Five 2024 beauty trends you cannot miss.

Spring has sprung, and it’s officially time to ditch the heavy makeup and embrace fresh looks that’ll turn heads wherever you go. Think beyond the classroom (unless, of course, your classroom has a killer view) and get ready to take your beauty game to the next level. From ethereal vibes to bold statements, this season’s trends are all about expressing your unique style and feeling confident enough to take on the world.

Remember, as Audrey Hepburn once said

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For sparkling eyes, reflect on what is good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.”

With that kind of inner beauty radiating out, any trend you choose will be a showstopper. Buckle up, because we at KHAMSA are unveiling five beauty trends that’ll make you the star of any springtime soirée.

١. Ballet-Core Beauty

Channel your inner ballerina with the ethereal trend of ballet-core beauty. This season, it’s all about embracing a soft, romantic aesthetic inspired by the grace and poise of the ballet. Forget the layers (both metaphorical and literal) and embrace the ethereal elegance of ballet-core beauty.

Think flawless, dewy skin like you just waltzed out of a barre class, cheeks flushed a delicate rose, and lips as soft and natural as a satin ballet slipper. Bonus points if you can pirouette your way to the nearest high-end boutique while rocking a sleek bun or braid adorned with a delicate hair ribbon. This look is perfect for a springtime power lunch with your squad, an afternoon spent critiquing the latest art exhibit, or even a night out at the ballet

٢. The French Girl Makeup

Parisian je ne sais quoi alert! The French girl makeup trend with red lipstick is back, and it’s all about effortless elegance. Embrace your Parisian Spring glow with a light touch of tinted moisturizer or BB cream, letting your freckles peek through. The star of the show? A bold red lip, but choose wisely! Cooler complexions can rock a true cherry red, while warmer tones look divine with a touch of orange.

Keep it effortless – ditch the lip liner, apply the lipstick in a single swipe, and blot with a tissue for a softer finish. You can even tap the colour on with your fingertips for a diffused effect. This look is perfect for anything from a coffee date to a stroll in the park, all while channelling that effortless Parisian je ne sais quoi.

٣. Mermaid Core

Dive deep into spring with the mermaid core beauty trend! This season, it offers something for everyone. Go full-on mermaid with dazzling blues, greens, and purples on your lids, or add a playful twist with asymmetrical eyeshadow inspired by Anna Sui’s runway. The wet-look hair trend, seen at Jason Wu’s show, evokes the feeling of emerging from the ocean, while Sandy Liang’s beachcomber-inspired nails adorned with delicate crystals add a touch of whimsy. So, whether you’re a makeup pro or prefer a more natural look, there’s a way to incorporate this captivating trend and unleash your inner mermaid.

٤. ’90s Beauty

The ’90s beauty revival is a true blast from the past. Think frosty eyeshadow and lips that would make a Spice Girl proud. Bold lip liner takes centre stage, redefining your pout with an edgy touch. Brown lips are the quintessential 90s statement, while thin brows are making a comeback for the chic minimalists.

Want to channel your inner supermodel? Turn your attention towards bronzed skin, tightlined eyeliner, and an ombre brown lip achieved with a combination of lip liners and plumping gloss. If a more lived-in look is your vibe, a touch of creamy cinnamon eyeshadow under the eye paired with glowing skin evokes a carefree ’90s feel.

And it’s not just makeup – hair gets a 90s makeover too. With zigzag headbands and hair swept back, one can look like a true grunge queen. So, dust off your brown lipstick and crimping iron, because the ’90s beauty trends are back and ready to reign supreme.

٥. Bold Blue

Bold blue tones are taking centre stage, with Pinterest predicting a surge in “blue eyeshadow aesthetic” searches and a whopping 260% increase in interest for “fun blue nails.” This trend isn’t just about reliving the past – it’s about reimagining it for a modern audience.

Blue mascara, liners, and eyeshadows offer endless possibilities, from electric brights to soft pastels. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try a pop of electric blue mascara or a dramatic wing with blue liner. For something softer, opt for a wash of pastel blue eyeshadow.

No matter your preference, one thing’s clear – blue is the new black for spring 2024. So ditch the neutrals and embrace the captivating world of blue beauty!

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.