Top 5 Spring Makeup Trends

BY: SEDONAH NAJERA

Every new year opens the door to a world of beauty possibilities. As we say goodbye to 2016’s trends, we welcome 2017’s with an open mind and a fresh face.

This spring is all about self-expression with makeup. The beauty of makeup is having the freedom to create any look you want. Whether it’s full glam, natural, or in between, there are no limits when it comes to makeup.

Study up on these beauty trends and be prepared to be inspired and incorporate them into your own look. Here are the new trends from Fashion Week to get you ready for this spring.

Glossy Lids and Cheeks:

Clear lip gloss is making a comeback. Glossy lids are still going strong, but the eyes aren't the only part of your face that could benefit from a boost in shine. Find a clear, non-sticky formula that you can apply to your cheekbones to give a yourself youthful glow.
 

Product used: Matte Lip Gloss Duo in Brick  by Forever 21

Product used: Matte Lip Gloss Duo in Brick  by Forever 21

Recommendations:

  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Clear, $9
  • L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Naturally Nude, $8
  • Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Shiny Totally Lucid, $14

Bright Pout:

Add a pop of color to your makeup with a bright colored lip. A bright red or orange lip paired with minimal makeup will always be a winner. The bolder, the better!
 

Product used: Jacquard

Product used: Jacquard

Recommendations:

  • CoverGirl Perfection Lipstick in Flame, $7
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Orange, $7.49
  • Dior Beauty Dior Addict Lipstick in Cruise, $32

Glistening Glitter Lips:

If you’re feeling extra bold with your makeup, then glistening glitter lips is the next thing to try! Purchase a sparkly lip color or glitter topcoat and swipe on a layer on top of your lipstick color- it's a lot more wearable than you think.
 

Product used: Glitterati by Stilla

Product used: Glitterati by Stilla

Recommendations:

  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Sparking Brick Copper, $21
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Starr, $20
  • NYX Wicked Lippie in Wrath, $8

Smudgy Lids:

Forget the classic smokey eye - this season is all about the smudgy eye. Grab a pencil liner and lightly stroke it over your line and smudge it out softly over your eyelid with your fingertip. In other words, don’t worry about drawing a neat line!
 

 Product used: Dual  Ended Eye Liner in Blackholt by Ulta

 Product used: Dual  Ended Eye Liner in Blackholt by Ulta

Recommendations:

  • NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Jet Black, $8
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend, $20
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil, $3

Pastel Eyes:

If bold colors aren’t for you then maybe you could try adding a soft, pastel eyeshadow color to your lids. Give yourself a subtle look with pretty pastels: purple, pink, yellow, blue or green.

Product used: Lavender Dream by yourMinerals

Product used: Lavender Dream by yourMinerals

Recommendations:

  • MAC eyeshadow in Yogurt, $16
  • Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Lux Lilac, $3.99
  • Colourpop Super Shadow in One By One, $5

These spring trends are all about inspiring you to have fun with makeup and adding a little spin on it to showcase your personality and enhancing your look by playing with what you’ve got. Don’t knock it until you try it!