Spring is in the air, and now's the time to update your makeup collection. If the catwalks are anything to go by, this season is set to be an explosion of colour and glitter when it comes to makeup trends. But, for a day-to-day look, there are more than a few lovely tips to add to our usual makeup routine to embrace the warmer months! It's all about paying homage to the dewy, colourful springtime, and lightening up that heavy winter makeup.
Hello bright eyes
Statement eyes are big this season. Electric blue eyeshadow was one firm fixture on the catwalks, so if you're looking to really shake things up, get swotting up on the best ways to wear it. Most looks include a generous sweep of blue across the whole lid. Products like NYX's Primal Colours Pigment in Hot Blue are just what you need to recreate it.
For those of you who like to stick to a sweep of classic eyeliner, you won't look out of place either. Big and bold is the way to wear it if you dare. The W7 Thick And Thin Eyeliner Pen is perfect for creating mega lines. Or, get out your best glittery eyeshadow and add a bit of sparkle. Check out products like Max Factor's Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Onyx for a wearable day to night look.
Flawless, ethereal complexions are hot this spring, and they're the perfect way to embrace the new season with confidence. Toning down heavy foundation and getting that healthy glow is within reach, thanks to some clever products.
Primers, especially those with a purplish tint are great for brightening up your skin tone, like W7's Glow Guru Face Illuminator. And highlighters dabbed generously over your face, rather than strobed over certain areas, is the best way to look fresh. Gold highlighters are big news in particular, so check out products like Rimmel's Good To Glow Highlighter.
The colour pops don't end with your eyes this season. Bright red lips are another catwalk favourite, and extra easy to recreate at home. If you prefer to tone down your eyes and draw attention to your lips, this is the ideal trend for you. And the best part is, it doesn't take more than a couple of minutes to apply and look gorgeous.
To complete that feminine, fresh faced look, opt for a soft blush. Keep the highlighter to a minimum with this look but add as much eyeshadow or lipstick as you like. To really make it work for you, go natural though, and keep the focus on your blushing cheeks.
Baggable products include the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua, with its clever micro pearls of colour that add a sun-kissed glow to your cheekbones.