Spring makeup is always playful and, while this spring may look a little different from years past—cue less patios and more Zoom happy hours—it’s still a great time to practise new bold beauty looks before their public debut. Benefit Cosmetics has got the perfect go-to beauty items for nailing the top five makeup trends for spring. —Vita Daily
sun-kissed cheeks. Although we may have to fake our sun-kissed complexions for the first half of spring, Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer ($40 at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Indigo.ca) makes it easier to achieve a natural-looking glow. A quick sweep of bronzer over the cheeks, forehead and across the bridge of the nose gives an instant, natural-looking tan. For an added glow, lightly sweep some bronzer over the eyelids to create a radiant eye look.
fox eye. Inspired by top supermodels, the fox eye trend is taking the beauty industry by storm. This trend focuses on creating a subtle, angled and elongated look to the eyes. The best part is that the look can be achieved in seconds using a brown eyeshadow or liner. The key is to drag out the line of the eyelid to create a lifted effect. Simply place the ultra-fine tip of Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner Eyeliner ($30 at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart) at the upper, outermost corner of the eye and, with the flick of the wrist, the eyes will appear fierce and foxy.
pop of colour on the lips. A lightweight yet long-lasting lip stain is the perfect spring beauty staple. Adding a bold hue to the lips is a great way to give your overall makeup look a fun pop of colour. Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint ($24 at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart) is the perfect mango-tinted stain that beautifully blushes lips with a vibrant hue. The smooch- and smudge-proof formula promises a vibrant pout that lasts for hours.
full, feathered brows. The full and feathered brow is trending this spring, and the best part? The look can be achieved even if you have a thinner brow! “The best way to feather brows and fake that fluff is by using a super-fine line brow pencil, like Precisely, My Brow Pencil ($32 at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Indigo.ca), to create hair-like strokes, mimicking the look of real brow hair,” says Breigh Bellavance, National Brow Artist for Benefit Cosmetics Canada. “To finish, add feathered texture by brushing the brow hair up and outward using a clear setting gel, like 24 HR Brow Setter ($32 at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Indigo.ca)."
light-as-air complexion. As the weather slowly starts to warm up, it’s time to swap out winter’s heavy, full-coverage complexion products and transition to lighter, more-breathable products for spring. A silky smooth, flawless, yet natural complexion is a top trend for this season. Hello Happy Air Stick Foundation ($44 at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart) is the perfect medium-coverage foundation to achieve a radiant complexion. The formula is weightless, breathable and waterproof, and blends and builds seamlessly for a natural-looking—not cakey—look.