We have mixed feelings about the term “trend” when it comes to beauty. After all, there are so many amazing products and focus points for inspiration (the red carpet! Instagram! The girl sitting next to us on the bus!) narrowing our spring makeup aesthetic to whatever was seen on the runways feels rather limiting. Then again, while many of the beauty trends we’ve seen during fashion week and other showcases, are, indeed, worth noting and beautiful, they’re not necessarily what’s been stopping us mid-scroll within our celeb- and makeup-artist studded IG feeds this season.
Of course, you’re completely allowed to do as you please this spring when it comes to your makeup MO, but sometimes it is helpful (or at least interesting) to see which products and looks are a high priority right now for the industry’s top makeup artists—regardless of whether or not we saw them on the runway for spring. To zero in, we reached to celebrity makeup artist Jerry Johnson, who also happens to be an official artistry executive for one of our favorite makeup brands in the game, Laura Mercier. Suffice to say, Johnson knows what’s up—especially with the official arrival of spring and summer being just around the corner.