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How to Make Spring’s Makeup Trends Work for You

After what has felt like years of overcast days, the sun is finally beginning to make an appearance and the temperature is starting to warm up. This means one thing: it’s time to transition your makeup into the new spring season by embracing new colours and shades!

Oranges have always been a great spring/summer colour; they’re brighter and more fun than the classic red lip and were seen all over the catwalk at London Fashion Week. I personally think a matte orange lip is the easiest to pull off (and looks effortlessly cool), so it’s great timing that Revlon have recently released their ‘ColorBurst Matte Balm’. It comes in a range of colours, including the striking orange ‘Mischievous’. These feel super moisturising and are really easy to apply because of the chunky pencil shape.

At shows like Balmain and Alexander Wang, the desired look was ‘no colour’. Instead, makeup artists opted for a completely natural look. This is perfect for spring, when you want to look as fresh and beautiful as the weather. The trick here is to opt for a light base such as Revlon’s ‘Nearly Naked’ foundation, then use a good concealer to cover up any areas which need extra help. You can’t go wrong with Nars’ ‘Creamy Concealer’, which literally does it all — but cheaper alternatives are easy to find: Soap and Glory’s ‘Kick Ass Concealer’ offers two shades: one perfect for under eye circles and the other great for covering red areas. Finish off by highlighting, contouring and adding a lengthening mascara, and you’ll have nailed the “no makeup makeup” look.

If you’re feeling bold, then the blue eyeshadow trend is definitely for you! Even if you’re more conservative when it comes to eye makeup, it’s still achievable to incorporate blue into your routine. Avoid pastel hues and instead try turquoise, electric blue or a dark navy – whatever your skin tone, there’s a blue to suit you. Kiko is an Italian makeup brand that does wonderful ‘Water Eyeshadows’ in shades like ‘Midnight’ and ‘Indigo Blue’—by wetting your brush before use, these shadows will give you the most intense colour payoff. If you want a more subtle look, using a blue eyeliner is a really easy and simple way to embrace blue on a day-to-day basis. Rimmel’s ‘Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner’ in blue is the perfect product to achieve this look.

The final colour to start embracing as the weather gets warmer is my personal favourite: nothing seems to brighten a complexion and look as pretty as a peachy-coral shade. If you feel like treating yourself, Bobbi Brown have just released their ‘Nectar and Nude’ collection, which covers everything from nails to lips in the most gorgeous golden peach shades. The Maybelline ‘Colour Sensational High Shine Lip Glosses’ in ‘Glorious Grapefruit’ and ‘Electric Orange’, and the Soap and Glory ‘Blush Brick’ in ‘Peach Party’ are fantastic affordable alternatives, so, whatever your budget, you can embrace the nectar trend!

 

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Hailing from the north Beth is a second year Classical Studies student with a love for all things beauty. She works part time on a beauty counter and can often be found reading blogs and watching youtube tutorials to make sure she's up to date on the beauty world. When she's not absorbed by mascara and skincare you can find her indulging in Made in Chelsea and old Disney animations.
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