Recap: 2k21 Spring Makeup Looks

Since masks are officially here to stay, they are influencing so many new trends. Since your eyes get all the spotlight when wearing masks, it was only natural that bold eye makeup took off this spring! 

Rainbow Makeup

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This spring, makeup artists experimented with bright colours to elicit attention beyond the face masks. This look features a technicolour smoky eye that was created using the Ben Nye Studio Color Eye & Cheek Rainbow Palette. The bold, colourful hues were built around the neutral base with blue on the inner creases, yellow framing the taupe and blue, orange on the inner corners, and red along the lower lash lines to accentuate and complete the look. 

Negative Space Eyeshadow

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The negative space makeup trend is all about leaving parts of the eyelid unpainted. The untouched parts pop out against the surrounding shadow to create a dynamic and glamorous look. This technique can also elicit a 3D effect. Pro-tip: the negative space technique can be achieved with the halo eye makeup technique, but instead of applying a lighter shade on the center of the eyelids, leave the space unpainted. You can also use a cream concealer to clean up your lines or remove space.

Bright Pastel Eyeshadow

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Pastels are a fun way of integrating colour that isn't too bold or overwhelming. The muted shades offer a simplistic and soft look that is cute and refreshing. Pro-tip: don’t be afraid to mix pastel shades—they always look cute together like this pink and green combination.

Dynamic Shapes

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Makeup artists experimented with many lines and fun shapes to demand the attention away from your face mask and up to your eyes. Bold lines, curves, and multicolour eyeshadow pigments will absolutely steal the show!

Liquid Eyeshadow

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Smooth liquid eyeshadow is a trend that is here to stay going into summer as well. It offers an all-day stunning glow that is so effortless. Since summer makeup requires more frequent tough-ups, liquid eyeshadow can be reapplied quickly and effortlessly without requiring a complete do-over or a patchy finish compared to powder eyeshadows. Liquid eyeshadow offers more coverage and long-lasting staying power which means you’ll have that gorgeous glow all day long.

Thick Eyeliner and Bold Lids

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A dramatic eye lining technique is on the rise this spring and it’s called the wide eye colour stick. This technique is all about enhancing the colour which makes it a spring favourite. Achieved using a dash of an eye-catching colour on the eyelids then creating a bold contrast using gel liner, or even a metallic liquid liner. Pro-tip: broad lining is really about focusing on one color palette so don’t introduce too many accents.

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Written by: Portchia Sedlezky