Ah, spring break. To some, the words conjure up images of neon bikinis, sky-high cocktails, and questionable decisions. But there is another side of spring vacation that has far more to do with relaxing at the beach, lingering over long brunches, and experimenting with new makeup and hair trends. For us beauty editors, the latter is much more intriguing.
To catch a firsthand glimpse of this year’s spring break beauty trends, we made our way to Venice Beach. There, we met a handful of vacationers with clear schedules and full makeup bags who showed us the looks and products that real spring breakers are loving this year.
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“I don’t really wear makeup [on vacation] other than lipstick and eye shadow. I’m wearing MAC. For my hair, I just use some grease, a brush, and some water, and I put it into a bun with some bobby pins to make sure it stays.”
Occupation: Ballet teacher
“I use a lot of gold and white, because my skin is really fair. So I can’t wear anything dark. I just do a light mascara and a nude lipstick, or sometimes red, like a dark red. My eyelashes are extensions, and then I just put a little bit of L’Oréal mascara ($8) on them. I use a dark brown Maybelline eye shadow on my brows. I apply it with a thin eye shadow brush and leave the center slightly empty so it doesn’t look too harsh.
For beauty inspiration, I like Lily Collins a lot, because she has dark hair like me. Kristen Stewart’s also a good one. Linda Hallberg is really awesome. She’s from Sweden. She has like the best Instagram account in the world, and I look to her for inspiration.”
Occupation: Area manager at Alexis Bittar
“I always go with a bright lip. I usually do a cat eye. And this is my first time doing pink hair, but I thought it would be fun for spring. It’s like a pink lavender ombré.”
“I always wear my hair exactly like it is right now: in a messy bun!”
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