valli

6. Face tattoos (Seen at: Bora Aksu)

With the aim to create a magical feel, London-based Turkish designer Bora Aksu adorned his models with intricate facial flower tattoos on this season’s runways. These elaborate yet delicate tattoos are a wonderful trend for festivals! You can buy “face lace” temporary tattoos or have a creative friend draw a design on you for an ultra-feminine look.

beauty trends 2016
Beauty Trends 2016-Bora Aksu