We Try Before You Buy: 3 Spring Makeup Trends That Matter

Our We Try Before You Buy series aims to take the stress out of shopping and eliminate the number of post office visits you make each month to return failed online orders. We test new-season buys and styling ideas so you don’t have to. Here, we’re letting you know what is actually worth investing in—and, for the first time, we're turning our attention to beauty.

Deciphering which makeup trends might work for you can be tricky. After all, a wet-look metallic eye that looks incredible on the runway might look a little intense for Friday night drinks at your local. However, I'm a firm believer in giving things a go—no matter how intimidating they first appear. Which is why I roped in a couple editors from the Who What Wear team to trial three big makeup trends for spring 2019: glitter, lilac and lip gloss. Sure, these trends might sound like they were created for your inner 14-year-old—there's a definite '90s throwback happening right now—but with a few tweaks, even glitter can be surprisingly wearable. Keep scrolling to see our looks and shop the products you'll need to create them.