After what has felt like one of the longest winters ever, we can finally begin to look forward to spring. As the mornings and evenings get lighter, and the temperatures become warmer, the feeling of new beginnings is difficult to deny.
With each new season, of course, comes a whole new host of trends to try and enjoy. One of the simplest ways to embrace the new season is to update your beauty look, with some great trends to try this year.
Take a look at the following tips on how to update your beauty look for spring.
Lighten your hair colour
If you tend to dye your hair darker over the winter months, now is the time to try out a lighter hairstyle. For a subtle but face brightening upgrade, you could try balayage. Balayage is a freehand colouring technique that involves lightening parts of your hair to change the overall tone and make your hair appear brighter. There are balayage styles for every hair colour and texture, so speak to your stylist about what they can do to update your look. Remember that coloured hair requires extra care and attention, so be sure to invest in some colour-friendly products to keep your hair colour fresher for longer.
Embrace glowing skin
Glowing, youthful skin is one of the key beauty trends for summer 2018. Instead of focusing on creating a matte base, try using illuminating products to give skin a lovely, radiant finish. Instead of using a full coverage foundation, try using a BB cream instead. BB creams provide a lighter coverage that leaves your skin illuminated, while also offering sun protection. Alternatively, mix your foundation with a liquid highlighter to achieve that dewy look.
Experiment with bright, colorful eyes
If it’s been a while since you’ve experimented with bright eye colours, you’ll be glad to know that they’re back this season. Aquas and blues were particularly big on the catwalks last year, while oranges and pinks are also proving to be popular shades to wear across the eyelid, as eyeliner, or as both. Marc Jacobs has released a line of great gel eyeliners that provide that bold finish to help you recreate your favourite catwalk looks.
Add a fringe
If you’re feeling like your hair is in need of a change, but don’t want to do anything too drastic – adding a fringe could be the easy style change you need. Hairstyles with bangs or fringes are a popular look this season, giving your hair a new look without having to dramatically change the length or colour of your hair.
Try the natural look
If you’ve been paying attention to the various film and TV award shows this year, you’ll have seen that beauty looks have been scaled back – with more and more A-listers opting for more natural looks. Trying out the natural look now and then can give your skin a bit of a break, as well as give you the chance to show off your natural beauty. This fresh glow beauty routine provides the perfect spring look and is ideal when you’re short on time to get ready. Think natural looking brows, simple eye makeup and nude lip shades to create an easy everyday look.
Go bold with slicked backed hair
Slicked back hair might look like it takes a whole team of stylists to achieve, but it’s actually a simple look to create. Rough dry your hair to help enhance your natural texture and slick back the hair away from your face using gel and plenty of hairspray to keep it in place. This is a great look for a night out or a special occasion, giving you high-glamour that’s easy to do yourself.
Update your look easily with top nail trends
The great thing about nails is that they are an easy way to embrace the latest trends. Spring 2018 nail trends cover everything from glossy greys to metallics and monochrome designs. You can change up your nails throughout the season according to your mood and outfit, and you’ll find plenty of inspiration on Pinterest to give you ideas on what to do next.
Try simple elegance with rose-tinted lips
Nothing says fresh-faced spring beauty like a rose-hued lip. Rose colours can give you a more youthful appearance and are ideal for creating daytime beauty looks. If you’re looking for some good shade suggestions, Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘The Duchess’ and MAC’s ‘Really Me’ are some that you should add to your shopping list. Remember to apply a lip conditioner to keep your lips hydrated, while a lip liner will help to give your lipstick more staying power.
Give fluffy, natural brows a try
For years, brows have started to become more structured, with the focus on creating shape and definition. This season, brows are looking much more natural, with a focus on creating a more brushed-up, fluffy appearance that looks youthful and innocent. Instead of using gels and pencils to add colour and shape to your brows, you a powder instead. Set them using a waxier product to help retain that natural texture, or you could opt for a light hold hairspray instead to keep them in place.
Add a pretty twist with hair bows
If you’re bored of the usual ponytail or up-do, then the popular catwalk trend of pretty hair bows could lift you out of your style rut. This season, bows are much smaller in size, and can easily be done with a scrap of ribbon. Perfect for keeping your hair off your face, this simple ponytail upgrade is a spring trend that’s easy to embrace.
Spring beauty offers plenty of opportunities to try out some new looks, easing you into the new season. With a particular focus on more natural looks, you’ll need less time to get ready in the mornings – something that’s good news for everyone. Give the beauty world’s freshest looks a try to put a spring in your step this season.