spring fashion week beauty predictions

if i had my pick between new york fashion week in september and new york fashion week in february, i would choose september every time. for one, new york is heaven in september (not so nice in february) and second, spring beauty trends are always my favorite. over the years, some of my best pinch-me moments have been backstage in the tents at bryant park or sitting front of house inside lincoln center. it’s always magical, always a big deal, and definitely the highlight of my blogging career.

this september, my day job responsibilities won’t allow me to head to new york, but i’m brainstorming some predictions for spring beauty trends just the same. in spring, everything is soft and girly – it’s all about glowing skin and tightly twisted ballerina buns, rosy cheeks and lots of lashes. here are my beauty trend predictions for spring 2016:

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1 – an iridescent glow.

fresh skin is the basis for the best beauty looks. backstage, the skin care products don’t get the most attention, but they’re often the reason the model’s skin looks so insane walking down the runway. to get a beautifully youthful look, try a serum like no7 protect & perfect advanced to prep your face before foundation. peptides, antioxidants and salicylic acid give off radiance like you have never seen.

to up your glow game even more, bring some light-reflecting goodness from a liquid highlighter like boots botanics radiance highlighter pen to your brow bones and cheekbones. it can be easily blended with your fingers and just a couple of dabs bring out a fresh, natural glow.

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2 – shimmery metallic eyes.

we usually see heavy metals on the fall runways, but i think the classic palette will be brightened up with bronzes and champagnes this spring. the best part is that this trend is so easy to achieve. for a simple smoky eye, take a soft color like circa color saturated eye crayon in pure topaz and scribble liner into your upper lash line, and then buff it out with your ring finger. take the same shade into your crease, smudging as you go and just take a second to define that v shape in the corner.

once you’re all smoked out, curl your lashes and add several coats of volumizing mascara. i’m currently reaching for no7 lash impact because it’s dramatic and you can layer without clumps. it makes me look like I have so many more lashes than i really do! the finished look is glamorous without being overdone.

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3 – a mix of pinks

call me a traditionalist, but i love any spring look that features shades of pink. while a blended lipstick has been the norm over the years (patted on – less formal, more lived in), for 2016, i’m predicting the return of high shine gloss. formulas like circa lustrous shine lip polish are going to be the hero of many spring and summer looks. circa has nailed a product that can be worn sheer or layered over your favorite lip shade, it’s got a touch of tiny gold shimmer to make it special and it goes on smooth and non-sticky for moisturized lips. just gorgeous.

do you love spring beauty as much as i do? any trend predictions of your own?

i can’t wait to watch the runways and see all of the beautiful face charts come to life!

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.

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