We attended the M.A.C AW 16 Trend presentation last week and got the low down on makeup trends for the season. There are two main directions for the season, Strict and Loose. We have picked out our favourites from each which translate beautifully for wedding and occasion.
STRICT – Flashes of colour, rainbow liners and reflective elements alongside a core collective of decadent and decisively sharp eyes and rouged lips.
‘We’re pushing the boundaries with the classics this season – making specific choices to take them to an unconventional place’ Lyne Desnoyers M.A.C
The sharp lip, the loud mouth. “Its a pained precision…The extreme texture is what keeps it modern”.
Accuracy is absolute and this new look is being referred to as ‘Minimal Glam Makeup”. Skin is worked very simply and the brows are groomed but the eyes are kept very natural with a very intense and perfect lip. A fitting look for a sophisticated bride who wants a timeless look with impact.
Real bride Lisa photographed by Jessica Sim
The idea of makeup as an embellishment carries on from Spring/Summer. Think glitter, metallic and saturated hues. They are controlled and highly technical, a more considered take on multi-coloured makeup but still with a spirit and a youthful decadence to it. A fun trend for city cocktail weddings and a way to give your bridesmaids some colour or sparkle.
From left to right: Desigual, Emanuel Ungaro, Isola Marras, Marques Almeida
Key products: Silver glitter and Technakol liners
LOOSE – Smokily stained lips, tinted eyes and buffed skin make for a beauty that is accessible, yet not conventional in feel. What makes it modern is that you can see the skin through the makeup. A beautiful modern and fiminine look for brides, maids and any kind of occasion.
Defuse: Coloured edges, seamless buffing and left over lip colours steer makeup into softer and universally flattering territory. Work with real-skin textures to bring out the bone structure of the face through very fine layers in textures or cream, powder and gloss. A look of simply gorgeous skin and a sublimely nonchalant take on a rouged lip.
From left to right: Veronique Leroy, Alexis Mabille, Peter Pilotto, Lemarie
Stained: An antidote to sharp lines this season comes by way of work-in kohl and blurry mineral shadows. What makes a smudgy eye feel relevant for now is its unlaboured effect. They are removed from the idea of a built-up product-laden “smokey eye”. The perfect look for a romantic daytime bride and her maids.
Key products: Big brow pencils