If you’re anything like us, then you’re likely ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring, and one of the easiest ways to kick things off is with the right spring makeup look. That’s exactly why we’ve rounded up the best spring 2020 makeup trends, from fashionable coral lipstick to cobalt eyeliner to feathered brows—and everything in between. Below, we’re sharing our 18 favorite spring makeup looks along with tips for trying each one yourself.
Spring Makeup Trend #1: Pink Eye Shadow and Liner. Pink eye makeup is seriously on-trend at the moment, and spring is the perfect opportunity to try it out. Simply paint your lids with a wash of pink using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink, then give your lashes a few coats of mascara. Want more pink eye makeup ideas? Here’s How to Wear Pink Eye Makeup.
Spring Makeup Trend #2: Purple Eye Shadow. Another shade you can expect to see all over this season? Purple! Making for a great spring makeup look, this color offers a playful and sweet touch that you won’t be able to resist. Give this trend a try with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple, Purple Priority, and Glistening Garnet.
Spring Makeup Trend #3: Ombré Eye Shadow. ICYMI, ombré eyeshadow is officially a thing for spring makeup. Offering a rich and vibrant blend of multicolored hues, this trend will take your eye makeup to new heights. To bring this look to life, pick up the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eyeshadow in Avant Garde Azure. Apply a thin layer of eyeshadow primer, then dust the lightest shade onto the inner corner of your lid, making sure to blend evenly. Apply the mid-toned blue on the center of your lid and the darkest hue on the outer corner for a smooth transition in color.
Spring Makeup Trend #4: Glossy Eyes. While matte and satin shades have long been staples in the beauty world, glossy eyes are gaining traction. First a mainstay on runways and in editorials, glossy eyeshadow offers a dewy, high-shine look that makes quite the statement. Not to mention, it’s super easy to create. For more on this trend, head on over to our article, How to Rock a Glossy Eye Makeup Look.
Spring Makeup Trend #5: Feathered Brows. Brows, brows, brows—if you couldn’t tell, we’re basically obsessed with brows. Luckily, there are quite a few eyebrow products out there that make perfecting your arches easy peasy. One of the simplest brow looks—and the most sought after spring 2020 makeup trends—is feathered brows. To get the look, simply brush up your brows with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara in Clear, then fill them in with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil. Keep the rest of your makeup pretty bare so that your brows are the star of the show.
Spring Makeup Trend #6: Coral Lipstick. Coral is one of the most popular colors for 2020, and your pout shouldn't feel excluded. That’s right, coral lipstick is definitely a trend you’ll want to get in on this spring. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral and color away! If you’re game for a little plumping action, you can also give the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lip Color, Glossy Lip Color with Plumping Effect in Nectarine Plump a try.
Spring Makeup Trend #7: Cobalt Eyeliner. Cobalt is another color we’ve seen quite a bit of—and this hue is especially flattering when worn on your eyes. One of the most eye-catching ways to wear cobalt is with a thin line across your lids. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue to line your eyes, then top things off with a coat of dramatic mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise™ Washable Mascara.
Spring Makeup Trend #8: Floating Eyeliner. Looking for a way to up the ante with your spring makeup? The floating eyeliner trend may be your perfect match! A great way to call attention to your eyes, this trend is all about placing your eyeliner just above the crease to create a floating effect—hence the name. Head on over to our article, What Is a Floating Crease? Your New Favorite Eyeliner Trend, to create this look on your own.
Spring Makeup Trend #9: White Eyeliner. Why not replace your signature black liner with white? This eyeliner trend works wonders to brighten up your eyes and comes right in handy for those who love a minimalist look. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail™ Eyeliner in White, then learn all the cool ways you can sport this spring makeup trend from our article, 9 Ways to Use White Eyeliner.
Spring Makeup Trend #10: Contrasting Eyeliner. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to lining your eyes, especially when you add more than one hue into the mix. Blending neutral and bold shades for a contrasting eyeliner look serves up the drama in a chic and stylish way. Bring this look to life with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black and Purple.
Spring Makeup Trend #11: Glowing Skin. If you’re a no makeup, makeup kind of gal, there is one look on our spring makeup 2020 trends list just for you: fresh, glowing skin. There were so many spring runways where we saw radiant picture-perfect skin and barely-there makeup. To get the look, it’s all about creating a flawless base. First, smooth on a primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Then apply foundation like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation and conceal dark spots or circles with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer. Finally, boost your glow with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist.
Spring Makeup Trend #12: Inner Corner Highlights. Metallic eye shadow is another makeup trend that’s totally fitting for spring makeup looks. Instead of wearing it all over your lids, focus the color on just your inner corners. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallic Eye Shadow in Aluminum Foil to get the job done.
Spring Makeup Trend #13: Lifted Lashes. Long, voluminous lashes will never go out of style, but in 2020 we’re seeing a new lash trend: lash lifts! Lifted lashes can create the appearance of bigger, more awake eyes—what’s not to love? Apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara for an instant lash lift effect.
Spring Makeup Trend #14: Contouring with Concealer. You may be used to contouring with bronzer and highlighter, but using concealer to contour is a major trend for spring 2020. Opting for creamier products rather than powder formulas can give you a subtler look. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage to contour and highlight your visage to perfection; its waterproof, transfer-resistant formula won’t disappoint. Need more details on this trend? Try this Easy Contour Tutorial with Concealer.
Spring Makeup Trend #15: Draping. Another way to jazz up your contour for your spring makeup? Blush! That’s right! While we already credit blush for helping to warm up your gorgeous face for a bright look, the draping trend—aka contouring with blush—can be used to easily sculpt your face for a more defined look. And who wouldn’t love that?
Spring Makeup Trend #16: Blurred Lip. Perfected lipstick application is overrated—at least when it comes to this makeup trend. Blurred lips are a spring makeup must. This undone, carefree lip technique is an excellent way to try red lipstick if you aren’t yet a pro at lipstick application or simply want to take the intensity of a bold lip color down a notch. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red, then head over to our article, How to Pull Off the Blurred Lip Makeup Trend.
Spring Makeup Trend #17: Contrasting Eyeshadow. Looking to play with color with your spring makeup? A contrasting eyeshadow look fits the bill. This trend is all about mixing opposite hues to give your eyes a stunning pop of color. Think of the color wheel you used in grade school. You want to choose colors that sit on the opposite side of the color wheel. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Sunset Seine and swipe the shade across your lid. Follow up with the Teal Couture shade, blending the shadow along your lower lash line. Congratulations, you have a gorgeous contrasting eyeshadow look!
Spring Makeup Trend #18: Pearl Accents. Ready to step outside of the box with your spring makeup looks? Sounds like it’s time to get acquainted with pearl accents! While we’ve seen the trend come to life in the hair department, it was only a matter of time before the makeup world jumped on the bandwagon. Feminine with an effortless touch of glam, this trend makes it super easy to create an Instagram-worthy beauty look without the need for various eyeshadows. Attach tiny pearls all over your eye or scale it back by highlighting just the inner and outer corners, the choice is yours! (Want to make sure your mane is on-trend for spring, too? Here are The 25 Biggest 2020 Hair Trends.)