Save vs. Splurge: Get Spring 2016’s Trending Beauty Looks

We’ve all got our default makeup looks. The foolproof equation that we run to daily? Groomed brows, a little mascara and a little color on the cheeks and lips to keep us looking fresh. A no-brainer, really. But every time and again, the creatures of habit within us catch a wave of inspiration and itch to ride the beauty bandwagon. The current looks on our to-try list: runway beauty from 2016’s Spring/Summer shows.

Thankfully, online shopping has brought us an array of accessible makeup options that can help us turn our beauty pegs into reality. Here, we round up the must-have products for copping the season’s trending beauty looks, for both the broke girl and the big spender.


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A throwback to the blue liner and mascara looks from the 80s, bolts of blue made an unexpected resurgence on the Spring 2016 runways.

Save: Sephora Eye Pencil To Go in Peacock Blue (P335)

Splurge: Ciaté Liquid Chrome Metallic Liner in Lunar (P804)


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Not one for electric blue lids? Opt for gentle pinks and lilacs reminiscent of sunset skies instead.

Save: 3CE One Color Shadow in Venus (P503)

Splurge: Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Dusty Pink (P1675)


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Glitter in the daytime? Why the hell not. Keep the sparkly look classic with silver shadow, or sidestep conventions with more adventurous colors.

Save: Witch’s Pouch Selfie Fix Pigment in Follow Me (P220)

Splurge: Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in Uptown to Downtown Smoky (P1206)


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Barely-there makeup was a common sight on the spring runways, but Tommy Hilfiger and Balmain amped up the look with a generous amount of bronzer.

Save: The SAEM Saemmul Luminous Multi-Shading (P520)

Splurge: Benefit Cosmetics Do the Hoola Set (P1900)


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Do red lipstick and confidence really ever go out of style?

Save: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte in Red (P349)

Splurge: Julie Hewett Noir Collection Lipstick in Oona Noir (1273)

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