Autumn/Winter 2016 beauty looks to try

Taryn Davies
Published: September 26, 2016

As much as we love to embrace the new season fashion trends, it’s much easier and more affordable to update your beauty look for the new season. Here are the Autumn/Winter beauty looks you need to try in 2016.

Jenny Packham AW16

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Not just for the party season, sparkle will be soon sprinkling itself into your everyday makeup bag.

Try accenting black eyeliner flicks with flashes of glitter, as makeup artist Val Garland did at Emanuel Ungaro, or under eyebrows like at Giambattista Valli.

We loved the all-over wash of glitter seen at Jenny Packham, and MAC Pigments are the perfect product to achieve the look. Plus, they come in a huge variety of shades to try.

It was Tommy Hilfiger and Charlotte Olympia who went bold with glitter, with models giving glitter lips a try. This is the ultimate in statement pout and definitely a look to only wear in the evening. Pat McGrath has created a kit that celebrities are loving. Whilst this is definitely a high maintenance look, it’s worth the upkeep.

Strip lashes

Forget understated individual lashes for autumn winter it's the season to go big, it was seen at Paul & Joe and Anna Sui.

Rose Gold

Romantic and fierce, the burnished pink of rose gold is the perfect autumn shade. Leonardo sent ladies down the catwalk with fresh looking skin and rose gold eyeshadow smudged out at the edges.

Try the Barry M Dazzle Dust in 39 Tan and the Mavala Nail Colour in Elegance is the perfect way to wear the look day-to-day. The Urban Decay Naked 3 is filled with plenty of gorgeous rose-toned shades too, perfect to create a smokey eye for the dancefloor.

Adam Burrell, Barry M ambassador says: “It works day or night. Create a subtle look with a wash of rose gold eyeshadow just on lids. Then switch up the drama after dark by adding bold eyeliner and lashings of mascara.”

Berry lips

So, this is really nothing new. Everything autumn/winter season we embrace berry lips with open arms. It’s the perfect way to turn heads.

The look at Dior this season was certainly eye-catching, in fact, it was almost black. So it's definitely not for the faint hearted.

For those looking for something that's a little more subtle or wearable, try the cherry stain that was seen at Sibling.

Pale skin looks great with more pinkish, raspberry shades. Darker skin tones can go much bolder with deep wine colours.

Christian Dior Aw16 Thefuss Co Uk

Vintage clips and grips

Give your hair an air of decadence with a trend that took to the catwalk at Alexander McQueen and Sam Andres. They adorned models’ hair with up to 15 clips and grips but go for a little less when wearing the look yourself. Wear an odd number 1, 3, 5 and deep tones to go with your berry lips.

Goth eyes

This look needs a flawless base, strong brows and lots of lashes to balance the whole look. If you want a lighter take on the trend, create with smudged kohl liner instead.

Pink Cheeks

Give your skin a pretty glow this autumn. Marc Jacobs had an interesting take on the trend, and it’s perfect for those who don’t want to let go on their contour just yet. Create defined cheeks with two-tone blushes for a draping effect. The look is created by using a lighter blush along the cheekbone and darker one underneath to sculpt the cheeks.