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The top makeup trends to try this Easter

The top makeup trends to try this Easter
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With a key event in the calendar, this is prime time for video call celebrations and of course photo opportunities. Bring your makeup and your Instagram feed back to life this Easter with some of the top trends on social media right now, popular with influencers and celebrities including Love Island's Ellie Brown.

We've picked out some of the hottest trends this April, giving you all the detail you need to get the look from the comfort of your own home (whilst stuffing your face with Easter Eggs of course).

Luminous Lids

Vibrant, bold eye colours are in. This spring time it's not about holding back with your colour but going light, bright and bold with your liner or eye shadow to create a colourful but dramatic day or nighttime look.

@elliejarrett2

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7i3LhKFeYa/

Influencer and beauty queen Ellie Jarrett opts for a vibrant coral blue to add drama to her glowing look using the Diego Dalla Palma Eyeliner  in shade 52 Mediterraneo Kajal. To get the look, pencil out your wing tip between the outer corner of the eye and the end of the eyebrow. Shade across the whole lid as close to the waterline as you can and then add as much height to your liner as desired for either a subtle stroke of colour or go brave with a bolder, thicker line.

Recreate Ellie's look:

  • Diego Dalla Palma Eyeliner - 52 Mediterraneo Kajal 0.35g

    Diego Dalla Palma Eyeliner - 52 Mediterraneo Kajal 0.35g

    £7.25
  • NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer (Various Shades)

    4.65 Stars 321 Reviews
    £24.00
  • MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation (Various Shades)

    MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation (Various Shades)

    4.67 Stars 33 Reviews
    £27.00
  • benefit Roller Lash Lifting & Curling Mascara Black

    benefit Roller Lash Lifting & Curling Mascara Black

    4.66 Stars 209 Reviews
    £23.50
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm (Various Shades)

    NARS Afterglow Lip Balm (Various Shades)

    4.49 Stars 45 Reviews
    £23.00
  • benefit Gimme Brow+ Gel 3g (Various Shades)

    benefit Gimme Brow+ Gel 3g (Various Shades)

    4.64 Stars 56 Reviews
    £22.50
  • MAC Strobe Cream (Various Shades)

    MAC Strobe Cream (Various Shades)

    4.71 Stars 34 Reviews
    £25.00
  • NARS Cosmetics Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    4.91 Stars 46 Reviews
    from
    £21.70
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 29g (Various Shades)

    Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 29g (Various Shades)

    4.8 Stars 270 Reviews
    from
    £32.00
  • benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain 10ml

    benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain 10ml

    4.62 Stars 39 Reviews
    £25.50

@brown.elle

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8PI4FQlTj3/

 

Similarly, ex-love islander Ellie Brown creates her dramatic look with a deeper blend of blues using Morphe Eyeshadow to create a more blended, smokey look. Brush along the water line with your chosen colour and fade out on your wing to match Ellie's look.

Recreate Ellie's Look:

  • Morphe 39A Dare to Create Artistry Palette

    Morphe 39A Dare to Create Artistry Palette

    4.5 Stars 6 Reviews
    £26.25
  • NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner (Various Shades)

    NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner (Various Shades)

    4.09 Stars 32 Reviews
    from
    £3.20
  • NYX Professional Makeup Fill and Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil 0.2g (Various Shades)

    NYX Professional Makeup Fill and Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil 0.2g (Various Shades)

    4.67 Stars 15 Reviews
    £8.00

@sarahhashcroft

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-FqpuwJo_1/

Recreate Sarah's look with a bright pastel purple using the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in the shade Psychedelic Sister to outline the eye and then the Lime Crime Eye Shadow Palette - Venus III to build up the bright block of colour on the eye lids. Pair this with a natural looking base for the perfect fresh spring time look.

Recreate Sarah's Look:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil 1.2g (Various Shades)

    Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil 1.2g (Various Shades)

    4.67 Stars 64 Reviews
    from
    £15.50
  • Lime Crime Eye Shadow Palette - Venus III

    Lime Crime Eye Shadow Palette - Venus III

    £35.00
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation (Various Shades)

    Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation (Various Shades)

    3.75 Stars 8 Reviews
    from
    £23.00
  • benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 5ml (Various Shades)

    benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 5ml (Various Shades)

    4.45 Stars 29 Reviews
    from
    £19.50
  • bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Minerals - Well Rested® (2g)

    bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Minerals - Well Rested® (2g)

    4.67 Stars 42 Reviews
    £22.00
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 29g (Various Shades)

    Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 29g (Various Shades)

    4.8 Stars 270 Reviews
    from
    £32.00
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    4.79 Stars 19 Reviews
    from
    £30.00
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush - Pink Sand 6.8g

    Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush - Pink Sand 6.8g

    3 Stars 1 Reviews
    £31.00
  • benefit Brow Zings (Various Shades)

    benefit Brow Zings (Various Shades)

    4.79 Stars 28 Reviews
    £27.00
  • Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes Multipack (4 Pack)

    Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes Multipack (4 Pack)

    4.5 Stars 4 Reviews
    £16.90
  • L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Carbon Mascara - Black

    L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Carbon Mascara - Black

    4.18 Stars 17 Reviews
    £8.75

Metallics

No sign of dialling it down on the eye makeup, our second top trend is metallics.  Ideal for an evening or date night look, nude, smokey metallic shades scream confidence.

