14 Spring Beauty Trends From Your Instagram Feed
It’s been all about brows for a while, but now the focus is on emphasizing the arches. You can do that by applying a cream highlighter directly underneath. Bonus: This also hides those strays you haven’t had time to tweeze.
With lashes this defined, you won’t have to worry about wearing anything else on your eyes. The secret to achieving such dramatic separation? A brow comb. Run it through top and bottom lashes after you’ve applied at least two coats of mascara.
Glowy Skin: Bare-Faced Beauty
Unless you’re a Kardashian, it’s hard to find time for heavy contouring. (And who wants to?) The foundation trend for 2017: Use just enough to look like you got a good night’s sleep (emphasis on look).
Another term for the look of fresh, healthy, glowing skin that’s so in right now. All you need to achieve it: luminizing primer, tinted moisturizer, and a touch of highlighter on the high points of your face.
After staying in neutral territory for so long, it’s a refreshing change to see bright pops of color. Apply them in a cat-eye style to lids (an eye crayon creates a great point), or use a finger to swipe the color on free-form.
New-Mom Makeovers: Choosing the Right Makeup for Your Skin Tone
Bright Eyes: Brilliant Accents
Like flash tattoos for your eyes: Using a clear eye gloss and eye glitter dust, you can create all kinds of jewel-inspired looks, like glitter “tears.” We’re pretty sure your daughter will want to get in on this too: We warned you.
Your gorgeous rosy glow comes naturally some days from running around after the kids: Fortunately, this is one look for cheeks that never goes out of style. For the best results with blush, blend a cream formula onto the apples of your cheeks to simultaneously add color and dewiness to your skin.
Lush Lips: Casual Appeal
A mom must have come up with this makeup trend we spotted for eyes and lips: slightly smudgy, like you just applied color with your finger on the run. Tip: Use a sheer, not matte, formula so mistakes are imperceptible.
Matte-red lips instantly up the chic factor of any outfit. The secret to intense, lasting color? Filling your lips in first with a pencil in a corresponding shade. You’ll be seeing a lot of new lip liners on shelves this spring.
Purple, teal, and other vivid colors you likely reserve for eyeliner (and only then when you’re feeling bold) are migrating south to lips. JSYK: The darker your natural skin tone, the better it looks.
Fun with Nails: Citrus
We’re loving this psychedelic look that screams music festival.
Metallics still rock, but trade in rose gold for a polish with this cool mirrored effect.
Black and Gold
This sophisticated color combo elevates even the most playful nail art.