10 Hottest Beauty Trends in 2016

10 Hottest beauty trends in 2016 might not be everyone's cup of tea but there are some that actually make hit this year. Bold brows and colourful makeup is definitely one of them.

Do you follow the latest beauty trends? When you check magazines or online, there are so many trends flying around. It must be hard to decide which one to try. Some of them are edgy and some are relatively easy to follow. Let’s be honest here, which hottest beauty trends would you actually follow this year?

When there are so many trends out there, it gets really confusing, doesn’t it? Some of the hottest beauty trends are thick brows, white eyeliners or black lips. Can you imagine yourself wearing black lips in summer or any time of the year? I think I will skip this trend and check others. I am sure there are some others I can try.

10 Hottest Beauty Trends

Defined brows

After the thin brow trends, now statement bold brows is a trend for a few years, but this year it is even more on the spotlight. Look at the high street brands like Benefit, they are all coming up with brow products for defined brows. If you didn’t hop on the defined statement brow trend, then definitely give it a try. The brows defines the face and you can actually skip makeup when you get glammed up brows.

Glossy makeup is a thing

Who would ever think that glossy makeup would be a thing? When I say glossy, I mean like sweaty look. It looks like you applied lip gloss on your cheeks, eyelids and wherever you can think of. If your makeup ends up looking so shiny, you don’t need to worry about powdering. When someone tells you something about your makeup, then you have a decent excuse you can give. Even MAC has gloss coat which can help you create the glossy look!

Colourful Lips

Who doesn’t like colourful lips, especially in Summer? However, when I say colourful, I don’t mean reds or pinks, I mean like dark purples, blues and blacks. Can you imagine yourself wearing black lipstick in Summer? You can wear one of those odd colours and maybe apply a little bit of gloss on it to make it stand out more!

What the hell is Maximalism?

Have you ever heard the term maximalism before? I didn’t know what maximalism is until back in May. Basically, it is a reaction against minimalism, so the philosophy is “more is more”. If you end up applying really thick eyeliner, just leave it that way and try to leave the rest relatively minimal! So you can use it on anything like having a really bold statement lip or just having really strong eye makeup, don’t worry about over doing it! Go for gold glittery eye makeup, people might give you odd stares, but who cares?

Clumpy spider lashes

20th century trends are coming back, so if you want to be ahead of the trends just look back and come up with your own trends. The next day you might end up seeing it on every shiny magazine! When you apply more than two coats of mascara, your lashes might end up looking funky and spidery, don’t worry about it! Spider lashes will make your makeup standout more, even if it is not something you like then there’s no harm giving it a try at least one time. With a pinkish nude lipstick, you can actually achieve really romantic makeup look with it.

Eyeliner is not just black

Check Pinterest, check magazines, there are so many makeup looks with odd eyeliner colours like white, cobalt blue or bright pink. Who would ever think that white eyeliner would actually be one of the hottest trends? Can you imagine yourself wearing white eyeliner? I am still hesitating to give this trend a go. Also, you can use sparkly glitters to make your wing stand out!

Reddish orangey eye makeup

If you’re a beauty addict, then you are probably aware of Anastasia Beverly Hill’s new eyeshadow palette Modern Renaissance. Look at the colours and you will know which colours are on the hit. Whether it is your thing or not, orange or red eyes is really a thing and there are many loving it!

Gold is all over

You don’t need to wait for Christmas to glam up and wear gold colours on your makeup and on your nails. Have you noticed gold sparkly lipsticks? They really look different! You can skip the glitters if you want to wear it day time. When you find one gold that would suit your skin tone then it can actually be something you might enjoy wearing.

Fringes are back

Fringe is making a come back this year and I am one of these people who actually followed that trend! Whether you have it long or short, it looks different on everyone. When was the last time you actually had fringe? Once in awhile it is good to challenge yourself and take a risk, even if you don’t like it, your hair will grow back anyway. So take the risk and give that a try!

Play around with your hair style

Are you one of those people who make the same hair style over and over again? If so then it is time to change it. Braids, loose curls, beach waves are some styles you can try out and they are trendy. Why don’t you try fishtail braid? I learnt how to do it by watching Youtube videos and getting compliments is good.

These are my favourite 10 hottest beauty trends, which are taking a lot of attention in the beauty world. Some are easy and some take a lot of courage to try out, but in the end, beauty should be fun!

