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16 Stunning Spring Makeup Looks That Scream Big Feminine Energy

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As we ease out of winter, it means only one thing: it’s time to bring on spring! Brighten things up and embrace all the exciting new makeup trends. This means playful eyeliner, matte pastels, a whole lotta blush, and even some minimal looks. Whether you’re keeping up with these beauty trends or your signature beauty look follows your own unique style, it’s definitely time to change things up with your makeup products for the lighter, floral-focused season. We did some digging, and in 2024, we can happily say striking eye makeup looks do not need to be complicated. That’s right, you can give off glam, celebrity-makeup-artist vibes without actually being a pro MUA.

Grab your favorite eye shadow palette with plenty of pigment (and a glossy lip balm or your go-to lip color to top it off), because our list has something for everyone. Whether you’re a minimalist or maximalist; a cat-eye stan or a smoky eye lover; a Maybelline girlie or a Pat McGrath loyalist; or you go for glowy over matte; you’re about to bring the fresh season to life, regardless of skin tone, hair color, or anything else. 

Prepare to call Getty because you’ll be ready for your closeup. Did someone say Hailey Bieber runway during fashion week? OK, OK, we may be getting ahead of ourselves, but we will say we’re so grateful that creativity has expanded and made it so much easier to create pro-level spring makeup looks from home.

Ready to dive into 16 of the best spring makeup looks below that won’t require an in-depth TikTok tutorial to nail? Keep scrolling.

1. Pink Friday Vibes

Between the glossy pink lid and the bubble gum pink lip, this look has major B.F.E. (Big Feminine Energy) written all over it. Pink really is that color this season, and we love this look because it is monochromatic, which means you can get away with using the same liquid blush for your lids, cheeks, and lips.

2. Berry Much

Nothing says spring better than berries—that’s why we’re obsessed with this makeup. The goal is to look like you took a bite out of the juiciest berry and used it as cheek and lip stain. We also love this take on the berry makeup trend because of the gorgeous all-over glow—just take your fave highlighter and dust it all over (trust, there’s no such thing as too much of it).

3. Just Peachy Cheeks

Following in the fruit makeup trend’s footsteps, this look opts for another juicy shade: peach. The best way to embrace this peachy, glossy look is to reach for a creamy pigment like this cheeky and lip balm. The buttery balm consistency makes this look easy to achieve—just simply dab the product on your lips, lids, cheeks, and the bridge on your nose for a sunkissed look. Top off the lips with your fave gloss, and you’re done!

4. Green With Envy

Green is the official unofficial color of March (St. Patrick’s Day, duh), so it only makes sense that we add this look to our list. Our fave part of this eye look is the use of multiple shades of green—plus, it’s easy to achieve too! Take a shadow palette like this one that features shimmer and matte shades and swipe on whichever color calls your name, keeping the shimmers in the inner corners of the eye and the darker colors in the outer corner for that cat-eye look.

5. Mod Makeup

The ’60s are so back, thanks to the resurgence of this mod makeup look. The key to perfecting this makeup is by creating graphic eyeliner lines on the lid with a precision liquid liner. The rest of the look can really be up to your mood and whatever vibrant eyeshadow color you feel like rocking that day.

6. Undone Brows

The undone brow look is as model-off-duty as you can get—and we’re obsessed with it. Not only is it the perfect addition to those no-makeup makeup looks, but it also gives off this effortlessness that is perfect for warm spring days spent in the park with the gals. You’ll want to reach for a clear brow gel for this one and brush your hairs with the coated spoolie in both forward and reverse directions to create that model vibe.

7. All Dolled Up

If you aren’t living under a rock, you’ve definitely seen that iconic Pat McGrath makeup from the Maison Margiela runway by now. This look is a very toned down and wearable version of that. The point is to have beautiful glass-like skin and rosy cheeks and lips. Start off with your base by dabbing on a dewy primer that helps to blur pores. Then, take your fave rosy cream blush and lightly apply it to your cheeks and lips, building up color where you see fit.

8. Sunkissed

Can you really have a spring makeup round up without a sunkissed look? The answer is no, you can’t. Sunkissed makeup is a classic when it comes to warmer weather and this one is exactly why. The goal is to make it look like you were bathing in the sun just a couple minutes too long. The best way to do that is by applying a dewy cream blush along the cheeks and nose.

9. Ombré Lips

If ombré lips don’t have you in a chokehold yet, these will do the trick—they’re bold, they’re beautiful, and they take little to no skill to achieve. Start off by taking a red lip liner and lining the natural shape of your lips, over lining the cupids bow if you’re into that. Then, take a lip brush and diffuse the liner on to the lips to create that pretty ombré effect. Lastly, top your lips with an ultra-shiny gloss and you’ve got yourself lips to make you truly blossom.

10. Effortlessly Bold

Whether you’re rushing out the door or you simply want a quick pop of color, grabbing a vibrant eyeliner (à la the turquoise featured above) is an easy way to give your look a springy boost. Top it off with a tiny swipe of white in the waterline for some added flair.

11. Frosty Pink

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Sometimes less is more—and in the case of this look, a soft swipe of frosty pink says it all. Especially on fair skin and blue eyes, a little frost and a lot of mascara is really all you need to make a spring statement.

12. Lovely in Lavender

You can’t celebrate spring without lilacs and lavender, so why not incorporate them into a beautiful seasonal eyeshadow aesthetic? This user applied M⋅A⋅C shadows in Cobalt, Orb, Girlie, and Rose Before Bros, and the look appears easy to recreate at home. And even if you don’t have the striking blue hair hue to complement the colors, you’ll be good simply topping it off with a swipe of coral on your lips.

13. Blushing Beauty

Celeb makeup artist Alexis Oakley (who does Alix Earle’s makeup!) is loving the pink blush trend where you bring the color up from the apples of your cheeks to your eyes. In this look, she swirls pink cheek color up towards the eyes and even adds pink eyeliner in the waterline. If you want to shine even brighter, make sure to tap highlighter on the area between your cheeks and nose for eye-catching sparkle.

14. Crystal Freckles

Spring is the time to head outside! So whether you’re there for a pretty picnic with your besties or your first rooftop party, stand out from the crowd with this crystal freckle look. Just place eye gems on your cheeks and nose area the same way you’d draw on freckles. Bonus points if you put them over your existing freckle pattern.

15. Peachy Pout

Celebrity makeup artist Emily Cheng created this makeup look on Golden Globe–winner Julia Garner. To keep the look simple, Cheng emphasized full lashes on the top of the eye with a jet black liquid line. The bottom of the eyes are virtually untouched to let the star of the show be the peachy pout that pulls together the look and makes Garner appear effortlessly girly and ethereal.

16. Perfectly Tinted

According to makeup artist Sara Egan, skin tint serums and creams will be trending for spring. Skin tints are the easiest way to look dewy without looking weighed down. Plus, you can usually layer skin tints like the HI BEAUTIFUL YOU Skin Perfecting Tint if you need more of a full-coverage look.

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Article Last Updated February 23, 2024 12:00 AM