Beauty Trends For Spring / Summer 2016

18th April 2016

At MONU, we aim to keep up with the latest in beauty and skincare trends. Whilst we have our skincare regime down to a tee we’re always up for some experimentation when it comes to our everyday makeup looks. 

Having had our eye on the runways, this season colour is everywhere. Whether you’re bold enough to try out vibrant eye and lip looks or just want to make a subtle nod with a rose-blushed cheek, one thing’s for sure,  you can adapt this seasons aesthetics to suit your personal style, skin tone and makeup preference. So make your eyes pop, lips pout and cheeks sizzle with our pick of 2016’s top beauty trends



Remember, experimentation is key in 2016, so what are you waiting for – try them all and let us know which trend is your favourite! 


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Very Velvet Lips

Whilst a bold lip is nothing new, this season is all about putting a new spin on a timeless classic and giving your pout a velvety matte edge.


Achieve the look by carefully lining lips with JVG Soft Touch Lip Liner, we’re using the red shade at the moment as our signature look but choose a shade that best matches your lipstick.


Once liner has been applied fill in lips with our new JVG Mineral Lipstick using a lip brush to ensure a smooth and even application, we’ve chosen Matte Devil Red as our signature colour.


Complete by dabbing lips with pressed powder to accomplish the velvety-matte edge. Keep lips hydrated throughout the day and ensure lipstick stays put for longer by regularly applying MONU Lip Balm.  

Be daring with this look and experiment with bright colours whilst keeping the rest of the face neutral. Berry reds compliment fair skin tones, whilst darker shades such as burgundy and plum are ideal for olive and darker skin tones. But remember, this look isn’t about sticking to the rule book so experiment with different shades and tones too. See what works for you!

Blue Eyed Girls

Whilst you might think this look is best left in the makeup bag of your teenage self, think again!


Eyeshadows in a plethora of blue hues were everywhere on the runways this season, from delicate eyeliner strokes to full on colour splashed across lids. 

To recreate the warmest colour this year start by prepping eyelids with JVG Eyeshadow Base to ensure your makeup stays in place all day.


For a subtle take on this daring trend, simply line the lid with JVG Soft Touch Eyeliner in shades of Navy, Aqua or Peacock.


If you’re brave enough to go all the way with this look, sweep JVG mineral eyeshadow in Teal across the lid before defining the crease of the socket with the Blue Denim shade, finish this look with a flick of liquid liner and lashings of mascara.

Really Rosy Cheeks

Contouring may have reigned strong over the past few years, but chiselled cheekbones and colour correcting concealers are taking a back seat in 2016.


Play up your blush game this spring and summer and channel your inner English-rose with warm, pink-tinted cheeks.  

This beauty look is one of the easiest to achieve and will make you look healthy and happy in an instant.


Start by prepping the face with Illuminating Primer to ensure your look stays put throughout even the busiest of days, follow this with a simple sweep of Perfecting Tint SPF15, which is available in 3 different shade, to correct skin tone and even the complexion.


Use JVG Blusher Magnets in shades of Plush Pink or Sweet Cheeks to perfectly set off this rosy trend, brush onto the apple of the cheek with a blusher brush, paying careful attention to apply evenly for a natural finish.