Even though we’re looking at a solid six more weeks of winter (!!!), we’ve decided to take a glass-half-full approach. Yup, no more wallowing in our winter woes, because we’re getting hyped on the coolest spring makeup trends that are going to be ~huge~ come April. Ahead, our six favorite makeup trends to prepare you for the season.
Sure, ultra-violet hues are definitely making the rounds this year, but trust us when we say that smudgy, iridescent eyes will be the coolest way to experiment with the shade without looking like an Easter egg creation. Blend three different hues of violet across your lids for a bold gradient , or dust a light layer of lavender around your lash lines for a subtle, softer approach.
OUR FAVORITE: Smith & Cult Book of Eyes in Interlewd, $44
The highlighter craze of 2017 is getting revamped this year with the advent of rose-gold sheens. Sweep it across your cheekbones or blend it over your eyelids—this easy-to-wear-trend flatters every inch of your face, regardless of your skin tone.
OUR FAVORITE: Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Rose Gold Flash, $42
As soon as warm weather hits, we're usually tempted to toss our darkest lipsticks to the sidelines. But this spring, we're opting for rich, inky shades of plum and cherry to offset the onslaught of pastels. And we're also looking forward to bringing matte finishes back into the mix (sorry, gloss, but bye).
OUR FAVORITE: Milani Matte Lipstick in Fearless, $4.97
Yup, our two favorite makeup trends—royal blue and glitzy, glittery finishes—merged together for what will quite possibly the prettiest, boldest look of the season. To keep the trend from looking like an '80s throwback, pick a shadow that looks opaque and rich, without any hint of milky white, and keep the rest of your makeup neutral.
OUR FAVORITE: Make Up For Ever Glitters in Metallic Blue, $15
Rosy, flushed cheeks will be taking the spot of super-matte foundations and strong contours for spring. Blend a soft-pink cream blush across the apples of your cheeks, on the tip of your nose, and over your lips, then amp up the glow factor with a a few swipes of cream highlighter down the bridge of your nose and along your cheekbones.
OUR FAVORITE: Rms Beauty Lip2Cheek in Modest, $36
Although the classic cat eye never really left, it's definitely having its moment in the spotlight right now—but this time with more shapes. Rather than the sloping wings of a usual cat-eye, this spring's revival is all about sharp angles in matte-black shades.
OUR FAVORITE: L'Oréal The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner , $8.95