Spring Makeup Trends

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As we enter the fresh and brighter days of spring it's not only time to change our clothes but makeup too. Here we reveal some of the looks and products you shouldn't miss out on this spring.

Pretty Pastels

Pastel colours are going to be big this season with many makeup companies bringing out a pastel collection. Pastel colours look beautiful on the eyes and some of the colours set to be popular include mint, lavender, yellow, peach and coral. The trendy way to wear pastel colour eyeshadows is to pick one shade for your eyelids and wear it with black eyeliner, both liquid on top and crayon below.  Most collections have matching nail colours to complement the eyeshadows. Rose, beige and other soft colour lipsticks complete a pastel look. 

Bold Brights

Bright, bold and neon colours such as hot pink, violet, yellow and orange – set to be the new red – are reoccurring colours seen on fashion models for spring. Bright colours can be warn on both eyes and lips; however, if you are going to wear a bright colour eyeshadow then team it with nude lips for the best effect and, if you choose a bright lipstick, natural eyes with give it a fuller impact.

Lashes and Liners

Teaming up with the pastel and bright eyeshadows is liquid black eyeliner applied thickly to the lash line. Lashes should be fuller than ever with extreme volume and some makeup artists are even applying liquid liner below the lower lashes in dashes to create the illusion of thicker lashes.

Timeless Greys

Smoky eyes are still in with some beauty houses launching a grey and pink colour collection for spring. Rich and silky in texture Christian Dior's Gris Montaigne collection oozes elegance with its timeless and modern colour range from smoky to pearly grey, baby to boudoir pink.

Nudes and Naturals

Nude lipsticks are still hot this season in peach, rose, coral, beige, brown or plum with some being particularly bright and others quite deep.

An all over natural look provides a fresh spring look with subtle beiges and brown eyeshadows on the eyes with natural mascara and nude lips.

Foundation should be fresh and youthful this season to compliment the playful bright and pastel colour story.

Pearly Nails

Grey, pink, silver, pearly white and peach are the colours your nail's should be painted in this season. The winter makeup trend of precious jewel tones has a fresh twist this spring with Chanel's colour inspiration coming from pearls. 

Statement Brows

Statement eyebrows are all the rage and no look is complete without filled in and enhanced eyebrows. See our article on eyebrow shaping tips for further information.


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