Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: it’s time to toss out the winter blues and revamp your makeup routine to embrace the fresh and vibrant vibes of the spring season. The sun is finally here, and that means you need some makeup looks to absolutely slay with confidence.
Whether you’re a makeup newbie or a seasoned beauty guru, these trendy looks will have you feeling (and looking) like a million bucks. Get ready to explore some of the hottest spring makeup looks that are sure to make heads turn. With brushes in hand, we hope you’re ready to get into the hottest looks to try today.
The 10 Hottest Makeup Looks for Spring
Spring is the season of renewal, and what better way to embrace it than through the power of makeup?
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to bring on the beauty and radiate those springtime vibes.
1. Glow From Within
Heavy foundations are so winter. It’s time to ditch the cake face and say “hello” to a fresh face that looks renewed, rejuvenated, and refreshed. That “I woke up like this” look is goals this spring, and you don’t want to miss out.
So how do you get this look? The natural glow is all about using lightweight foundations that look like your skin or, even better yet, opting for just a tinted moisturizer or sunscreen that evens out your skin tone and lets your skin breathe some natural air.
Say “goodbye” to clogged pores that are bogged down by heavy makeup and arrivederci to skin that’s as naked as your bikini bod (well, almost).
It takes minimal products to get this glowy look, and that’s why we are obsessed. All you need to start is your base of light foundation or tinted moisturizer. Then, take it up a notch by adding some liquid highlighter to the high points of your face for that sunkissed glow.
Less is more with this look, so you’ll love that your products will last even longer when you’ve got this vibe going on.
2. Bold Brows
Perfectly sculpted brows are a thing of the past. This spring, we are fully embracing brows that are natural, bushy, and ready to take center stage. All you need to up your brow game is a bit of tinted brow gel or the perfect brow pencil to give them a bit more full of a look. Oh, and feathery too.
Bigger is better when it comes to brows this season, so fully embrace the busy brow trend and let your brows speak volumes. Brows can make quite a statement as they frame your face and give you that added youthful charm that springtime really loves to bring out.
3. Glossy Lips
As trends work, they come and they go. This spring, we’re saying goodbye to matte lipstick looks and locking in a gloss that shines like the sun.
Get ready for your lips to scream “kissable” as you cover them in gloss (just be sure to keep your hair out of the way because, TBH, few things are worse than getting your hair stuck in your lip gloss).
This look is quick, easy, and light on the wallet. All you have to do is swipe on a coat of gloss and get ready to glow your way through spring and summer. You can opt for a clear gloss or get a little experimental with tinted glosses. We suggest sticking to shades of peach, coral, and berry for a pop of color that will match that glow of color your winter skin welcomes in.
Gloss will make your lips not only look fuller and plumper but will make them irresistible to whoever is lucky enough to kiss them (if anyone makes the cut).
4. Blush, Blush, Blush
If there’s one thing that will make you look forever young, it’s a touch of blush on the cheeks. All you need is a little pop that immediately brings some life into your face.
We vote to opt for soft, rosy shades that look like a natural blush you get when your crush talks to you. And achieving this look is easy and actually doesn’t require your crush at all (though you may attract his or her attention with this spring look).
All you have to do is apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend up and out towards your temples for a natural-looking glow. If you want to level up your blush game, you can layer a cream blush first and then throw a powder blush on top to bless your face with a long-lasting, multi-dimensional effect.
If you ask us, minimalism is always in style when it comes to fashion and makeup. But spring is the time to really let those minimalist makeup looks shine. Natural beauty is something we all need to embrace, and spring feels like the perfect time to do so.
Minimalist makeup looks something like a light foundation or BB cream to give your skin tone that perfectly evened-out look. You can add a pop of mascara to make your lashes look a little more flirty and then do a touch of brow grooming to complete your polished yet natural look.
Oh, and if you want to take it a step further, we suggest a swipe of tinted lip balm for berry nice but no-fuss lips. This look is perfectly effortless, just like your summer vibes.
6. Pop of Pastel
Pastels live for the spring, so shed your winter layers and let the soft pastel hues shine through. They represent the blooming flowers and sunny days that you’ve been pining for all winter.
You can add these pops of pastel all over your face. Swipe some on your eyes for a fresh take on eyeshadow. Add them to your lips for a luscious look. Or even add them to your cheeks for a freshly flushed vibe. For eyeshadow, we love shades like lavender, mint green, sky blue, and baby pink.
These dreamy pastel colors will make your features pop and give you an IG-worthy spring look.
With the re-emergence of the sun comes sunkissed skin to go along with it. And what better to create that “I just spent the day at the beach” look than bronzer? Give your face some added dimension and warmth with the right bronzer in the right places.
We suggest sweeping it across the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and jawline for a natural contour. Just be sure to blend it so you aren’t left with cringy lines.
For a finishing touch, add some golden highlighter on the high points of your face to give you that fully radiant glow that will shine like the sun.
8. Shimmering Eyes
Shine bright like a diamond with this spring look straight out of a fairytale. Channel your inner mermaid with shimmery, iridescent eyeshadows in trending shades like pearlescent white, seafoam green, or lavender.
You can apply these shimmering colors all over your lids or create a halo effect by putting the colors on your eyes' inner and outer corners. The latter is a bit harder to achieve but looks incredible when you master it.
And if you want to sparkle even further, throw on some metallic eyeliner or metallic mascara for a magical finish.
9. Colorful Nails
Makeup looks extend beyond the face and onto the hands. This often-overlooked place can really add some fun and personality to your spring look. This year, we are experimenting with playful and vibrant nail colors that match the spring season’s energy.
Think pastel shades, bold neons, and our fave: fun nail art designs. That’s right, nail art is here to stay, and spring is the time to really turn it up in terms of fun.
Even if a classic mani is more your vibe, your nails serve as an extension of your personality and style, so don’t forget to find your own personal way to bring them to life.
10. Graphic Eyeliner
Feeling bold this spring? Take that boldness to your eyes by trying out some graphic eyeliner looks. Bring out your inner artist as you play with different shapes and colors to make a statement with your eyes — and make sure to post it on your favorite socials.
You can go with a graphic wing, a double wing, or even a neutral eyeshadow that lets your liner take center stage.
Have fun, get funky, and steal the spotlight with your unique, fearless liner looks.
The Bottom Line
Makeup is a fun form of self-expression that gives you an opportunity to enhance your confidence and bring out another side of you. So go ahead and rock these spring makeup looks with pride. Embrace the vibes of the season, experiment with new products, and always leave room for your inner beauty to shine through. This is a season of slay, and your makeup look is a great place to start.
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