by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Here Are 5 Makeup Trends To Try This Spring

Spring is here, in case you haven’t seen the cherry blossom-themed products popping up everywhere. And while some of us have embraced our bare skin (thanks to staying at home a lot more), we’re ready to have fun experimenting with our makeup and dipping into vibrant eyeshadows again.

We round up the cutest spring makeup trends to try right now, from vivid yellow eyeshadow to natural, barely-there foundation. Of course, the focus is on the eyes for now, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that with vaccines rolling out, we can swipe on lip gloss soon enough. Scroll down for all the makeup ideas we’ve been adding to our saved folders. 

No makeup, just glow

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Honestly, did this trend even go away in the first place? Everyone is all about the “less is more” approach to makeup now, especially since heavier foundations can contribute to maskne.

To keep the focus on your skin, go with an SPF-infused tinted moisturizer for a little bit of coverage that still lets your natural complexion shine through. If you want a bit more coverage, opt for a lightweight foundation and use a wet sponge to stipple the product while your skin is still slightly damp from moisturizer.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 PA+++, SGD77

Flushed cheeks

Image via @iiroshnii

Blush is having a moment this spring, and what better way to embrace it than piling it on? For a lifting effect, dab or blend your blush of choice across your cheekbones and toward your temples. Don’t forget to apply some on the bridge of your nose! It will also give you a sunkissed look, even if you haven’t been outside in days. 

Vibrant colours

Image via @rowisingh

As spring rolls around it only feels right to swap darker hues for brighter, more vibrant shades. This spring, brighten up your makeup repertoire with vivid yellows, greens, and blues. For a clean and structured eye, use micellar water to wipe up any pigment fallout.

Viseart Eyeshadow Palette in 12 Coy, SGD122
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in Money, SGD39

White liner

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Since wearing face masks is still the norm, many will be experimenting with bolder eye makeup, compensating for the hidden lower half of our faces. If you’re timid about packing on neon green eyeshadow, no problem. Try this graphic white liner — a little bit 60s and so chic! — to work your way into more daring looks.

NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner, SGD14.50
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, SGD33

Statement lips

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A year of doing conference calls over Zoom and it’s amazing how a swipe of bold lipstick can simultaneously make you look better and improve your mood. Pair a bright red lip with minimal, fresh-faced makeup to make the look pop. And remember, opt for a long-wearing formula so that your lipstick of choice won’t rub and smear all over your mask.