2022 was the year of skin-cycling, slugging, and SPF. But 2023 is upon us, and the new year is the perfect time to refresh our beauty routines. Some trends have carried over into the new year. Y2K-inspired makeup isn’t going anywhere, and dewy skin is still trendier than a matte complexion, but lots of new styles have emerged with the new year. Below are our favorite 2023 beauty trends that you will see everywhere this spring.
Lived-in Eye Makeup
Although a bold, crisp eye liner has its place, we’re loving a more smudged effect. The imperfect, lived-in look reminds us of ‘90s Kate Moss, and the best part is that its relatively easy to achieve. All you need is one eye liner. Our go to is the Ere Perez Jojoba Eye Pencil. Start by sketching it on the outer part of the lash line, bringing it three fourths of the way in. Leaving the inner part of the eye blank keeps your eyes from appearing smaller. Don’t worry about making the liner perfect because the next step is to smudge it outward and upward using a small blender brush. Lastly, apply a little eye liner to the outer corner of the lower lash line and smudge it out. This lived-in eye makeup is a twist on the classic smokey eye and gives your overall look an effortless feel.
Bare skin is always in, but this year “skinmalism” has taken the beauty world by storm. We’re learning to value simplicity and let our natural skin shine through a light makeup application, especially in the warmer months of spring when our makeup tends to melt. Skinmalism is the term for “less is more” makeup. It embraces a light base and rejects full coverage, contouring, and baking. As people shift more and more toward a skincare-focused routine, it only makes sense makeup wearers will opt for a more natural looking complexion; think model-off-duty makeup. This spring try swapping a thicker foundation for a sheerer one. Our favorite is the Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation for its skin-loving ingredients and non-greasy texture.
Watermelon and Coral Tones
Spring is the season of color and vibrancy. Expect to see a resurgence of watermelon and coral tones on the lips and the cheeks. 2022 was the year of sheer, cool-toned pinks, but this spring they’ll be replaced by slightly more unexpected shades of coral and watermelon. Try a watermelon lip color with a gloss on top for a popsicle stain effect or a coral blush that makes the cheeks stand out. Our go to is the RMS lip2cheek cream in the shade Smile. Apply it with your fingertips or a brush for a glowy pop of color.
Super flushed, ‘80s-style cheeks will be all the rage this spring. The draping technique will be popular for these blush-forward looks. Draping is similar to contouring but uses blush instead. Blush is applied from the apples of the cheeks up to the temples in a “C” shape for a dramatic effect that makes your cheekbones stand out. The draping technique is all about blending so choose a blush that applies smoothly. Our go-tos are the RMS Redimension Hydra Powder Blushes for their dewy, cream-like finish.
‘90s brown lip colors, sported by almost every super model of the era, are back this spring in a big way. Brown lips don’t have to feel dated if they’re worn with the right makeup look. Pair your favorite browny-nude lipstick with minimal face makeup, a hint of brow gel, and a simple taupe eyeshadow. Ere Perez’s Coco Crayon in the shade Brave is the perfect neutral brown. Apply it as a liner and lipstick, then apply a clear gloss to the center of the lips to add an updated spin on a traditionally matte lip look.