21 July 2022
4 Beauty Trends Set To Take Centre Stage This Spring
As we near the end of Winter’s icy highway, the spirit of Spring appears in our rear-view mirror, bringing much needed blue skies and playful maximalism to the beauty realm. Set to dazzle and excite us in what can only be described as a season of nostalgia and futuristic tones, we’ve never been more excited to experiment with these creative cues. New York, London, Milan, Paris and Sydney had us head over heels with heart eyes as we watched runways flaunt wet, natural wavy locks, bold eye accents, dewy skin, ethereal elements and rosy hues. So, in honour of the season of fresh starts, we’ve helped curate a list of the top trends to embrace as we swap scarves for sundresses. Grab your colourful eyeliner pens, wind the windows down, and enjoy the beauty edit ride.
Spring/summer's 2022 eye makeup take was noticeably more technicolour and - dare we say - Rainbow Brite–inspired over the traditional black smokey. If there was one thing Euphoria showed us, other than what it’s like to experience emotional stress, is that graphic design is no longer confined to being created on a computer, instead, it takes over the canvas of our eyes. Haute couture fashion clearly is obsessed over this trend too, with Valentino’s graphic black dagger liner taking over the internet, to an array of catwalks showing that neon-coloured lids are here to stay.
The multi-coloured strokes at Versace were our personal favourite, but the vibrant looks at Prabal Gurung and Kim Shui were close followers. The future of this season is so bright with graphic lines and negative space eye looks in baby blues, yellows, pinks, oranges and whites for a more retro aesthetic. Whether it’s the upper or lower eye lid that takes precedence with your design of choice this trend will have everyone’s eyes on yours. Whilst this look is seemingly complex, set yourself up with Bobbi Brown’s vitamin enriched eye base, a M.A.C colour excess gel pencil eye liner of your choice, Estee lauder’s double wear stay-in-place eyeshadow base and Lancôme’s long time no shine loose setting powder (perfect for bendability and smooth strokes), and of course the main performance of M.A.C’s art library shadow palette and you’re ready for Spring.
Soft Spring Lips
Rather than bold lipstick or a matte finish, the season is gravitating towards glossy lip tints. Shades of cheeky pinks, fruity light oranges, magnificent maroons and cherry hues make it easy to meet our daily fruit intake this time of year. While shades are technically softer, the effect is still impactful from the perspective of colour whilst lending a lighter, dewier effect that feels in line with the more natural makeup we're seeing right now. These happy and optimistic tones also coincidentally compliment a crisp rose at golden hour which doesn’t go a miss in this writers’ eyes. Matching lips to liquid may be our favourite spring time excuse for an unprecedented happy hour.
Perfect Pouts - Instagram: @lauraharrier & @gracemargaretha
Shine Bright Like A Diamond
Twilight fans should be overjoyed to cosplay the glittering hair and dewy skin that practically dripped off the fashion month runways. Body glitter (as seen at Blumarine) has been on our radar for a while now as one of our favourite re-emerging Y2K beauty trends. If the start of pool season inevitably makes you want to don this mermaid-inspired makeup, you’ll want to get your fins on products like the YSL beauty sequin crush mono eyeshadow, or the shimmering body glitter from MAC. While wet, shimmering products generally go on effortlessly and feel lightweight on the skin—to really enhance this dewy glowing look, a luxury gel like La Mers ultra-lightweight moisturiser is the perfect complimentary base. Add in the cult classic Go-To Luxury face oil and how beautifully your look will come together to catch the light.
JP Yim + Getty Images & Cassie from Euphoria
The prettiest of plaits have intertwined the hands of many stylists on the runways this Spring - to which we gladly met with nostalgic glee! Taking us back to sleepovers and schoolyards, there’s something so reminiscent about this season's primary school inspired must-have hairstyle. From Euphoria to Erdem, the fresh and natural look is saturating the pop culture and fashion world, with an array of plait styles taking centre stage of a pin-straight (middle) part. In particular, the emergence of beachy waves surrounding baby braids became our must pick for the season. The best part? This 70s time capsule beachy look can be so easily achieved, first off using the GHD BODYGUARD - HEAT PROTECT SPRAY - because while we’re here to slay, we aren’t here to slay hair follicles, followed by the SOFT CURL 1.25" CURLING IRON - your best friend when recreating the loose waves that surround your front plaits this Spring. Of course, one must tie the look together with shine, and we have placed Kerastase’s L'Huile Original Hair Oil and Laque Couture Hair Spray on the top podium. When the day is done, we strongly suggest incorporating our favourite Discipline Anti-Frizz Deep Treatment Hair Care set from Kerastate to wash, condition and mask your hair from the frizzy inducing humidity that comes with the change in season from cold to hot - we’re looking for H20 mermaid lock hydration, not Krusty the Clown.
We’ve seen these looks on all of the hottest celebrities and runways and we’re ready to give these spring makeup trends a try for ourselves. With Australia’s most unique online beauty event, The Beauty Drop, hosting a long line of the premium brands mentioned from the 7-8th September it’s clearly the unmissable beauty event of the year. In saying that, like all good events time is ticking on the availability of products, so it’s first in first served. We recommend following their socials with an eagle double winged liner eye to be the first on the case, as well as signing up to all updates in order to avoid missing out. Better yet, become a VIP to win prizes, gain early access to the event and be the first to know about our limited drops. Dare to be different as a pioneer of Springs latest trends, at a fraction of the cost - become a VIP now.