While no-makeup makeup continued to rule the Fall 2016 makeup trends on the runways, it was the makeup artists who broke the rules—loading models’ faces with glitter, employing new takes on the conventional cat-eye, and pairing evening gowns with vampy, sinister lips—that got our attention this season. From striking sets of bleached brows, to scene-stealing red lips, click through the slideshow for the Fall 2016 makeup trends that made the cut.
Brows-Be-Gone: All the Major Fall 2016 Makeup Trends From Fashion Month
A SPRINKLE OF GLITTER
This season proved that you don’t need to be in elementary school to play with glitter. Models at Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello opted for swooshes of gold, silver, blue, and red cat-eyes, while backstage at Burberry and Opening Ceremony, makeup artists dusted flecks of Bowie-esque shimmer on the models’ cheekbones.
A timeless red lip is classic and contemporary—a single swivel of lipstick can pick you up from a beauty rut, or add some after-hours vamp to a ladies’ night ensemble. We saw both takes of the classic red lip on the runways of Prada, Roksanda, Proenza Schouler, and Mary Katrantzou this season.
PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND
Backstage at Boss, Vera Wang, Prabal Gurung, Valentino, and Céline—the makeup artists had other ideas. All that was required to get the models runway-ready was tinted moisturizer, a few coats of mascara, and a hint of color on the cheeks for extra measure.
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RAG & BONE
From oxblood to jet-black, sinister pouts ruled the runways this season. At Rihanna’s debut Fenty X Puma collection, makeup artists reached for a gothic, ink-black lipstick; meanwhile, backstage at Rodarte, high-impact rouge-noir lips rendered any other traces of makeup redundant.
FENTY X PUMA
Barely there arches made a high-impact statement on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, and Alexander Wang.
This season, the cat-eye got multiple updates courtesy of Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, and Altuzarra. Other designers who showcased their own colorful and edgy rendition of the feline flick included Fendi, Simone Rocha, and Giamba.
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