New-Season Beauty: Your Guide to 10 Spring Make-up Must-Haves

Ready to hit refresh on your make-up bag? Introducing the bright, statement-making trends and glowing-skin essentials set to uplift your spring beauty mood in time for event season. 

 As we enter spring, our spirits soar high. And we’re bringing this sunny disposition to our everyday faces with new-season make-up staples. This is your guide to the latest trends, sparkling new launches and spring brights to reinvigorate your make-up this season. 

Soft-matte canvas

To prep your skin for lasting make-up, start with a pore-smoothing primer. As a skincare-make-up hybrid infused with hydrating actives, Tom Ford’s beloved Illuminating Primer refines skin’s natural texture and brightens the complexion. After massaging a couple of pumps into skin, make-up glides on with a soft glow that lasts from dawn to dusk.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Flawless base

As the weather warms up, use a lighter touch on your skin. Giorgio Armani’s cult-classic Luminous Silk Foundation is the perfect pick – its light formula smooths over pores and complexion imperfections, while leaving skin with a natural glow. Just press and blend into freshly moisturised skin for effortless coverage. 

Radiant complexion

If your skin is dry or feeling tired, look to an illuminator. Featuring two universally-flattering shades and easy-to-apply liquid, Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Highlighting Fluid is one of the latest additions to the pared-back makeup collection. Simply dab across the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow to wake up skin with a flattering, softly lit effect.

Flushed cheeks

Flushing your cheeks with a vibrant coral blush makes a statement in a flash. And for a foolproof take on the trend, reach for a creamy, buildable blush like this fresh new launch from Bobbi Brown. Tap the colour up and across cheeks for a sheer, natural effect, or layer it up to take your make-up to an electric new level.

Shimmering lids

As an everyday shortcut to sparkling eyes, try Sisley’s new Ombre Eclat Liquide eyeshadows. The creamy texture is easy to dab onto eyes and blend with fingertips and is available in beautiful – and eye-brightening – taupe, champagne and soft bronze tones. 

Striking eyeliner

If you’re new to colour, dip your toe into the bright eyes trend with an eyeliner. By sketching along lashes with a pigmented eyeliner, like this newly bloomed cornflower-blue M.A.C shade, you’ll define your eyes and add an easy hint of colour.

Bold and brilliant eyes

If you’re a colour maximalist, M.A.C’s 12-shade palette is the ultimate launch of the season. Combining wearable golden and bronze shades with high-voltage colours, the palette lends itself to everyday experiments and forays into fashion-forward trends. Start by equipping yourself with a few of M.A.C’s pro-grade eyeshadow brushes, then throw caution to the wind. 

NEW: Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Mascara

Defined lashes

To top off any bright spring look, reach for Yves Saint Laurent’s Lash Clash Mascara. Its new, patent-pending formula is ultra black and volumising to create thick lashes. In just a couple of swipes, you’ll experience a 200 per cent increase in volume and 24-hour wear.

High-pigment lips

For glowing skin and enhanced lips, inject your spring look with a vibrant lip colour. In sun-ripened tones of peach, orange and pink, Napoleon Perdis’ Devine Goddess Lipsticks pack a colourful punch, while hydrating oils simultaneously care for lips. 

Sheer berry shades

An essential new-season update for subtle, everyday colour is a hydrating lip balm, gloss or stain. In an ultra-flattering berry colour, a swipe-and-go formula like Yves Saint Laurent’s will bring out natural, rosy tones in your lips and cheeks to instantly perk up your complexion.