In just a few weeks, we’ll be welcoming the spring season. A time of renewal, rebirth, and refreshment. Alongside the coming of a new season, there are several beauty trends set to dominate the scene. These include blush over contour, scalp care, and guilt-free skincare. We turned to no less than Sephora, one of the leading distributors of makeup and beauty in the region, to discover more about the upcoming beauty trends for spring.
Get ready to see a lot of blushing
This spring, we’re ditching the contoured and carved-out cheekbones of yesteryear. For Sephora, it’s all about the healthy, natural flush this spring. Whether you apply it on the apples of your cheeks or underneath your eyes a la drunk blush, you’ll definitely want to try this one out. Blush is one of the most personalised makeup choices. From the textures (powder, cream, or tint) to the colours (pink, coral, or peach), it’s all up to personal preference.
For an airy texture, Sephora has Jill Stuart’s Bloom Mix Blush Compact which offers five tones of blush. It has a mix of bright and highlight colours with a souffle-like texture that melts and melds with your skin. For a translucent flush, the Moonshot Air Blusher is also a great option.
If you like to build up the blush, a newcomer to Sephora has the ideal match for you. Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling Pillow Talk Extravaganza Cheek to Chic now comes in deeper shades. You can find a shade combo that suits your preference. If you like highly-pigmented blush, KVD Vegan Beauty’s new Everlasting Blush is an intense, matte blush that easily blends to your skin.
For women-on-the-go, multi-taskers are your best friend. The Nudestix Magnetic Plush Paint, Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek Tint, and Dear Dahlia’s Paradise Dual Palette can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks so you’ll still look amazing even while in a rush.
Skinification of the scalp
We’ve seen a lot of revolutionary strides in haircare. The latest development you need to know about is the skinification of the scalp. Basically, you need to treat your scalp like your skin. Hair care products set to come out in spring will be using ingredients typical to skincare. According to Sephora, this added TLC to your scalp will lead to healthier, happier, shinier hair.
Similar to how you layer skincare, caring for your hair should now involve three steps. Namely, Scalp Care, Care, and Finish. For scalp care, Sephora will have the Act&Acre Scalp Detox that removes the built-up product in your scalp while nourishing it.
In Hair Care, we have several options. The Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil, a highly concentrated styling oil that can repair, hydrate, and strengthen all hair types. Ouai Daily Care has three variants of shampoos that tackle different hair concerns. The Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Strengthening Treatment Oil uses ceramides and essential fatty acids to help restore and replenish the silkiness to your hair. Finally, the Percy & Reed Anti-Dandruff I’m No Flake* Shampoo has gentle ingredients like Aloe Vera and Chamomile that reduce dandruff, sooth irritation, and provide complete nourishment back to your crowning glory.
As for Finish, these are the hair tools that add life and style to your tresses. The ghd Helios™ Professional Hairdryer utilises a unique technology that gives you more precise control while drying and styling your hair. The IGK 1-800-Hold-Me is a no-crunch hairspray inspired by makeup setting spray. It gives your hair a subtle sheen, like a dewy setting spray that fuses your makeup together.
Now that clean beauty is all the rage, more brands are stepping up to the plate. Sephora shares, “Consumers nowadays are taking a stand on clean formulas that are not only good for the skin, but also safe for the environment.”
We have the Biossance Marine Algae, an anti-ageing eye cream that’s hero ingredient serves to deeply hydrate your eye area and provide a perfectly clean makeup canvas.
More brands also see the power of probiotic skincare. One of which is the Gallinee Eye Contour Cream which treats concerns such as inflammation, puffiness, wrinkles, and dryness through a blend of probiotics, prebiotics and aloe extract.
And as always, hyaluronic acid is still one of the leading skincare ingredients in the market. The Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 is a potent topical alternative to invasive treatments. It’s “magic 8” ingredients (including the powerful hyaluronic acid Primalhyal Ultrafiller) work together to hydrate your skin from the outermost surface all the way to the lower parts of the skin to build a moisture reservoir for continuously hydrated skin.
(Cover photo from: @nudestix)
Keep an eye out for these products in Sephora stores and the Sephora website.