Think makeup trends made up of washes of rainbow colours, skin so glowy you’d swear it is covered in shimmer, and all around total gorgeousness! So without further ado, here are all the makeup looks we’ll be copying this spring!
The Glossy Eye and Bronzed Skin
This spring is all about sun kissed, glowing skin and smudgy eyes. Opt for a sheer coverage base that delivers a lasting glow. Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup SPF 30 is a bi-phase elixir that provides a lasting glow. Formulated with oils fused with pure pigments, it provides sheer coverage and SPF 30 sun protection.
Then dust skin in bronze shimmer (Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick), instead of a matte bronzer, for a tawny glow. On eyes, use a black kohl liner (Clarins Long Lasting Eye Pencil with Brush in Carbon Black) in the waterline, along the lash line and then smudge it all out. Eye gloss is the look of the moment and for a softer, more wearable look, pat your favourite cream highlighter over your lids, (Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Creme in Rose Gold) works beautifully. Finish with a little mascara at the roots of lashes (Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara), lip balm (Glamglow PoutMud Wet Lip Balm Treatment), and you’re done.
Try this for a sophisticated take on metallic eye makeup: apply taupe shadow first (Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow Duo in Pink Shell/ Deep Taupe) then blend a creamy gold pencil—Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil in Gold—on lids for a shimmering effect. Finish with a sheer red gloss (NARS Lip Gloss in Eternal Red) on lips for added polish.
How do you make everyday makeup look this gorgeous? It’s all in the details. Those details happen to be creamy matte skin (Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup), a bit of mauve lipstick blended with a brush on the cheeks and bridge of nose (try Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Mulholland Mauve), a soft veil of taupe shadow on lids (Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette is the ultimate) and Gorgeous Cosmetics Liquid Lips Lip Lacquer in natural, a pinky-nude matte liquid lipstick, dabbed onto lips as a stain.
Pink All Over
You heard it here first: “Draping” (wearing your blush high up on the corners of your cheeks and to the sides of your eyes) is the new “contouring.” But if this monochromatic petal pink (Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupte in Favorite) feels a little too intense, tip-toe in on the trend by trying one element of it at a time—either high pink cheekbones or a soft wash in the center of your eyelids.
Seafoam Green Eyes
Some of the prettiest makeup looks are also the simplest, and you only need two products to create the ethereal mint green eye: NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Cleo. Don’t stress too much about application—a fluffy brush, or your fingers, is all you need!