ARTICLE BY: Ashlynn Dodson
Contributing Writer

As April flowers bloom, they bring along with them a fresh wave of beauty trends that are set todominate the scene. This season, it’s all about embracing your natural beauty while adding atouch of glamour with chrome eye looks, fluffy eyebrows, and achieving that dewy skin glow.
Chrome Eye Looks: Shimmering Elegance,
One of the most captivating trends this April is the rise of chrome eye looks. Unlike traditional metallic eyeshadows, chrome eye looks offer a more intense, high-shine finish that instantly adds a futuristic edge to your makeup. Whether you opt for a subtle wash of shimmer or a bold statement look, chrome eyeshadows are versatile enough to suit any occasion.

To achieve the perfect chrome eye look, start by priming your eyelids to create a smooth canvas for the eyeshadow. Next, apply a creamy metallic eyeshadow base in a shade that
complements your skin tone. A cult favorite is the Moondust Eyeshadow by Urban Decay; any
color is stunning and goes for $24 a shadow. Use a flat eyeshadow brush or your fingertip, and gently pat on the chrome eyeshadow pigment, building up the intensity until you achieve your desired level of shine.
For an extra touch of glamour, consider adding a winged eyeliner or layering different shades of chrome eyeshadow to create a multi-dimensional effect. Finish off the look with a few coats of mascara and a nude lip to let your eyes take center stage.

Fluffy Eyebrows: Effortlessly Chic
Gone are the days of perfectly sculpted brows; this April, it’s all about embracing the naturalbeauty of fluffy eyebrows. Inspired by the undone elegance seen on runways and popularno-makeup-makeup-looks, fluffy eyebrows add a touch of effortless chic to any face.
To achieve fluffy eyebrows, start by brushing your eyebrows upward using a spoolie brush to
create volume and lift. Next, fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil or powder, focusing on creating soft, light strokes that mimic the appearance of natural hair.
Avoid over-plucking or shaping your eyebrows too precisely; instead, embrace their natural
shape and texture. To set your fluffy brows in place, use a clear or tinted brow gel to keep them looking groomed throughout the day. The Glossier Boy Brow keeps your brows in place all day for just $20 and comes in 7 shades to match any brow color.
Fluffy eyebrows not only frame the face beautifully but also add a youthful and carefree vibe to your overall look. Pair them with minimal makeup for a fresh-faced daytime look, or amp up the drama with a bold lip for a night out. Natural, Dewy Skin: Radiant Glow

In April, less is definitely more when it comes to achieving that coveted natural, dewy skin glow. With the days getting longer and the temperatures rising, it’s time to swap heavy foundations for lightweight formulas that let your skin breathe.
Start by prepping your skin with a hydrating moisturizer to create a smooth and supple base. I have combination skin that leans on the oilier side and have been loving this Gel Cream Moisturizer from Byoma. Next, apply a sheer, luminous foundation or tinted moisturizer using your fingertips or a damp makeup sponge, focusing on areas where you need a bit of extra coverage while allowing your natural skin texture to shine through. A BB or CC cream is a great product for achieving this look, as it has ingredients that will nourish your skin while still giving a good amount of coverage to disguise any imperfections.

To enhance your glow, apply a cream or liquid bronzer to enhance the high points of your face, such as under the cheekbones, the top of the forehead, and under the jawline. Add a liquid highlighter or blush to make your natural features stand out. Blend it out seamlessly for a lit-from-within radiance. Lastly, Finish off your look by setting your makeup with a light dusting of translucent powder only where needed to control shine while leaving the rest of your skin looking fresh and dewy.
The key to achieving natural, dewy skin is to focus on skincare and embrace your skin’s natural texture and luminosity. Drink plenty of water, maintain a consistent skincare routine, and don’t be afraid to let your skin breathe by opting for lighter makeup products.

Embrace the Trends
This April, embrace the beauty trends that celebrate individuality, creativity, and self-expression.Whether you’re experimenting with chrome eye looks, embracing fluffy eyebrows, or mastering the art of achieving natural, dewy skin, remember that beauty is about feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin.
So, dust off your makeup brushes, play with textures and finishes, and have fun experimenting
with these April beauty trends. After all, beauty is not about following the rules but about expressing your unique style and personality.

By Published On: April 1, 2024Categories: Beauty Beat

About the Author: Ashlynn Dodson

Ashlynn Dodson is a graduate from Spartanburg Methodist College and holds a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in business and psychology. Ashlynn has embarked on an entrepreneurial venture in the esthetics industry. Her passion for helping others and her business acumen led her to open her own esthetics business, where she focuses on providing specialized services that prioritize clients' physical and mental well-being. With a dedication to excellence, Ashlynn tailors her services to meet the unique needs of each client, combining her esthetics expertise with her insight into the latest trends and techniques. She stays informed on industry trends and innovations to offer advanced esthetic solutions. Ashlynn’s goal is to empower individuals to embrace their own unique beauty and cultivate self-confidence, while being informed about the latest trends and practices in skincare, fashion, and wellness, allowing them to make educated choices that enhance their overall well-being.

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