Spring makeup trends always entail looks that are bold, fresh, and fun. This spring, makeup looks are also pulling a bit of inspiration from the 90s — the era of bold lips and grunge. Whether you choose to go grunge or fresh and bright — or both — you're sure to have fun with this year's trends.
Best Spring Beauty Trends in 2022
Here are some of the best spring makeup looks to try this season:
1. Glowy, Dewy Skin
You have probably heard the term “clean makeup” before. Yes, it’s about choosing cruelty-free products, but the phrase also describes a focus on bright, dewy skin.
The “clean girl” aesthetic buzzing across social media platforms like TikTok is characterized by heavy blush, cool-toned contour, bronzer, fluffy brows, and minimal eye makeup. It’s the no-makeup makeup look that focuses on the skin and aims for minimalism. With this look, you want to aim for a glow and less matte.
How to achieve it: Use a hydrating moisturizer and radiant primer before putting the rest of your makeup on. Use liquid or gel blush and bronzer to create dewiness. Liquid and gel products tend to blend better into the skin, helping create that dewy, wet look.
2. Thin Brows
The skinny brows of the 90s and Y2K era were all the rage. Now, it’s fluffy, big brows. But some say thin brows are coming back. An ode to the past, the resurgence of pencil-thin eyebrows is a heated debate. While some are still trying to regrow their over-plucked brows, others are excited about the comeback of thin, understated brows.
After stars like Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne made thick, fluffy brows popular in the 2010s, Bella Hadid’s latest Instagram posts show her brows slimming and a reversal of the trend. The model has become many people's muse to sport thin eyebrows once again.
How to achieve it: You don’t have to get out your tweezers again (though, it’s easier!) to try achieving the thin brow look. Lightly line your brows with a pencil, and don’t overdraw. Comb your brows out to the side.
3. Over-lined Statement Lips
Plump and over-lined lips are all the rage. Just like the saying, the bigger the better. With products like Tom Ford’s Balm Frost Lip Balm trending on TikTok, it’s important to jump on these trends fast before they go out of stock for months again.
How to achieve it: Use a lip liner. Although lip liners have gone to the wayside a bit, they are back and give you the larger, plumper lips you are aiming for.
Beyond lip liner, add bold colors into your routine. Classic reds and deep purples are always popular but try an orange shade for something new and bright this spring. Go coral and glossy to compliment that glowy, bright look. Or go for the Balm Frost for a luminous, glittery look.
4. Grunge Eyes
Often, 90s makeup looks tend to include dark accents and pale lips. Bold eyes highlighted with metallic eyeshadows and winged eyeliner, specifically, are making a comeback and reviving a staple grunge look.
How to achieve it: Use a metallic, glittery eyeshadow or a bold, colored eyeliner for a pop. Go for grays, silvers, and blacks to achieve a grungier look. Smudgy black eyeliner will especially help you achieve this look. To get the look, grab a brush and fan out your eyeliner.
5. Heavy Blush
Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk is a classic blush color that looks good on everyone’s skin tone. The popular luxury makeup brand’s liquid blush has been sold out for months, due in large part to the push toward heavier blush and dewy skin. Heavy blush looks give you a healthy, rosy glow and always look great.
How to achieve it: Liquid and gel blushes blend best. We have all been told to put blush on the apples of our cheeks. However, you can also aim a bit higher to get a more “snatched” look. Putting it higher on your cheekbones will give you a lifted look. Additionally, put blush on your nose for a rosier, blush-focused look. Pinks scream spring.
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