The Fierce & Feminine Avante-Garde Palette that is ‘The Face’ of 2016

Carlos Palma


American celebrity make up artist & hairstylist Carlos Palma, who is based in London, brings us a strong avante-garde look that is all the rage for 2016.  Black glossy lips and beautifully polished skin with highlights in all the right places balance out this edgy look. Keep the eyes toned down, but still striking by using a light coloured eye shadow , practice beautifully groomed eyebrows and frame the eyes with perfectly coated and separated eye lashes.

The look is vampy and confident.  Carlos’s top go-to brand is Armani Cosmetics. He swears by their foundations – of course you can play around with cosmetic brands that fit into your budget as long as you balance out uneven skin tones, and create a smooth illuminated palette (primed skin).

You can play around with darker tones, perhaps ones that have a violet tint to them.  Lip liner can make or break this look as well.  This is a glossy lip which softens the severity of the lip colour.  Be fierce ladies. This is my favourite look in years.

Dark lips 2016 by Carlos Palma

Make up by Carlos Palma

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Author: M Cuadra

Over 23 years experience being a self proclaimed Shecentric. Careers in fashion, makeup, as the proprietor of my own retail businesses, and at times, just about making ends meet have given me a discerning eye and open mind when it comes to beauty, fashion and culture. Now residing in Hereford I would like to share the city from a consumer perspective...understanding the demands and economics of the average consumer from a realistic perspective while maintaining a passion for all things current and exciting around the City of Hereford. It has become a new and exciting arena for entrepreneurs with big dreams.

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