Spring beauty 2016: 73 photos of the 10 biggest hair and makeup trends of the season

After what seems like a hundred seasons of “no makeup” makeup dominating the runways, the Spring 2016 shows brought back something we’d been seriously missing—fun. And colour! If you can believe it, models wore actual makeup. Yes, as in more than just a quick swipe of moisturizer.

So what better way to kick off the 10 biggest trends of the season than with the boldest of the bunch: blue makeup. Your eighth grade staple has grown up. Rather than a frosty hue, at Marc Jacobs and Hugo Boss, the eyeliner was graphic and an electric cobalt. At Missoni and Chanel, more than just a touch of blue was applied to models’ eyes (and more). You’ll see what we mean.

If the clothes on the runways were any indication, the ’90s are still alive and well, and everyone’s favourite decade has made its way above the shoulders. Matte brown shades adorned models’ lips at Burberry and Givenchy (and no, they didn’t use Kylie Lip Kit), while baby bangs popped up at Blumarine and Christopher Kane.

And if you’ve really been craving some excitement, you’ll be happy to know that glitter is back, in many forms. From the subtle gold shadow at Etro, to the glued-on sequins at Giambattista Valli, not only is glitter now appropriate for daytime, but it’s no longer confined to your wardrobe, either. Your face is totally fair game.

When it comes to hair, ponytails have made their way outside of the gym and now regularly show up on the red carpet, and braids—well, if you follow any of the Kardashians on Instagram, you already know that braids are having their moment in the spotlight right now.

And finally, if all of that seems a bit intimidating to you, lover of French beauty and minimalism, fear not, because red lips have endured yet another season.

Here are the top 10 beauty trends of Spring 2016, and the products you need to achieve each look.

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