Much like fashion, beauty trends change depending on the season. The hair and makeup looks showcased at fashion weeks across the globe are almost as important as the clothes themselves. Bright shades for summer and dark colours for winter are obvious, safe choices but what about the seasons in between? Update your makeup bag ready for the new season with these spring makeup trends.
This spring, forget contour, as blush takes centre stage. ‘Blush draping‘, has been championed by the likes of Chanel, Mark Jacobs and Kenzo. The newest trend to hit the catwalk uses colour to enhance the wearer’s facial features by following the natural drape of the face.
Apply a darker blush just below the apples of the cheeks before using a lighter shade to soften any harsh edges along the cheekbones. Sweep blusher up towards the temples, you can continue this colour around the eyes too, instead of using eyeshadow. If you’re feeling daring, drape the tip of the chin before sweeping along the neck and down towards the collarbones.
We often associate bold lips with summer and winter, whether it’s punchy, bright pink shades or deep, dark red. This year, spring makeup gets a fresh update with all shades and finishes visible on the catwalks. Think pink, coral, peach, red, plum or even grey tones, similar to those used at the Acne Spring 2017 show. Lips can be glossy, matte or have a satin finish or, are embellished with glitter as a final step.
This spring, there’s a colour and finish for everyone, no matter your skin tone, hair colour or makeup style. There’s only one rule, the bolder the better.
Glow all out
Thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, we’ve become a nation obsessed with contour, giving the illusion of perfectly chiselled cheek bones through carefully applied bronzer. 2017 is set to be the year of the glow.
While gold and silver pigments are a huge part of this spring makeup trend, contrastingly, so is ‘barely-there’ make up. Highlighting products, illuminating bronzers and blushers and radiance boosting moisturisers and primers are all key products to get the perfect, fresh-faced, healthy glow. If you’re a fan of full-coverage foundation, try liquid highlighting products to add a sheen to your skin like models at the Julien Macdonald show.
Smokey eyes are also going to be a huge part of spring makeup. Whether you prefer smudgy, imperfect eyeliner, applied haphazardly for a messy, lived-in look, or, sharp, winged liner, this trend suits everyone.
If you prefer a softer look, try brown or navy blue eyeliner or, powered eyeshadow, applied closely to the lash line. Smoky eyes work for everyone, for both a daytime or evening look. Pair with a Carolina Herrera inspired neutral lip for the office, then add evening glamour with a dramatic red shade.
This spring is the perfect time to get experimental with your eye looks. Dramatic colours, exaggerated application and graphic shapes were seen at the likes of Louis Vuitton. In contrast, pale washes of colour and glossy eyes bring a fresh feel to spring makeup.
Both matte and shimmery eye looks are popular in colours ranging from royal blue and forest green to warm browns and pretty pinks. Application is bold with some eyeshadow looks continuing onto the temples and cheeks of the wearer.
Glitter gets a grownup twist for spring 2017. Eyes, lips, face and eyebrows, no facial feature was spared during the spring/summer 17 fashion week shows. Pat McGrath, arguably one of the world’s most famous makeup artists, used her famed glitter lip kits on models during DKNY‘s ‘urban glamour girl’ show. Models started with subtle specks of glitter on their lips but finished with a full, sparkling pout.
There’s a spring makeup look for everyone
No matter how experimental or safe you are with your makeup choices, there’s a spring makeup trend to suit you.
Whether you want to mix up your everyday look with a bold lip, or, get experimental with glitter for a night out, inspiration is everywhere.