The Only Makeup Trends You Need for Spring

The start of a new season means only one thing… your makeup look is in for a makeover. Spring is the perfect time to have a clean-out of your beauty bag and edge toward and lighter and brighter look with a touch of colour in celebration of the warming weather.

We’ve rounded up the most popular trends for the Spring 2018 season as seen on international runways, it-girls and Pinterest’s most trending list.


A dewy complexion is always in style but there is no better time than Spring to up your glow factor. And we’re not talking about highlighting to the point you look reminiscent of the tin man either. A natural looking glow is best and it’s easily achieved with the right base. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination is a great lightweight choice as the weather warms and YSL’s new Touche Éclat All-In-One Glow Foundation is my new obsession for an on-trend Spring-time glow.


In a move away from heavy contouring and extreme bronzing, blush has seen a resurgence as a lighter, fresher approach. Perfect for the transition between Winter and your tanned Summer look, blush awakens your complexion making you look healthier. You can choose the shade that’s perfect for you but we recommend a terracotta shade like Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Fusion Liquid Blush in 300 or a coppery pink with a touch of shimmer such as Nars Dual Intensity Blush in Fervor.

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While it certainly won’t be a new addition to your beauty bag, you’re probably going to start using that gold highlighter of yours more often. Beautiful on all skin tones, a gold highlighter offers a touch more dimension than your usual pink or champagne tones and makes for a beautiful complement to bronzed cheeks. Dust it lightly on the highpoints of your face and build up coverage on your cupids bow and lips for a fresh Spring-time look. If you’re in need of a new gold highlighter, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Gold Deposit and Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife should be at the top of your list.

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Perfect for an evening or special event look, highly pigmented and intensely sparkling metallic shades are in this Spring. Foil eyeshadows add a pop to your makeup look and you can customise your colour to create either a dark and smokey look with coppers, gold and taupes or a lighter, ethereal look with soft pink, cream or silver shimmers. Hourglass’s new Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows are perfect if you prefer a cream application or Kat Von D Beauty’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow’s are great if you want a more unique colour.

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