Warm weather is here besties and what a better way to amp up the Spring/Summer vibes than with a pop of colour – from eye looks, to blush tones and lip shades, there is a little something for everyone to brighten your look this season.
These makeup trends have been making appearances everywhere. From your favourite celebrities and influencers to high glam red carpets – it’s only right for us to give these trends a major shoutout. Some of these trends you may have even seen from everyone’s beloved show Euphoria. If you are looking to turn heads and be the talk of the room, then read on besties. We are here for you as we level you up to trendsetter status, but let’s be honest, you are already a babe!
Neon Cat Liner
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The cat eye liner trend is an all time classic that gives you sexy, bold eyes. With spring here, this classic eye look has gotten a little makeover with a pop of colour. This look can be achieved with or without extending the liner to your inner corners, but if you really want that cat eye effect definitely line it out and shape to your desired cat eye effect.
Achieve this looking using either Shisiedo’s Kajal Ink Artist, Microliner Ink or bareminerals Mineralist Eyeliners. These pencil liners have a creamy formula, allowing for smooth application without tugging or pulling. The best part, they are long-wear and highly pigmented, so worry less, these baddies will keep you slaying all day!
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This look has been trending ever since the release of Euphoria. It may not be a new trend but it’s been popping (quite literally) up everywhere and we aren’t mad about it. This fun bejewelled eye look may not be for everyone but if you are looking to step up your eye game, this look is just for you.
To achieve this look try one of Bodyography’s Glitter Pigments for an added sparkle and to create your base/shape. Grab your lash glue and your favourite jewels of any shape or size and apply away! Make sure you use a tweezer for accurate application.
Some of our favourite jewel placements are the inner corners – for something more toned down – along the lash line or underneath the brows. If you are looking for the ultimate festival or concert look, this eye-catching trend is it!
Split Double Winged Eyeliner
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Euphoria has been an inspiration in many of these looks, they’ve set such a trend and honestly, we are so happy they did. I mean the eyes are the heart to the soul, and our soul is fun, playful and flirty.
Achieve this look with a fine point eyeliner for precision like Shiseido’s Microliner Ink in Black or if you are liquid gal, Bodyography’s On Point Liquid Liner Pen. Line your upper lash line and extend out into a cat eye to your desired shape. Then line your lower lash line, extending into a wing and parallel to the top line. To really define your look and make your double liner pop, add white between the two lines, or if you are feeling a bit more daring add a bright colour of your choice.
Negative Space Eyeliner
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This trend is a fun one and tests your liner skills. So, if you are feeling more on the artsy side then try out this negative space eyeliner look. This look allows for creative flexibility to do what you want with really no guidelines or limitations, heck, you can even do uneven, abstract designs if you really wanted too. The design is in your hands so free reign to your heart’s desire.
You can achieve this with either a liquid or pencil eyeliner in any shade you please. If you want something more detailed, go for a fine point pencil like Shiseido’s Microliner Ink or Ink Artist – personally we love the Ink Artist. You want to look for an eyeliner that has a creamy consistency to avoid tugging and for easier application, then grab a fine point or angled brush for definition and shape.
If you can’t find the right eyeliner, go for an eyeshadow! Yes, besties you can use your eyeshadow as an eyeliner. Simply wet your eyeliner brush with water, but we prefer a facial or setting spray like Bodyography’s Ready, Set, Go Setting Spray. This helps the shadow stay in place and intensifies the pigmentation. If you are feeling playful and vibrant, Bodyography’s Expressions Vivid Bright Palette contains all the bright colours and finishes to match your personality.
Inner Eye Accents
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If you contain no eyeliner skills but still want a pop of colour, add a vibrant shadow to your inner corners - sparkle, matte, metallic, choose your finish to your heart’s desire. This look pairs very well with a natural face and or bold lips to match your inner corner colour. If you really want to step it up a notch, add a jewel in the inner corners as your piece de resistance.
Defined, Laminated Brows
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Brow shapes are forever changing, from thin to bold, the newest trend is full defined brows. This look provides a more natural looking brow shape with hair like strokes while laying the brows down for a fuller shape.
First you want to shape your brow hairs to your desired fullness, to achieve this grab a brow gel like bareminerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Brow Gel or a brow soap like Lashforever’s Style Brow X Revive7 and shape with a brush. Once you’ve laid the hairs down, grab a very fine tip brow pencil and gently create hair-like strokes, following the natural growth of the lashes. As you work your hair strokes in, use a spoolie to blend out any harsh lines and to set the shape.
