It’s true that looks aren’t everything, but taking the time to ensure that you look your best ensures that you’ll feel like a million dollars, too – and this spring, a host of new makeup trends are lining up to transform us for the season ahead. It’s time to put away the heavy formulas and make way for lighter bases, bolder colours and fun looks that allow your creativity to run wild. Unsure where to start when overhauling your makeup bag? These hot new trends are guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
Full brows have been a strong trend for several years now, with many having opted to embrace their natural, fluffy brows, and leave behind the overplucked look that dominated the 90s and 00s. But when it comes to styling them, the trends just keep on coming, and this spring, we’ll be rocking the laminated brow look – created using a semi-permanent procedure that gives the illusion of thick, shiny and smooth brows and making for the perfect solution for those with unruly hairs to tame.
Of course, if you already have gorgeous (and compliant) brows to begin with, then you can easily create this look yourself at home. Check out the brow departments of makeup stores like Iconic London for all the products and tools you need to fill in, shape, fluff, and lift them to within an inch of their lives, and nail the bold-browed look of the season.
Save your statement look for a special occasion during the spring months, and embrace the natural look for the day to day. Choosing tinted moisturiser over foundation is a great lightweight swap for this time of year and will give you the kind of barely-there, skin perfecting coverage you crave, without the cakey effect. Just add a little fake tan, a subtle slick of mascara, and a clear brow product for easy off-duty chic.
Try adding a couple of drops of a glow-enhancing product into your morning moisturiser for an extra radiance boost, leaving you with dewy, healthy looking skin that is certain to win you compliments.
When it comes to experimenting with makeup, eyeshadows offer the perfect opportunity to have some fun – and when it’s time to glam up for an evening out, bold eyes are a great way to create an impactful look.
This spring, the mantra to bear in mind is ‘the bolder, the better’ – so don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone with colour. From bold brights to neons and glitters, 2022 is all about making a statement by night. For an extra pop, stick on a pair of fluffy false lashes.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
And so are crystals, gems, and rhinestones. Sparkle and glamour are set to be big trends for evening looks too, and the good news, it’s an easier trend to nail than you might think. Try sticking a single gem to the inner corner of the eye, or incorporate a pattern into your bold eye makeup look – whether along your lash line, or on your cheeks. Remember to only ever use latex free lash glue as an adhesive, and check to make sure the products you choose are suitable for use near your eyes beforehand to avoid any mishaps.
Another offshoot of the bold eye look, get creative with your eyeliner this season and branch out from the classic black winged style with new colours, or variations on the wing shape. Drawing on a batwing shape or trying out negative space winged eyeliner is a quick and easy way to update your look in a way that will garner attention for all the right reasons. If you’re feeling really inspired, pull the eyeliner right up into the crease, or if you’re the arty type, use your liner pen to draw some cool free-hand designs next to your eyes.
Emo-glam is back!
Taking a look at all the award show red carpets and the recent fashion weeks, it’s clear to see that emo-glam is back in a big way. Versace made smoky, matte black eyes (a la noughties MySpace) the makeup look for their Milan Fashion Week runway show – and if it’s good enough for Versace, it’s good enough for us!
Take inspiration from the 90s
Bright blush and glossy lips are bang on trend for spring 2022. Opt for brighter colours of blush, building up the product gradually for optimal vibrancy. Then pop a generous coat of shiny lip gloss on your lips for the perfect glamorous 90s finish.