Understated hair, makeup, and nails have dominated the beauty scene as of late, but that is about to change. In 2016, all things bold and sassy will be celebrated. From bright hair colors to three-dimensional nail design, 2016 is the year of the risk taker. Make a statement and give one of these exciting beauty trends a try:
Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year are not for the faint of heart. Instead of offering just one bright hue, the ultimate color authority has opted for a unique combination of soft blue and pink tones. The effect is simultaneously bold and tranquil. Although these colors can be gorgeous when appropriately combined, they can also be tricky to maintain, which is why many women plan to use ombre highlights instead of pursuing a full head of pastel hair.
If you’re looking to switch up your hair but aren’t eager to ditch your blonde or brunette style in favor of pastel power, consider chopping off a few inches and replacing that feathery look with a blunt bob. Ornate headbands are also popular, so feel free to amp up the choppy look with embellished accessories.
Bold blue eyeshadow
Forget Mimi from the Drew Carey Show; 2016’s take on blue eyeshadow is anything but dowdy. Electrifying shades of blue and turquoise are in, although more subtle pastel shades have also been spotted on the runway. If full-on eyeshadow is not your thing, stick with a simple swipe of blue eyeliner.
Nail style is no longer limited to the nail bed alone. In 2016, colorful designs will extend from the nail all the way to the first knuckle. Three-dimensional nail art is not practical for everyday use, but it will be featured more and more at award shows and on the runway.
It’s time to get out of your comfort zone and experiment. However, the trends highlighted above are best used in moderation. Give one or two of them a try, but keep the rest of your beauty palette understated. The result will be an eye-catching, yet classy look that is bound to impress.