Turn your face to the sun and enjoy a fresh outlook with our expert forecast of this season’s make-up trends and the hottest products to colour your world
For a fresh look this spring, try playing with a new eye palette. “Soft greens and blues are beautiful when paired with minimal, clean make-up everywhere else,” make-up artist and Max Factor ambassador Liz Kelsh says. “Coloured eyeliner is one of my favourite spring beauty trends. Try dark blue for day or emerald green for night.”
If you’ve always found the application of eyeliner a little challenging, try using a gel or creamy liner applied with an angled or flat-line brush for more control.
Shades of violet are another big trend this season, and they suit all eye colours and skin tones. “A great way to wear this trend is by creating a bold eye with deep, electric shades of purple,” Scout Cosmetics founder Sylvie Hutchings says. “Try matte or subtle shimmery shades like lilac and lavender for a softer daytime look, and remember to make one area the focus – for example, if you’re wearing bold eyes, give your skin a dewy, fresh look and finish with a nude lip.”
You also don’t have to cover the entire lid with different shades, she says, adding that a sheer wash of one colour is all you need. Spring is all about using lip colours that really pop, Brook says, adding that “a soft berry or tangerine lip is perfect”.
However, if you’re going for bold eyes, opt for a nude lip. The trick to working out which nude suits you best is to pick a shade that’s closest to the natural colour of your gums.
Before application, prep dry lips by lightly exfoliating them with a toothbrush, then add a slick of coconut oil at bedtime to rehydrate.