Dermatologist Approved Guide to Summer Skin Care
- 25 Mar - 31 Mar, 2023
Spring always yields an exciting opportunity to make a fresh start. For many, the end of winter means a new wardrobe and beauty regime. But what are the spring beauty products we can expect to trend? Whether it be the sunshine-induced happiness or the influence of runways and television shows, it seems that this spring’s beauty will be defined by effortless, nostalgic fun. From textured hair to glossy pouts, beauty experts walk us through the beauty product trends to consider this season.
Nothing screams warm weather like the reemergence of skin tints, lightweight foundations, and tinted moisturisers. Jen Tioseco, the makeup pro calls it “radiant skin but with some coverage.” She and celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendano are fans of Rose Inc’s Luminous Skin Tint, which the latter says “gives you a beautiful luminous finish and evens out complexion but feels like nothing on your skin.” Otherwise, he is a fan of Tower 28’s Sunny Days tinted sunscreen for a lightweight glow.
“Undone texture has been in style for a while now, but [I’m] also seeing a curlier, bouncy, modern take on Julia Roberts’s texture,” says pro hairstylist Kiley Fitzgerald of the looks that will reflect this season’s fun and flirty vibe. “Maybe not as much height like the ’80s but definitely more curl.” Amp up your texture with texturising sprays from Paul Mitchell or Oribe for all-day volume and hold for fine, flat hair types.
As hemlines get shorter and the days get longer, skin is certainly in. Upgrade your body care routine with nourishing, exfoliating formulas that will leave you silky smooth all over. Cleanse and buff away dull skin in the shower with Tula’s 3-in-1 polish, or massage in Tata Harper’s Redefining Body Balm post-shower to hydrate and minimise the appearance of stretch marks.
“Glossy lips with a shinier effect will be big,” says celebrity makeup artist Robert Sesnek. “Shades from naturally nude to Candy Apple red will be everywhere. I think this also pairs beautifully with a stronger blush and sheerer skin.” Pat McGrath’s Lust Lip Gloss or Dior’s Lip Maximiser will surely perfect that glossy pout.
Sesnek predicts bright, bold blush in cream or powder formulas for a sun-kissed look that pairs well with lightweight foundations. “I think this spring/summer is going to be about blush with brighter looking shades from coral to suntanned shades,” he says.
Expect eyeliner to make a bolder statement this spring. “Graphic eyeliner in shades from black, neon and pastels and everything in between. Formulas in pencil, cream, and liquid can all be used for this look,” says Sesnek. Take your pick between liners from Pat McGrath and Fenty Beauty for ultra-pigmented options in an array of high impact shades.
Celebrity nail artists Mo Qin and Betina Goldstein agree that there will be an increased emphasis on strong, healthy nails this spring. Goldstein loves L’Occitane’s shea-infused oil because “it’s perfect for on the go, throw it in your pocket or bag and reapply throughout the day keeping your nails hydrated.” Otherwise, consider the CND Solar Oil, which Qin says “keeps your nails and cuticles moisturised and conditioned all the time.”
According to Avendano, we shouldn’t fear a bit of sparkle across the eyes this spring, a trend we saw in Euphoria and across the spring 2022 runways. “It creates such a metallic impact that gets a lot of attention,” he says of his coveted Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes, which he notes can be used on the body, or atop eyeshadow. You can’t go wrong with Hourglass’s Scattered Light Glitter, too.