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13 Spring Makeup Looks We Can’t Wait to Wear All Season Long

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Ah, spring! It’s officially time to usher in a new array of fresh spring makeup looks and makeup trends that are destined to fill our lives—and faces—with whimsy, joy, and gorgeous colors. While the season’s trends started on the high fashion runways, for the most part, they’re easy to translate into everyday looks that work for real life—and spruce up your Zoom look in the process. 

While swapping our trusty under eye concealer for rhinestones (yup…rhinestones) won’t be happening anytime soon, glossy lips, full brows, and colorful eyeliner have us giddy with excitement. 

Other trends this year include double-winged eyeliner, fresh-faced glowy skin, coral lipstick, and new ways to wear your blush. Whether you’re going for a bold makeover or want to incorporate a few playful moments here and there, these new makeup trends for spring 2022 will certainly have you feeling fresh and ready to embrace the season confidently. 

What Spring Makeup Looks Are Trending?

Spring 2022 makeup trends are all about bidding adieu to dreary vibes and wholly embracing warm and bright colors. This new season is also an opportunity to experiment with new makeup styles or simply put a fresh twist on familiar makeup looks. There is no need to search any further for the top spring beauty trends of 2022—we’re offering all the makeup inspo you need right here.

  • Glossy Lips: The early aughts have officially made a comeback—glossy lips and all. While we aren’t thrilled about the reprise of low-rise denim, we plan to lean into this spring makeup look. To do so, add a sheer wash of color over bare lips or on top of a trendy spring lipstick color, like coral or red. IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Solid Serum Lip Gloss delivers a gorgeous flush of color and shine while nourishing your lips with skin-loving ingredients.

  • Contour Blush: Also known as "blush draping," this '80s inspired makeup trend adds subtle warmth while sculpting at the same time. Think of it as a new, trendy way to do bronzer. We love a good multitasking moment that leaves you ultra glowy. 

  • Double-Winged Eyeliner: This spring makeup trend was born on the runways, believing that two is always better than one. Use either a liquid or pencil eyeliner for this, and it’s as simple as going back to create a second wing that extends from your lower lash line. 

  • Skinimalism: Dewy, glowy, and bare-skinned complexions are a definite do for spring 2022. The key is to use makeup that doubles as skincare and to use a light to medium coverage foundation that lets your skin shine through. Available in 22 shades, CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum with SPF 40 offers that fluid-like texture and has a built-in glow serum. Check out our favorite products for skinamalists

  • Luminous Highlighter: Take your glowy skin one step further this season by adding a touch of sheer highlighter to the high points of your face. Infused with anti-aging ingredients, Hello Light Creme Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Luminizer delivers that lit-from-within glow that’s synonymous with springtime.

  • Diffused Lips: A great subtle spring makeup look, try the diffused lips trend. For this one, skip the lip liner and concentrate your lip color at the center of your lips. Then, diffuse the edges with a clean makeup sponge or fingers to create a gradient effect. The result is a popsicle-stained look. 

  • Pop of Color on Your Eyes: The cheery colors that are en vogue this spring are being dubbed “dopamine makeup,” which implies these hues might just make us feel happier. Don’t know about you, but we’ll take a boost of happiness wherever we can get it after the last few years. To get the look, add a touch of color to your inner eyes via Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Epic Amethyst. Another option we love: a classic springtime pastel swept across the eyelid. A pale pink lip is classic but achieving the grown-up-yet-playful eyeshadow look with Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Passionate Pearl feels fresh and fun. 

  • Coral Lips: Coral also goes hand-in-hand with spring. Pillow Lips Solid Serum Lip Gloss in Wink is the perfect shade of warm, orange-y pink. Monochromatic color matching is on-trend, so pair your lip color with coral blush. 

  • Bronze Eyes: Along with corals and pinks, metallic shades are another 2022 makeup trend we’re keeping our eye on. Embrace this trend via a simple swatch of eyeshadow across your lids. Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Bionic Bronze is the perfect eyeshadow hue for this spring beauty trend. To infuse some drama into this trendy eyeshadow look, turn it into a smokey eye with a bit of smudged eyeliner and a few coats of mascara. 

  • ‘90s Brown Lips: We mentioned that the aughts are having a comeback, but the ‘90s are enjoying a re-emergence, as well—earthy-hued brown lips included. Capture that quintessential ‘90s aesthetic with Pillow Lips Lipstick in Lights Out

  • Full Brows: Even though many beauty trends from the ‘90s and ‘00s are back, the skinny brows from the era are (thankfully!) firmly in our rearview mirror. Instead, healthy-looking, full eyebrows are a major spring makeup trend. For perfect brows, review our easy-to-follow eyebrow mapping tutorial.

  • Colorful Eyeliner: Bright eyeliner is another way to easily incorporate a burst of color into your makeup style for spring 2022. Try Superhero No-Tug Sharpenable Gel Eyeliner in Bold Blue, Mystic Emerald, or Powerful Plum. Find a color that speaks to you and own it.

  • Red Lips: Wondering if red lips are a makeup trend for spring 2022? Absolutely. This classic hue never falls out of style, so make sure to keep one or two favorites in your makeup bag. We’re constantly reaching for Pillow Lips Lipstick in Stellar, a true red hue available in cream or matte.

Ready for Even More Makeup Looks?

The above spring makeup looks should keep you feeling on-trend throughout the season. For more makeup inspo, check out our guides on How to Do Winged Eyeliner, How to Create a Subtle Smokey Eye, ‘90s Makeup Looks, and How to Get Natural Makeup Looks for Spring and Summer.

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