Beauty Trends 2016What is the best thing about a new year? Nope, it definitely is not trying to stick with New Year’s resolutions. One of the things to look forward to in a new year is all of the new beauty trends. We are so ready to move on from a lot of trends from last year, and see something fresh. The Fashion Month shows give us an idea of what some of the trends will be, but we also cannot forget about the influence of stars on the red carpet and new beauty launches.

(Related: The Gloss Editors Pick: The Beauty Trends We Are Ready to Say Goodbye to in 2016)

These are the beauty trends you can expect to see in 2016: 

1. Lots more hair color innovations.Hand-Pressed Hair Color 1

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This is an obvious one, given that 2015 seemed to have a new hair color trend coming out every week. However, look for more than just pretty hair color ideas. Expect to see some innovations in terms of technique. We saw hand-pressed hair and hair contouring come out last year, and it is likely hairstylists will continue to come up with fresh ideas for actually applying the color to create different finishes.

2. Metallic LipsObessive Compulsive Lip Tar

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Matte lips have been having a moment, but if the last few months of 2015 are anything to go by, metallic lips are going to be massive in 2016. The COVERGIRL Star Wars collection featured gold and silver lippies, and we cannot forget about Pat McGrath‘s own Gold 001. Then there was Lupita Nyong’o at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in that metallic blue lip that had everyone going nuts. Get in on the trend with a lipstick like Metallic Lip Tar in Yaoi ($9, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics).

3. Cropped Hair2015 BET Awards - Arrivals

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2015 was all about the lob, but instead of growing their hair, it seems that people will be cropping it this year. If you are brave, a shaved style is the crop of choice. Think Charlize Theron in Mad Max. If you aren’t ready to go quite that short, you can take a page out of Zendaya‘s book and try a faux pixie cut, or chop your hair into a real one. Emma Watson recently cut her hair shorter, and you know if she is doing something, you should be paying attention.

4. Multitasking Skin Care ProductsMay Coop Raw Sauce

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The Korean skin care regimen boasts 10+ steps but that can add up to a lot of time and money–not to mention a very full bathroom shelf. One thing we are beginning to see more of out of Korea is multitasking skin care products. Think things that work as an essence, ampoule and emulsion, like May Coop Raw Sauce ($43, Peach & Lily).

5. Radiant, Natural SkinOnitsuka Tiger x ANDREA POMPILIO Toyko Fashion Week Spring 2016 Highlighted Cheeks

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Contouring has reached epic proportions (hello Christmas contouring), but we have seen lighter, no-makeup looks appearing all over the runway. With the huge focus on skin care in beauty at the moment, 2016 will see a more natural, lit-from-within-glow gain popularity. Besides, everyone could use a break from their 20-minute contouring routines.

6. Eyeliner VariationsElie Saab Couture Autumn 2015 Brown Cat Eye

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One of the trends that kept coming up at the Fashion Month Spring 2016 shows was variations on the classic cat eye flick. There were double flicks, cat eyes that had been flipped upside down, and super thick lines. And no color liner was off limits.

7. Body Product InnovationsSt Tropez Tan

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It was not just about the face in 2015. There were some big developments in terms of bodycare. The St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan was a huge breakthrough and we saw more in-shower lotions hit the shelves. Do not be surprised to see more innovations in the upcoming months.

8. Minimalist NailsEssene The Nudes Nail Polish

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Just like with the break in heavy contouring on faces, the runway shows are taking a less-is-more approach to nails. Instead of crazy nail art, models’ nails were left naked and just given a quick buff, or a nude nail polish was used. For nail art fans, designs are becoming more subtle and less throw-everything-on-but-the-kitchen-sink. Try I Love Trends! Nail Polish The Nudes in Nude 3 ($1.99, Essence). They have a range that will work for different skin tones.

9. Unisex Scents CK2 Fragrance

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Calvin Klein announced that they were following up their cult classic CK1 with CK2, the first “genderless fragrance.” Be on the look out for more brands following suit or creating scents that aren’t classified into a single category.