Spring always offers an exciting opportunity to start over. For many, the end of winter means a new wardrobe and beauty regimen. But what are the spring beauty products we can expect to be on trend? Whether it’s sun-induced happiness, the hopeful end of a year-long pandemic or the influence of runways and TV shows, it looks like this spring’s beauty will be defined by nostalgic, effortless fun. From structured hair to glossy bronzes, beauty experts walk us through the beauty product trends to consider this season.
Nothing screams hot weather like the resurgence of skin dyes, light foundations, and tinted moisturizers. Jen Tioseco, the professional makeup artist whose work can be seen on Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch, calls her “radiant skin but with some coverage”. She and famed makeup artist Allan Avendano are fans of Rose Inc’s Luminous Skin Tint, which according to Rose Inc “gives you a nice glowing finish and even skin tone but looks nothing on your skin.” Otherwise, she’s a fan of Tower 28’s Sunny Days tinted sunscreen for a subtle glow.
“Undone storyline has been in fashion for a while now, but [I’m] also seeing a more curly, supple, and modern take on Julia Roberts’ storyline, “says professional hairstylist Kiley Fitzgerald of the looks that will reflect this season’s fun and flirty vibe.” Maybe not the same height as the 80s, but definitely more curly. “Enhance your texture with texturizing sprays from Paul Mitchell or Oribe for volume and all-day hold, even for fine and flat hair types.
Silky smooth skin
As the hems get shorter and the days get longer, the skin is definitely inside. Enhance your body care routine with nourishing and exfoliating formulas that will leave you silky everywhere. Cleanse and smooth dull skin in the shower with Tula’s 3-in-1 nail polish or massage with Tata Harper’s redefined body balm after shower to hydrate and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
“Glossy lips with a brighter effect will look great,” says famous makeup artist Robert Sesnek. “Shades from natural nude to Candy Apple red will be everywhere. I think this also pairs beautifully with stronger blush and more transparent skin. Pat McGrath’s Lust Lip Gloss or Dior’s Lip Maximizer are sure to perfect that shiny pout.
Modern classic presses
“During spring, I tend to bring out the soft tones like nudes and pastels,” says Lysette Castellanos, famous makeup artist and nail technician. “I love a deconstructed French with a lilac tone and transparent blush. Just a swipe of color and a matte or glossy finish. To get the hourless look in the beauty salon, consider nail presses for a quick and easy nail change. Kiss’s Bare But Better Presses offer a natural-looking nude, while Chillhouse’s Chill Tips in Going to the Barre offers a cool girlish version of that timeless French mani.
“I think the 90s / early 2000s hair trend will continue with sculptural hairstyles, conceptual coloring with metallic accents and styling,” says professional hairstylist Iggy Rosales. “But I think we’re going to start to see a lot of big, sexy Pamela Anderson hair tousled instead of the super straight straight hair we’ve seen a lot.” To achieve this, he relies on hair extensions to change his look without commitment. The Hidden Crown clip-ins are his favorite because “they’re so quick and easy to install” and “give the illusion of full-bodied hair.” To volumize natural hair, though, Rosales likes Bed Head’s thickening spray. Her advice is to blow dry it when your hair is wet, then style it to maintain volume all day.
Sesnek provides a bright and bold blush in cream or powder formulas for a sun-kissed look that pairs well with light foundations. “I think this spring / summer will be all about blush with brighter-looking shades, from coral to tan shades,” he says.
Christine Cherbonnier also expects color washes, but with multipurpose products that offer the freedom to apply wherever you want. Think Freck’s Cheekslime or Jones Road’s Miracle Balm, which offers versatile pigments for cheeks, lips and eyes. “This season I drop my bronzers and contours to get vivid colors on the eyes and lips, leaving the skin natural and free and accentuating only the natural features like freckles, skin redness and highlights,” says Cherbonnier.
Whether you’re experimenting with hair color, trying a new cut, or hoping to grow your mane, it seems like everyone is turning to healthier hair now more than ever. While K18’s leave-in hair mask is known to reverse damage after just one treatment, Fitzgerald recently became a fan of Sisley Paris’ The Hair Protective Fluid. “This product forms a protective film that protects the hair from the damaging effects of the sun, sea and pool water,” he notes.
Expect eyeliner to make a bolder statement this spring. “Graphic eyeliner in shades of black, neon and pastel and everything in between. Pencil, cream and liquid formulas can be used for this look, “says Sesnek. Choose from Pat McGrath and Fenty Beauty liners for ultra pigmented options in a range of high impact shades.
Firm and hydrated skin
On the skin care front, Dr. Corey L. Hartman, founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama, says that as people try to flaunt their face without a mask, he is seeing two trends in his practice: uniform hydration and diminution. wrinkles. Along with the ever-on-trend sunscreen, he says he’s looking for “light serums packed with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants will be huge this spring.”
Hartman recommends EltaMD’s UV Clear formula as a preventative measure for even-toned skin, along with the “benefits of niacinamide to reduce past signs of sun damage such as dark spots, plus sunscreen to prevent new sun damage.” Next, he explains that one of the main culprits of fine lines and wrinkles is low-grade daily inflammation or inflammation from stress, pollution, and sun exposure. To combat this, he would look to Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammatory Serum to protect the skin from these external stressors.
There are long days when high-tech beauty gadgets are reserved for in-studio treatments and the likes of celebrities. Now anyone can achieve similar results at home to achieve their beauty goals. There is the Droplette microinfusion device which works to deliver active ingredients directly into the skin through an ultra-fine mist designed to go deeper than its topical counterparts. Alternatively, there are LED phototherapy treatments like Solawave that work to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and dark spots with ease.
Nail celebs Mo Qin and Betina Goldstein agree that there will be a greater emphasis on strong, healthy nails this spring. Honestly, who wants to waste time or money on the perfect manicure on brittle, brittle nails? Goldstein loves L’Occitane Shea Oil because “it’s perfect to take on the go, to put in your pocket or purse and reapply throughout the day while keeping your nails and cuticles hydrated.” Otherwise, she considers CND sun oil, which according to Qin “keeps nails and cuticles always hydrated and conditioned.”
According to Avendano, this spring we shouldn’t fear a little sparkle in the eyes, a trend we saw in Euphoria and the spring 2022 runways. “It creates such a metallic impact that it draws a lot of attention,” says Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite of her coveted. Chrome Flakes, which he believes can be used on bare skin, on the body or on top of eyeshadow. You can’t go wrong with Hourglass’s Scattered Light Glitter too.