It’s official: Spring/Summer 2020 is the season to have fun with your makeup.
Gone are the mostly gothic, understated and solemn aesthetics of Autumn/Winter 2019/20. Instead, it’s all about embracing maximalism just in time for longer days and lighter nights.
(Bring it on!)
From cat-eye artistry to embellishments worthy of date night, neon colours to rosy cheeks that will instantly brighten up your daytime appearance, there’s something to suit every occasion.
Want more details? Read on for the spring 2020 makeup looks you simply have to try.
1. Disco Fever
Firstly, following in the retro footsteps of the Spring Summer 2020 fashion trends, the 1970s-inspired disco aesthetic is set to make a huge comeback.
Ideal for nights out on the town with your best ladies, this trend features an abundance of sparkle, can dress up any outfit and makes a serious style statement.
Why not take inspiration from designers such as Fendi and Brandon Maxwell, who showcased gorgeous glittery eyelids on their models in a multitude of colours? Alternatively, you could follow in the footsteps of Anna Sui and indulge in glitzy stick-on gems to amp up the glamour.
Either way, it’s time to shine bright like a diamond with your makeup this season!
2. Graphic Luxe
Sometimes you can’t deny that bolder is better, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to “graphic luxe” Spring 2020 makeup looks.
Think eyes that pop with vibrant ombre eyeshadows and feline eyeliner flicks, taking inspiration from the Nicole Miller and Versace shows.
You could even go one step further and opt for neon hues that would stop traffic, mimicking the genius of Oscar de la Renta.
Either way, use 60s icons like Twiggy and Mary Quant as your focal point to recreate playful, colour-popping aesthetics. Did someone say “Instagram worthy”?
3. Feeling Flushed
Like the idea of more bare-skinned spring 2020 makeup looks? Good news — fresh faces were all the rage at Burberry and Paco Rabanne.
Having said that, the makeup staple of pink blush was often present on cheek apples to achieve a naturally-flushed aesthetic.
Sies Marjan’s makeup artist then elevated this trend by extending the flush of pink to the temples and eyelids. The result? Ethereal romanticism at its finest.
4. Summer Blues
Whether in pastel or cobalt form, the colour blue was showcased in excess across the SS20 catwalks.
For instance, Marc Jacobs’ runway was overcome with the likes of Gigi Hadid in baby blue eyeshadow. Then LaQuan opted for a stunning sapphire shade across and under the lids of their mesmerising models.
However you decide to rock it, one thing’s for sure: cool blues have never felt hotter.
5. Wet-Look Lips
Finally, one of the key spring 2020 makeup looks to get on board with (if you haven’t already) is juicy lips.
That’s right — it’s time to kiss goodbye to the matte liquid lip and say hello to a glossy pout that would make even Regina George jealous. (Mean Girls, who?)
Chanel decided to champion stained wet-look lips, whereas, Giambattista Valli preferred to promote translucent elegance.
Either way, just choose what works for your outfit depending on the look that you’re going for — i.e. sassy and light-hearted versus chic and minimalistic — and you’re sure to turn heads.
Pushing the Boundaries with Spring 2020 Makeup Looks
Other spring 2020 makeup looks that were popular include white liner, dark lipstick and contrasting eyeshadow.
That said, the above five reigned supreme across multiple catwalks.
The trick is to explore and experiment with different trends until you find what works for your personal style.
Above all, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new this season. Ask yourself: if not now, when?
Which of these spring 2020 makeup looks is your favourite? Have you tried all of them?