What do you think about 2016’s hottest beauty trends? If you would come up with your own beauty trends, which trends would be your hottest beauty trends?

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  • There are so many beauty trend that I’m sometimes lost. The clumpy spider lashes would be right up my alley as I sometimes accidentally apply more mascara than I intended to. Call me a bit clumsy 🙂


    • I am the same! Sometimes I apply so much mascara and end up having clumpy lashes then it is impossible to remove that 🙂

  • I hadn’t heard of maximalism but I think it’s the trend for me!

  • Bunmi Bukky Dasaolu

    I was a wear of some of those trend but some I didn’t know
    There always so many things going on it hard to keep up to date sometime


    • There are so many trends so it is hard to keep up with them!

  • I’m definitely not sure about the maximalism trend, it might look great on magazines, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a lot of makeup, especially during the summer months! Big yes to the reddish eyes though!


    • I am not sure about it either, especially on the eyes! I like to play safe and keep things as minimal as possible so I won’t be the centre of attention 🙂

  • I would definitely go for white eyeliner, I think it’s a really nice, contrasting look. I have many coloured liners too so this trend is perfect for me! 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • It is one of the trends I want to try, but not sure if white liner would actually suit me 🙂

  • wonderwall

    Great post!

    Lou of, Steal the Style

  • Charlotte

    I feel one trend I haven’t followed is the shiny make-up, yes I love a bit of highlight but I never put too much on, it seems everyone else loves to but me haha!
    Charlotte // http://www.charlottespicks.com

    • I don’t think I will ever follow glossy makeup look. My makeup get oily anyway so I don’t need to add extra gloss to it!

      • Charlotte

        Exactly, that’s the same with me!

  • Love all this make up trend!


  • Although, I don’t follow all of the latest beauty trends, I love being informed of them, and modifying if I can. Great post! I’m quite a fan of the dewy look (but not for everything), and love my fringes. Take care! /Madison
    From Martha’s Kitchen

    • I just like to read through the trends and see if theres anything that I love. Most of the time it is a miss for me but it is good to be informed.
      Take care and have a great week!

  • FloralsandCoralsx

    Although I try my best to stick to trends I really am no good at it, so this was really helpful; thank you! I haven’t never tried red/orange on the eyes but I will certainly experiment after reading this. Thanks for sharing!
    FloralsAndCoralsx//Our Blog

    • I don’t usually follow most of these trends but it is good to know the hits of the year!

  • I love defined brows but haven’t given many the others a go! Maybe need to step out of my comfort zone a bit!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I love defined brows but I also like to keep them looking natural, not like something drawn with really thick pencil!

  • I do agree that there are so many trends floating around that it can get very confusing! I love the fringe trend but I don’t see myself getting it any time soon because it does not suit me. Also, clumpy spider lashes look amazing in my opinion! Loving this trend 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I will not be trying most of these trends but I love finding out what’s hot and what’s miss 🙂 Last time I had fringes was years ago and now having it again fees weird 🙂

  • To be perfectly honest, I don’t follow trends even though I’m a beauty blogger. I do what looks good on me and maybe, just maybe try something new if I have to create a blog post.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I don’t follow most of the trends but I am kinda nosey so I like to know more about what’s hot. As you said, I know what looks good on me and what doesn’t, so there’s no point to try something that will make me look like a clown 🙂

  • LOVE 🙂
    Hadasah | http://www.styletolove.com

  • This is such an awesome trend report, girlie! There are quite a few I’m excited, yet hesitant to give a try, like blue lips! I love the look of it, but I’m not sure if I can pull it off! I’m thinking if I perhaps tone down the rest of the look, it can work. But then again, I really want to see what it would look like with gold lids and blue lips, haha! Makeup is definitely not my forte, but if it were, I’d assume I’d be like one of those MAC girls with crazy color combos, haha! Thank so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing weekend, beauty!



    • Trying some of these trends requires confidence and I am sure you’d rock blue lips. I have thin lips and blue is one of the colours that don’t really look good on thin lips so I will be skipping that. I can imagine how gorgeous gold&blue combination would look 🙂
      I hope you are having an amazing week! xx

  • I love that fringes are back! Have been very tempted to get mine cut back in! Great post lovely!

