Spring has officially sprung! Along with wearing lighter clothing, it’s also time to adapt your beauty routine for the new season. Just as we look to the fashion shows for new trending styles, the runways are also very telling as to what’s on the radar for beauty trends. To bring you this “best of beauty” guide, we looked back at the spring/summer 2015 runway shows and gathered the top beauty trends we thought you might like. Consider this your field guide to warm weather beauty; time to get excited for the new season because the runways threw in a few surprises we think you’re going to want to try.
1. Bold Liner
Graphic liner, for you, may mean an understated cat eye flick. Or maybe you’re the type where the more exaggerated the liner, the better. Whatever your taste, the bottom line is that bold black liner is officially in.
Our recommendation: The It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eye Liner stays in place all day, but doesn’t tug on the delicate eye area, even though it’s in pencil form. For something more precise, try the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner.
2. Flaming Lips
Will we ever tire of bright, crimson lips? No, probably not. The good news for spring and summer 2015 is that they aren’t going anywhere—and shades ranged from a bold red, to a tangerine orange, to a deep berry, and even high-impact, pink shades.
Our recommendation: The gloMinerals Suede Matte Crayons are packed with good-for-your-lips ingredients and the spring shades are spot on.
3. Undone Hair
Embracing the hair’s natural texture—now that’s a trend we love. When you think about it, there’s a beautiful contrast between spring fashion’s bright shades and romantic patterns with this trend of effortless, almost messy hair. The key to making this trend work, according to backstage hairstylist Guido Palau, is to not confuse this low maintenance look with no maintenance. “Hair has to be a good color, a good length, and in good condition, and then it just works,” says Palau.
We recommend: Nuance Salma Hayek Buriti Oil Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner will keep hair nourished, manageable, and frizz free—plus, the price is right. To hold those braids and un-done buns in place, the Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Finishing Spray will help hair look and feel thicker while adding shine. The Living Proof Good Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector gives the hair some much needed TLC while you sleep.
4. Bare Minimum
When it comes to your makeup base, less is more—and even less is even better. Since makeup should be kept to a bare minimum, there’s no better time to invest in a great skincare routine. After you’re prepped your skin with elixirs and serums to achieve glowy skin, make sure to keep your eyebrows groomed and your lips hydrated to keep the look pulled together. The perfect finish? Highlight your t-zone, the tops of your cheekbones, and the inner corners of your eyes for skin that truly radiates.
We recommend: You know by now how much we love the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, which is perfect for those of us not quite ready to bare all. The RMS Un-Cover Up and Living Proof Luminzer are the secret weapons used to pull off this look in the J. Crew runway shows—and we completely agree that they are fantastic products. For a convenient sculpt and highlight option that is sure to perfect any bare-skinned look, we’re completely smitten with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.
5. Negative-Space Manicures
Nude nails have just been taken to a whole new level. This nail trend of “letting a little naked show through” took over the spring/summer runways. To pull off this look, make sure your nails are in great shape and then add as much or as little nail art as you’d like—just make sure to let your bare nail show through.
We recommend: Since nail care is so important with this trend, try the Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil to nourish and revitalize the nails. An all-in-one tool, like the Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator Buffer File, will lay the perfect groundwork for a gorgeous manicure. If decorating your nails at home terrifies you, invest in the right tools, and practice, practice, practice! If all else fails, pull out the scotch tape, block off the area of your nails that you wish to be the “negative space,” paint nails as normal, and finish by pulling off the tape after your nails are dry.
Which trend is your favorite? Whether you take to these trends full on, or just subtly work them in to your everyday beauty look, we’d love to see! Tag us at #TEGbeauty to show use how you’ve incorporated these looks into your spring beauty routine.