March 5, 2018

Lemonade Might Be the Next Big Makeup Trend

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The writing is on the wall, lemonade is the next big makeup trend for Summer 2018. You did say you wanted to do away with all those boring neutrals didn’t you? Well, this Summer it looks like juicy bright shades of yellow and pink might just be the call of duty on Instagram. Just recently indie brand, Dominique Cosmetics, teased that they would be launching a lemonade inspired palette and half an hour ago Nicol Concilio has revealed a small sneak peek of an upcoming Smashbox Collaboration that appears to be citrus inspired. Lemonade? Juices? Who knows but it appears it’ll be fruity and bright.

Etude House released a Juice Bar Eyeshadow Palette last year and this year they have a follow up peach palette called Peach Farm Eyes for Spring 2018. At the moment though most US brands are playing Spring fairly safe with launches from Too Faced like the It Just Comes Naturally Collection. But as we head into Summer 2018 we have a good chance of seeing some fun, playful shades of color.

Needless to say if this is where Smashbox is headed it’s a refreshing change for the brand who keeps things fairly safe. It’s not everyday that Smashbox decides to throw a fun, funky eyeshadow palette our way. Nicol’s teaser image looks quite playful and bright. So, we’ll see how things go in this direction.

I do know that one of my favorite eyeshadow combinations is fuchsia and yellow. The two shades flatter each other beautifully. If you have any yellows or bright pinks in your collection I urge you to pair them ASAP and be delighted at the results. I do think Smashbox might go a more traditional though with yellows, peaches, and hey, maybe a splash of lime too!

And of course, Lemonade would be an easy enough hashtag to get going viral. I can totally see this becoming some sort of insta-fabulous makeup trend across social media.

So, if you’re one of the neutral naysayers out there you might just be delighted with upcoming collections.

My prediction is we’re going to see a lot of bright, fun yellows this year.

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  • Christina D.

    I’ve been indulging in quite a few indie brands as of late. Not sure what the lemonade theme will encompass, but I’m game. I had passed on Dominique’s Latte palette because, although it looks pretty, it is another warm neutral palette that tosses in a blue to make it look edgy. I have quite a few of those already…don’t all of us?

    • Isabella Muse

      I try hard not to buy indie because I already have an indie fragrance obsession! If I develop a makeup one too I’ll be in so much trouble ;-D It seems like a lot of brands are embracing yellows and oranges for Summer and I’m quite alright with that, I love both shades and they work well for me ;D I’m not utterly off nudes but a little color is welcome!

  • Kish

    Hmm. I do enjoy a yellow gold e/s every once in a while. They look nice with my hazel eyes. But I don’t know that I’d want a whole palette of it, plus I feel like they will have too many orange/peach shades and lord knows those aren’t good with my red hair. Plus, I’d have a hard time dropping $42 on an indie palette. Most of that stuff seems to be just hype. I can buy a couple of ColourPop super shock shadows for $5 each if I want to add a new color for the season.

  • Jane

    Maybelline had a palette on its Instagram that had a few yellows, and I believe one was even called “Lemonade.” That palette looked slightly more neutral though, and if it’s their new formula that has pigment, I’d buy it for the sweet tea color alone.

  • Rachel Runyan

    It will be interesting to see some yellows! I guess Lemonade is the natural successor to the peach palette trend Too Faced started.

  • Onyx

    Blegh. Pass. I can’t wear yellow in any form, guess I save some money this season.