From draped blush to bright blocks of eyeshadow, spring’s best beauty trends draw from all the shades of the rainbow.
As Spring 2023 Fashion Month draws to a close, we’re left with the remnants: photo galleries full of inspo and the hope that, with a little (or a lot) of saving, these looks can one day be ours. But even if the price of a piece from Chanel or Dries far exceeds the average wardrobe budget, the runway’s hottest beauty looks can easily find their place in anyone’s weekly rotation. From pops of colour to sparkling bedazzlements, the top spring 2023 beauty trends are fresh and fun. Discover them all.
Blush draping, whereby you swathe your temples and cheeks in bright and beautiful shades of pink or red, first became popular in the ’70s. Since then, it’s been worn by everyone from Rihanna at the 2017 Met Gala to Arianna Grande this past summer. Thanks to Aliétte, Christian Cowan and Etro, the beauty trend will continue right on into 2023.
The wet look
Would it even be Fashion Month without models who look like they walked off the set of Flashdance? This season at Atlein, Giambattista Valli, Balmain and Dries Van Noten (not to mention Marni, Proenza Schouler and Molly Goddard), dry hair was out in favour of slicked-back knots, damp finger waves and straight-up stringy manes.
Glitter: it’s the ultimate pick-me-up — and this season’s key makeup artist’s all agree. From the sparkly brows at Peter Do to the metallic-and-sequin lids at Giorgio Armani, a little bit of embellishment is always a good idea.
Tuck your nude eyeshadow palette back in your makeup bag, because Spring 2023 is all about brights. Purple, green, orange, yellow and blue are all up for grabs, as are colourful wings, blocked shadow and delicate accenting. Do it your way! Just make sure the finish is matte — à la Stella Jean, Prabal Gurung, Paul & Joe and DSquared2 — and the colour is Day-Glo.
This season’s skin looks just like… skin. There’s no heavy coverage, no dewy shine or flat matte texture. If we didn’t know better, we’d think the models at Erdem, Missoni, Brandon Maxwell and Altuzarra weren’t wearing any makeup.
Sprays of colour
Fearless makeup lovers, your face is your canvas — and it’s time to let it steal the spotlight. At Spring 2023 shows like Marni, Etro, Stella Jean and Act N°1, vibrant colour was sprayed over foreheads, brows and temples, shrugging off the notion that bright hues are just for the lids, cheeks and lips. “There aren’t any rules,” this look says. And it’s true.