We’ve already shared with you the makeup trends that beauty experts would like to see disappear as fast as possible. But what looks will be blowing up your Instagram feed in the coming months? Get ready to wear less makeup, embrace your natural hair texture, and bathe yourself in glitter in 2016.
1. You’ll color-correct before you put on foundation.
“Instead of piling on concealer and foundation in a thick layer, it’s about using the right shades and the right application techniques to brighten and perfect the skin in a believable, natural way.” —Bianca Balconis, the founder of Honey Artists
2. You’ll say good-bye to beachy waves.
“I think a new trend is moving away from beachy texture. The idea is to present a stylized yet effortless look. Sleek looks are also a major thing. Women want to show their face and skin, so a simple middle part with hair slicked back to a low pony is great.” —Chad Wood, a hairstylist who works with Ashley Benson
3. You’ll embrace the natural look.
“Women will become more comfortable with a more neutral and tonal palette with their makeup by choosing colors that enhance their features versus manipulating them. I think women will move away from the unnatural standards that are ever present on social media and gravitate toward looking fresher and naturally sexy.” —Robert Greene, a makeup artist who works with Tinashe
4. You’ll get glow-y—without contouring.
“I see a trend in beauty emerging in 2016 toward beautifully lit-from-within skin, rather than harsh contouring. Products likeCharlotte Tilbury Film Star Glow and Laura Mercier Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, along with a Jouer Highlighters, make this expensive-looking, controlled glow more easily achievable.” —Suzy Gerstein, a makeup artist who works with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
5. Your nails will be your own—and polish will be light.
“2016 will see a return to more natural nails and nail applications, with a focus on results-driven products and treatments as everyone becomes more aware of ingredients and the part they play in day-to-day health and well-being. The color trends will lean toward paler pastel shades with a dotting of vibrant blues and greens to brighten the way.” —Margaret Dabbs, a nail expert and the owner of Margaret Dabbs London
6. Lip gloss will make a comeback.
“I hate to say this, as I always love a matte lip, but I believe this year we’re bringing back a beautiful glossy lip. It’s gorgeous with natural velvety skin.” —Sarah Tanno, a makeup artist who works with Gigi Hadid
7. Natural hair texture will be bigger than ever.
“I think there is a move toward individualism going on now, which I love, as it has always been a big part of my beauty philosophy. This means people will be embracing their natural hair texture and making the most of what makes them special.” —Gavin Harwin, a hairstylist who has worked with Lorde
8. You’ll play with a lot of earthy eye-shadow colors.
“Instead of the very trendy violet and blue shadows and liners, expect to see a soft neutral palette with a subtle pop. Vibrant amber, golds, and copper, along with sage colors and metallic shimmers, are very up-and-coming. This will happen as we go into spring, which is perfect timing because most people start traveling to warmer climates, returning with a great bronzy glow that these earthy colors complement well. The shining star will be rose, along with chocolate browns for depth.” —Latisha Nicole Rankin, a makeup artist who works with Jordin Sparks
9. Glitter will be your new best friend.
“It’s going to be less of a trend and more of a necessity. It’s just something that every woman is going to be getting into in some way, shape, or form. We see it on nails and hair on social media, but it’s going to make its way to the average woman, because I see normal women who don’t usually play with makeup squealing when they see glitter.” —Huda Kattan, the founder of Huda Beauty