With the start of a new season fast approaching, now is the time to invest in Fall/Winter 2016’s hottest makeup hues and perfecting products. Savoir Flair sat down with MAC’s Senior Makeup Artist for the Middle East and India, Vimi Joshi, to find out just what we should be buying for our beauty bags to nail the five biggest trends of the upcoming season.

“This season, the key word is ‘individuality’. It’s all about celebrating one’s own features and style,” explains Joshi. “It’s either about being super strict and making it all about structure or it’s about being loose, creating a mood or an emotion through the skin. These are the two biggest movements in makeup at the moment.”

From grunge to glitter, deep and dark lips, and gorgeously glowing skin, these are the only beauty trends you need to know this season.

The Trend: Sharp


The key to this trend is the dark-red lip. “The color story this season is all about deep reds. Think: oxblood, burgundy, and maroon set against groomed brows and strobed skin,” Joshi explains. The twist? Texture and shape combine to make the mouth a work of art – a statement feature that’s cool and modern.

Using retro-matte shades or high-shine lacquered glosses, full lips and sweetheart mouths were created at shows like Marni, Max Mara, and Gareth Pugh, to name a few. “I call it ‘minimal glam makeup’,” says Tom Pecheux. “Skin worked very simply: no brows, no eyes. The girls should look the way they are, just uniquely adorned with this very intense lip.” So, when it comes to choosing your lip color this season, go bold or go home.

The Trend: Kaleidoscope


The must-have beauty accessory of the season? Glitter. And lots of it. Seen sparkling on eyes and skin at the runway shows of Charlotte Olympia, Holly Fulton, and Vetements, this season’s adornment is described by Joshi as “jewelry for the face”. The precise lines and shapes make skin three dimensional and accentuate features with bold embellishments.

Unlike the saturated hues seen at the spring/summer shows, fall’s glitters and metallics are described by Lyne Desnoyers, MAC’s Executive Director of Makeup Artistry, as “controlled and highly technical”. Worn alone or with splashes of bright color, this trend is all about getting creative with different shades and textures to bring your beauty look to life. “There is nothing spontaneous or haphazard in their application,” adds Desnoyers.

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