Beauty: Trending Now
Feel like you’re in a beauty rut? For something new, look no further than these spring-inspired ideas.
It’s the perfect time of year for a makeup bag makeover. After all, spring is here, which means you can tuck away your darker lipsticks and smoky eyeshadows and embrace a sunnier palette. We’ve rounded up the five biggest beauty trends spotted on the runways. From bright eyes to glossy lips to daring glitter, there’s a makeup style for every personality.
Channel your inner artist, but instead of painting a canvas, try painting your lids. Leave behind your basic gray smoky eye and choose from a rainbow of pretty pastels like mint, lilac, sky blue and baby pink. Plus, you can control the intensity. Either opt for a light wash of color (try Stila Cosmetics’ Suede Shade Liquid Eye Shadow in a variety of colors, $24, stilacosmetics.com) or create a more vibrant, ombre eye by blending multiple shades together using a palette like Fenty Beauty’s Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in Pastel Frost ($25, fentybeauty.com)
Pops of Neon
While too much neon can give you cringeworthy flashbacks of the 80s, applying just a flick of an electric hue instantly wakes up your face. Apply a highly pigmented liner like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($22, urbandecay.com) on the inner corners of your eye, along your lower lashes or use it to create a statement-making cat eye. Urban Decay’s eye pencils come in 45 vibrant shades including Chaos blue, Woodstock pink and Deep End aqua.
From matte to velvet to satin, there are myriad finishes to choose from when it comes to lip color. However, this spring it’s all about a super shiny pout. A high-gloss lip strikes the perfect balance between glam and edgy. Not to mention, one swipe can instantly dress up your entire look. Revlon’s Ultra HD Vinyl Polish ($9.99, revlon.com) is an affordable way to try out the trend at home. This non-sticky lacquer won’t bleed or crease, and you can choose from 12 different shades.
A glistening, radiant complexion never goes out of style, which means luminizing products are a must. For a dewy finish, dab on Beautyblender’s Glass Glow Shinelighter ($25, beautyblender.com)—a clear gloss that adds just the right amount of shine. If your goal is a lit-from-within radiance, choose an illuminating powder such as Physician’s Formula Rosé All Day Petal Glow ($15.99, physiciansformula.com). Simply apply your product of choice to the highpoints of your face; the cheekbones, the cupid’s bow of your mouth, and the bridge of your nose. The best part? A touch of highlighter instantly refreshes a tired, lackluster complexion.
Typically, glittery makeup is reserved for Halloween, but this season it’s having a major moment. The secret to pulling it off? Proper placement. The smartest way to wear sparkle is to keep it concentrated along the lower lash lines or in the corner of your eyes. Apply a loose shimmer like M.A.C’s Glitter ($22, maccosmetics.com) over a cream shadow or adhesive. For a truly goof-proof technique, opt for a product like Tarte’s Treasure Pot Glitter Gel ($15, tartecosmetics.com) that already has glitter infused into it. For a more “notice me” style, play up your eyes with jewels, pearls, rhinestones or glitter designs that are made to safely adhere to skin.