6 Top Beauty Trends for 2016

It's a new year, and you don't want to look like 2015 anymore. Last year, colors rarely seen in the natural world were trending, but that's not true in 2016. Whether it's food, clothing or home decoration, the natural look is in, and that's especially true in the world of hair and makeup. Look au naturel with the help of some artful cosmetics. 

Classic Lipstick Colors

Get rid of the bizarre lipstick shades and get back to the classics. Lips are luscious this year in red, pink, and dark burgundies. You also won't go wrong with nude and neutral shades. Stay classic with a slightly pouty look.   

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Matte Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Matte Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Matte Lipstick

The first Dolce & Gabbana matte lipstick – perfectly opaque, it envelops a woman’s lips in an intense, full-bodied red, while keeping lips hydrated and soft. Exceptionally creamy texture. New rounded tip for ease of application.

Smoke Gets in - or Around - Your Eyes

The smoky-eyed look is still going strong this year, but the look is somewhat more subtle. At night, glamorize with glitter. For serious nights out, buck the natural look and bring on the false eyelashes. 

LUNASOL Grace Contrasting Eyes
LUNASOL Grace Contrasting Eyes

Lunasol Grace Contrasting Eyes is created especially for graceful purification that was inspired by the sophisticated world of Rococo. Calculated lusters are fuzzily layered over each other to create fine three-dimensionality that can only be achieved by four colors as well as an integrated feel with the skin.

Bangs for Your Buck

Short Wavy Curly Bob Hairstyle /flickr

Short hair is still a top trend in 2016, but bangs with your bob is the current height of chic. That's true whether hair is fine, thick, curly or straight. Natural texture is key, and layering is in. That's especially true if you wear your hair long. Versatility is in vogue, so a cut should give you more bang for your buck.

Shades Found in Nature

Hair colors not found in nature are out the door in 2016. That doesn't mean your hair color stays its natural shade, but green is only natural if you're a leaf. Go sun-kissed blond, as if you just came back from a week in Turks and Caicos rather than hard at work in the office. Brunettes  might opt for tresses the color of rich chocolate. Add some ombre highlights for that au courant textured look.

Accessories Accentuate

Add hair accessories to your wardrobe this year. Have fun with colorful ribbons and barrettes. If you're a bit older - born in the pre-Internet era - jeweled pieces add a classic, lovely touch. Accentuate your locks with velvet or satin-like headbands - a glamorous look for little money.  

More Natural Nails

Stay up to date with this year's nail trends, which mirror the return to natural. That's the nail shape for this year, with 2015's coffin nails laid to rest. You can still wear thin French tips, but try somewhat thicker tipping on clear, polished nails. Try color contrasting, with darker hues on the tips. 

The More Things Change  

Beauty trends come and go, and if you want to stay trendy, you've got some work cut out for you. Keep up-to-date by visiting the top glamour websites and blogs, and burrow yourself into the newest fashion magazines. However, to thine own self be true – master trends, don't become their slaves. Find what does and doesn't work for you – that's true chic.

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