10 Beauty Trends to Try This Spring
Spring is the perfect time to revamp your beauty look and try new styles. To help inspire you, we’ve collected ten of the chicest beauty trends from the spring/summer 2017 runways. While not all runway looks translate to everyday wear, the following are quite user-friendly and appropriate for a variety of occasions and styles. (Designer wardrobe optional.)
1. Easy Waves
As seen at: Isabel Marant
How to: Apply curl cream to damp hair and allow to air dry. As needed, add extra texture with a curling iron and loosen curls with fingers.
Try it with: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $13.49 (Ulta)
2. Rosy Blush
Source: British Vogue
As seen at: Chanel
How to: Sweep blush across cheek bones. Opt for a powder formula for a more finished final look. See our tips for finding the perfect blush for your complexion.
Try it with: NARS offers a wide range of gorgeous powder blushes. $30 (Sephora)
3. Slicked-Back Hair
Source: All Things Hair
As seen at: Prada
How to: Create a part if desired. Use a large bristle brush to flatten hair. Smooth down frizz and flyaways with a shine-boosting hair serum and secure hair in pony tail or chignon.
Try it with: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray, $34 (Sephora)
4. Bold Lips
As seen at: Carolina Herrera
How to: To keep color looking neat, apply using a lip brush and carefully blot away any excess. Here’s a more in-depth breakdown of how to rock a bold lip.
Try it with: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in Bon Bon, $22 (Sephora)
5. Lived-In Braids
Source: All Things Hair
As seen at: Valentino
How to: There’s nothing too fancy about this braid. You can achieve a similar look by weaving a basic three-piece braid down your back. Alternatively, divide hair into two sections on either side of your head, and twist them inward and backward until you reach the back of your head—at which point, you can combine the two sections before splitting them into three to complete a regular braid. To help your braid stay together, use a defining lotion to provide extra grip.
Try it with: Redken Fashion Collection Braid Aid, $25 (Ulta)
6. Glitter Cuticles
Source: Buro 24/7
As seen at: Rodarte
How to: To make this look wearable, apply glitter nail polish to the lower portion of the nail, rather than to the skin or cuticle itself. For precision application, use a small nail art brush.
Try it with: Wistonia Super Thin Nail Art Liner Brush, $7.95 (Amazon)
7. Sleek, Straight Hair
Source: Elle UK
As seen at: Versace
How to: This time around, the straight hair trend was seen on models with little to no layering, resulting in a fuller-bodied, healthier look. To keep locks soft and shiny, always apply a heat protectant before straightening hair.
Try it with: Honest Beauty Honestly Protected Heat Defense Spray, $24 (Ulta)
8. Smudgy Black Eyeliner
As seen at: Altuzarra
How to: Apply a black pencil along your waterlines. Next, line the lash line with a cream liner. Use a fingertip or Q-tip to gently soften the lines.
Try it with: Kyliner Kit, $26 (Kylie Cosmetics)
9. Windswept Buns
As seen at: Erdem
How to: Apply a texturizing spray to dry hair. Finger comb hair toward the nape of the neck, wrap into a bun, and secure with bobby pins. The look can be enhanced by including a medium-sized braid with your bun or adding a simple black ribbon as a headband. Use fingers to free tendrils of hair from the secured ’do for a carefree look.
Try it with: Herbivore Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave, $20 (Sephora)
10. Lightly Highlighted Skin
Source: Savoir Flair
As seen at: Lanvin
How to: Subtly draw attention to the contours of your face by applying an illuminating primer before you apply foundation, or dust a highlighting powder along your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.
Try it with: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $46 (Sephora)