You’ve spent years perfecting your go-to makeup look, and that’s lovely. But on those days when you feel like stepping out of your smoky eye-nude lip norm, consider trying out one of springs hottest beauty trends.
Headbands, Neon and All-Glitter Everything: 8 Gorgeous Spring Beauty Trends to Try
Lower Lash Mascara
Welcome to the ’60s. As seen at Prada, doll-like lashes are back with a vengeance. Twiggy-inspired eye makeup can be achieved in a few different ways: Paint on your lower lashes with a gel pen liner, try faux lower lashes or just load up on mascara, separating individual lashes—carefully—with a lash comb.
Get the look: Kiss faux lashes ($7); CoverGirl mascara ($8); Sephora Collection lash comb ($10)
Is there anything more fun than glitter? No. Which is why, inspired by countless spring runways, we’re adding sparkle and shine all over our face. For a subtler look, line your eyes with a glittery pencil. If you’re going all in with a full-on sparkly shadow, think about doing your eye makeup first, so you can clean up any fallout before applying the rest of your makeup.
Get the look: Ulta glitter eye top coat ($9); Butter London eye gloss ($24); Smith & Cult metallic eye shadow ($24)
If you’ve been there, done that with glittery eyes, consider taking things a step further and stealing the bold look of the models at Jeremy Scott. To make sure your lips steal the show, keep the rest of your face fairly minimal.
Get the look: NYX lip pencil ($4); Pur lip balm ($15); Sugarpill lipstick ($18)
Retro hair accessories are back in 2019, and we’re most excited about headbands. The beauty of this trend is that there are so many different ways to try it. Try mixing and matching different headband styles (double-strand, knotted, silky hair wrap) with hairstyles (wild and wavy, pin-straight, tied back) depending on your mood.
Get the look: Tasha ($26); Lele Sadoughi ($45); Jennifer Behr ($425)
Pretty pastels and shiny metallics are well and good, but if you’re really looking to make a makeup statement this spring, try neon. Interested? Draw on a neon pink cat eye, swipe on a traffic-cone orange lip or add a tiny but impactful dash of electric blue to your inner corners.
Get the look: L.A. Girl eyeliner ($3); Inc.Redible neon lip paint ($10); Natasha Denona blush ($38)
OK, hear us out: Baby bangs are a controversial trend, but they’re a trend nonetheless. If you’re thinking no way, not in a million years, that’s fine, but if you’ve ever had a sneaking suspicion you’d love this look on yourself, now’s the time to give it a shot.
If you’ve ever struggled to match your lipstick to your eye shadow, you’ll love this all-one-shade trend. Use the same hue on your lids, cheeks and lips (light, rosy pink is a great jumping-off color) and bask in the sweet, romantic vibes.
Get the look: Mac eye shadow ($17); Urban Decay lipstick ($19); Nars blush ($39)
Poppy Red Lips
Equal parts bold and classic, this universally flattering lip color—while never out of style—is super trendy this season. To add dimension, opt for satin or shiny textures. So put-together, so chic.
Get the look: Revlon lipstick in Love that Red ($6); Clinique lipstick in Red Alert ($20); Nars lipstick in Heat Wave ($28)