Spring has arrived and for some parts of the country, summer is already around the bend, which means it is time for a fashion and beauty overhaul. Put away those dark eye shadows and earthy tone lipsticks and say hello to fresh lipstick (a classic red is a must have this season) and colourful eye makeup. Just like your wardrobe, the changing season requires you to tweak your makeup routine and this season is all about bright makeup colours and major highlighting.
Here are seven of the best spring beauty trends.
Blue & Beautiful
Spring is the perfect time to break from the classic smoky eye and experiment with colours. And colour of the season is blue. Be it a blue eyeliner or an amazing cobalt blue eye shadow, the trick is to inject colour into a look. Now you don’t need to sweep a matte blue eye shadow across the entire lid, all you have to do is simply use a blue eyeliner to draw a clean cat eye, or opt for an upside-down liner. Use a shadow or liner in your preferred blue hue to line your lower lash line – the result is a pop of colour that simultaneously defines your eyes. When wearing a bold makeup colour like cerulean blue, pick a light lip colour like peach or baby pink to keep it from competing with your eye makeup.
Dabbing a shimmery colour like champagne or white to highlight the inner corners of your eyes can instantly brighten them. You can even line the inner corners of your eyes with metallic silver or pick more vibrant shades like rose gold pink, orange, or even baby blue for an unexpected flash of colour. You can simply use your ring finger to dab the shimmery/metallic powder of your choice onto your tear duct and finish off with mascara.
Red hot lips are timeless. It’s a classic colour that can be worn all year round. However, red lips have been given a modern twist this season. Instead of pairing the shade with cat-eyes or bold eye makeup, team up this punchy hue with minimal makeup and bare eyes for an effortless look.
Glow in Gold
When Rihanna came out with her pure-gold highlighter, it surely became a rage and this trend is still going strong. Although the yellow-gold highlighter is far from subtle, it’s extremely versatile. If a yellow-gold hue is too much to try, you can go for a subdued shade like a pale gold powder. You can use the gold pigment by sweeping it across the eyelid as a shadow, or on the cheekbone for spot strobing or as a highlighter on the brow bone .
Time to Round-off
The cat-eye flick is getting a new look this season by rounding-off the edges of your ultra-sharp winged liner. Forget the precise cat-eye liner and make a statement with ‘thumb print’ eyeliner look. All you have to do is use a small makeup sponge applicator (the kind that comes in most eye shadow pans) as a stamp to create the rounded shape.
Eye gloss is most definitely a thing for spring and it looks like the trend has officially taken over. As fresh and clean or as bold and bright, the look is part of the wave of more experimental and playful beauty. Add a touch of gloss over your everyday eye shadow to instantly give your makeup an edgy update.
Seen practically everywhere last year, metallic makeup will continue to rule this season, especially on the lips. You can try this trend out by sweeping a shimmery lip gloss over your favourite lipstick. Or go bold by choosing a frosted or glittery lipstick in an unusual shade.