Rebellious Makeup Trends To Try This Season

Spring Beauty Tips From Makeup Expert Sarah Laidlaw
Sophia Smith

Lifestyle Writer

Apr 24, 2017

Just because the weather is turning cold, you don’t need to expel colour from your life!

Wearing that daring bohemian outfit and walking confidently in those new colourful high heels are just some of the many ways to lift your spirits and add a little cheer to your life as the seasons change.

Along with innovative wardrobe collections, fashion designers and makeup artists have come up with a few authentic, cheeky ideas to perfect and renew your beauty routine this April.

Those of us who truly enjoy the variety of makeup and perceive it as an art form will absolutely enjoy these increasingly popular trends that are bound to knock your socks off!

Breathtaking watercolour

For those of you who really like to bring out their eyes and are craving the freedom of colour combining, this year’s biggest eye makeup trend will be accentuating your eyes with vibrant splashes of colour, and no need to hold back! Mixing and matching vividly bright hues with more discrete, soft colours, or combining several rich shades that would have been deemed insane a few years back, this trend is the epitome of makeup artistry.

This Season is bringing unusual and Rebellious Makeup Trends
Picture Credits: Elle – Stylecaster – Vogue

Uneven smudges, lines and dots to complement the colours, and asymmetrical composition for both eyelids let you try out two different looks at once. All in all, your rainbow of versatility offers an abundance of creative options to begin your season in a festive spirit!

A dazzling neon palette

Glamorous outfits require equally glitzy eyeshadow. But this season’s favourite trends are taking this rule to a whole new level. Reserved for the brave and the bold among makeup lovers, introducing neon colours is a perfect solution for a fabulous Friday night that will truly make you stand out in the crowd.

Trendy makeups from Harper's Bazaar, Nylon, Elle
Picture Credits: Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Elle

You can use smoky black as your base colour while relying on a streak of neon hues, like green, pink or purple, to give you that intense, stunning look. A cluster of carefully arranged glittery spots in single colour or mixing a dark basis with a single eye-catching element in your neon shade can have an equally sensational effect.

Nature takes the lead

While it seems that incredibly rebellious trends are the predominant ones in this season’s makeup styles, there’s a growing awareness of a greater need for natural makeup and promoting your natural appearance with a subtle look. We’ve seen makeup-free models dominating the catwalks of fashion shows as well as those opting for a single arresting detail, such as blush, a bright lipstick or even just some lip-gloss, to steal the spotlight.

Beautystat and Viva Glam Magazine Makeups for this season
Picture Credits: Beautystat and Viva Glam Magazine

Due to the increased number of women who gladly embrace this no-makeup look, many cosmetic brands that are now available worldwide have also started focusing on their natural and matt coverage foundations. The list includes trusted brands like Kryolan, which has also jumped on the no-makup trend.

Playful lines

It’s safe to say that electric eyeliners are taking over the world! In addition to the rebellious smoky eyes for a careless, effortless look, you can now experiment with colourful eyeliners to accentuate your natural eye-colour and shape.

Le Fashion, Hollywood Life, Pinterest
Picture Credits: Le Fashion, Hollywood Life, Pinterest

A single, smudgy line of intense hues, such as dark purple or navy blue, can be the one thing you need to create a perfectly mysterious look that will give your everyday beauty routine a twist of colour.

Just like with those watercolour brushstrokes for your eyelids, this seemingly simple element can emphasise your eyes for any occasion.


By Sophia Smith

Lifestyle Writer

Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at Women Love Tech and High Style Life.


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