These Are the Top 8 Beauty Trends You Need to Know For Spring 2018
At New York Fashion Week's Spring 2018 shows, the common theme was celebrating unique and diverse beauty. Hair was often left au naturel to let the models' original textures shine, while low-key makeup and nails reigned. That being said, there were also a lot of fun embellishments, from gemstones on faces to flower hair adornments, that kept this season an exciting one for beauty. Read on to get our full breakdown of the standout trends.
The trend: Flower Embellishments
As seen at: Naeem Khan (pictured), Philipp Plein, The Blonds
Even if you never jumped on the flower-crown bandwagon, you can't deny how pretty these blooms look as hair accessories. Hair stylists placed them individually in updos or behind the ears. Debut this look when the Spring music festivals come along, or even try it at a formal event (Jennifer Lawrence is already an early adopter).
Get the look: Asos Pack of 6 Assorted Flower Hair Clips ($10)
Flower Embellishments at Philipp Plein NYFW Spring 2018
Flower Embellishments at The Blonds NYFW Spring 2018
The trend: Brushstroke Liner
As seen at: Jason Wu, Rachel Comey (pictured), Tom Ford
Consider this makeup trend a grown-up version of finger painting. Take an electric color like red or blue, or even basic black, and swipe it on liberally. There's no precision required for this artsy look best suited for a night out.
Get the look: Nars Velvet Eyeliner in Curaçao ($24)
Brushstroke Liner at Tom Ford NYFW Spring 2018
Brushstroke Liner at Jason Wu NYFW Spring 2018
Accent Stripes on Nails
The trend: Accent Stripes on Nails
As seen at: Tibi (pictured), 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kate Spade
Minimalist manicures were popular at New York Fashion Week. Instead of just keeping nails bare with flesh-toned polish, however, they sported a little touch of nail art in the form of skinny stripes. Worn on a single nail, it's beautifully subtle (not to mention incredibly easy to re-create at home).
Get the look: Kiss Nail Artist ($5)
Accent Stripes on Nails at 3.1 Phillip Lim NYFW Spring 2018
Accent Stripes on Nails at Kate Spade NYFW Spring 2018
The trend: Glossy Lips
As seen at: Fenty Puma by Rihanna (pictured), Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung
Lip gloss, everyone's favorite '90s beauty product, is back in a big way for Spring. Considering supermatte lips have taken over Instagram for a while now, it's refreshing to see neutral, high-shine pouts on their way up.
Get the look: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal ($18)
Glossy Lips at Jason Wu NYFW Spring 2018
Glossy Lips at Prabal Gurung NYFW Spring 2018
The trend: Not-So-Basic Ponytails
As seen at: Christian Siriano (pictured), Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Novis
This Spring, a simple black elastic won't do. We saw countless fresh takes on the ponytail, from being wrapped in neon bungees to braids to artful layering. The sporty hairstyle has never been chicer.
Get the look: L'Oréal Professionel Tecni.Art Infinium 4 Hairspray ($28)
Not-So-Basic Ponytails at Novis NYFW Spring 2018
Not-So-Basic Ponytails at Fenty Puma by Rihanna NYFW Spring 2018
The trend: Embellished Eyes
As seen at: Jeremy Scott (pictured), Katie Gallagher, Laurence & Chico
Designers were loving the look of bedazzled lids. You may not be showing up to your office with pearls and gems superglued to your eyes, but this trend is definitely fit for a concert or festival come Spring.
Get the look: Lottie Metallic Face & Freckle Temporary Tattoos ($16)
Embellished Eyes at Katie Gallagher NYFW Spring 2018
Embellished Eyes at Laurence & Chico NYFW Spring 2018
French Manicure Reimagined
The trend: French Manicure Reimagined
As seen at: Club Monaco, Sachin & Babi (pictured), Opening Ceremony
Classic French manicures bring back memories of the early aughts and have, for the most part, been left behind. New ways of doing the look, however — say, "upside down" (with the strip at the cuticle of the nail) or with metallic or striped tips instead of white — hint at a major comeback for the retro mani this Spring.
Get the look: Dermelect "Me" Sophisticate Polish ($14)
French Manicure Reimagined at Club Monaco NYFW Spring 2018
French Manicure Reimagined at Opening Ceremony NYFW Spring 2018
The trend: Soft Curls
As seen at: Jonathan Simkhai (pictured), Public School, Cynthia Rowley
Step away from the straightening iron. Whether you're born with ringlets (lucky) or have to fake it, next season is all about embracing brushed-out, soft texture. Odile Gilbert used a three-eighths-inch curling rod to achieve this look at Simkhai.
Get the look: Hot Tools Mini 3/8" Curling Iron ($37)