Currently, it's freezing outside, half the country is buried in snow, and we're all wondering when—and if—winter will end. Never fear, ladies! Sunny days are ahead, and spring isn't the only thing that's sprung. New season = new beauty trends, and—while Fashion Week gave us a glimpse of what 2016 trends might entail—it's finally time to try them out. Normally, spring beauty is defined by fresh, barely there makeup and romantic hairstyles, but 2016 came with a lot of surprises. Electric blue eyes, French invasion nails, moody lips and more! Below, the spring beauty trends we're most excited about, and—more importantly—how to wear them.
If your skin gets sensitive—redness, dryness, breakouts, itchiness—First Aid Beauty is here to give it some TLC. The entire line is free of harsh chemicals and known allergens: you won’t find parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances, or artificial dyes that can upset your skin, even making it suitable for people with eczema. Oh, did we mention it really works? A lot of sensitive-skin products are so gentle that your skin may not get irritated, but you won’t see any actual results, either. Not the case with First Aid Beauty, whose products still get down to business. Here are a few of our favorites:
We’re smitten with the science behind Sigma Beauty’s brushes. The company, focused exclusively on brushes, was co-founded in 2009 by an engineer and a molecular biologist—so you can bet they research the heck out of their makeup brushes, testing for quality and engineering so they’re the best on the market. What makes them outstanding? Each brush’s thin fibers are designed not to absorb humidity, so the bristles stay strong and won’t bend or wilt under liquids and creams like with some other brushes. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and designed to last a lifetime. These are our favorite Sigma Beauty products: