Crazy for colour: the hottest new makeup shades for spring

It (finally) feels like Spring is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than with a splash of colour?

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From high-intensity lip glosses and nail polishes to sheer rose shadows, we round up the stand-out shades for spring from the beauty world's new collections…

Bold & Beautiful

Fresh off the boat, Clinique’s new Pop colour collection launches this week - and boy, do they know how to make an entrance. Our heroes include the Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primers that come in a range of incredible shades, including vibrant orange, fuchsia and flattering mauve. The highly pigmented formulas offer high-intensity gloss that stays put for up to 6 hours.

Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Color + Primer in shades Happy Pop, Go-Go Pop and Wink Pop, all £16; Available at Fenwick stores nationwide.

Golden Glow

bareMinerals' new limited edition Lovescape collection promises luminous, glowing skin – which, let’s face it, is exactly what we need to warm up our white, winter complexions.  This soft powder delivers a buildable peachy, golden glow that brightens up your skin.

bareMinerals Ready Color Boost The Stolen Heart, £24; Available at Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York 

Ravishing Reds

One of two limited edition palettes for spring/summer, Tom Ford’s Eye Colour Quad in Honeymoon is a joy to behold. The opulent warm gold and red tones are perfect for creating a dramatic night-time look (that will be particularly beautiful next to green or blue eyes.) 

Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad, £64; Available at Fenwick Newcastle

Pantone Polishes

Picking a shade from Nails inc.’s fabulous offering is like choosing a sweet in a candy store. Their Gel Effect range delivers high-shine, opaque colours from letterbox red to stylish grey-lavender and rose (all favourites from Pantone’s palette for spring).

Nails inc Gel Effect Nail Polish, £15; Available at Bond Street, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor

Elegant Rose

This universally flattering Eyeshadow Trio from Dr Hauschka’s spring/summer collection is a winner. Buff the 100% natural shimmery pastel powder over the entire lid for a pretty rose sheen, then blend the chocolate colour into the crease or along the lash line to add some definition to the eye.  

Dr Hauschka Eyeshadow Trio, £32.50; Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, York

Shine Bright

YSL’s popular Rouge Volupte Lipsticks have become somewhat of a modern classic in the beauty world thanks to its nourishing formula and beautiful shades. 12 brand new shades join the family this year, ranging from pinky nudes to bright reds and on-trend plums and pinks – all super wearable because of their sheer, lightweight formula. If you’re intimidated by colour, this is the lipstick for you.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipsticks (from L-R: no 44, 48, 49 and 5) all £26; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, York

By Grace Gargini