We are well and truly on our way into Spring, and the best thing about a new season is a whole new look! It’s been very difficult for new trends to emerge, as well as get on board with them whilst being in lockdown. However, now that we are (hopefully) post pandemic, and allowed to explore the real world again, it’s really necessary for us to know what’s what!
This Spring, make up trends are all about colour; vibrant lipstick, shimmery shadows and a pink blush too! In general, this is a good time to ditch the warm, muted tones and go for something a little more colourful, it is Spring after all. When else can you match a neon pink eyeshadow with a bold matte pink lip? A fuchsia or red lip is great for adding a touch of Spring into your normal make up look. My favourite is the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Velvet Underground Lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury.
Now more than ever, the glowy skin is in, and what’s great, is that you don’t need a tonne of products to look this way. If anything, you don’t need any! Most importantly, SPF is essential with the warmer months coming, so get yourself an SPF infused tinted moisturiser or cream. This not only gives you the coverage you need, but also prevents against sun damage. My favourite is the Bare Minerals Complete Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream with an SPF 30.
A neutral eyeliner is definitely coming back and I am here for it. I’ve been adding a little wing to my make up looks recently, and not only does it make me look more awake, but it also completes a classic look. As well as this, remember to mix up your colours! Adding a beige, white, cream or brown liner is really going to open up your eyes and add an element of brightness to your Spring look; experiment with your upper lash line too. My favourite eyeliners are by NYX Cosmetics, especially the Faux White Eye Brightener.
Let’s talk hair! Fringes and bangs made a comeback recently, and it seems that they’re here to stay this Spring. Supersized fringes and even the soft wispy take on the trend, are a great way to give your hair a fresh look without needing to style it too much. By using a round brush, hair volumiser and a hairdryer, you have a new look in less than 30 seconds. And if you didn’t want to commit to the chop, you can simply achieve the same look by switching up your parting. I picked up a round brush from Primark for £2 and some volumiser from SuperDrug!
A trend I’ve definitely been getting on board with this Spring, is adding colour to my nails. Like with everything, our nails are also embracing the colour this Spring with pastels right at the top. My current favourite and colour for the season is definitely lilac; the Barry M Cosmetics Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint to be specific. I love a natural gel nail, so I am very excited that these are on trend; and I am more than happy to trade my usual white or nude, for a pop of colour. Something else I’ve been loving is a classic French manicure but with a coloured tip! It’s simple but so so effective, and it’s a great way to add that touch of colour!
Another product that comes back around at this time of year, is face mists, and this year is no different. There are so many out there to choose from, and they’re a great way to enhance your glowy skin, add hydration, and relieve the tiredness. My favourite for a long time has been the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cumber and Green Tea, it’s so refreshing.
Last but not least I cannot but mention my favourite product, a lipgloss. I will never leave my house without one and it completes every look! You cannot go wrong with a hydrated lip so alongside a gloss I have to carry a good balm too.
My favourites are the Kiko 3D Hydra Lipgloss in the shades Chestnut or Clear, and the Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss Lip Balm in every shade, (I’m obsessed)!
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