Makeup Trends we have seen in 2016

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With 2016 almost coming to an end, we have compiled the 10 Makeup Trends we have seen in 2016, be it the bold cat-eye liner, the new contouring techniques, the false lashes to add drama, the multipurpose products and more. So without much delay, let’s get into the Makeup Trends 2016 and the makeup tips and tricks we have come across all the year.

1. Flase Lashes

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After the trend of voluminous lips being faded, this year makeup experts have laid their focus on dramatic doe-lashes. False lashes have become the trend and they are an inexpensive way to ramp things up, rather than spending loads of money on expensive mascaras for the lash drama. You can also try out the professional eyelash extensions, provided you are ready to spend a little extra cash.

2. Colored Mascaras Collection

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Another one of Makeup Trends 2016 is the launch of the Vivid mascara colours. YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) has launched a collection of coloured mascaras which made a new trend of bold, statement lashes. This is one of the great ways to enhance your eyes as well as get little creative. Pairing a purple mascara with a bold lip has been one of the latest makeup trends.

3. Neon and Geometrics

A bold neon eyeliner complements an electric blue mascara. The strong geometric shapes, colorful winged liner and creative patterns have dominated 2016, and these makeup trends are guaranteed to turn heads, making you look ten times cooler.

4. Glitter Tears

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Glossy, shimmery, and sculpted are some of the makeup trend words this year. Glitter is hotter than ever, and the trend of Glitter Tears proves sadness can be stunning. It can be done with chunky glitter of a shimmery eyeshadow or a mix of both. The beauty trend has no rules and it’s just about looking sparkly. Are you going to give glitter eyes makeup trend a try or pass on this?

5. Non-touring

After the heavy contouring looked trend, here comes Non-touring which is very soft and one of the latest makeup trends. “It’s about dewy and glowy skin. you don’t want the skin to look super matte or dry. It’s kind of like Spanx for the skin. You know you’re wearing it, but no one’s supposed to see it. It looks more natural,” says makeup artist Renee Sanganoo. All you need are the luminous shimmer, tinted moisturizer, and highlighter to get the Non-touring technique.

6. Sandbagging

Sandbagging has been the biggest makeup trend of Summer 2016. It is all about caking on loose powder underneath the eyes and around the bottom edges of the lips to sop up the excess oil and the technique gives a matte, ultra-smooth finish, preventing the shiny T-zone and creasing, and it helps your makeup last for hours.

7. Mixed Mattes and Metallics

Metallics have been huge makeup trends in 2016 and they add the flare to the warmth of the tones. A mix of all-over metallic and matte shadows be it a single winged line using a metallic shadow or you go for a full-on smokey eye with shimmery metallics, you can lock the look. For more makeup tips and tricks of latest eye makeup, visit If particles fall on your face, use a piece of scotch tape to blot them off.

8. Colored Eyebrows

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One of the bold and attention grabbing trends of the year, and is usually not preferred by women who choose subtle makeup looks. However, coloured brows leave a surreal effect and you can choose from a wide range of colors blue, purple, pink, green and more. The trend has been a hit on a runway and has been added to our Makeup Trends 2016 list.

9. Lip Oils

Women love Lip glosses, but the past summer trend 2016 has introduced the non-sticky lip oils, which are not only the rich, layerable pigments but also nourish the lips like a face serum and add the shine. Yves Saint Laurent volupté tint-in-oil, Lancôme’s Juicy Shakers, Clarins ‘Instant Light’ Lip Comfort Oil are some of the best ones. Did you already try the latest makeup trends of lip oils?

10. Unconventional Lip Colours

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Not just the bold colors or lip stains, but you can wear any lip colour you want, be it violet or forest green lipstick. Matte navy blue and forest green are many of the women’s favorites, as they are elegant, mysterious, and chic, and are worn best with dewy skin.

We’ve almost covered all the Makeup Trends we have seen in 2016. Did you come across any latest makeup trends or Makeup tips and tricks, do share with us.

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