Barely there makeup, 90s glamour, glitters, rhinestones, cat flick liner and bold eyeshadows hit the runways recently to showcase the beauty trends for 2018. Spring makeup is all about looking fresh, sparkly and all natural.
Here are the spring/summer 2018 hair and makeup trends we spotted on the catwalk:
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For spring/summer 2018, you can relax and not be obsessed with trying to get that perfect eyebrows. “Natural Brow” or “Boy Brow” makes it to the list of beauty trends for 2018.
This trend allows you to embrace and enhance your natural eyebrow shape, so it’s time to loosen up a bit, be careless and be a little messy. Go un-plucked or just trim your brows to its natural shape.
How to achieve this look?
Brush your brows upwards, then lightly fill in gaps with pencil or eyebrow powder and finish off with a clear brow gel. The transparent gel will make your brows look fuller and help tame them all throughout the day.
Planning to hit the beach? Don’t worry your brows will stay groomed and shiny with a waterproof brush-on clear brow gel.
Time to get those bullets because they are back to dominate the makeup scene in 2018!
Opt for the creamy hydrating formula and just apply a clear gloss on top. Perky Pinks, Corals, Reds and Holographic nudes are the must have lip tints this time of the year.
Quick tip: apply lipstick with your finger for a softer finish. When choosing a lip color, do not be afraid to experiment. No makeup look doesn’t mean you have to stick to nude shades only. Bright Red lipstick brings a stunning contrast to clear dewy skin so give it a try.
It’s also the season to shine! There is a spillover of metallic or shimmery makeup from last season. Swipe a clear lip-gloss with holographic shimmer over your favorite lip tint for a subtle effect. If you have the guts then by all means, use frosted glittery lipstick in unique shades.
3. No Makeup Look
Day makeup for Spring/Sumer 2018 requires less effort. If you have clear skin, you can skip foundation and dab concealer only on parts needed. A lightweight face cream or BB cream will be enough to cover minor flaws such as small veins and minor inflammation.
Freshen up your look with blush and dewy highlighter. Combine with slight eyeliner, one coat of black mascara, clear brow gel and nude lipstick with a touch of gloss.
How to prep your skin for a barely there makeup?
- Cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin well to get that healthy glow.
- Apply an oil-free hydrating primer or blur cream to even out skin tone and minimize fine lines and pores.
- Dab concealer under the eyes, nose and on blemishes.
The trick here is to let the natural texture of your skin come out instead of hiding it under layers of beauty products. Conceal only what is needed and opt for sheer, light and natural looking coverage.
For this season, mega-highlighted skin tops the beauty trends for 2018. Make that skin sparkle and enhance the natural features of your face by applying highlighter on the right places.
Remember this golden beauty rule…. brush it on the areas of your face that light would naturally hit – along your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, inner corners of your eyes and beneath the brow bone.
Try putting on holographic, glittery or iridescent highlighter to get that shimmery glow to match the season. You can also opt for a dewy finish highlighter which gives off a perfect summer glow.
Quick tip: Summer humidity will make you perspire a lot and clash with your highlighter. Better to skip shimmery highlighters during hot summer days and use cream-based highlighters that will add glow without the shine.
Heavy or too defined contouring is off this season. Soft blush applied on the apples of the cheeks will give you just the right amount of rosy flush – the kind you get after a good workout or staying under the sun for a short while.
Focus on the cheekbones and apply abundant blush of subtle peach to intense terracotta for your evening makeup. Great blush colors to try this season are natural pinks, corals, bronze, bright pinks and oranges.
Classic blush draping in shimmering shades of pink, peach and red is perfect for a night out. When choosing the best blush shade for you, get the one that gives you a healthy looking glow – the kind that springs from within. Lastly, invest in a good blush brush if you still don’t have one.
6. Eye Makeup
You know spring/summer is right around the corner when bright colors start to pop everywhere. Dare to wear highly pigmented pastels in shades of Green, Blue and Turquoise or Electro Pop/Neon eyeshadows in Orange, Yellow, Pink and Blue.
Glittery eyelids is our favorite spring eye makeup and trust us, you will love it too. Brush shimmery shades on your lids to make your eyes shine. Take it a notch higher by making your eyes sparkle with Stick-on gems, rhinestones and jewels along the top and bottom of your lash lines.
If you are a minimalist by heart, opt to go for classic neutral shades of pink, peach, champagne and earth tones. Don’t forget to add the highlighter for that subtle glow.
Also, the classic soft smoky eye makeup hopped on board this season. Warmer tones matched with smudgy eyeliner appears mysterious yet light enough for night outs.
As for mascara, clumpy eyelashes will make heads turn. You can also skip mascara and just add a touch of highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes and middle of your forehead to leave this part of the face understated.
7. Eye Liner
Get ready to line those eyes with liquid eye liner . Retro look is back with a vengeance. Prominent cat eyes, classic black wings, quirky black wings and black kohl under liner will perfectly complement this season’s beauty trend. Steady those hands and start practicing already.
White eyeliner is also making a comeback. Lining your eyes with colored eye pencils may sound too offbeat but give it a try and you’ll be surprised with its stunning effect.
A pop of grassy green or deep blue Skip the eyeliner if you plan to stick on gems below your bottom lids.
Summer hair will not be complete without trendy hair accessories. Wrap your ponytails with logo scarves, cool Perspex accessory or dainty ultra-fine ribbons. Neatly tuck your hair with sixties inspired headbands or don ladylike hair grips above both ears.
Also, 90s Scrunchies are making a h2 comeback and they are called Hair Clouds these days. Get on board the summer hair trend by getting these accessories to complement your hairstyle.
When it comes to textures, natural curls, relaxed waves and straight silk like tresses are in season.
Fringes, eyebrow length bangs, uneven bangs, blunt chin length bobs, pixie cut, retro curls, center-parted short/long hair, slicked back hair, really long loose curls, low slung ponytails and top knots/buns are the hit spring hair trends seen at top designers’ runways.
To bring out the natural texture of your hair, use a “No Blow Dry Cream” to add shine and lock in moisture. Use curling iron to enhance your hair’s natural waves. To get that perfect slicked back mane, you will have to use a lot of gel. Whatever hairstyle you deem perfect for you, make sure to take good care of your crowning glory.
We could look back with fond memories and share a laugh or two at how hair and makeup styles were back in the 80’s and 90’s. The reality is in fashion, nothing stays passé forever.
Like the loveable zombies of present day cable programming, hair and makeup trends never truly die. They are just re-born to suit and fit the tastes of the new generation.