Spring is my second favorite season behind Fall of course. Something about coming out of a cold winter and moving into beautiful weather, more sunshine in the day, and just feeling fresh and renewed with my makeup makes me happy!
I’ll be sharing a few hot new trends for Spring from celebrity makeup artist James Vincent along with my thoughts as well.
TREND #1: PRETTY IN PASTEL It's no surprise when pale pastels make their way on the runway for Spring. This season they are back as expected but with softer, sexier, seventies vibes. Sweep shadows across the entire lid from lash to brow for a beautiful, modern look or add in a pastel liner for an even easier step into spring. Try MAKE UP FOR EVER XL Pencils in a wide array of pretty pastels or cream shadows from Kryolan or Mehron for long wear and easy to apply options.
My thoughts - I’m always a fan of playing with a little pastels in the spring. I feel like I can get away with a soft pink during Springtime. I haven’t experimented with pastel liner though so I’ll definitely be trying this out on myself! Maybe a pastel smudged on the lower lash line!
TREND #2: DISCO DOLLY
Glitter is taking over. Glitter hit the runway once again, but for spring 2018 it has a gorgeous grunge aesthetic. Pair it with a smokey, smudge pencil line for a look that feels more adult. Try Lemonhead Space Jams for glitters in every shade that stay put and be sure to check out their collaboration with Alcone, cleverly called Alconeholic; it is a seasonal must have. For more loose glitters in all colors, try Graftobian, Kryolan, Eye Kandy or Still at Frends.
My thoughts - I’m all about glitter! All day everyday lol! Glitters used to be very chunky and harder to wear but there are so many glitter shadows out there today that are much finer therefor making them easier to work with and wear.
TREND #3: SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND
Inspired by the makeup of Japan and Korea, glazed skin has an almost glasslike effect. Primers like Limelight by Alcone are a perfect addition below any foundation. Melanie Mills Hollywood's Gleam Collection is perfection for every skin tone. Try her Disco Smoke or Rose Gold under and over any foundation for an unforgettable look.
My thoughts - I have oily skin and have always used matte face products but lately I’ve been so inspired by this dewy glowing skin look that I’ve seen MUA katiejanehughes wear. She has the most beautiful dewy skin!! Look her up on IG! She’s amazing! I’m definitely going to pick up some of these products to try this look on myself.
TREND #4: SEEING RED
The red lip is back once more but with a much softer edge. Look to classic lipsticks to offer a polished look without hard lines. Pair your perfect red with a nude pencil like the beautiful colors available from Gerard Cosmetics and get a red that is timely and timeless!
My thoughts - If you’ve been a longtime reader here then you know I’m a fan of a bold lip. Wearing a statement lip is just my thing. I almost feel naked if I’m not wearing something so bold but I think I will try a softer red, maybe a soft red just eaten a popcicle kind of stain.
Makeup is all about fun and wearing what makes you feel good and confident. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things though.
If you’re in the Northern California area and aren’t doing anything this weekend I highly suggest grabbing some tickets to The Makeup Show this weekend in San Francisco.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again TMS is my favorite. Everyone is so friendly and open with sharing information to help you grow and learn as an artist. Each time I’ve been to TMS I walk away feeling so inspired and empowered.
If you are just getting started in your makeup career or are a pro this is the place to be this weekend!!
You can find all the info here
It is actually my birthday weekend but you know where you’ll find me this weekend! :)