Many would agree that the best way to farewell winter is with a spring beauty overhaul. And for spring 2020, it seems makeup has plenty of artistic freedom.
Below, BD has rounded up the most popular spring beauty looks, as well as some of the best corresponding beauty buys. Make sure to click on the links to find out more information and to download hi-res images.
Keen to distance yourself from nude eyeshadows and black eyeliners? Well you’re in luck because the neon and coloured eyes trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, ‘60s inspired winged eyeliner made a neon splash on the spring/summer 2020 runways, appearing in shows such as Helmut Lang, Versace and Nicole Miller, among others.
And from fluorescent pinks at Anna Sui to acid yellows and popping orange lids, the colourful eyeshadow trend has also been gaining significant traction this year. Bold, bright shades have been spotted on runways all over the world – with those looking for even more impact reaching for an opaque shadow and filling in their entire lid.
NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Utopia is a pro-level palette with 16 high-performance eyeshadows. It features a mix of complementary shades in mesmerising finishes that range from mattes and stains to shimmers and metallics.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Smokey Pencil Eyeliner is creamy, easy to use and available in a range of bright colours.
This vegan palette is designed for those who dare to dabble in colour. It contains the ultimate collection of pop colours to create bold and dramatic eye looks.
In the past, twiggy lashes were arguably a huge makeup faux pas, but now they’re back and bigger than ever – and we can thank Lucy Boynton and her go-to makeup artist, Jo Baker, for that.
The good news is you don’t need false eyelashes to achieve the bold, twiggy look – a quality lengthening and defining mascara will do all the work with minimal effort.
Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D Waterproof is a waterproof mascara with four dimensions of flawless eyes: volume, length, curve and definition.
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara Deep Raven Black is a mascara that is perfect for those wanting to achieve the impact of false lashes, without looking fake.
This mascara is infused with argan oil rose hip seed oil and jojoba oil to nourish and strengthen lashes, while delivering full, voluminous lashes, with a soft and comfortable feel to the touch.
On last season’s runways, it was all about blush being used on everything from cheeks to eyes and everything in between. This year however, it’s time to make the long-awaited swap to bronzer.
Think cheeks everywhere being hollowed out with bronzer and blended only a tiny bit, enabling contouring to stand out more than ever.
This silky, smooth and ultra-fine pressed mineral bronzer creates a natural sun-kissed glow.
Maybelline New York City Bronzer is a bronzer that creates a naturally bronzed, softly contoured look. Infused with cocoa fragrance, it leaves skin looking matte and naturally sunkissed.
Nude by Nature Sunkissed Pressed Bronzer is a lightweight pressed bronzer with a hint of soft shimmer for the ultimate sun kissed glow.
While waiting for your skincare routine to bring skin back to its usual glowing, post-winter self, use a highlighter to impart the complexion with an instantly radiant look.
Hot tip: blended into the high points of the face, a liquid over a powder can deliver that effortless 'real skin' look.
NYX Professional Makeup California Beamin' Face & Body Liquid Highlighter is an all-over face and body highlighter. It is Infused with avocado, rosehip, grapeseed, and jojoba oil with reflective pearls to add beautifully-radiant glow and extra illumination to the skin.
essence CHOOSE YOUR Glow! highlighter palette has three shades to be used for everyday life or for special occasions for a unique glow. The most subtle shades creates natural everyday highlights.
Rageism Beauty Highlighter Powder is a highlighter that provides a healthy, dewy glow. The neutral shade is designed to lift all complexions and is the ideal finishing touch for all Rageism Beauty makeup.
Glossy eyes have been dominating trends for quite some time now, and while the shiny, wet-look lids may be appealing, the slip ‘n slide trend can be a little tricky to pull off in real life.
But what can’t be done on the eyes, can always be done on the lips and it seems high-shine vinyl is coming back in a big way via ultra-glossy pouts.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish is a lip polish with a smooth formula that provides comfort for lips without drying or streaking. With high-shine and intense, bold colour, it leaves lips bathed in saturated colour with a polished lacquer finish.
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer is a multi-purpose lip gloss that works to hydrate the lips and provide long-lasting colour. The formula contains colouring agents, glycerine, vivid pigments and pearlisers for a high shine finish that does not feel greasy or sticky.