Beauty Trends That Went Viral In 2016

This is making us seriously excited for next year.

From glitter tears to galaxy freckles, we couldn’t have predicted 2016’s amazing trends. Soon it will be 2017 so it only makes sense to pay tribute to the  biggest and boldest looks from the past year. Prepare to be impressed!

Rainbow Hair

Made famous by eccentric hair stylist Guy Tang, this awe-inspiring trend encouraged us all to release our inner child and dared us to go into work modelling our multi-coloured locks.

Blue Lipstick

Kylie Jenner released her blue lip kit, Rihanna wore blue lipstick and Lucy Hale was recently photographed painted with an ultra-marine ensemble.  Celebrities fully embraced the sapphire shades that took over high street stores throughout the year.

Glitter Tears

Glitter has been in it’s element this year, as seen all over the SS17 catwalks. This sparkling look gave us express permission to channel our inner diva.

Mirror Nails

We waved goodbye to acrylic nails and said hello to the mirror nail. Silver, chrome tips made the simplest of outfits look chic.

Pink eye makeup

Proved that pink isn’t always girly but striking, sexy and chic.

Lingerie🐚 Makeup: #katvondbeauty lock it foundation, concealer, tattoo liner, metal matte palette, #anastasiabeverlyhills dark brown brow whiz, #sugarpill tako, #illamasqua OMG highlight & mascara, @itsinyourdreams #inyourdreams gold jewels, #eyelure lashes, #duo lash glue, #nyxcosmetics matte setting powder.

A photo posted by Penelope Gwen 👽 (@pennold) on

Galaxy Freckles

Artist Quinni’s constellation paintings inspired a whole army of bloggers to reach for the stars! Snapchat even created a filter that seemed to be inspired by the trend.

Chocolate Mauve Hair

This luxurious combination of rose gold and deep brunette was always going to be a winner. The concept was created by Hannah Edelman, owner of Brooklyns Brush in Hand Salon. We loved the way pinky tones melted into chocolate curls.

Glitter Lips

Our banks broke when Pat McGrath released her Lust 004 gold pigmented and glitter lip collections. 2016 has had a serius glitter theme and we never want it to end.

Botanical Tattoos

We embraced our femininity with these nature-inspired tattoos.

Blooming anemones . 🌸🌸🌸

A photo posted by Pis Saro🍃 (@pissaro_tattoo) on

Kylie lip kit drip nail kit

Beauty bloggers went wild for Kylies nail kits. Her drippy nails were a tribute to her lip-kit box design.

#nailideas #cauuute #kylielipkitnails #instalike #instafabulous #ijustmight #lol

A photo posted by Jessica (@jesscamgo87) on

Smoky Lilac Hair

Just when we thought grey hair couldn’t look any cooler, lilac shades added a mysterious, slightly gothic edge to the look.

By Shannan Sterne