Girls try wearable makeup trends for spring

With the dawn of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week comes the arrival of new beauty trends.

“I am really into spring colors. They are soft and pretty, and I think the looks you can make with them are very interesting,” said Keren Idelman, 11.

While Kardashion-esque contouring is still in, a natural, dewy look is also being seen for this spring.

This can be achieved with minimal foundation and powders, even eliminating the use of full-coverage foundation altogether in favor of a BB or CC cream, or even just concealer.

Next, highlight is essential to creating the appearance of fresh, glowy skin. Apply an affordable highlighter like Elf’s Shimmering Facial

Whip or a high-end product such as the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector.

The highlight should be applied only to the high-points of one’s face that would naturally catch the light, such as the tip of the nose, the cheekbones, and the Cupid’s bow.

“I have noticed that glowy makeup is still prevalent as a trend from last summer, and I personally really like berry lips and natural-toned blush with some highlight,” said Kiri Wang, 11.

Along with a fresh face comes a youthful look achieved by fake freckles. Play up your natural sun spots or faintly draw some sporadically across your nose and cheeks with a light brown eyeliner pencil.

Lipstick is a cosmetic trend this season as well, especially smudged, effortless looks in subdued shades. Known as the “lollipop lip,” because it appears as though one has just sucked on a lollipop, it was seen at London Fashion Week and can easily be made wearable for everyday

life with a natural shade and a few blots and smudges with a clean tissue.

Another trend is being seen on eyelids across the globe: rose gold eye shadow. Instead of a dark, smokey eye, this look brings out any eye color from blue to green to brown.

It can be achieved by placing a warm neutral shade all over the eye, then darkening the crease and outer third of the eye with a brown color having an orange or red base. Add some shimmer with a rosy gold shadow on the center of the eyelid and in the inner corner of the eye.

“I love being able to express myself through makeup, and evolving trends help keep things interesting. I definitely see spring makeup trends moving toward an all natural almost ‘makeup-free makeup look,’ simply enhancing natural features and incorporating a pop of spring color somewhere” said Thea Ferdinand, 11.