New makeup trends to try this spring

Freshen up your beauty look this season

Feel like a makeup change to match the new season? Whether you favour the drama of a femme fatale lip colour or prefer to go au naturel, theres a beauty trend for everyone this spring.

Smudged liner

After a few seasons of blue everything (eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascaras), were back to sexy, smudgy peepers in smouldering shades of jet, charcoal and bronze taken around the entire eye. The finishing touch: lashings of mascara.

Runway to realway: Forget about precise lines; this look is all about lived-in, almost-messy colour.  

Try this: For saturated colour, layer up – start with a cream eyeshadow and top with a powder shadow.

Get the look: Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette in 002; YSL Pop Water Full Metal Eye Shadow in Grey Splash; Manicare Artiste Professional Precision Smudge Brush.

Versace AW16

Elie Saab AW16

Carolina Herrera AW16

Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette in 002

YSL Pop Water Full Metal Eye Shadow in Grey Splash

Manicare Artiste Professional Precision Smudge Brush

Hints of metallic

From a sliver of silver eyeliner and glitter tears to a sparkling borrowed-from-Grandma brooch in the hair, luminosity hit new levels of pretty. The modern way to wear shine is to focus on just one feature and pair with different textures on the rest of the face.

Runway to realway: Our favourite take on this trend is radiant eyes with velvety skin and balmy lips.

Do this: For an office glow, tap a creamy illuminator on the high points of your face (bridge of nose, cheekbones and browbones).

Get the look: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glam Rock; Luma Illuminating Highlighter in Rose Gold; Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Powder in Translucent Illuminating Finish.

Tommy Hilfiger AW16

Valentino Haute Couture AW16

Stella McCartney AW16

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glam Rock

Luma Illuminating Highlighter in Rose Gold

Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Powder in Translucent Illuminating Finish

Dark lips

If a ruby-red lip colour is a forever classic, then a deep berry shade is her moody, rebellious little sister. Fair warning: they both share the sought-after confidence gene, so wear it like you mean it.

Runway to realway: Start with an office-appropriate stain for day, and build the colour intensity as you head into the evening.

Do this: Lip colour this dramatic requires a smooth base, so deflake and hydrate your pout first.  

Get the look: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia; Clinique Chubby Stick in Richer Raisin; Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Screen Queen.

Marni AW16

Louis Vuitton AW16

Antonio Berardi AW16

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Screen Queen

Clinique Chubby Stick in Richer Raisin

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia

Barely-there makeup

It may be a backlash to Instagram filters and heavy-handed contouring, or simply an extension of our organic obsession, but a you-but-slightly-better ethos was seen in relaxed hair and barely there makeup.

Runway to realway: Three thing will keep you looking polished: a good haircut, great skin and groomed brows.

Try this: Hack your way to a flawless, natural-looking complexion by using products with a creamy base that sink into your skin.

Get the look: Rimmel London #Insta Flawless Tinted Primer; Perricone MD No Blush Blush; Napoleon Perdis Couture Brow Kit.

Balmain AW16

Michael Kors AW16

Peter Pilotto AW16

Rimmel London #Insta Flawless Tinted Primer

Perricone MD No Blush Blush

Napoleon Perdis Couture Brow Kit

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A beauty editor and vitamin C fanatic who has worked across a range of print and digital publications, including Stellar, marie claire, Gritty Pretty and Badlands Journal.