7 Spring 2020 Makeup Trends
Bright, quirky and colorful is what you can expect from the trending makeup looks of spring 2020, with this season placing a strong emphasis on having fun with your makeup. Whether you prefer to keep things subtle or always make a statement, these seven trends are all easy to adapt and will flatter every skin tone.
1) The Neon Cat Eye
There’s nothing quite as classic as the cat eye, and while this style may never really disappear, each season sees it being reinvented in a new and imaginative way. For spring 2020, the cat eye is set to take on a bright neon hue, giving your eyes an illuminating pop of color.
Even better, if you’re already a cat eye connoisseur, this look couldn’t be simpler to create - all you need to do is swap the regular black liner you usually use to create a cat eye for a neon version. Liquid or gel formulas work best, as these will provide a deeper and more intense pigment, ensuring that your eyes really stand out.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match your shades either - this look really makes a statement when multiple neons are combined to create a dazzling finish.
2) Lined in White
Not keen on neon?
Try white instead - another fun eyeliner trend that promises to dominate in spring 2020. Fresh and unexpected, but still able to beautifully define and emphasize, white eyeliner can be used on both your upper and lower lash lines to really make your eyes stand out.
If you want to take this look a step further, try doubling up on your eyeliner. A swipe of black, followed by a strong white line above this, can really add a whole new dimension to your look.
3) Underlined in Purple
White isn’t the only surprising eye-lining color you’ll be seeing in the spring - purple promises to make an appearance too. However, rather than lending its royal tones to the eyelids, purple will be used as an underliner, bringing color to just below your lower lash line.
Creating this look is simpler than it may seem…
Rather than going for a purple eyeliner, reach for a jewel-toned purple cream eyeshadow instead. You can use either a brush or your fingers to swipe a line of the shadow underneath your lower lashes, before finishing the look off with a couple of coats of mascara, or your favorite false eyelashes.
4) The Cherry-Red Lip
Whether you dress it up or down, a bold red lip will always make a show-stopping statement, and is capable of completely transforming your look. Each season sees a new shade of red being brought into the spotlight, with spring 2020 being all about the matte, cherry-red lip, preferably combined with fresh skin and defined brows.
Achieve the perfect pout with the Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick in Bae from BH Cosmetics, a creamy, color-rich blend that lasts for hours without fading. Don’t forget to prep your lips first with a lip scrub - this will slough away any rough or flaky skin cells, giving you a soft, smooth and flawless finish.
5) Complementary Colors
If you love experimenting with color, then this is a trend that you are guaranteed to have so much fun with. This one is all about combining complementary shades of eyeshadows, which basically means picking two colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel.
Once you have chosen your two colors, apply one to your upper lids and the other to your lower lash line. The two colors will provide a dynamic contrast, while also enhancing each other in a balanced way.
Need some help picking shades?
Purple and orange always work well together, as do blue and yellow, all of which you will find in the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Pressed Pigment Palette. So long as you choose the right shades, you can go as subtle or as bold as you want with this look, without it appearing mismatched.
6) Ombré Lids
Ombré hair, ombré nails - if you’ve already embraced the ombré trend, then chances are that you have already given ombré makeup a try. However, if you haven’t, spring 2020 is the time to do so.
When it comes to ombré on the face, eyeshadow is the way to go. Begin with an eyelid primer to ensure a smudge-proof look, and then apply the lightest shade in your chosen spectrum above your lash line, transitioning over to darker shades as you work your way up to your brow bone. Finish with a setting spray to lock the colors in place. Don’t forget to dab a light shade into the inner corners of your eyes to brighten the look up and tie everything together.
Blending is key for a smooth gradient, so make sure that you have a quality blending makeup brush to hand when attempting this look. Remember, practice makes perfect!
7) A Sprinkle of Glitter
Glitter is a trend that usually takes over around the holidays, but 2020 sees it continuing on well into the spring. The secret comes in understanding and appreciating the versatility of glitter; this isn’t something that needs to be saved for a special night out - glitter can be worn casually during the day too.
By making sure you aren’t too heavy-handed when dipping your brush into that pot of sparkle. All you need is a delicate sprinkle, just below the inner corners of your eyes, to really brighten your look up. Don’t forget to use a good base product first to ensure that the glitter properly adheres to your skin.
Alternatively, if you would like to wear glitter on your lids, go for a neutral color, such as a taupe or brown. Pair this with a matching shadow to keep everything subtle and day-appropriate.
Gone are the days of the minimal face - spring 2020 is all about using your makeup to really showcase your personality. Whether this means bold and classic or creative and quirky, have fun experimenting with these upcoming trends.