PRETTY RED LIPS
A red lip is a timeless look, but for 2016 try a lighter shade of rosy lipstick that’s more ‘pretty’ than ‘vampy’ to flatter your features. The softer colour will help to brighten-up your face, and feel fresher than classic pillarbox red. With a slick of this, some eye-opening mascara and a touch of concealer to hide undereye circles, your face will be done.
Tip: If you don’t want to wear heavy lippy, just dab some colour onto your lips using a brush or your finger, rather than straight from the bullet, and smudge it in with some moisturising lip balm for a lightweight stain.
BRIGHTENING WHITE LINER
This is a great way of opening up and brightening tired eyes. Apply a very thin slick of white eyeliner along your top lash line.Team it with black or brown mascara to accentuate your eyelashes and keep the rest of your make-up subtle.
Tip: If you want to tone down the look a little, try an off-white shade of eyeliner rather than bright chalk white. It’ll have the same effect, just be more low-key.
SUPER FLUTTERY LASHES
A modern and more paired back approach than the 60s Twiggy look, this trend is all about exaggerating your natural lashes. Start by building them up with a lengthening mascara, and don’t be afraid to add a few natural-looking falsies if you need a helping hand.
Tip: For the most natural looking falsies, try using individual false eyelashes rather than ones that come on a whole strip. This way, you can just add a few extras where you need them!
BOLD BLUE EYESHADOW
Colourful eye make-up is set to be a big trend for spring and summer, so start early by experimenting with bright blue eyeshadows, liners and eye crayons. Whether you cover the whole of your eyelid or keep it to just a thin line, go bright, bold and have fun! If you’re nervous of taking the look in an Eighties direction then stick to eyeliner rather than eyeshadow.
Tip: Cream shadows or eye liners tend to stay brighter for longer, so try using a soft eye crayon, pencil or liquid liner to keep your colour looking bold.
Call it the Claudia Winkleman effect but kohl eyeliner is back in fashion with heavy black liner being smudged under lower lashes, around the outer edges of eyes and applied along the waterline inside the eye too.
Tip: Smudge a little liner along your upper lashline too. It’ll make your eyelashes look instantly thicker.
If you love a bit of bright colour, consider 2016 your cue to go wild! Nails are the easiest way to shake up your look and get creative.
Tip: When you’re mixing-up nail shades (check out our tips on the duo-coloured nail trend in the January issue of Good Living magazine), stick to a loose theme like neons, pastel shades or paint box brights, so the colours clash and complement at the same time.
A TOUCH OF PINK
There’s a pinky shade to suit to all skintones, so have fun experimenting with this pretty trend. Not only will a soft flush of pink blush perk up your face instantly, but also balmy pink lippies are an easy way to go glam during the daytime, and light pink eyeshadow flatters all eye colours.
Tip: Try a different shade of pink on your nails, lips and cheeks to really work the look.
SHADES OF NUDE
If you like natural-looking make-up, this one is for you. Use different nude tones to shape, contour and highlight your face - including lips and eyes! Matt powders are great for accentuating cheekbones, while glossy nude or peach balms are great for highlighting lips and can even be used on eyes too.
Tip: Use brighter nude shades with a subtle hint of peach or pink on your lips to avoid looking washed out.
NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL BROWS
Forget super thin arches or bushy power brows, it’s time for our eyebrows to go back to their natural state. Keep yours groomed with a little careful tweezing when necessary, but forget doing anything dramatic. Shaped but natural is in!
Tip: If your brows are a little patchy as they grow, fill them in with a subtle powder or brow mascara to give them a natural-looking boost.