Are the contents of your makeup bag needing a pick me up? Or maybe all of these Instagram trends have you inspired but your short on cash? Then keep reading girl, here are a few things to put your fresh face forward for spring/summer 2017.  These looks are fresh off the runways at New York Fashion Week and WERKing their way into your everyday slay.


Coming in first is every girls favorite, bronzer.  Who doesn’t love a sultry sun kissed look? My favorite bronzer is this one from MAC in Gold Deposit.  What I love most about this bronzer is you can use it all over, on your cheeks, your eye lids and even your body.  This bronzer is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way.  Another one to look for is Colourpop’s Butterfly Beach, this highlighter is super affordable and gives a nice dewy silver shimmer to your look. Try it with a coral lip, like Wet N Wilds Coral Corruption and you will be beat for the beach so leave your sand at home.


It's getting hot in here so take off all your clothes, and your makeup! That’s right, no contouring permitted beyond this point. Lighten up your look this season and opt for bold highlights in daring unicorn-esque lavenders, pinks and blues. Think My Little Pony all grown up, paired with a nude lip, this look is futuristic and daring. You can also try a naked eye look too with just a shimmer of liner on your lash line and a glossy nude on your lip like this one from Hard Candy. I have this one myself and it has mega-shine, it’s long-lasting and retails for about $6.  You can’t beat that! To top off this glistening look, mist your face with a dewy setting spray like this one from NYX Cosmetics. You'll be too haute to handle babe!


Juicy, fresh and sweet, you'll be feeling peachy keen with hues from one of my favorite emojis. Peach is showing up everywhere this Spring/Summer 2017, from pretty pouts to peachy highlighted cheeks, it's a must-have and looks sweet on every skin tone. You can wear a look I call Peaches N’ Cream, just apply a peach eyeshadow, highlight your cheeks using this pretty baby, and kiss your lips with one these from Colourpop’s Peach lipstick bundle.


Yassss! Goth lips are totally it this summer! Deep berry toned lippies get a trendy update by adding a metallic accent. Try lining your Cupid's bow with a holographic lippie like one of these from Sigma Beauty as featured on our Instagram. You can even dab your make up brush in a shimmery lilac shadow to get a similar effect. These cool colors are guaranteed to spice up your look this spring. Really want to up the amp for this look? Pair with a naked eye, bold lashes, cosmetic contacts and tap into your inner cosplay diva.

As you can see anything goes in 2017! From barely there to bold and beautiful, you can pick any of these looks and be on trend.  I bet you already have some of these in your makeup bag and they just need to be paired up to create one of these looks.  That’s what is so great about the trends this year because anything goes! It’s all about getting creative and having fun. Taking inspiration from the runway and making it apart of your everyday slay! Ok, so now that you have a few suggestions, make sure you tag us on Instagram and show us your fresh beat.  Also use one of the hashtags to let us know which look inspired you.


Tina McEachin



Cover photo credit to Andrew Boyle Photography for Milk Makeup

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