The 7 Best Low Maintenance Makeup Trends This Spring

What’s “in” this fashion season is creating effortless looks that embrace your natural beauty. These makeup trends are low-maintenance and you don’t need to be a beauty expert to pull them off. While experimenting with extravagant looks can be so much fun, you don’t need need a ton of makeup to look beautiful and feel confident.

1. Dewy Skin

Last year, matte primers and powders were all the rave as people tried to get ride of any natural shine on their face. Laying off on these mattifying products allows you to embrace your skins natural dewiness while also having your makeup look less cakey. This is even accentuated by placing highlighter on the cheekbones, tip of the nose, cupid’s bow, and under the brow to make for a glowy, radiant look

Get the look with Milk’s ultra-highlighting holographic stick!

2. Glossy Lips

@rachleary in Boys Town lippie pencil 😍

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Last year, with the astronomical success of Kylie lip kits, bold mattes became the norm. The use of liner to create an extremely defined, over-drawn lip line with a perfectly arched cupid’s bow also became popular. These days, we just smear on our gloss and are out the door, with lips that appear more juicy and voluptuous and definitely kissable.

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3. Natural Brows

@_eeselisa wears #BoyBrow in Brown 💫

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Brow maintenance became an art form. Before we knew it, brow bars were popping up around town and beauty gurus were sharing their very regimented routine of waxing, threading, and tweezing. A feature of your face that was once not given much attention became a multi-million dollar industry. Now, beauty is in the natural shape of your brow and being able to identify each individual strand of hair, a look that can be achieved by just applying a simple brow gel.

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4. Single Shade Eyeshadows

Okay, this one’s not really no-makeup makeup, but it definitely has a laissez-faire, low maintenance vibe about it.

There are many makeup tutorials that teach you how to perfectly blend your eye shadows to create depth and add a three-dimensional aspect to your eyelids. But this new trend simplifies this entire process by applying free-hand a single shade of a bold color or sparkly eye shadow, or by using an eye pigment.

Get the look from Sephora!

READ ALSO: How to Get Glossy Lids Like Kylie in 3 Steps

5. Spider Lashes

Get bold, sculpted voluminous lashes that wow with #spidermascara.

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Although this initially sounds unappealing, it is a major trend on high fashion runways. While it adds sharpness and definition to the messy eye shadow looks, it also makes your eyes pop and look adorably doll-like. It also helps us avoid the heaviness of falsies, and allows us to work with our bare lashes. You can cop this look with drugstore mascara, too!

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6. Freckles!

Every occasion is the right occasion for a lil’ holo 💎 #regram @violette_fr for @ellefr

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Although this isn’t a trend that anyone can take on, girls who have natural freckles have chosen to not cover them up with layers of foundation, but rather let them show through a light tinted moisturizer or just wear a bear face. It’s all about embracing your natural, unique beauty features!

7. Flushed Cheeks

Gorgeous @tamannabeauty 🇬🇧 uses fan favorite instant age rewind concealer for flawless skin. #mnyitlook #mnyconceal

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Instead of applying a boldly colored powder, use a cheek tint or stain that gives you that natural flush after bae compliments you. Not only will it add a flirtiness to your look, it will feel light on your skin and not cake up through out the day.

Get the look from Sephora!

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