If you are in the search for a multi-faceted brow pencil, Shisieido’s Brow Ink Trio is your literal brow god. This retractable brow pencil features an ultra-fine point on one end, a featherweight powder with a sponge tip applicator in the middle and a built in spoolie on the other end – the perfect go-to brow pencil to shape and define your brows everywhere you go.
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Sunkissed skin all year round? Yes, please! Fake a sun kissed glow by adding your favourite blush shade to the apple of your cheeks and on top of your nose. You'll want to lean towards a more toned down blush to keep it on the natural side. We highly recommend a peach or light pink like Bareminerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Peachy Keen or Buxom’s Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush in Mykonos or Havana.
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This look may not be for everyone but it’s still a fun one and has been making appearances throughout fashion week and on the runway. If you have a loud personality then this look is all for you bestie. Apply your favourite blush, the brighter the better, applying from the apples of your cheeks all the way up to your temples. This look will give you a lifting effect and will compliment your contour. A face lift without the knife? We are into it!
Soft Glowing Skin
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Matte, poreless skin was all the rave back in the day, but soft glowing skin is the new IT girl this season - She’s cute, she’s imperfectly flawless and she’s naturally radiant! Everything a girl could ever want to be.
This makeup trend is meant to enhance your natural beauty, flaws and all! A trend that we can stand for and encourage at COBIA. Luckily for you, we have the perfect foundations to achieve this authentic you. Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel and Shiseido’s Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint is this seasons newest and highly wanted tints. If these tints were in Bridgerton, they’d be diamonds of the season and desired at every ball. For an added glow, top your look off with Shiseido’s Aura Dew on the highpoints of your face.
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Orange is the new red besties, so make sure to include at least one orange lip shade to your collection. Just like a red lipstick, this timeless, glamourous look will keep you looking sophisticated and clean but with red’s fiery sister, orange.
Some of our favourite orange lipstick shades are Shisieido’s Colorgel Lipbalm in Tiger Lily, bareminerals Barepro Longwear Lipstick in Saffron and Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick in Energy. If your lips tend to be on the dryer side no matter how much lip balm you apply before application, then the Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick will be the product to turn you into a lipstick fanatic. So, save your coins because this lipstick will make you fall in love, you’ll want to buy every shade!
90’s Nude Brown
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The 90’s are back baby, and we are here for it. The 90’s had some very questionable trends, but brown lipstick wasn’t one of them. Brown nudes have made a comeback and we are ecstatic about it! If only, Destiny’s Child were too!
As an homage to the 90’s our beloved bareminerals has released a lipstick shade range in their best selling Full Force Plumping Lipstick formula called none other than 90’s Nude! It contains 6 shades of brown nudes with names that scream 90’s baby girl all over it. We may or may not of bought the whole collection because of it.
Y2K Glossy Lips
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With recycling 90’s fashion and makeup trends, it was only time that the 2000’s made a comeback and what other way to do this than bringing back Y2K glossy lips. Yes ladies, glossy lips are back and brighter than ever, and with makeup coming a long way from what it was in the 2000’s, these lacquered lippies have more pigmentation and stay while keeping the stickiness away.
For the ultimate high shine finish, Shiseido’s LacquerInk Lipshine will help you achieve the perfect Y2K glossy lips or for a hydrating option, Buxom’s Full-On Plumping Lip Cream.
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Not a bold lip gal? But still love a good shine, then go for a glazed lip. Shiny, pouty lips are the perfect everyday lip look to enhance your beat and polish off your look, literally. For a transparent and plumping finish grab Buxom’s Plump Shot Collagen-Infused Lip Serum, or for a bit of sparkle and tint, Buxom’s Lip Polish.
Love the 90’s vibe? Grab a nude or brown Lip Liner and line your lips to your desired shape then apply your clear lip gloss all over - or for a more natural lip apply a nude Lip gloss to match your lip liner – shimmer or no shimmer, the choice is yours besties. Either way your lips will look luscious and delightful - it will literally be the definition of a glazed donut.
Ladies, gents and non-binary beauties – these Spring 2022 Makeup trends are popping off everywhere we look! From red carpets to social platforms and fashion runways, these beauty defining looks are the talk of season. So, tell your credit card to haul a** cuz its got some major spending to do!