What beauty pros and influencers are already rocking for the new season.
If it weren’t for the bright colors and fresh, pretty hair flooding our Instagram feeds, we wouldn’t have known spring just started. Outside the Coveteur offices in New York City, snow covers the streets and sun is nowhere in sight. But what’s better than spending a snow day indoors meticulously painting your nails or busting out that new eyeshadow palette for a long session enjoying your reflection? To inspire your practice, see the 10 big spring beauty trends we spotted on Instagram this week according to beauty insiders, artists, and influencers.
As with all ’90s hair accessories (see the hair claws at Alexander Wang fall 2018), these soft, frilly hair bands are having a comeback. The key to chic: Keep the fabric subtle, and pair them with a soft, low-slung pony or braid.
2. ORANGE RED LIP
The bright color that seems to be on everyone’s lips this spring is a vibrant, bright red lip with a touch of orange to make it almost neon.
3. YELLOW NAIL POLISH
The new Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Giallo Napoli, a cream canary yellow, is the it nail color of the season. It might look best on @gelcream, who created this photo, but you’ll be surprised how versatile this exact shade of yellow really is.
4. UNAPOLOGETIC BLUSH
Find a blush that’s hot baby pink, like Dior Diorskin Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Boost Blush in Petal, or even an electric red, like Nars Exhibit A Blush, and use a fan brush to layer, layer, and layer. Make your cheek color loud, and bring it all the way up to your temple, almost blending it into your eye makeup.
5. BRIGHT, BOLD EYESHADOW
A strong wash of color actually looks more current than vintage. Pick your shade, and go for it without fear of channeling the ’80s too much.
6. TOTAL PEACH
A peachy orange eyeshadow, especially as a lid gloss, is the new pink eyeshadow (not that we’re giving up pink eyeshadow). And if you have freckles like this, let us go on the record and say: We’d love to see them this spring, too!
7. HIGH-TEXTURE BOBS
This may be coming from a self-centered place, as this editor has a similar haircut, but an air-dried bob with tons of volume is the epitome of carefree spring beauty. If you need to fake some texture, we recommend loading hair with a texturizer like Ouai Dry Texture Foam.
8. LIP LINER
Yes, yes, that incredible hair, but do you see the throwback we see? That strong ’90s lip-liner look! Liner under your lip color really is the secret trick behind a long-lasting red lip (as we learned from Bella Hadid last week), but J Lo may be onto something by making hers a statement.
9. GRADIENT NAIL COLORS
Collect a suite of five similar shades, and apply them from lightest to darkest for an ombre effect across your whole hand.
10. SHAMELESS BATHROOM SELFIES
When its good light, it’s good light. Take a cue from Tracee Ellis Ross, and own your selfie spot—even when your background is a row of TP.
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