BEAUTY

The Four Makeup Tweaks We’re Making This Spring

Go big, go bold and glow forth with these beauties.
beautiful afro woman with bright makeup on pink background

The power of makeup is transforming. From putting on your workday game face to unleashing your inner ingenue with a bold flick of eyeliner, it has the ability to lift us out of a style slump like few other things can.

From runways to reels we’re seeing bold new makeup looks coming in hot, influenced by northern summer trends. But there’s no need to wait to try them for yourself. Get ahead of the pack by incorporating some of these new looks into your everyday and be the beauty influencer you always knew you could be.

1. The Your-Skin-But-Better Base

A beautiful base is (literally) the foundation for your entire look. While coverage is a personal preference, one thing we can all agree on is that skin should look like the best version of itself. Think smooth, hydrated and even.

Meet your new go-to base, the DB Radiant Glow Tinted Moisturiser, $19.99.

This is where the new breed of skincare-enhanced tinted moisturisers are two-in-one skin saviours. The DB Radiant Glow tinted moisturiser is inspired by a more expensive brand that retails for $76, but you’d be hard pressed to spot the difference. It’s a clever combination of light-diffusing pigment with skincare ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Niacinamide. The oil-free, buildable sheer-finish formula with built in SPF 15 helps to plump, brighten and improve your skin tone for a glowy, even base. And at under $20, it’s a steal.

2. Pick Your Power Colour

After a year of #barbiecore and a whole lot of pink, the undeniable fashion colour of this year is fire engine red, bringing a power hit of colour that works all year round.

From edgy red eyeliner to racing-car red nails and classic deep Bordeaux Red lips, red says you mean business. Just ask Taylor Swift, who’s made it her signature.

The DB Pigment Pout Longwear Lip Liner in True Crimson, $9.99 is inspired by a more expensive version, but its staying power is on the money.

If you’re adding a bright lip to your look, make sure it stays put by prepping with a soft crayon liner in a complementary shade to your lipstick. Finish with a creamy long-wear colour for maximum longevity and hydration.

3. The Bold And Beautiful Statement Eye

The latest eye makeup looks off the catwalk are the antithesis of the no-makeup-makeup trend, with bold, satiny shades and grungy flicked eyeliner making a comeback and eye palettes by Kevyn Aucoin a must-have in makeup artists’ kits. At $65 they’re a luxury buy, but you can get the look for less with the DB Eye See You Eyeshadow kits at the much more palatable price of $14.99.

Shimmery finishes in emerald greens, denim blues and sparkling metallics paired back with complementary light and dark eyeliner duos create impactful, angular looks.

an eyeshadow palette
From the DB Cult Classics collection, the six-shade DB Eye See You Eye Shadow Palettes, $14.99 feature intensely pigmented pressed powders.

4. Go For The Glow

Glowing, pearlescent skin is a trend that isn’t slowing down, so it’s on the radar for our spring looks, too. Bring the glow with a swipe of highlighting shimmer in your shade across the cheekbones, jawline and the centre of the forehead and blend to enhance your own natural bone structure. Stand back and let the compliments on your glorious skin roll in.

beauty highlighter wands on a pink background
Abracadabra! The DB Hi-Light Illuminating Beauty Wands, $16.99 will make you glow, and are a fraction of the price of the version they’re inspired by.

The DB Cosmetics Cult Classics range is a luxe-inspired collection that makes high-quality beauty seriously affordable. Every product in the range is under $25, so when it comes to staying on-trend and updating your look to suit your style, it’s the cult beauty brand that won’t break the bank.

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