When winter takes off its white, snowy coat and it's time for you to bare your skin, spring season inspires you to stay aglow. This 2019, the key trends insist that you shine – literally – either doused in a heap of glitters, sequined crowns, or just plain, radiating face. We’ve got three words for the spring/summer beauty trends this 2019: bold, whimsical, and perennially classic. Arm yourself with this knowledge before the warmer months arrive, and prepare your beauty arsenal with these upcoming fads.
These shining flecks will adorn your eyes, lips and hair all the way to summer season, giving you an otherworldly look as if you have been touched by magical hands. The metallic extravaganza on eye makeup takes you fast forward to the future, but you can tone it down by adding a romantic flush of coral on the cheeks. Make your lips shine bright by touching it with tiny sequins, just be careful when kissing! On the hair, glitters look like dew drops as if you have emerged from the sea, giving you the perfect beach goddess look. Try this trend out with a flowy summer dress.
Headbands are making a comeback
This much-loved accessory is sweeping the runways with bigger and bolder designs. We've seen flower crowns bloom on Dolce & Gabbana, but now, you can go further by embellishing yourself with your very own tiara. Jewel-encrusted pieces in detailed floral ornaments make you look like a queen. Exaggerated headbands are a thing too; match them with your handbags with beaded, leather or satin versions intricately decorated with feathers and plumes. If you want to go more subtle, pull off a black bow look which can easily go with any wardrobe.
Bangs make the cut
Forget about ombre; that was so last year. And there's no need for you to make that risky chop to get a whole new look. When done right, a quick snip at your bangs can instantly give you a hair upgrade, framing your face with the right amount of blunt. If you're feeling brave, go for a short, textured haircut for a tomboyish look. Something sultry? Stay within the lines of a sultry bob, but get a good fringe to give off a more romantic look.
Bigger, bolder brows
Everyone loved the Brooke Shields brow for a reason. Thick, emphasized brows are still prevailing, but it's not the caterpillar-looking kind atop your eyes. What you want are well-maintained, well-arched brows that would lift your peepers and contour your best facial features. It's not a secret, but healthy brows make you look younger and brighter. How to do that? Contouring! Ditch the perfect, ultra-black Instagram painted brows; learn how to apply shades the natural way.
Ultra-dewy skin au naturel
Forget about slapping thick foundation all over your face. This year, it's about the natural glow. You know, how your cheeks just shine under the sun as you walk down the street on a spring day? The no makeup look is still going strong, but it doesn't mean you should skip your favourite cosmetics. You can also get away with the trend by keeping your face beautifully buffed, moisturized and highlighted. Pick a subtle blush, stock on serums, and start wearing your face with less products to let it breathe.
Ditch the pale colour of nude into the bright pop of red, instantly inspiring the French romantic in you. Best paired with minimal make-up, this rich, tomato colour livens up your entire look. Go easy on the eyes and cheeks, and let the centre of attention be on your pouty lips as you swoop in for a kiss.