Here are the biggest makeup trends of spring; from Allure
There’s Instagram versus reality, and then there’s the runway versus Instagram. Season after season, we see makeup trends born on runways alongside fashion trends. However, new trends are born on Instagram every single day. One day, it’s a brow art look. Another, a new take on winged liner appears on our feeds. What happens when the trends from the runways and Instagram overlap, though? You get this spring’s most popular looks like high-shine lip gloss, crystal liner, and neon eye makeup. Just as people adapt outfits seen on the runway to fit their personal style and budgets, makeup artists on Instagram show us how to translate the spring makeup trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk. The Instagram iterations of the runway looks are sometimes even bolder and more colorful, though. More subtle versions appear, too, proving that the innovative makeup seen on runways can easily be worked into your real-life beauty routine.
With that in mind, we rounded up nine spring makeup trends we’ve spotted all over the runways and taking over Instagram feeds to give you some inspiration over the next couple months.
Instagram: Yellow Shadow
The possibilities for yellow eye shadow looks are just as endless as any other popular shade. You can create a complete halo eye with it like Dominique or pack it onto your lids for your next cut crease look in a similar fashion as Jasmine Ali. You can also sweep it on before etching on winged liner like Victoria or use it as a base for a colorful mod liner look à la Jes Santos.
Makeup artists on Instagram took a break from drawing on the sharpest cat eyes they possibly could in favor of something simpler but still incredibly sophisticated. Grace McQuillan adhered crystals of varying sizes along the base of her lashes. Dahlia flipped the look to her lower lids and glued on flower-shaped rhinestones instead. Mei Pang (top right) tried out the trend by speckling her face with crystals including the sides of her nose while Naomi(bottom left) took cues from Jeremy Scott and added a few more gems.