Spring Makeup Trends - Pastel and Glossy

Hi Bellas,

As a professional makeup artist, I'm always on the lookout for the latest trends. And this spring, there are two trends that I'm really excited about: glossy lips and pastels. Here's how to incorporate these trends on you or your client from a Professional Makeup Artist perspective.
For glossy lips, just carry a clear gloss and mix it into your lipstick. That way you can have a custom color glass anytime. I love using Graftobian's Clear Lip Gloss in my professional makeup kit. Just take a bit of clear gloss, your lipstick color of choice and mix the two for a custom glossy shade.
Loving this glossy nude lip by fellow IMA Instructor Ebony Miller on her model Ava.

For pastels, think pinks, aquas, soft yellows and lavenders. The key to making this translate for your clients is to think how to make this work on your client's skin tone. For example, pair a pale lip with a deeper lip pencil to accomodate deeper skin tones.

Check out this peachy look I created on my model Eduarda.
So if you're ready to try something new this spring, come see me at IMA! We'll help you create a look that's perfect for you. We have everything from One on One Makeup Lessons, to Personal Shopper Sessions. And if you're a Pro, no problem we also have Professional Makeup Artist Classes just for you.

Photography by @ctabphotography
Models from @clickatl