    Darriyan xx


  • I am desperate to get my fringe back, but living by the coast results in a flyaway fringe! Also loving the colourful eyeliner look, my sister and her girlfriend are rocking it but I am not sure I can pull it off, haha! x


    • It would be so annoying! When the wind hits me, my hair looks like some crazy sh*t and I start questioning my decision on getting fringe 🙂 x

  • If I could make my own trends, I´d make everyone skip the 80s phase. Horrible, horrible time makeup wise.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • I never really check out makeup trends, but we can definitely see a pattern sometimes! I didn’t know about maximalism at all, it sounds like a fun idea though to create very imaginative makeup looks. My favourite trend has to be defined brows, they can change everything in one’s face!

    Julia x
    Last post: Bloggers vs. Perfection | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/07/perfection-is-just-concept.html

    • I don’t usually do most of these trends but I like to be informed about them that’s why I keep checking the newest trends 🙂 x

  • Such a good compilation of the trends! Love maximalism, defined brows, fringe, colorful lips and the colorful eyeliners, haha kind of everyone! Xx


    • I love some of these trends but glossy makeup is a no-go for me 🙂 x

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Amazing inspirations! I also like to use a colorful eyeliner this summer – it’s just such a great alternative to the usual black and it makes you look so fresh 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Emily

    Oh such a great post! I am loving some of these trends and can’t wait to try the ones I haven’t already!
    x Emily

  • Oh no, clumpy lashes can’t be a trend, haha! I’ve seen those pictures on Instagram from big makeup artists and those clumpy lashes look awful, I hope people won’t follow this trend 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I don’t love that trend and I hope it will be forgotten soon 🙂 x

  • I love fringes and gold and bold lips and I am happy that these are back in trend 😀


  • My favourite has got to be the colourful lip trend. Gemma x

  • Glossy makeup and colourful lips are trending everywhere and i’m glad about that because i’m a huge fan of high lighters and lip glosses ,anything to give me that glow. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you’re having a great weekend!


    • Glossy trend is perfect for this time of year! Have a great week!

  • I quite like the bold lips and eyeliner this season 🙂 I’m loving smudging some turquoise eyeliner or my lower lashes!

  • Saara Sofia

    I’m really loving the colourful eyeliner trend! You don’t even need to apply any eyeshadow if you go with a blue eyeliner and some mascara, it looks very bold but also very minimal at the same time.

    http://www.saarasofia.com | Bloglovin’

    • Totally agree with you! Colourful eyeliner is perfect for summer makeup too!

  • Athena Politou

    Glossy skin and red/rusty eye makeup are it for me right now! Clumpy lashes on the other hand, while they might look cool on a runway model they definitely don’t on me! haha


    • I am not really sure about red eye makeup as I believe it would make me look so tired but I love it on others!

  • Great post. I definitely need to play around with my hairstyles xx


  • You’ve really put together some of the hottest beauty trends. There are so many of my favourite new beauty tricks ;))

    • At least some of these trends are more doable then others 😉

  • Nadia

    I have been in absolute LOVE with colourful eyeliner!! Hoping to re-create a look with a few. Also, so happy brows are big and they are in now 🙂 Remember I mentioned in my post reviewing Benefit goodies how brows were close to nothing back in the day (dear me!).
    While it all sounds great, I don’t think I will ever be a fan of heavy & messy spider’y lashes lol. Lip trend – YES!!! 🙂 Really enjoyed this post, sweetie <3
    Hope your weekend is going great!!
    xox Nadia

    • I am happy that thick brows is back but I hope people will stop over doing it, it just looks ridiculous!
      I am not a fan of spider lashes, I can’t imagine how hard it would be to remove the makeup at the end of the day, ha ha 🙂
      Have an amazing week, sweetheart! x

  • I love that big brows and fringe are back, they’re definitely my two favorite trends making a reemergence. The clumpy spider lashes? I just can’t quite get on board with those. This was a great roundup of trends Ela!

    • I am happy that big brows are back, I don’t want to look at my old photos with really thin brows! I won’t ever get used to spider lash trend, it is not for me at all! Thank you so much, Kasie!

