There are two distinct looks we’re seeing for makeup for Spring 2017. The first is minimal—bare and beautiful—and the other is colorful and fun. While the two are very different, they are both wearable, day or night. Let’s take a look at the top four beauty trends of Spring 2017 that make up these two distinct looks:
While the “no makeup” look isn’t a new trend, it’s certainly having a long-lasting moment from Winter 2016 through Spring 2017. Vogue UK reported, “With Kim Kardashian-West wearing no makeup at all on the Balenciaga front row and Alicia Keys continuing her decision to scrap cosmetics altogether, the bare-faced look was on full display both on and off the catwalk. At Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, and Proenza Schouler makeup was used only to cover marks or blemishes, and only the subtlest tweaks were made at Marni, Band of Outsiders, Antonio Berardi and Vera Wang.”
The Lacoste runaway also showcased the completely bare look, according to Elle, as makeup artist Mayia Alleume focused on keeping it “clean, fresh, and pure.” Makeup artist Diane Kendal took inspiration from the surfer beach girl for the 2017 Alexander Wang collection, adding only a subtle sun-kissed glow to the face. Finally, makeup artist Pat McGrath went for a clean and minimal look for Tommy Hilfiger, applying a sheer layer of foundation with soft definition at the crease of the eye with taupe eyeshadow, according to Elle.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Spring 2017 makeup trends are about color. The Jill Stuart stage was a source of inspiration, offering a dreamy rainbow cloud on the eyelids. The blended mix of shimmery lavender, aqua, chartreuse, and gold exuded soft femininity, a perfect daytime or nighttime look as our skin awakens from hibernation.
The Ombré Lip
“Fresh,” “young” and “sporty,” were just a few of the words makeup artist Yadim used to describe the look he designed at Jason Wu, according to Glamour. The focal point was a bright orange-to-red ombré lip, courtesy of Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Orange Shot, Lip Studio Color Blur Lip Pencil in Cherry Cherry Bang Bangas liner, and a quick dab of liquid orange pigment in the center of the mouth, reported Glamour.
The Two-Toned Lip
Makeup artist Sammy Mourabit created an exciting new lip statement at Cushnie et Ochs: the two-toned lip. To get the look, apply a matte red color on your upper lip (Mourabit used MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry) and a hot pink shade on the bottom lip (Glamour recommends MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Process Magenta). The subtle, but playful look will be awesome for a fun night out this spring!
Our recommendation: Marry the two worlds. Go bare with a pop of color on the eye or lip. Creating your 2017 spring look will always be about what makes you feel best. Rock your individuality and play around with new colors and trends from your favorite makeup artists and brands. Happy Spring!