With every new season comes a whole new train of beauty trends and beauty fads, and it can be overwhelming and exciting all at the same time! There are always posts about what to do and what not to do, and there’s always the natural looks and the exaggerated looks. But, spring beauty does not have to be so complicated! It shouldn’t be that hard to make sure we’re all doing it the right way!
So, let’s get right to it? What looks are turning heads this spring?
The beauty of tying your entire look together using one tone can be magical! It can stand out in the most gorgeous ways, but it can also go to the other end of the spectrum to look tacky and ill-advised. Even with such a simple color scheme, it can look like too much.
So, to do this right, avoid using darker colors unless you intend to do a minimal goth inspired style. I recommend using light colors, and use different finishes to make different parts stand out. Use the right tone of a color to better reflect on your skin tone. Some colors on darker skin will absolutely look better than on my pale, translucent skin, and vice versa. Color theory is life, and if you’re a makeup artist or aspiring to be one, you better know it!
Fresh Faced Beauty
Glowing and fresh skin is a key takeaway for Spring 2019. It’s more about the natural look of your skin as if you just got the most hydrating oxygen facial, and you’re ready to relax for the rest of the day at the spa. When I say glow here, I’m not talking glow with highlight to the gods or bronzing to the heavens, I mean a natural but radiant skin glow. One of my favorite products to use for this is one I mentioned in the Best of the Brand article from last week with Tatcha: the Luminous Dewy Skin Mask. I’ve never seen my face look more radiant!
So don’t overdo the highlighter or bronze here. Don’t cake on foundation. The key here (as is with any killer makeup application) is skin care. Cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin, and you will start to see how little foundation you really need!
Bright Lip Love
It’s always fun to see the crazy colors that brands come out with for lipsticks nowadays. Gone are the days when we stick to nudes and reds! Don’t get me wrong, a good red lip will always be my go to personally. Seeing greens and blues and yellows, though! It’s a fun way to spruce up a makeup look from traditional to modern. And yet, how do you do this without looking like a clown?!
If you’re going to be doing a makeup look with a bright or bold lip, let that be the feature you focus on. Tone down the rest of your makeup, and let the lip stand out. Make sure the colors you use on the rest of your face go well with each other (color theory, again). Another trick here is make sure the lip lines are smooth and straight with no jagged edges. Take a detail brush or flat concealer brush and run concealer along the lip line to make sure the lines look good and even!
So, there you have it! Get out there, and try some new spring trends this season. Have fun with it, and let me know what your favorite trends are in the comments below! Be sure to check out my Instagram to see some of these trends in action, @batsforbeauty!