December 14th, 2016 was a good day for Instagram users. Why? Because that was the day the app added a “Saved” section to every profile, instantly giving all of us the ability to secretly catalog any post.
For beauty lovers, this was big. Gone were the days of screenshotting a notable makeup look or palette to buy, only to lose it in the mess of photos in our camera roll. Now, if we spy something we love, we can simply click “save” and add it to our private vault of inspiration images.
That being said, there’s no denying the fact that inspiration can be hard to find when you’re inundated with hundreds — nay, thousands — of images daily. That’s why we decided to share the photos we’ve archived in the past month. Hopefully, it’ll get your creative juices flowing for the next. Ahead, check out 31 looks to try this March.
Could 2018 be the year we finally look beyond heavy contour? Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and actor Lily Collins make a case for it by opting for a healthy dose of rose blush instead.
Zoë Kravitz upped the ante on the traditional smoky eye by employing two of our favorite trends:
eye gloss and inner-corner strobing.
We don’t know what we love more, Tessa Thompson’s silver-and-red makeup combo or the rad wire hair accessory hairstylist Lacy Redway added to her ‘do.
Liven up your go-to smoky eye by reaching for burgundy shadow instead of black or brown.
Purple clothing has been all over the runway this season and we’re betting the shade will dominate the makeup world, too. Case in point: This lilac look on model Jourdan Dunn.
Sibling makeup and hair duo, Alana and Maddie Alper, made this rainbow look wearable by pairing it with fresh skin, sleek hair, and just a touch of balm on the lips.
Think we’d be ditching monochromatic makeup in 2018? Think again.
A layer of metallic plum liner (we love
this one) adds a pop of color to artist Cecilia Gorgon’s dewy makeup look.
A matte, rose lip color will always be in style.
Refinery29 ‘s own Meghal Janardan’s fresh-faced makeup look is proof that a layer of eye gloss is all you need to make a statement.
Makeup artist Nick Barose pulled inspiration from
when creating these cool dotted cat-eyes. The best part? You don’t need fancy tools to recreate the look, simply grab your favorite liquid or pencil liner and dot away. Black Panther
Model Joan Smalls opted for different shades of green by pairing peridot-colored shadow with a moss-green top and jade necklace.
Makeup artist Hung Vanngo combined all the things we love about cat-eyes
and smoky eyes into this one look.
Want to try inner-corner strobing but don’t want to tap a bright yellow or blue shadow onto your tear ducts? Copy Olivia Munn and opt for a dusting of iridescent pink shadow instead.
A layer of faux freckles liven up an otherwise bare face on photographer Lumia Nocito.
There’s a lot going on with this look — from a flower crown to
floating crease liner — but somehow Yara Shahidi makes it look so effortless.
Makeup artist Alana Alper intentionally left the center of this model’s lids bare (save for a layer of eye gloss). The technique highlights the lid, making the model’s eyes appear larger.
Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes paired a smudgy smoky eye with an equally blurry lip at Libertine’s Fall 2018 fashion show.
We love this icy blue eye on YouTuber Maria Alia. The best part? It couldn’t be easier to do. Simply tap a layer of matte blue shadow (we like
this one) onto your lids and finish off with mascara.
Makeup artist Celine Bernaerts jazzed up a cat-eye by drawing a second wing on her bottom lashline and adding a touch of silver glitter.
Matching your lipstick and blush is an easy way to pull a look together fast. Tip: Reach for a product that can be used on the lips
and cheeks like this one.
Last year was, arguably, the year of
peach makeup, but we don’t see the shade losing steam this year. Priscilla Ono wore the hue all over — from her hair to her eyes to her lips — in this look.
Model Alexis Jae makes the case for matching your eyeshadow to your hair accessories. Swoon!
Looking for an easy way to add color to your look without feeling
too bold? Take your lead from Gabrielle Union and tap a sheer layer of iridescent purple shadow onto the center of your lids…
Or opt for a swipe of glitter à la makeup artist Violette.
Pro Tip: After highlighting your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose, bring the shimmer down to your Cupid’s bow, too.
It may still be winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play with warmer shadow colors like yellow and orange.
Why line your eyes with pencil when you can do so with
YouTuber Stephanie Villa keeps this jewel-toned smoky eye fresh by pairing it with glossy lips and fresh skin.
Orange you glad YouTuber Jen Imm created this monochromatic tangerine look? She used
Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle lipstick in Freckle Fiesta.
Purple is a
flattering shade for brown eyes, but don’t feel obliged to stick to subtle liner. Instead, go bold by wrapping the color onto your top lid and bottom lashline. (Bonus points if you wear matching lipstick, too.)
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