Over the past year, the global pandemic has had a seismic impact on the way we approach beauty, and the trends that have emerged are a reflection of just that. On the runways, mask-wearing and social-distancing protocols translated to an array of face-covering-minded makeup statements and extra-long quarantine hair—both acknowledging and offering inspiration for the times we are living in. But there were also showings of transportive escapism; the kind that sparks the imagination and encourages bold self-expression as a powerful coping tool. As we look ahead to spring, here are the biggest beauty trends permeating the runways, our screens, and the real world alike.
so here’s the 4 Beauty Trends to Try This Spring that you’ll Love
REGENCY ERA // ROMANTIC STYLE
Designer Simone Rocha can always be relied upon for Jane Austen heroine-worthy beauty. For spring, the British designer put forth lids washed in iridescent gold and soft ringlets topped off with crystal-encrusted period headpieces. The look was an early precursor to the Regency-era revival spurred by Netflix’s Bridgerton with its twinkly and frilly Marie Antoinette–rivaling costumes. Nod to the era with an ornamental hair accessory, wash of rouge, and/or a subtle gilded eye statement.
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There was a bevy of floral beauty statements throughout fashion month, from the daisies watercolored on faces at Anna Sui to the loose, wispy hairstyles topped off with whimsical, silk wreaths at Rodarte. Proving that fresh blooms will continue to be a welcome reminder of a season anew, bohemian brides wore an array of dreamy flower crowns at Chanel Couture too. Whether a kitschy daffodil doodle drawn along the temples or a fresh flower garland worn upon a low-slung knot, there’s nothing wrong with a little spring romance.
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// FRECKLES AND MASKS //
As models came down the runway at Jason Wu, smatterings of trompe-l’œil freckles decorated cheeks to sun-kissed effect. A cheery solution to the lack of vitamin D in lockdown, “fleckles,” as makeup artist Erin Parsons likes to call them, have also taken off on TikTok and can be easily achieved with a special freckle tool or by dotting on pigment and tapping a Q-tip over it to blend it out.
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Bora Aksu: Contrasting the harsh reality of the 1920s pandemic with the underground glamour of the era, Bora Aksu’s presentation was austere and optimistic in equal measures. Transparent face masks revealed a smudged slick of pastel lipstick beneath.
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