Spring beauty trends

Sunset-inspired makeup shades rule for lips, cheeks, eyes and nails. The lineup of glow-giving primers is better than ever, and all of that comes to life once sprinkled in subtle glitter. Here's some shimmery inspiration for your beauty bag.


Editor Trudi Brewer shares new season makeup trends with Melanie Homer from TV3's The Cafè.

Anyone can cheat great-looking skin, with illuminating primers and skin-enhancing foundations. Add a combination of matte and glitter eyeshadow, lipstick and blush in sunset-inspired colour, and you have nailed the new season trend. Here's a few of the latest launches.


Too Faced Peach Mattifying Spray

TOO FACED Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray, $51.

Keep your makeup in place for hours with this fresh, peach scented skin mist. Thanks to a 'comfort matte technology' it blurs imperfections, and wipes out shine. While it dries to give a matte finish on the skin, the combination of peach and sweet fig milk ingredients, nourish and hydrate at the same time.

YSL Touch Eclat Blur Primer, No 1 Orange

YSL Touch Eclat Blur Primer, No 1 Orange, $93.

Wipe out the look of dullness with the same magic light-boosting technology in the famous Touche Éclat concealer and some. This new Blur Primer is available in three shades to correct any skin issue: No 1 Orange pictured here blurs the look of brown spots, brightening tanned and olive skin tones.
No 2 Pink, counteracts the look of dullness. 
And finally, No 3 Blue, combats any sallow undertone on pale or pink-based skins.
These three tinted primers are limited editions and not available online.

Clarins SOS Primer.

Clarins SOS Primer, $64.

With six skin boosting primers on offer, the most universally flattering is 00 Universal Light, which brightens the skin instantly, while 02 Peach and 03 Coral both correct the look of an uneven skin tone including concealing brown spots. Then there is 04 Green that blurs the look of redness, without giving that Shriek-like cast, and finally, 05 Lavender, works to boost radiance.  

Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator

Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator, $26.

Use your fingers or a brush to dab on this creamy highlighter duo. Add the matte highlighter to contour the cheeks and conceal any imperfections and dot the shimmer on the high points of the face to highlight your best assets. The soft creamy formula is easy-to-blend and lasts for hours. 


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Rimmel London Lip Art, $17.

Known as a 'lip topper', or lip coat you can expect amazing metallic shimmer with this makeup artist inspired lipgloss. For wearing over a nude lippy shade or as a spotlight of shimmer in the bottom of the bottom lip, this gloss is dazzling. There are three shades Iridescent, Liquid Rose Gold and Liquid Gold, pictured here.

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Revlon Color Charge Lip Powder, $21.

Those sunset tones reign supreme in this palette of pearly lip powders. From rich magenta to soft, shimmery, pink and silver, there are five metallic shades you can press over the top of any matte lipstick, or mix with a clear lipgloss to customise a unique, lively lip colour. Available in two limited edition palettes, Peach Pucker and High Fever, pictured here.


MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid eye shadow

MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid eyeshadow, $46.

We're smitten with these new glittery shadows from MAC Cosmetics. They have the power to illuminate the lids to leave a trail of sexy shimmer when you blink. The shades range from a subtle bronze to a pretty blue, pink and a more subtle beige sparkle. Cool-to-the-touch they're gel-like in consistency, and glide on quickly thanks to the built-in sponge applicator tip. Pictured here my fave, Rayon Rays, a warm sparkly, red bronze.


HOURGLASS Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow, $46.

A glorious pot of glitter made with light-reflecting pearl powders, you can apply this golden dust to the lids with your fingers or pat it onto the skin with a brush. This loose powder shimmer leaves a bronze sheen in seconds, and there are five glittery shades, pictured here Aura.