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Spring's Biggest Makeup Trends Will Take You Out Of Your Comfort Zone
There's plenty to look forward to when the first days of spring roll around. You get to put away those oversized coats and take out the cute leather jacket that's been collecting dust. Hat hair? See ya next year — and you'll finally be able to order a large cold brew without feeling like you're being judged by the barista.
But that's not all: When it comes to our makeup looks, there's something about warmer weather that takes our creative energy to a whole new level. Whether it's the first flower you spot after a long winter, or the simple joy of being able to meet for brunch outside, spring just makes us want to play with color, or do something we've never done before — and all the beauty trends coming off red carpets and runways recently reflect exactly that.
Before we say too much, we've rounded up the ones we've been heart-eyeing — along with product recommendations — ahead, so that you can jump on the trends before they're everywhere. Remember: A true makeup flex begins at the end of your comfort zone.
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Bronzers are back, but instead of the heavy contouring, it's all about beating summer to punch by adding that subtle touch of warmth on your face. The best part is that a number of brands are expanding their shade range, allowing many different skin tones to find their perfect bronzing match.
We're not saying to forget your go-to reds, but we are saying that it's time to make a different statement with this bold color. Fuchsia has been making waves on red carpets, as seen here on Laura Harrier, and even on Taylor Swift's comeback cover for the April issue of Elle.
Remember when you were first taught to stay inside the lines? That rule no longer applies. When it comes to eyeliner, go wherever your creativity takes you — just make it cute. Draw inspiration from Lucy Boynton, who gave us some of the best looks this awards season and delivered Twiggy vibes at the SAG Awards with this arch on her lids.
Orange blush sounds like one of those things that only influencers could pull off, and something that'd make us look like a fake-tan-streaked Paris Hilton in 2008. But once you've tried it out, you'll see that it can provide a flattering touch of warmth on the cheeks, especially for olive skin tones. (It's all about giving it a chance, just like we did.)
Taking us back to the lunchroom days of Lip Smackers and Caboodles cases, high-shine, glossy lips are back. Popular brands like Kylie Cosmetics and Fenty Beauty have proven that matte lipsticks are no longer on top, with their gloss products flying off the shelves. What makes the trend unique this time around is a spotlight on unexpected textures and colors, whether that's glitter or green.
2019 seems to be the year of eyeliner, but not where your usual blacks and browns are concerned. We're talking yellows, blues, and greens — which brands have been delivering in their newest collections. The key to acing the look is making sure that the rest of your makeup complements it, whether that's going monochromatic or keeping the rest of the makeup basic to let the liner shine on its own, as seen here on our latest Power Faces star Katie Jane Hughes.
For those who like to stick to the basics when it comes to makeup, good news: Gone are the days of overdrawn eyebrows. As seen across runways at Fashion Month, natural, tamed brows are the way to go this season. All that's required for the look, dubbed "virgin brows" by makeup artist Tom Pecheux backstage at Oscar de la Renta, is taming the hairs with a clear gel and drawing in light strokes of hair where needed.
Statement Inner Corner
Achievable by beginners and pros alike, this quick and easy makeup technique has been everywhere, from the red carpets to our Instagram timelines. Adding a bright pop of color to the inner corner of your eyes can be done with a small precision brush — and the best part? There's no perfect way to do it, so if you mess up, it's virtually impossible to notice.
Best Spring Makeup Trends & Products For A Fresh Look