Despite some of the cold weather that blew through March, spring feels like it has officially sprung. One of the most exciting things about the new season is new colors for the next few months. Whether it’s with clothes, shoes, accessories, or makeup, the beauty world has blossomed with new colors and trends.
The 2021 colors for spring will be based on “hope and optimism” and “playful thinking.” Instead of focusing on pastels like past seasons, this year will feature bright colors – Marigold, Burnt Coral, Raspberry Sorbet, Illuminating (yellow), Amethyst Orchid, and French Blue to name a few. Neutral and earthy colors are also included featuring Ultimate Gray, Desert Mist, Dark Mint, and Buttercream. So, what does that mean for makeup trends? Read on.
Emerald Smokey Eye
Instead of going with the classic black and grey smokey eye, jump into the emerald trend that is blooming this year. Revolution PRO has created the ultimate emerald palette ($15) with four shades that range from mattes to shimmers. If you’re looking for a wider shade range, Makeup Revolution sells the 18-shade palette called Forever Flawless ($15) that is made with cannabis sativa seed oil.
Take into account the colors of Raspberry Sorbet and Illuminating and find eyeshadows, eyeliners, and lip colors in the same bright shades. Makeup Revolution created a 28-high pigment shadow palette, Revolution X Patricia Bright Rich in Color ($25), that has bright neons and sparkles. Smashbox sells highly pigmented lip colors ($22) that feature bright purples and pinks to match whatever shadow you pick.
The 90s called and they’re looking for their groovy styles back. Not only are brights making a comeback, but blue eye makeup, specifically, is coming in hot. If you’re looking to hop on the 90s train, ColourPop makes a blue mascara ($8) that perfectly encompasses this year’s spring trend.
Keep the bright theme going and find some bright, bold blushes. Milk Makeup makes a lip and cheek color stick ($15) in colors like Coral and Bright Pink. This product is a personal favorite and goes on beautifully. The formula is like butter and will leave your cheeks popping in just a few swipes.
Much like the blue lashes, the purple liner is making a 90s comeback. L’Oreal Paris created the Infallible Pro-Last Pencil Eyeliner ($8) in purple that is waterproof and smudge-proof – perfect for the warming weather. With a gel-like formula, the product is perfect for tightlining.
Another thing that has made its way to the top of the trend list is sparkles – specifically on the eyes. Whether you’re looking for a light shimmer or heavy glitter, there are products that are perfect for the look you’re going for. If you’re looking for glitter, Urban Decay released a 12-color palette, Stoned Vibes ($27), that features glitter in green, purple, blue, and more. If you’d rather go with a lighter shimmer, BH Cosmetics created a Blueberry Muffin 16-color palette ($18) with pigmented shimmer colors.
Coming from someone whose favorite makeup is highlight, this trend is one of my favorites. There are so many types of highlighters out there – pressed powder, gel, liquid, sticks… Just pick your favorite and you’re good to go. If you’re looking for a quick application from a pressed powder, Ofra Cosmetics has one of the highest ratings on the Ulta website. My personal favorite is ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter that comes in a creamy packed gel-like powder. It’s easy to blend and gives a perfect shine.
Spring has sprung! With these new makeup trends, you’ll be prepared for spring, along with collecting some really great products that you can use for a long time.
About the Author
Emmie Pombo is a latte and tattoo-loving Tennessean who specializes in mental health and beauty writing. She holds a degree in Journalism and a certification in Makeup Artistry and Airbrushing. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.