It’s almost spring bitches, so you need to prepare what to put in your beauty arsenal now. Put away those winter dark tones and icy highlighters, I’m here to tell you what the hottest spring makeup trends will be. Some of these are heinous and need to be avoided like a guy who sends “good morning beautiful” texts, some are actually like, really pretty and you should attempt them if you are a skilled professional. Regardless of which spring makeup trends you decide to attempt, these all mean one thing: you have to buy new makeup. You’re welcome.
Spring Makeup Trends To Try
1. Colored Highlighter
Highlighter has been an essential for a few years now, but this spring is all about adding a pop of color to your highlight. All over the runway, models have been wearing both warm and cool toned highlights, with gold being the most popular. Color coordinate your highlighter to the rest of your ~look~ and bring your selfies to the next level.
What to get: Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette
How to use: Apply your highlight to your cheekbones, eyebrow bone, nose, above your top lip, chin, and inner eyes.
2. Super Short Hair or Super Long Hair
Spring runways showed two basic hairstyles: extremely short and chopped, and long, wild, 90’s hair. If you’re into extremes, go hack your shit off and be super fashion forward. Otherwise, start taking your fish oil pills and gummy vitamins to grow out your mane, which you then need to part down the middle and leave half-styled and greasy. Or there are always extensions.
3. Cat Eye
Cat eyes are always in style, but this spring is taking it to another level. The cat eyes of today are super graphic, so don’t worry if you have no coordination with your liquid eyeliner. The rule here is the thicker the better, so go ahead and mess up and go over it 100x until your eye skin is raw.
What to get: STILA Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
This is the best, blackest, and longest lasting eyeliner ever.
How to use: Perfect your cat eye by lining your top lash line first. Then, start your wing following the same angle as your BOTTOM lash line. This keeps you from accidentally dipping down and giving you sad basset hound eyes. The wing should go about as wide as the end of your eyebrow. Then just connect in between both lines. Thicken it as needed and line the bottom if you want to be extra bold.
4. Geranium Lip
Red lips are a fashion staple, but this year, for a more orange-red. The exact shade is geranium and it’s a universally flattering shade, as well as one of the hottest spring makeup trends. It’s brighter and more cheerful than your winter plum reds, so it’ll brighten up your sad, hungover face.
What to get: Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Thrill Seeker
Spring Makeup Trends To Avoid
1. Frosted Blue Eyeshadow
This was suuuuuper fashion forward in 7th grade, and it needs to stay there. Unless you are a stripper, there is no excuse for wearing this shit.
2. White Eyeliner
Why? Why is this a thing? You can use white eyeliner to line the inner corner of your eyes or your waterline, but otherwise, this should be stopped.
3. Too Graphic Eyeliner
Unless you are Lady Gaga, stick to the cat eye (see above) and let sad makeup die.
Even though the winged eyeliner look may be on its way out (deal with it—it had its moment), that doesn’t mean liquid eyeliner is a thing of the past. Nothing will give a betch quite so sexy of an eye than a thick, dark liquid liner accentuating her already stellar mascara/fake lash skills. But getting that line just right and NOT having it resemble a preschool art project is a task in and of itself. Luckily, there are a few liquid eyeliners out there that even a dumbass non-makeup-wearing fugly slut can figure out. What would you do without us?
1. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
The super fine point and dark pigment makes for an idiot-proof eyeliner pen. Plus, it’s waterproof, smudge-proof, and stays all motherfucking day without cracking or ending up on the top of your lid.
2. Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner
Super easy to apply, intense color, and the ability to do fine or thick lines make this a great buy for anyone who is better at rolling out of bed and putting on sweatpants than they are at putting on any semblance of makeup.
3. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
If you want to SEE your eyes a lil better without drawing on an Adele-like cat line (enough already), this is your shit. It also won’t dry out after five or six uses, so it’s worth the nearly $20 price tag. And it’s a fav of betchy betch Alexa Chung, so we’ll take it.
4. L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim Intense
Gotta love L’Oréal and their arsenal of easy-to-use and CHEAP beauty products that are actually decent quality. This liner is fab for beginners looking to do a cat eye (we assume for Halloween) or just add a bit of definition.
5. NYX The Curve Eyeliner
Do you suck at holding an actually liquid liner, resulting in a smattering of shitty curved lines and dots? This shit is literally shaped for your sausage fingers, allowing you to create a smooth and precise application.
6. Max Factor Masterpiece Glide & Define Liquid Eyeliner
If you’re a diehard fan of regular eyeliner and haven’t jumped on the liquid bandwagon just yet, this is for you. It’s easy to apply and won’t smudge all over your face.