Eyeshadow Colors and Trends for Spring/Summer 2019
We are kicking off spring and summer 2019 with colors. Which colors? Blue and green to be precise. Say sayonara to warm neutrals and orange toned eye palettes. This season blues and greens are making a splash. Is it because they are the colors of the sea? Who knows. But brands are listening. Whether you want to go all in with bright blues and teals or keep it more neutral with murky greens and olives, nearly every cosmetics brand from affordable to luxury and of course, indie, have launched their own take on the latest color trends for 2019.
Jeffree Star Blue Blood Palette
Anyone who is a fan of Jeffree’s and even those that don’t particularly like him were anticipating this palette’s launch. With pastel blues, deep navies and the perfect balance of soft neutrals, this coffin-shaped palette has it all. Whether you want a more electric look or choose to play with the softer tones, you can do it all with this pigmented eyeshadows. Plus, it is vegan and cruelty-free. Just be sure to act fast, because it is selling like ice on a hot day.
Tarte Icy Betch Eye & Cheek Palette
This is actually a funny story. In 2018, Tarte pranked their Instagram followers on April Fools’ Day with the fake launch of a blue and green palette. But that prank quickly backfired when everyone wanted it to be real. Exactly a year later, Tarte launched their Icy Betch Eye & Cheek palette, which slightly mimicked the shades from the joke. Beauty lovers are not too happy about the limited colors and layout of this palette, but Tarte finally drifted from their comfort zone and gave us some bold shades.
Melt Smoke Sessions Palette
This is THE palette for anyone who loves murky greens. The concept, however, is not for everyone. This gorgeous mixed texture is inspired by cannabis. In fact, the shades were based on the anatomy of the cannabis plant. Everything from the stems to the buds were considered in this palette. Whether you are a cannabis lover or not, you will love the pigment and blendability of these mossy shades.
ColourPop Just My Luck Palette
On the more affordable side of things, ColourPop’s St. Patrick’s Day palette has some interesting and unique shades for you to get your feet wet in the world of green shadows. With a nice mixture of matte and shimmer, this palette is certainly versatile. These shades stick out to me as ideal for the lower lash line. If you just want to try your hand at some color, wetting a pencil brush and gliding one or two of these shades onto the lower lash line is a great way to add a pop of color. In some circles, this is even considered a dupe for the Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette in Emerald.
Coloured Raine Safari Raine Palette
Now for a more colorful palette that lets you create a look inspired by wildlife, the Coloured Raine Safari Raine palette is just that. This cruelty-free palette contains soft yet vivid earth tones mixed with rare metallics. The army green shade called Congo Basin is matte and buttery and pairs perfectly with green valley for a monochromatic look. But, there are also pops of gold and warmth for you to mix in.
Glossier Play Color Slide
For those who prefer eyeliners to eyeshadows or maybe just want one or two colors to play with, the new Glossier Play Colorslide Technogel Eye Pencils come in 14 shades, five of which completely fit within this trend. Hardcore velvet is a deep teal. Stable Relationship is a moss-green. Adult Swim is a rich navy. Early Girl is a light eggshell blue. And my personal favorite, Cash Salad is a metallic greenish-gold. These are long-lasting and blendable. They can be used to create a graphic liner look or can be smudged all over the lid for a softer and more natural vibe.
The Trend: Graphic Liner Look
Along with these blue and green shades ranging anywhere from icy cold to warm and golden, there is a popular trend that goes hand in hand with these colors. Graphic eyeliner with minimal makeup is making quite the statement lately. As the weather warms up, we tend to wear less makeup, as it is likely to melt right off. This lets our creativity take a turn. Rather than piling on products, featuring one or two bold shades on the eyes or beneath the lash line is the go-to trend right now. It is inspired by festival season but can be worn every day as well. Have fun with it. Experiment with the colors that suit you best. Do something subtle or go all out. This trend is the colorful one we have all been waiting for.
Cover photo via Elle Trowbridge and The More Beautiful Me