It's fun to stretch out of your comfort zone every now and then, adding something vibrant to your makeup routine. Here are some sizzling spring summer beauty trends that you have to try at least once.
The Good Kind of Blue Monday
Okay, so colourful eyeliner is not news as it's been around for a while. But this year, models were seen on the fashion catwalks wearing bright blue on their eyes. It looked artistic and stylish. If you're wondering how to wear it, here's a tip: keep the rest of your face minimal as this will accentuate your eyes in a big way. You could even wear the blue liner with darker blue, grey or brown eyeshadow for an interesting smoky eye that's sure to draw heads while being sophisticated. The important tip is that black eyeliner always has its place but it should be exchanged for something more eye-catching and fun sometimes.
Get An Unusual Pout
If you love playing around with different hues on your lips, then this spring will offer you a makeup playground! From deep, vampire-like red lips to touches of chestnut (as seen on the Kenzo runway) and even gold, unusual lips are set to rule this season. As with a dramatic eye, keep the rest of your face neutral if you're going for a unique shade of lipstick to make the perfect statement.
Enjoy Your Own Sunset
The gorgeous pinks and oranges of a sunset are finding their way to your face this season. The look can take the form of coral or deep orange on your eyes, as well as similar shades on your lips. The idea is to create an all-over radiance. To make sure this trend looks even more gorgeous on you, look after your skin so that you have the smoothest canvas to catch the light. Exfoliate weekly and switch to a nutritious antioxidant-rich lightening serum to brighten up your skin.
Refresh Your Mascara Routine
Colourful mascara has been around for ages, but all over your lashes it sometimes looks like fashion overkill. A trick this season is to paint just the middle upper and lower lashes in a bright colour, such as aquamarine or deep blue mascara. On the runways, false individual lashes were used to create a more dramatic look but you can follow the same rule without the faux product.
It might sound strange, but clumpy mascara is also big this season. You can even find mascara products that promise to give you clumpy lashes. Yes, really. If you want to do it yourself (and not feel crazy when you leave the house), the trick is to focus on letting your mascara look like you applied it in a hurry - so don't sit for ages in front of the mirror trying to lengthen your lashes. Imperfection wins.
Look Like You've Been Dancing
Spring skin is all about having gorgeous shine this year. Or as Marc Jacobs revealed: skin should look like you've stepped off the dance floor. Think glamorous and glowing shimmer. Achieve this easily with a highlighter (or even just a dab of Vaseline) to areas of your face that catch the light, such as your cheekbones and forehead.
Flash Beauty On Your Fingernails
Having French-tipped nails might make you think of the classic white affair, but this season have a spring fling with colourful tips - think burgundy, seafoam green, or coral, to mention just a few colours that were seen making waves. This trend keeps your nails looking classy but bold, so skip the nude nail in favour of a fabulous tip instead.
Spring 2016 is all about daring to try new things, being playful with colour and breaking the rules. Get in on the action by shaking up your beauty routine with the above makeup trends - your spring fling might just become a full-blown romance.
By Cassie M Brewer