Beauty is all around us. It can be found as you lounge outside with your loved ones on sunny days, in the vibrant hues of the flowers you just planted, or even in the harmonies of the classic rock song you’re listening to as you finish up your spring cleaning.
One of the best parts of spring is getting rid of the old and welcoming wonderful new things into your life… and by that, we mean new beauty trends!
Spring is the time to try a variety of new looks as edgy as they are exquisite. From Gigi Hadid’s pastel blue shadow to the pearls you’re going to totally rock at an upcoming music festival, these spring beauty trends for 2020 will make you want to put some spring in your step this season.
Glitter Smokey Eye
If you were thinking that spring makeup is all about pastel pinks and subtle nude shades… think again. Makeup is all about expressing yourself through bold and empowering choices, and there’s nothing more rock and roll than embellishing your eyes in a spectrum of dark, shimmery shadow for a glitter smokey eye.
We know what you’re thinking… a smokey eye isn’t exactly groundbreaking in the beauty world. It’s a tradition that you’ve seen on tons of your favorite celebrities and rock stars, both male and female (looking at you, Keith Richards), but that’s even more of a reason to adapt this edgy favorite.
Dip your makeup brush into some sparkly shadow - whether it’s blue, black, purple, or green - and paint across your eyelids like the artist you are. You can even add some false lashes if it’s a special occasion. Then pair with a leather jacket, skinny jeans and/or some boots for the ultimate rock star look.
Pretty in Pearls
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? Okay, pearls are technically gems… but they’re still proving to be one of the biggest spring makeup trends around. And we’re not talking about a string about your neck, but rather miniature pearls making their way into your hair, nails and eyelids.
Pearls are a timeless accessory that have long been associated with class, grace, and beauty. However, it’s totally possible to add a bit of edge. Pearls are commonly used as hair accessories, as evidenced by Lucy Boynton’s pearl-embellished side part at the 2020 Oscars or all the models flashing their gems during New York Fashion Week. You don’t need to be a celebrity to rock this look, just pick up an affordable pearl hair clip from your local hair shop for the perfect mix of edge and elegance.
We know Rihanna sang about “diamonds in the sky,” but we’re all about diamonds in the eye. If you’re feeling a bit more daring… you can always skip the liner and mascara and add a few pearls around your eye area. This artsy, futuristic effect isn’t as over-the-top as it sounds, and you’ll likely get more than a few compliments on your sweet look. Just grab some eyelash glue, a pair of tweezers and a few teeny pearls from your local beauty or craft shop… and place the pearls along your brow bone, outer corners and upper lash line. It’s simple and chic, just like you.
Black eyeliner is the go-to for any rocker makeup look, but even the best rockers like to try something new every once in a while. White liner is fun, fresh, and entirely unexpected - and may provide a contrast to all the black outfits you like to wear! It’s also a bit of a warm-up for those who are looking to try more daring colors and beauty trends, but aren’t quite ready to dive headfirst into rainbow eye shadow or black lipstick. Get your feet wet and your eyes white.
Another benefit of white liner? It brings out the shape and color of your eyes like a dream. Your eyes will be bigger, brighter and more vibrant than ever before. Use liquid liner to paint a wing, or a pencil to surround the eye. Remember, there are no rules in makeup!
There are a few beauty trends that will never go out of style, and red lipstick is one of them. It works just as beautifully for Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet as it does for Lady Gaga as she takes the stage, and it will look even better on you at the mall or a night out with the girls!
The first rule of red lipstick is to know your color. There are way more shades of red than you think, and it’s important to find one that fits your skin type and the look you’re hoping to achieve. The one you may be most familiar with is a classic bombshell red, made famous by pop culture and the queen of red lipstick herself - Gwen Stefani. But there’s also a darker crimson shade for those who like a more vampy vibe, or neon red for a fun effect that will have all eyes on your lips. Red lipstick will look gorgeous on you, especially when paired with that glitter smokey eye!
It’s best to stick to the basics when it comes to your face makeup, especially when you’ve gone all out with the eyes and lips. That means concealer to cover up any blemishes or dark circles, and foundation with a light to medium coverage to give your skin a fresh, dewy appearance that’s perfect for spring.
If you just need a little color, that’s okay too. Grab a rosy pink blush and sweep over the apples of your cheeks to give your complexion a little love. Pink is one of the most traditional spring colors around, and even the most edgy of us can enjoy the classics every once in a while.
Pastel Blue Eye Shadow
Looking for the perfect trend that combines your rock and roll style with traditional spring colors? Pastel blue eye shadow is your new favorite trend. It’s quickly making its way from the runway to beauty enthusiasts all around the world, and we can see why. While blue shadow is far from a subtle or conventional look, it’s also soft and sweet enough to wear for nearly any occasion, especially when you choose a pastel shade that wouldn’t be out of place when dyeing Easter eggs this spring.
It’s easy to incorporate pastel blue into your eye makeup routine. You can sweep across the eyelid for an easy runway look in less than 5 minutes, or go all in with a cut crease or halo eye that will bring out your eyes and make you want to swing into spring.