Springtime Trends: Let It Glow

As spring is the time of rebirth, we thought it an ideal opportunity to chat with an expert on fresh new looks for the season.  Ami Mallon, Corporate Educator for Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics, shares some trends with us.

Glowing Skin:

Glowy skin is always in, but this year in particular it is making a comeback! This type of look can be challenging particularly in the dry winter months. The key to a great glowing skin look is light layers of product. Heavy layers of foundation will look cakey on the skin but layering a light moisturizer, illuminating primer and then a light layer of base will create a gorgeous glow that will last all night!

For oily skins this type of look can be more difficult but with the use of a great mattifying powder it is absolutely achievable.  Osmosis Colour’s Finishing Powder will allow for the skin’s natural oils to create a gorgeous glow that will appear as the makeup sits on the skin without looking shiny.

Lived-in liner:

End of the night liner is one of the most surprising and exciting trends that we are seeing for 2018. It’s the return of the grunge eye! This look is edgy and effortless with a touch of glamour. The best thing about this eye look is just how easy it is to achieve - simply line the whole eye (including the waterline) smudge using either a finger or a synthetic blending brush. Want to make it easier? Add an eye gloss or balm! My go to is Osmosis Colour’s Age Defying Treatment Concealer which houses a moisture stick made of Argan, Coconut and Apricot Oils. Simply dab this hydrating balm on top of the liner to give it a glossy, edgier feel.

We found more seasonal products to check out:

The Lovely Rose 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette is part of the new Clarins new Spring Collection.  The Palette features bright pink shades—Dragee Pink, Raspberry Pink, Old Pink and Aubergine.  Clarins adds two new shades to the Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector collection: Hot Pink, and Plum.  For skin, the new Hydra-Essentiel Eye Mask is an eye contour treatment that combines hydration, cooling, and anti-fatigue action that melts into skin instantly.  (Available at clarins.com)

Wunder2’s new Caviar Illuminator is a pearlescent creamy highlighter that contains a highly concentrated complex of blurring and highlighting pigments.  They’re compressed into the Caviar Beads using Light Encapsulation Technology and are suspended in a serum-gel infused with moisturizers and skin conditioning butters.  Use your fingers or a brush for application.  (Available at wunder2.com)

The Kimberly Sayer of London Ultralight Moisturizer SPF 30 is designed for oily and acne-prone skin.  It absorbs easily and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.  The formula contains natural and organic ingredients, such as lemon oil, to detox the skin, minimize oil production, and help dry up acne.  It also features Non-Nano mineral sunblock to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.  (Available at thechoosychick.com)

Known for its Enchanted Garden brand iconography, Rouge Bunny Rouge has the perfect spring palette in the Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette.  The palette features four rich, fool-proof shades in a seamless and easy to blend pan.  Ingredients Argan Oil and Encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid help give a silky and lightweight texture.  (Available at bloomingdales.com)

Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Body Lotion makes moisture on the go easy with its lightweight and fast absorbing formula.  Aloe and Shea Butter give it a rich and luxurious feel.  The fresh fragrance includes White Freesia, Golden Amber and Warm Musk.  (Available at number4hair.com)

The Lily Lolo Sweet Nothings Eye Palette makes it easy for day or night application with its eight shades—everything from a shimmery lilac to a matte deep brown, to sparkle grey and matte cream.  The winner of the Green Beauty Bible Award does not contain chemicals, talc, or dyes and is vegan and gluten-free.  (Available at thechoosychick.com)

The Organic to Green’s popular Coco Oil can be used can be used as a moisturizer on the face (including lips) and body.  It can also be used for conditions like eczema, acne and psoriasis and even tames fly-aways! The Vanilla Chamomile Coco Oil is infused with vanilla, chamomile, calendula and aloe.  (Available at ulta.com)