Seven Spring Makeup Trends as Taught by YouTube’s Finest
YouTube beauty experts help us recreate the best looks from Spring Fashion Week, from white eyeliner to orange lipstick.
From “no-makeup” makeup to avant-garde eyeliner drawn in geometric patterns, the beauty trends seen at the spring 2014 shows really ran the gamut. Luckily, to try these disparate trends at home, you only need an Internet connection and a few key products. We searched YouTube and found the best beauty tutorials to bring our seven favorite runway makeup looks to life.
1. Orange Lips
Vlogger: Raychel Wade
Products used: MAC lipstick in Morange and So Chaud ($16 each)
Raychel creates a vivid tone by layering a bright tangerine beneath a more muted red-orange.
2. Pastel Eye Shadow
Products used: Make Up For Ever eye shadows in Soft Pink, Cotton Candy, Antique Pink, and Muted Rose ($21 each)
Elle mimics the watercolor-soft tones seen on Rose's and Marras’s runways by blending several pink eye shadows across the lid and the lower lash line.
3. White Eye Shadow and Liner
Runway inspirations: Kenzo and Tibi
Ebony McCrary keeps shimmery white shadow in place by priming lids and warms the look by blending bronzer into the creases.
4. Blue Eye Shadow
Vlogger: Shirley B. Eniang
Shirley combines two techniques seen on separate Jacobs runways—bright blue eyeliner, azure shadow—into a single look.
5. Statement Liner
Vlogger: Julia Graf
This look ran the gamut from simple smudges at Versace to exaggerated cat-eyes at Saint Laurent. To that end, Julia demonstrates 12 eyeliner techniques that range in boldness.
6. Glowing, Bronzed Skin
Vlogger: Kin Community
Products used: MAC foundation ($35), Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel ($48), Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Maui ($38), Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Luminous Gold ($32), Yves Saint Laurent Pure Color Chromatics Eye Shadow Palette in No. 08, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait ($8.29)
Violeta Meyners uses shimmery eye shadow and soft lipstick to complement beautifully bronzed skin.
7. No-Makeup Makeup
Products used: Benefit POREfessional primer ($31), Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation ($36), Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer ($6.48), Physician's Formula Mineral Wear face powder ($13.95), NYC Pink Cheek Glow blush ($4.99), The Balm DownBoy blush ($21), Benefit Sun Beam highlighter ($26), e.l.f.'s Studio Eyebrow Kit ($3), L'Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara ($8.95), Maybelline Pink Punch Baby Lips balm
Why yes, that is an awful lot of products for a “no-makeup” look. Fear not, though—this is fairly easy to execute. If you’re blessed with clear skin, you’ll probably even be able to skip a few steps.