Fall 2016 Beauty Roundup Part One

Beauty at the London and New York A/W 2016 shows can be summed up in one word: striking. Explaining the looks will, of course, take a few more but we’re betting you’re on board to take them in. These are the trends we’ll no doubt be trying ourselves, or asking our stylist to do, now and when the season calls for it.

New Wave: Get ready to give your roots a break. We know, pulling them into the messy high-top bun for the last few years wasn’t always easy on your scalp, however, there’s a new wave of “it” pulled-back styles and we’re guessing it has the staying power to surpass the topknot for some time to come. Both Tory Burch and Derek Lam showed perfectly messy low bun styles. The easiest way to achieve it? Pull hair into a loose pony at the nape of your neck. Spray with texturizing spray, use bobby pins to pin the pony around itself, to form the bun. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Think Pink (Pink eyes, cheeks, lips): Au Naturale looks have been running the runways over the last several seasons, particularly at couture week. We love the new version seen at Marchesa. It’s natural but with a hint of girlish pink, perfect for brunch and shopping day dates. Pink stain was applied everywhere, from cheeks to temples; from lips to upper eyelids. A highlighted lower-eye ridge gives an ethereal touch to the overall effect. Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom

Burgundy Beauty: Wine-stained lips are admittedly an intriguing prospect for a night out. The suggestion of secrets unveiled with a few glasses of heady pinot is the stuff romantic dreams are made of, which is why we’re so enamored with Rodarte’s and Zac Posen’s deep burgundy lips. Matte texture, all the way. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick

Bejeweled Tresses: Erdem and Alexander McQueen had something very pretty in common this season: dazzling hair accessories. From bejeweled bobby pins to barrettes that looked like estate-sale broaches, we were entranced. Don’t be shy to use actual vintage or antique broaches in your hair; best to pin them atop thick twists and chignons, so not to accidentally stick yourself. Having a friend help will be the best insurance for proper placement, pain-free.  Allison Reed Wreath Pin

Sleep On It: We had to mention it. Sanctioned, real, slept-in hair at Peter Pilotto. Think of it like amped-up beach waves. A little bit of frizz, a touch of unruliness, and a lack of uniform texture reigned supreme on his runway. Feel free to “Wake up like this” and go. (Peter Pilotto)

Thumbnail Photo: worldmcqueen on Instagram

Slideshow images: Vogue.com

About the Author

Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. Based in New York, she is a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and reporter. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.