Hair and beauty trends to watch this spring
This season is all about reviving beauty trends from the noughties with a fresh, elevated approach.
Here are six standout looks for you to recreate this spring.
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A pop of lip colour
From classic bright red to pastel lavender and metallic bronze, there’s a statement lip shade and finish out there for everyone.
What’s great about the trend is that it’s really flexible – suitable for conservatives and experimental make-up users alike.
The key is to test out the look until you find a lip combo that best suits your taste and complexion.
Not too long ago blue eyeshadow was reserved for nostalgic think pieces cringing at this dated beauty trend.
Call it karma, but watch how many beauty editors eat their words as the trend comes full circle.
After beauty heavyweights Pat McGrath and Mario Dedivanovic incorporated bright blue eyeshadows into their recent make-up collection drops, the world stopped shaming blue eyeshadow and began re-embracing it all over again.
We like: L’Oreal Infallible 204 Infinite Blue, $16.49; Nude by Nature Natural Wonders Eye Palette, $41.99; Rimmel MagnifEyes Double Ended Shadow & Liner Blue Grey, $13.99.
In the era of extreme contouring, blush is all too often forgotten about – but thankfully it’s making a humble return.
Blush gives a youthful, “flushed” appearance, adding some much-needed colour and life back into the face.
Crème and gel formulas are particularly effective in giving a natural-looking finish.
We like: Revlon Insta Fix Blush Berry Kiss, $18.69; Maybelline Baby Lips Balm and Blush in Shimmering Bronze, $5.69; L’Oreal True Match Blush in 165 Rosy Cheeks, $10.
Highlighting is one beauty trend not fading away any time soon and the latest technique is inspired Krispy Kreme’s original glaze donuts, weirdly enough.
Make-up artists have gravitated to the “glazed” look as it doesn’t magnify pores and gives a flattering sheen to the face, minus the gloss/glitter factor.
We like: L’Oreal Wake Up and Glow Droplet 01 Champagne, $24.99; Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Molten Gold, , $11.69; Revlon PhotoReady Insta Fix Highlighter Stick in Pink Light, $20.69.
Up-dos of all kinds have made a triumphant return this season, with the hair trend appealing to various hair types and textures due to its flattering versatility.
From futuristic, sleek top buns to romantic, curled loose high pony’s, there are endless options for every kind of occasion.
Sleek and ultra ’90s, the mid-length bob is trending once more.
Typically styled in a middle part and blunt cut, the look is particularly flattering on those with round or square shaped faces as it can soften their facial contours.
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Written by Charlotte Brundrett