Every fashion month poses an opportunity for the biggest names in makeup to decide how they would like to shift the beauty world. For the spring/ summer 2019 makeup trends, their focus was on clean, ethereal beauty punctuated by just a single messy or unusual element. This meant everything from wild graphic eyeliner to watercolor-esque eyeshadow, or bitten-looking lips. Foundation was mostly out for the spring/ summer 2019 beauty trends, with a strong preference for glowy, bare skin.
While the overall vibe in the spring 2019 makeup trends was gentle and restrained, the exception was a wild and artistic use of color, with little regard to clean lines or sophisticated beauty techniques. We saw runways overwhelmed with femininity, which bore itself out in the spring 2019 makeup trends primarily in the form of pastels and glitter. This is a season for celebration, and the spring 2019 beauty trends certainly reflect that.
Spring/ Summer 2019 Beauty Trends: Complexion
#1. Clean Skin
At this point it’s old news that runway makeup artists are not big fans of foundation. Instead, for the spring 2019 makeup trends, superstar artists like Pat McGrath, Val Garland, and Lisa Eldridge kept skin foundation-free, instead opting to use just a touch of concealer or some blurring primer only on the spots where it was truly necessary.
If you tend to sweat and hate the feel of foundation sliding down your face, then we are sure you are going to enjoy this light and breezy way of making up your complexion. Each one of these makeup artists made sure to cite the importance of a great skincare routine when questioned backstage, so if you’re a fan make sure not to neglect yours!
The best takes on clean skin were at Stella McCartney, where just a touch of mascara and a dab of iridescent shimmer were all that was necessary to bring out the models’ natural beauty. Even that mascara wasn’t necessary at Balmain, Proenza Schouler, and Isabel Marant, where perfect bare skin glowed with health. Just a touch of blush was all the complexion makeup models needed at Christopher Kane.
#2. Glowing Skin
Forget matte, the spring/ summer 2019 beauty trends are all about glowing skin, shining healthfully with a natural gleam. This season cheekbones and foreheads were highlighted softly, but not with powder highlighters. Makeup artists preferred a touch of liquid or cream luminizer to give a more natural sheen.
Models at Victoria Beckham looked as though their skin glowed from within. It was a beautiful and healthy look that paired well with the sleek, damp way their hair was styled. That same kind of ultra-natural glow worked well, especially for freckled models, at Michael Kors.
A dose of highlighter at Brock Collection gave a more pronounced glow that paired well with rosy lips and peachy cheeks. Other runways to give use dewy beauty included David Koma, Off-White and Noon by Noor.