The Biggest 2021 Beauty Trends to Try This Spring

Written by Chelsea Raineri | April 2, 2021

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The spring runways gave us lots of inspiration for new looks, and you may be doing some of them now. If you’re looking for ways to change up your makeup or just want to have some fun with pops of color, we rounded up new trends you can add to your routine or try for a night out. Whether you prefer a more natural look or have been thinking of dying your hair bright blue during quarantine, there’s a spring beauty trend that will work for you. For more beauty and skincare inspiration, review our guide to essential beauty products in 2021.

Au Naturale Spring Looks

If you’ve been going with a more natural look during the work-from-home era, you’re not alone. Luckily, this has become a trend seen on runways and we’re here for it. Ditch the heavy contour and opt for this no-makeup-makeup look for a fresh take on beauty.

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Microfilling Eyebrow Pen
Buy It: $25 $21.25 at Macy’s
Fluffy, healthy brows are all the rage. If your eyebrows are still recovering from the early 2000s overplucked look, there’s, fortunately, an easy way to fake this trend—using the Benefit Cosmetics pen to create natural-looking hairs. It may take a while to get this down, but once you do it’s well worth it.

bareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss
Buy It: $18 at HSN
Rather than layer on a red lip, try a more natural-looking gloss that’ll add to the dewy look we’re all striving for. This lipgloss is nonsticky without compromising its high shine, and the formula is sheer to medium coverage so your lips won’t look opaque.

e.l.f. Jelly Highlighter
Buy It: $6 $2.40 at e.l.f
Take the dewiness up a notch with this jelly highlighter. If you’ve been wanting to try the trend out without spending a good chunk of money on a high-end brand, give this a whirl to see if you like how it looks before opting for a more premium option.

Silk Groom Serum
Buy It: $18 $13.50 at Kiehl’s
Shiny, healthy hair is key to topping off a natural look. Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum is a great start to getting your hair back to where you want it to be for an air-dried hair day, especially if you frequently use heat products such as blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners. This magical hair serum will keep frizz at bay without weighing your hair down and give your locks the shine you long for.

Conair True Glow Sonic Facial Brush
Buy It: $59.99 $47.99 at Best Buy
Not only will this facial brush get you the glowing skin you’ve been searching for, but it’s also on sale right now. It’s waterproof so you can exfoliate your skin in the shower or over your sink, you’re able to as well. Be sure to start slow as over-exfoliation may irritate your skin, which is the opposite of what we’re trying to do.

Pop of Color

Whether it’s on your eyes, lashes, lips, or cheeks, playful spring colors are in. Opt for blue mascara, a vibrant purple eyeliner, or hot pink lipstick—the limit does not exist when it comes to this trend.

MAC Amplified Lipstick
Buy It: $19 $16.15 at Macy’s
Turn heads with this bright, electrifying purple lipstick. Not only does this buttery smooth formula glide on seamlessly, but the color will be bold, brilliant, and a perfect complement to dress an outfit up or down. Plus, if you add a few more items to your bag, you could be eligible for free shipping and two free gifts.

Chocolate Gold Metallic/Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Buy It: $49 at Ulta Beauty
Feeling creative? This eyeshadow palette lets your imagination run free with colors including green, pink, purple, gold, silver, and more. Whether you want hot pink lids or a colorful take on a smokey eye, you can have fun and experiment with various looks. The best part? It also comes with a mini mascara.

Laura Geller Line-N-Define Dual Dimension Eyeliner
Buy It: $24 at Kohl’s
Turn eyeliner on its head with this dual liner. You can opt for teal, blue, purple, or even gold to brighten up your eyes. Feel free to line with black first, then top it off with your color of choice. Or you can go full technicolor and just use the colorful side of the stick to really make your eyes pop.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Cobalt Blue
Buy It: $13.48 at Walmart
Do you use black mascara every day? Try switching up your routine with this bright blue mascara. This pack comes with two tubes and the formula is clump-free and more than triples your lash thickness in just a few swipes.

NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Glow Blush
Buy It: $7.50 $6.38 at Macy’s
Not only are we seeing blush placement expanding to the tip of your nose, but the bold blush on your cheeks is also having a moment for this spring. Opt for a brighter, deeper pink to dress up your cheekbones for an enviable rosy finish.

Quarantine Hair

Whether you prefer to keep your hair growing long and natural or experiment with unicorn-style colors, both scenarios are so common they’ve become a trend. Whatever your hair preference may be, there’s a hair color product or hair care solution below for you to try.

L'Oreal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color
Buy It: $9.68 at Walmart
Have you bid your stylist adieu in the midst of the pandemic? If you’re bored of your hair color and want to try on something new, go full out and grab a pastel pink, blue, or purple box of dye from L’Oreal.

NOW Biotin Extra Strength
Buy It: $23.99 $10.99 at Vitacost
Trying to grow your hair out while you quarantine at home? Biotin will help do the trick. The vitamin also helps with immune function, energy, and amino acid metabolism. Be sure to check with a doctor before you start taking the supplement.

Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Leave-In Treatment
Buy It: $25 $18.75 at Kiehl’s
Is your hair in need of some TLC? The best way to grow long, strong hair is to keep it healthy and clean. This leave-in treatment will help get you started on doing just that. It targets the weakest areas of your hair to help rehydrate it and repair any damage.

Custom Hair Mask
Buy It: $19.99 at Function of Beauty
Not sure what your hair needs to get back to its thriving self? Function of Beauty will create a custom mask just for you. Designed to use in the shower, this mask is an easy addition to your weekly routine. Plus, it's vegan and free of sulfates and gluten.

Color Depositing Masks
Buy It: $7 at Moroccanoil
If you don’t want to commit to permanent hair color change, you can try it out temporarily with Moroccanoil’s Color Depositing Masks. Choose from purple, pink, blue, copper and more. If you don’t want to pay the full $28, you can opt for the travel size for just $7.

Trends are always fun to participate in—whether you want to try out a natural look with glowing skin or growing your hair out to waist grazing lengths, there’s something for everyone to play with this season. Keep an eye out for upcoming beauty trends hitting the runways for fall.

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