Today, I want to talk about trends!
I am all about walking your own path and doing what you like when it comes to makeup, but I do find it fun to look in to what is trending with makeup, and to use that as inspiration for my own looks. I wanted to try my take on four trends for Spring 2017 that I saw during New York Fashion Week. Everything I used is from Ulta Beauty, which has always been my go-to for both inexpensive and more high end products (I remember first going to Ulta Beauty when I was 14 and being totally blown away with all of the products! Now, it’s somewhere I frequent at least once a month!)
Let’s take a look into a few trends I loved for Spring-
Trend 1: Bold Blush
I love this trend because it’s so easy, but leaves an impression. Having a beautiful cheek color is always fun, and it’s a nice change of pace from focusing on eyes or lips. For this look, I used Too Faced Love Flush Blush, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and Makeup Revolution Highlighter.
Trend 2: Pop of Color
If you know me at all, you know I always love incorporating color in to my looks- whether it’s just a pop, or a full blown colorful look. I love this trend because it makes it easy for anyone to ease their way in to using more color in their makeup look (It can be intimidating!) When people ask me how they can add color to their looks, I always suggest using a touch of colorful eyeliner in the outer corners of the eyes- this look is a more dramatic version of this. I love the idea of blue winged liner, and decided to make it more ombre style- darker on the wings and lighter towards the inner corners. Love how this turned out! Because Ulta Beauty carries so many different brands, it really gives you a lot of freedom when it comes to finding the perfect “color pop” shade for you!
I used Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette for the blues, and NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue as a base for the shadow. For my mascara, I used Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Nooner.
Trend 3: Bright Lip
Whenever I am in a rush, my go-to look is a bright lip- usually orange or red. This is guaranteed to look beautiful and put together, and it really isn’t much effort at all. Pair it with some light false lashes or just mascara and you look pulled together with minimal effort! Another reason I love Ulta Beauty- it’s so easy to stock up on these fun colors and find everything you need in one place.
Trend 4: Glitter
Glitter is one of my favorite things ever, but it’s super easy to go over-board. I love the trend of adding glitter the same way you’d add sprinkles- just a touch here and there. For this look I used glitter on the inner corners of the eyes as well as on top of my lip color. Ulta Beauty has lots of different options for glitter- you can find glitter liner or metallic liquid eyeshadow like I used for this look, as well as loose glitter if you really want to go full on glam!
I used Stila Maginificent Metals Glitter & Glow in Gold Goddess for my glitter on the inner corners of the eyes and on top of my lips, Maybelline Color Sensational Liquid Lip Color in Nude Thrill, Ardell False lashes.
This post is sponsored by Ulta Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about Ulta Beauty, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.