Although there are currently 2 feet of snow on the ground (thanks, Stella), the first day of spring has FINALLY arrived. Since new seasons=new makeup launches, I have accumulated quite the beauty wishlist. Here are some new trends and a few items that I am absolutely lusting after:
Trend 1: Highlight, highlight, and highlight some more. The biggest spring trend is absolutely to be glowing from head to toe, just check out the front display in Sephora for proof. Every major brand has been launching beautiful highlighters, but I decided to finally purchase the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Celestial and I am so obsessed with it. It’s definitely worth that $42 price tag, especially if you’re super into highlighting. Here are a few of the newest launches that I am saving my pennies for because I absolutely need all of them.
1. The Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit!!!
I am a huge fan of beauty YouTubers and have honestly been watching most of them since early high school. I can also thank their hauls and tutorials for just about every item on this list. I am always so interested to see how much YouTube has impacted the beauty industry and I am also always happy to support my favorite content creators. Not to mention that the shades in this palette are to die for.
2. Casey Holmes X Smashbox Starlight Palette in Pearl
Casey Holmes is one of my absolute favorite YouTubers and it’s so amazing that she was able to collaborate with such a major brand on something like this. The palette looks beautiful and I’m dying to get my hands on it to support her. For her next collab I think it would be really cool for her to create a foundation or primer for girls with oily/problematic skin since that is what she and so many of her viewers struggle with. The palette is beautiful, but for girls with a lot of texture and pores, a matte face is usually the best route.
3. Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo
omg….when Jaclyn Hill put this on her face in her most recent GRWM I had to resist heading to Sephora that second to purchase this $80 highlighter. Tom Ford kills me because everything is so beautiful but its just so outrageously expensive *sigh*. My favorite highlighters are ones that are not chunky, glittery, or leave a huge highlight stripe on your face, and this highlighter fit the bill. Of course.
4. Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Transcendence
You need to go into a Sephora store right this second and touch this highlighter. I’m not kidding. It’s the coolest feeling ever because its neither a cream or a powder, it’s some weird in-between formula. This color is absolutely stunning and makes me feel like I have a pretty mermaid glow.
5. Kevin Aucoin The Neo Limelight Powder
Speaking of a mermaid glow…holy Ariel. And this powder is even prettier in person if that’s possible. I love the cooler-toned/pink highlighters that have come out this season, definitely check them out for a different color glow.
Trend 2: Everything Kylie Cosmetics: Kylighters, Blushes, and Velvet Lips. I’m pretty sure Kylie is starting to come out with new products every week and I’m totally fine with that. I’m most excited about her blushes (that I believe are launching this Friday) because its something different than all of these other new makeup launches (aka not highlighter). In my opinion, Kylie Jenner/Kylie Cosmetics is a marketing genius and is one of the few companies who completely embraces the intersection of social media and beauty.
Trend 3: Sheer Coverage Foundation. This is a trend every year once the temperatures rise because honestly none of us want to risk having cake face from sweating our makeup off. Once again, Jaclyn Hill used this on her face in her most recent tutorial (that woman can do no wrong) and I decided right then that I absolutely need it to be on my face.
Random other things that I want:
1. Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Magic Wands Brush Set
OH MY GOD. need.
2. Gisou Honey Hair Oil
I think I’ve mentioned before that this product was on my wishlist after Tess Christine mentioned it in a favorites video. It’s expensive, but if it’ll make a difference on my hair then I’m willing to buy it. And how cute is that packaging. So photogenic.
Well that’s everything on my wishlist for now! I’m going to make a clothes shopping list sometime soon because I have decided that I hate 80% of my clothes at the moment (lol).