Spring’s 2020 best makeup trends can be summed up in one word: FUN. Sorry to all of the low-key makeup people out there, but the days of no-makeup makeup and sheer washes of colour are being put on pause for a bit. This spring, it’s all about mixing and matching the fun stuff, like intensely pigmented shades, bright neons, glossy textures, and lots of sparkle. Keep scrolling for the 12 best spring 2020 makeup trends you’re going to want to start wearing, like, now.
1 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Glitter Eyes
Beauty PSA: Euphoria-inspired makeup is here to stay. Need proof? Just check out Bella Hadid’s glitter eyes backstage at the spring 2020 Fendi show. They’re sooo pretty.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: First, rim your eyes in a black kohl liner—the smudgier the better—then tap some silver glitter underneath your eyes. (Side note: This is a really great way to hide dark circles.)
2 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Neon Cat Eyes
Love a cat eye? Great, because they’re officially trendy for spring. Just make sure to swap your basic black liquid liner for a bright, neon-coloured one (like the green shade shown here at the Helmut Lang show).
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Use a bright green eyeliner (liquid or gel pencil, whichever you prefer) to draw on a thick, winged look.
3 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Red Lipstick
Red lips, in one form or another, pop up on the runways every season. This year, I’m obsessed with the red lips at Prabal Gurung’s spring 2020 show. The combo of matte, cherry-red lipstick, clean skin, and bold brows look more cool, less classic.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Prep lips with a lip scrub first (flakes and roughness are amplified by matte textures), then swipe on a red matte lipstick.
4 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: White Liner
If you’re down to experiment with cool eye makeup, but aren’t brave enough for, say, neon liner or full-on glitter eyeshadow, the white eyeliner trend is a great way to get your feet wet. It’s fun, fresh, and feels completely unexpected—but not overly extra.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Grab a creamy, white eye pencil and use it to line your eyes or create a cute lil’ flick, like the models at the spring 2020 Pamella Roland show.
5 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Allover Gloss
The makeup vibe at Chanel’s spring 2020 fashion show? Gloss, gloss, and more gloss. Seriously—models wore it on their lips, lids, and skin…it’s that big of a trend for spring.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Use clear face gloss (unscented lotion works in a pinch) and tap it on your lids, cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your lips. If you want a little extra colour on your lips, just layer the gloss over a lipstick or tinted lip balm.
6 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Ombré Eyeshadow
This multicolor ombré eye from the Nicole Miller show is perf for all your spring festivals. I mean, it pretty much screams ‘WEAR ME TO COACHELLA.’ You can choose whichever combo of colours you want, but I’m super into the gold, yellow, and orange gradient going on here.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Prep your lids with an eyeshadow primer first. Then take a sparkly gold shadow and tap in onto your inner corners, use an opaque yellow shadow on the centre of your lids, and a bright orange on the outer third.
7 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Contrasting Colour Combos
Wearing two different contrasting eyeshadows like the models at the Oscar de la Renta show is one of the coolest ways to experiment with colour this spring. Choose two eyeshadows that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel, and swipe one across your lids and the other along your lower lash line.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Copy this model’s look by combining burnt orange and bright blue cream or powder eyeshadows. Finish off the look with a few coats of black mascara.
8 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Fluorescent Creases
This fluorescent-pink crease liner from the Versace spring 2020 runway show is two trends in one. The floating liner trend (aka wearing liner somewhere between your lash line and brow bone), AND the neon colour trend. It’ll look super-effing cool with all your floral spring dresses, too.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Grab a bright eyeliner (Urban Decay makes a ton of fun shades) and draw an upside-down swoop from your inner corner to the middle of your eyelid. You can stop there, or continue the swoop using another eyeliner colour (the model here paired hot pink and deep plum).
9 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Goth Lipstick
Pink lipstick for spring? Groundbreaking. Take inspo from queen Bella at Max Mara’s spring 2020 runway show and swipe on a vampy, almost-black lipstick instead. It looks totally badass, especially against neutral clothes.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Hydrate your lips with a lip balm first, then swipe on a dark violet or black lipstick. Bonus points for pairing it with a sheer, grey shadow on your lids.
10 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Pastel Blue Eyeshadow
You can always count on Marc Jacobs to send models down the runway with a makeup look you’re going to want to start copying ASAP. Enter this pale, pastel blue eyeshadow on Gigi Hadid, which you’re going to start seeing all over Insta in the upcoming months.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to sweep pastel blue eyeshadow across your lids and along your lower lash line.
11 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Sapphire Eyes
Jewel tone eyeshadow, like this bold sapphire shade worn on the models at the spring 2020 LaQuan Smith show, is having a serious moment. Probably because it makes any and every eye colour look absolutely gorgeous.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Fill in your lids with a navy liquid eyeshadow first, then use an eyeshadow brush to press sparkly blue powder eyeshadow right on top. By layering the two together, you’ll create dimensions and crazy-good colour payoff.
12 Spring 2020 Makeup Trend: Purple Underliner
ICYMI, purple is the new millennial pink—aka it’s the new trendy colour that’s taking over the beauty world. Wear it along your lower lash line like the models at the spring 2020 Balmain show—it’ll look super pretty for the spring season.
TRY THE SPRING MAKEUP TREND: Use your fingers to gently run a purple cream eyeshadow under your lower lashes. Finish the look with some black mascara and a touch of blue shadow at your inner corners.
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.
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