Spring is finally here and along with every new season comes a fresh set of beauty trends to try.
This season, it’s all about the looks we know and love being pushed to extremes. Eyeshadow is bold and bright and splashed across lids, while eye liner is more than just a liner—it has some serious shape, detail and size. Plus, lips are glossier than ever.
Makeup artist Victoria Radford highlights these three trends and how to achieve them yourself.
THE TREND: ALLOVER GLOSS
It’s time to ditch the contour stick and matte powder and instead, get that dewy “glass” skin which is a skin ideal in Korea. It basically means skin that looks clear, poreless, translucent and luminous, like glass. Glossy lips make the mouth appear healthy and plump.
Skin prep is important when it comes to achieving glass skin, so you want to make sure you exfoliate to create the perfect canvas, follow-up with a Vitamin C serum and then finish with a radiant tinted moisturizer all over the face and concealer to any problem areas.
Set with a powder only in the places that are needed (i.e., the t-zone).
Next, spray a hydration toner all over the face and the trick is to fan it to make it dry fast and give you that impossibly luminous glow.
For the lips, finish with a thick coat of your favourite gloss.
THE TREND: BOLD SHADOW
We’re finally stepping away from neutral eyeshadows and into some vibrant shades.
Ultra Violet is a great choice because not only is it a huge trend this year, but also because it’s flattering on so many different skin tones. Plus, there are many different ways to wear it on the eyes. It can be as simple as an eyeliner on your waterline, or a pigmented shadow painted across the lid.
Start by priming the eyelid with your primer of choice, and then using a small dense brush, press the eyeshadow along the lash line. Build up as desired.
For an intense look, be sure to use shadows that are buildable, so you can go as light or as intense as you like.
THE TREND: GRAPHIC LINER
People are often intimidated by the thought of bold, dramatic eyeliner, but there are so many easy ways to get in on the trend. For example, you can extend your feline flick, or even smudge it out. You can also opt for a soft neutral colour like brown or copper which will tone down the look.
First, you want to keep your eyeshadow very minimal, if any.
Next, using the pointy part of a gel eyeliner, etch out the shape of your line and fill in as needed.