Autumn/Winter 2016 Beauty: The 10 Trends That Will Transform Your Look

Gone is the traditional idea of a trend. For the last few seasons, there has been a gradual uprising of sorts occurring backstage, and it culminated in the breadth of makeup and hair looks we saw on the autumn / winter 2016 catwalks. Individuality, more and more, is being expressed and celebrated—whether it’s embracing the natural texture of models’ hair or letting them choose the lipstick shade they wear (as was the case at the Sophia Webster presentation in London)—uniqueness is being applauded. At Michael Kors, makeup artist Dick Page said, “It’s about individuality: there is no one consistent element on each girl; they stand on their own, that makes them cool.” That’s not to say there were no themes this season, but how you interpret each is totally up to you.




This autumn, it’s also about finding the looks that translate best for you from catwalk to curb. “Women demand easy, accessible beauty looks that stay on,” says Terry Barber, Director of Makeup Artistry at MAC. The key? Play up one area. “Aim for one element to have max beautification—move away from a full face; it’s too mannequin for the modern woman.” This laissez-faire approach to our beauty look is something we can totally get on board with, thanks to our increasingly squeezed schedules. And it’s not just makeup that is having this easy, cool-girl, do-over. When it comes to hair, embracing your natural texture and movement is key, and thankfully the hairstyles are super easy, too. Ponytails will reign supreme (we couldn’t move backstage without seeing the swish of a ‘tail), and if you’re having a bad hair day, then disguise it with hair jewellery—arguably autumn’s most frivolous beauty trend.

Keep scrolling for your rundown of A/W 16’s biggest looks, and then interpret as you please…