Level up your Zoom makeup routine for spring.

By Erin Lukas
Feb 22, 2021 @ 7:33 pm
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Following a year that has been anything but ordinary, the makeup trends of spring 2021 are all about having fun — and who couldn't use a little bit of that right now? With the days getting sunnier and longer throughout the season, it's impossible not to want to reach for vibrant eyeliner and bold lipstick.

Luckily, this season's trending looks cover all the bases — whether you're in the market for a colorful eyeshadow look to wear with a face mask on a socially-distanced picnic in the park or a bright lip color to swipe on before an afternoon of Zoom meetings.

Ahead, seven makeup trends you'll see everywhere this spring — from Zoom to TikTok to six feet apart IRL.

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1. Topsy-Turvy Eyes

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Topsy-turvy eye makeup is guaranteed to stand out on Zoom — and distract from your messy living room in the background (in the best way possible). Mastering this fun look is as simple as picking two eyeshadow shades for your upper and lower lids, then flipping and reversing them on the other eye. Stick with one color story for a monochromatic look, or choose contrasting shades like Kaley Cuoco.

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With 18 long-wear technicolor shades, the possible color combos for your topsy-turvy eye looks are endless with Byredo's Prismic Palette. The formula is designed to blend like a dream, whether you're using your fingertips or a brush.

To shop: $96; byredo.com

2. No Makeup, Just Glow

While no-makeup makeup is a bit of an oxymoron, you don't need a ton of products to look like you have the clear, glowy skin of a carefree person. To keep the focus on your skin, use an SPF-infused tint to prevent sun damage, plus get a little bit of coverage that still lets your natural complexion shine through.

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Finish off a natural makeup look with a few coats of mascara. Lancôme's Lash Idôle Mascara is a multitasking formula that offers extension-level length, volume, and lift without any clumps or flakes.

To shop: $26; nordstrom.com

3. Blue Smoky Eyes

A lot of people slam '80s beauty trends, but there's a reason blue eyeshadow has never really gone away. The color is extremely versatile, with shades for every skin tone and eye color. Specifically speaking, royal blue, as demonstrated by Kerry Washington, is also chic way to remix the '90s matte smoky eye. The star's makeup artist Carola Gonzalez paired the eye makeup with a neutral lip gloss to keep the look current.

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Clean up the shape of your smoky eye or any fallout without having to completely start over, thanks to Neutrogena's genius makeup-erasing pen. The gel is infused with vitamin E to simultaneously hydrate skin as your get rid of any application mistakes.

To shop: $10; ulta.com

4. Cherry Red Lipstick

A year into living the Zoom life, and a swipe of vibrant lipstick is still a foolproof way to distract from the app's questionable camera quality. A easy, fresh take on the classic lip color is to pair with minimal, fresh-faced makeup like Kelsey Deenihan did with Reese Witherspoon's 2020 virtual Emmys red carpet look.

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Pat McGrath Labs Mattetrance Lipstick in Elson 2 is the exact shade Deenihan used on Witherspoon. The cult-favorite formula delivers major color payoff without getting dry and flaky. For extra definition and vibrancy, the makeup artist first applied Pat McGrath Labs Perma Gel Ultra Lip Pencil in Major onto the star's lips as a base.

To shop: $38; sephora.com

5. Neutral Eyeliner

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Neutral eyeliner isn't just a hack for making you look less tired. Experiment with the shade on your upper lash line, too. Instead of going with a classic black cat eye, Gabrielle Union wore a creamy beige to compliment her etherial white dress. Shades like beige, off white, and cream are great options if you're taking baby steps in wearing colored eyeliner, but they'll also take any monochromatic white spring outfit to the next level.

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This creamy gel eyeliner glides on smooth, but doesn't drag as you're applying it. The long-wear smudge-proof formula allows for 30 seconds of play time (to smudge or diffuse lines) until it sets.

To shop: $26; sephora.com

6. Fuchsia Lipstick

Hot pink lipstick is having a moment. Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo demonstrates why a fuchsia lip paired with bit of mascara, blush, and highlighter is going to be a trending makeup look this spring.

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Some bad news: the Elizabeth Arden lipstick Vanngo used for this look is discontinued. The good news: the brand's Beautiful Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Vibrations is a similar color. This highly pigmented formula is infused with moisturizing ingredients that leave lips soft and hydrated.

To shop: $27; amazon.com

7. Strong Early '00s Eyeliner

With face masks still the norm and nostalgia influencing beauty trends, eye makeup looks are going to get bolder — think early '00s smoky eyeliner. Chanel makeup creative director Lucia Pica brought the vintage look into 2021 by creating a graphic halo shape with matte liner for the fashion house's Métiers d'art show.

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A waterproof eyeliner is key for achieving this look. Pica used Chanel's Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Noir Intense to draw and fill in the arched shape. The brand's Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette in Modern Glamour for extra intensity.

To shop: $33; chanel.com