  • I think colourful eyeliner would be fun, although I can’t even master the traditional black, haha! Such a comprehensive list 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Depending on the colour you pick, you might end up making less mess than black eyeliner 🙂

  • I love a pop of gold on my eyeshadow! I’ve always wanted to try blue or green lipstick, but it is still scary and out of my comfort zone…lol


  • Caliope Couture

    Some of these I really love such as coloured eyeliner and reddish eyeshadow. I would also try out different colours of lipstick but I might just give clumpy lashes a miss! Although you’re right, sometimes it’s fun just to experiment – even if you wouldn’t wear the look regularly.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

    • I will miss clumpy lashes as well, it just doesn’t look flattering at all!

  • i love using gold eyeliner and i love that bold brows are still a thing. to me, any kind of liquid lipstick have pretty much been the hype this year and i love it.


    • Gold eyeliner looks beautiful, I need to get my hands on it!

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    For me I am loving defined brows and pink/coral lips at the moment!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Defined brows is definitely one of the trends I am loving!

  • I wanted to check the not black eyeliner too! Looks so cute!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • I actually love super colorful lipsticks, but I’m not brave enough to go out with black lipstick, yet I can use a really dark red or purple in summer with natural eyes. I also love the red/orangey eyeshadow looks and bold brows, but I don’t like them to be as ‘defined’ I love a bold, messy brow. The super highlighted look is also beautiful, maybe not for everyday but for special occasions, I have super oily skin but I never seem to get oily in the ‘right places’ haha.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

    • Black, blue or any other odd colours are out of my comfort zone, well maybe they can be perfect for Halloween ha ha 🙂 I love bold brows trend but I don’t think having them well defined looks that good, it just looks fake and it puts me off.

  • You are so right about the brows, everyone is going crazy to have the perfect brows. An the color eyeliner is also true although i cannot find the courage to wear other than black!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • Start with dark greys or greens then you will get used to wearing them 🙂

  • Hahaha the defined brows has to be my favourite trend. I literally spend like half an hour in the mirror, trying to get them perfect.




  • I have been loving blue liquid eyeliner at the moment! Weird I know, but it’s seriously so different and unique. Also, brows are life so mine are always tinted and filled in!



    http://anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • I am still trying to get used to wearing something else than black, it takes time but I love how it looks! x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Maximalism? Okay now I feel like I’ve heard of everything! I think thick defined brows are my favourite trend, mainly because I’ve always had fuller brows so when the whole ‘thin brows’ thing was in fashion it wasn’t so fun for me.


    • I didn’t even know that this word existed! I love thick brows trend but some people over do it and make it look like painting and it puts me off.

  • The photos in this post is flawless!

    Sakura xx


  • I’m actually ok with all of these trends apart from the defined brows one. I mean I like fuller brows but those perfectly trimmed and drawn sort of instagram brows can look really unnatural. And that’s how most, specially young girls do their brows lately, at least when I look around…

    • I like fuller brows but those that looks like perfectly drawn is no-go, they just look hideous!

  • I love pretty much all of these. Love a good defined brow, but I still like to keep them on a more natural side 🙂

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • I like to keep brows natural too, that looks way better 🙂

  • I really need to master defined brow and I can’t remember the last time I had a fringe, like do I have it cut back in or not!!!!!!!

    Lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

  • Loving all the products in the list which you have talked about dear. They are real amazing. I have just started using colored eyeliners sometime back before which i used to go with only Black. Experimenting is always good and using dark shades on lips makes a women look more stronger and bold. Lovely post and taken many tips from it. Keep it up….:)


  • I’ve definitely thought about getting bangs in 2016! It looks amazing on some people and the only reason I haven’t gotten them is because I really don’t think I would be able to pull it off haha!
    Kathy x

    • I jumped onto the bangs wagon, it is different, sometimes it is good to take risk 🙂

  • I’d never heard of maximalism before, but I definitely lived by that philosophy when I was 14 and my eyeliner was as thick as my eyelids because I didn’t know how to do it properly LOL. I think a big trend has been highlighting a lot, and I’m all for it haha!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Everyday they come up with different trends, it is really hard to keep up!

  • Bernadette

    The lip game has definitely become crazy. I am too lazy for a red so i cannot see any hope for a black or blue lipstick. haha I definitely love glossy cheeks/ cheek bones with a good ol’ highlighter.


    • I can’t imagine myself wearing black or blue lipstick!