@aideenkate

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6bcBKEn8T8/

Aideen uses the Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Palette to create her shimmering metallic eyes. She adds depth to her eye lids using the darker shades at the crease and highlights with the inner corners with a light warm golden tone.

Recreate Aideen's look:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Palette

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Palette

    4.85 Stars 13 Reviews
    £46.00
  • NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Various Shades)

    4.47 Stars 225 Reviews
    £35.00
  • NARS Cosmetics The Multiple (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics The Multiple (Various Shades)

    4.36 Stars 11 Reviews
    £30.00
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss 4.5g (Various Shades)

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss 4.5g (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £18.00
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel 4.4g (Various Shades)

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel 4.4g (Various Shades)

    4.79 Stars 19 Reviews
    £19.00
  • MAC Lip Pencil (Various Shades)

    MAC Lip Pencil (Various Shades)

    4.71 Stars 102 Reviews
    from
    £14.00
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 118ml

    Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 118ml

    4.78 Stars 108 Reviews
    £19.50

Glitter

Never going out of fashion, glitter will always be our favourite go-to guilty pleasure. Add a little glamour to your everyday look with a subtle dusting of sparkle or go all out glam with full dazzling coverage.

@katieelizabethbutt

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6oP-LGhqBO/

Katie tops off her defined base with all over glitter across her eyelids using the Too Faced Pretty Rich Eye Shadow Palette. She starts by adding depth to her eyelids with a dark grey shade on the crease of her lids, then goes blends out to a lighter shade, highlighting just under her brows. She then covers here eyelids with the warm, dazzling glittery hues for a show stopping finish.

Recreate Katie's look:

  • Too Faced Pretty Rich Eye Shadow Palette 15.2g

    Too Faced Pretty Rich Eye Shadow Palette 15.2g

    4.83 Stars 12 Reviews
    £39.00
  • PIXI Glow-y Gossamer Duo - Subtle Sunrise

    PIXI Glow-y Gossamer Duo - Subtle Sunrise

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £20.00
  • Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 50ml

    Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 50ml

    4.82 Stars 237 Reviews
    £45.00
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz 0.08g (Various Shades)

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz 0.08g (Various Shades)

    4.8 Stars 20 Reviews
    £23.00
  • Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    4.57 Stars 192 Reviews
    £43.00
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 8ml

    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 8ml

    4.17 Stars 98 Reviews
    £22.00
  • benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 5ml (Various Shades)

    benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 5ml (Various Shades)

    4.45 Stars 29 Reviews
    from
    £19.50
  • Illamasqua Gel Sculpt Mini (4g)

    Illamasqua Gel Sculpt Mini (4g)

    4.33 Stars 9 Reviews
    £12.50
  • 3INA Makeup Adrenaline Blush - Blush Pink 12ml

    3INA Makeup Adrenaline Blush - Blush Pink 12ml

    £14.95

Smokey Glam

With the added time on our hands to perfect our makeup routine and experiment with different looks, it's no surprise that the classic smokey glam look is on the rise, the ultimate makeover from lids to lips.

@Makemeupmissa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dKOVAw3ZM0&t=

Demonstrating how to nail the smokey look including the smokey eye which many of us struggle to master, @makemeupmissa shows us how to perfect our MUA skills ready for the first night out after quarantine. Watch the full video tutorial on youtube here.

Recreate Missa's look:

  • PRAI PLATINUM Firm & Lift Intensive Serum 50ml

    PRAI PLATINUM Firm & Lift Intensive Serum 50ml

    £37.99
  • Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow 5ml (Various Shades)

    Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow 5ml (Various Shades)

    4.73 Stars 26 Reviews
    from
    £19.55
  • Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer 30ml

    Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer 30ml

    4.87 Stars 23 Reviews
    £29.00
  • Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £12.99
  • benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 5ml (Various Shades)

    benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer 5ml (Various Shades)

    4.45 Stars 29 Reviews
    from
    £19.50
  • L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick 7ml (Various Shades)

    L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick 7ml (Various Shades)

    4.22 Stars 9 Reviews
    £8.75
  • Revlon PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder

    Revlon PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £9.99
  • L'Oréal Paris Shake & Glow Luminous Setting Spray 100ml

    L'Oréal Paris Shake & Glow Luminous Setting Spray 100ml

    4.2 Stars 5 Reviews
    £7.95
  • Tangle Teezer The Wet Detangler Hair Brush - Millennial Pink

    Tangle Teezer The Wet Detangler Hair Brush - Millennial Pink

    4.79 Stars 47 Reviews
    £12.00

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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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