Spring 2018 Beauty Inspo

As it's officially Spring here in North Carolina (even if it may not feel like it most days!), here at WINK we wanted to showcase all that's trending in beauty for the newest season.

Spring 2018 welcomed a return of the ponytail, celebrated negative space in nail art, and didn't shy away from unique, bold eyeliner applications. 

View more on what's trending in this season below.


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This season seemed to break all the rules with eyeliner. Double stacked liner, colorful, bold, interrupted, stamped, upside down, and outline eyeliner were all seen on the runways for Spring. All in all, wear your eyeliner how ever you'd like, because it's in style.

While eyeliner stole the show, a return to delicate also made an appearance. Paired with a glossy eye or dewy cheeks, the au naturale face with a barely there cheek will continue to be ever present on runways, magazines, and for everyday wear.

Sprays of glitter were the last big makeup trend on runways this season. Whether it's chunky glitter strategically placed on lips, a golden beam of highlight on the cheeks, or a sparkly eye from lash line to brow bone--glitter always has a time and a place.


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Thank goodness this year welcomes the return of the ponytail. A double stacked ponytail, low pony, or a braided pony were all seen among the photos from various shows. Ponytails are an effortless hairstyle I think everyone can agree to and get behind (and hopefully it's not going anywhere anytime soon!).

On the opposite end of hair, the runways showcased unruly texture in both up and down styles. Curls that weren't so perfect and polished, waves that are deconstructed and slept in, as well as diffused curls mimicking big hair of the eighties. In essence, roll out of bed and own that natural curl.


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Same as with eyeliner, nail art didn't seem to have any rules this season. While many nail trends made their way to the runway this Spring, negative space stood out as the trendsetter of the season. From a delicate petal pattern at the tips of the nails to a single strip on your ring finger, anything goes for nails in Spring 2018.

What hair, makeup, or nail trends are you excited to own or try in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

Makeup trends that need to disappear according to this MUA

Happy New Year WINK babes! What better way to begin 2017 than putting out into the universe which trends should stay in 2016. Contouring is such an obvious trend that most makeup artists I know desperately want to be rid of. So instead of going the obvious route, I decided to think of the top 3 trends, in my opinion, that should never see the light of day ever again….ever. As a self proclaimed makeup junkie, I love trying every new trend and playing in makeup. I have left my home while wearing some pretty intense makeup looks. These three looks not only made me feel less confident when I stepped out, but had me questioning WTF was I thinking.

Trend #1: The “I’m wearing so much thick makeup that my face looks like a mask” trend. I understand that women want to look flawless and perfected, but when a 17-25 year old woman is wearing Double Wear foundation, setting it with Studio Fix foundation powder, and contouring her face to the gods at 9:30a, it just makes me wonder what the hell is this beautiful, younger person trying to hide?! I’m not an advocate for the ‘no makeup, makeup’ look because I know sometimes shit needs to be spackled. But day-to-day makeup looks should be much softer than this full coverage foundation trend. Plus all that makeup is a bitch to wash off. The Solution: Find an amazing skin regimen that really works for you. Once your skin is perfected, there is no need to hide under all that makeup. A little spot concealer to even out, setting powder and blush is all you will need to look fresh and flawless. 

Trend #2: The "Overlining your lips to look like they have been stung lips” trend. It never looks right. In pictures, over lining may look like your lips are perfectly plump and luscious, but in person it looks like you were playing in your momma’s makeup. The Solution: Skip the lip injections, skip spending 20 minutes of your life over-lining your lips and just find a great shade of lipstick that makes you feel confident and sassy.

Trend #3: Using heavy concealer under the brows. It isn’t needed. Concealer can be useful to shape out the brow, but when it’s applied heavily to shape and highlight, it can start to look like a floating eyebrow. Also, if you’re in-between waxes and your brows are beginning to look more like Frida Kahlo's, using concealer heavily can actually accentuate how desperately they need to be groomed. The Solution: Spot tweeze where you need to and softly fill in your brows. They will look natural and beautiful while showcasing your knock-out eyes.

Which trends are you ready to say, "good riddance" to? 

;) KM