FOR NIGERIAN GIRLS: 5 beauty trends from Fashion week

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Every fashionable Nigerian girl understands the need to look to trends from Paris, Milan, London and New York fashion weeks for inspiration. The runways never fail to present the most sensational outfits in sartorial style, fabrics, colors, accessories, hairstyles and makeup. While the clothes and shoes  are usually the most talked about, the beauty trends are also a huge part of the show, as they are easier, cheaper and much quicker to adapt.

We have gotten a peep into the 2016 spring/summer collection for New York and London Fashion Week and there is a lot to be excited about.

If you are eager to take on the best beauty trends featured during the shows you are certainly in luck!, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking service has rounded up the most striking beauty looks on the runways at Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 to help you look fab all year long.

Blue Eyes Colour

From the electric-blue liner at Hugo Boss and 3.1 Phillip Lim, to the cobalt cream eye-makeup of models at Marc Jacobs’, blue was a favorite of designers as seen on the runway for the season. Models wore graphic eyeliners, while others had strategic pops of blue around their eyes. There is no denying that the call for blue  on the eyes will be strong around the streets of Lagos this season.


The Classic Red Pout

The red lip is a timeless beauty trend however, for this season it was made softer and had a more subdued look. The cherry red was a favorite, although a few designers still featured bright, fiery shades of the colour. Some of the favourites were featured by Maybelline for DKNY and Jason Wu, M.A.C. for Oscar de la Renta, and Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham.

Bold Brows

Bold brows have been on trend for about two years now, but for 2016, the trend is taken a bit further as the lines get even bigger. Even Vogue refers to the trend as ‘HD brows”. Models were seen on Nigeria’s runways with exaggerated eyebrows which gave them an intense look. The best adaptations of this trend was seen at Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana as well as Proenza Schouler.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  A model prepares backstage at Dennis Basso Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

Messy Buns

Judging by the fashion shows already held for 2016…it’s official; you can put away your hairbrush and strut around with bed-hair, as long as it is knotted at the back. The newly fashionable “intentionally messy knots” trend was seen on several models on the runways, and has since gained popularity among naturalistas in urban cities like Abuja, Lagos and Calabar. Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, and Tory Burch were key designers who championed this look.

Dark Nails

Last season, pale baby colors and nude nails were on trend, however, as seen in this year’s fashion shows, dark manicures will be all the rage in the coming months. Oxblood and black were seen all over the runway and although the trend seems very “unspring” or “unsummer” -like, it looks very easy and cool. Some of the designers who featured this trend include: Zoya for Zang Toi, Deborah Lippmann for Creatures of Comfort, Jin Soon for Derek Lam, Essie for Wes Gordon.

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