The makeup trends you need to channel *that girl* energy

Meal prepping your acai bowl? Work it, girl. Throwing on some mascara five minutes before you have to catch the bus? Been there, too. No matter your morning, give it an upgrade with the help of these surprisingly simple (and very spring) beauty moves. P.S. Flawless life, not required! 

Sleek hair


Who says a low pony needs to be boring? A perfect middle part with slicked-back strands makes you look like you've got your whole life figured out. Smooth any flyaways with pomade to keep everything snatched.

Try: R+C Dart Pomade Stick ($21)

Soap brows


Full, brushed-up brows finish off any look (even going makeup-free feels better when you groom your brows a bit). Keep every hair in place with a strong-hold brow gel that gives you that laminated effect all day long. 

Try: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Styling Wax ($30)

Dewy skin


Ditch the makeup—you've got more important things to do. Instead, grab a sunscreen that makes skin dewy (while also nourishing it, win-win). Layer on luxe accessories and the world will bask in your shine.

Try: Mele No Shade Sunscreen Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($20)

Barrettes, babe


We love a good accessory moment. Tame any baby hairs by spraying a fine-tooth comb with hairspray then gently flattening them at the root. Now add a bedazzled bobby pin or barrette on either side of your face to give yourself a sense of symmetry. Not only have you (maybe) found balance in your life, it's showing in your hair. Namaste. 

Try: Kristin Ess Celestial Bobby Pins ($10)

Separated lashes


Whether or not you got a full eight hours of beauty sleep, long, fanned-out lashes help you look ready to tackle every to-do. Wiggle the mascara wand down to the roots of your lashes and brush them up and outward for lots of length and zero clumps.

Try: LA. Colors Mascara Biggie Lash ($4)

Smooth edges


Nothing can mess up your day when your edges are laid right. Grab your go-to gel and a toothbrush (um, just not one you plan to put in your mouth) and get to work. Start by using a comb to separate your baby hairs out from the rest of your look, then dip the toothbrush in gel, gently swooping your curls down in a style natural to your hairline (this Halle Bailey photo inspo is everything). A final spritz of hairspray scores you extra hold.

Try: Pattern Edge Control Hair Waxes ($12)

Claw clip


This oh-so-simple look is also super trendy. Gather your hair in a low ponytail and twist it up the back of your head to secure. Got long hair? Opt to twist it up and then back down. Or stop halfway up and let some strands hang out of the slip in a faux pony. Yep, you've got the whole "I've got this" thing down.

Try: Altar'd State Grande Claw Clip ($9)

Looking for more beauty posts? We got you:
💖 Skinimalism: Your ultimate guide to no-makeup makeup
💖 3 easy ways to elevate your hairstyles this weekend
💖 The perfect spring beauty trend for your crush sitch

Now you'll look effortlessly put together...with or without a 5 a.m. yoga sesh.

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Hey, girl! Just wanted to let you know that this story originally ran in our April/May 2022 issue. Want more? Read the print mag for free *today* when you click HERE.

Edited for digital by Jinny Kim, Cara Lamina and Eva Mandelbaum.


by Erin Reimel | 3/26/2022