The Only Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Know
Beauty looks from spring runways hold a special place in our hearts. Maybe it’s the fact that they debut in the fall, a reminder that a brighter—and warmer—season is yet to come. Or maybe it’s the underlying feeling of effortlessness, where even bright pops of color seem to brushed on with a blithe, unhurried hand. Whatever the reason, we can always count on these looks to coax us into dusting off our makeup brushes and emerging from our cold-induced beauty rut.
With this in mind, we’ve gathered six beauty trends from spring runways that we guarantee will make you forget winter. From graphic cat-eye alternatives to undone braids perfect for festival season, keep scrolling for six spring beauty trends to try now!
Loose, undone waves aren’t going anywhere for spring—everyone with model-off-duty strands can rejoice! For those of us whose hair falls on the frizzier, curlier, or flatter end of the spectrum, you can fake them like Tresemmé lead stylist Paul Hanlon did at Narciso Rodriguez. He applied the brand’s Climate Protection Mousse ($5) throughout models’ wet hair, then divided their strands into two or three loose braids, and dried with a diffuser. He finished by using a medium-barrel curling iron on random strands to define the waves’ shape. Done!
When it comes to picking a lip color this spring, take your inspiration from a flower garden and opt for varying shades of pink, deep red, and even fuschia. At Karen Walker, makeup artist Benjamin Pucky used Bite Beauty’s High Pigment Pencils ($24) on models’ lips to represent “a beautiful bouquet of roses.”
Bored of your go-to cat-eye? Let the spring runways give you plenty of alternatives. Black was traded for a pop of white backstage at Nanette Lepore (makeup artist Grace Lee used Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow, $7, in Too Cool), while electric blue strokes were seen at Versace.
Take these loose, festival-perfect braids to the braid bar once Coachella rolls around. At Mara Hoffman, TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin created a fat, messy braid by first spraying the brand’s Transforming Dry Shampoo ($20) on models’ strands to add texture, then creating a low, loose three-strand braid. “Gently knead the braid to loosen it up, allowing front pieces to fall out and frame the face,” he says. “Then, wrap each of these side sections around the center braid and secure with an elastic.”
Creamy, dewy skin, softly sculpted features, and a candlelit glow were all defining factors in most of the beauty looks on spring runways. Backstage at Jason Wu, makeup artist Diane Kendal use Lancôme’s La Base Hydra Glow ($40) on models’ cheekbones to add just the right amount of natural-looking radiance.