In my experience, Spring makeup trends fluctuate from year to year between pops of bold juicy, punchy colours and pretty pastels. However, what makes this year so special is the mix of lights and brights. The one colour that we see blooming all over the place is lilac. Purples have been reigning supreme for the past two years, be it in versions of dark, goth lip shades, metallic eye shadows or deep violet nail lacquers, but this season things are looking quite soft with a range of lovely lilacs.
The star product in the new NARS collection is a matte, dusty powder eye shadow called D. Gorgeous (£16), MAC is bringing us a beautiful ombre gradated blush called Azalea Blossom (£19.50) and Revlon, always on-trend at affordable prices, is launching a nail polish called Lilac Pastille which will be available at mass retailers this March (£6.29). Then there's a luscious new sheer, sparkling pale purple-pink lip Glossimer from Chanel called Futile (£17), and lastly Dior is launching a showstopping duo shadow in 945 which contains both a slate purple and a sweet light violet. Are you keen to get on the lilac colour train this Spring?