After a long year of makeup-free faces, the world of beauty is embracing some fun, glitz, and glamour again.  Now is a great time to experiment with the hottest new makeup trends for spring/summer 2021. Whether you love neutrals or gravitate towards bolder looks, there’s something beautiful to suit your palette.

Soft and Glamorous. This happens to be a most flattering trend and one of my favorite looks!  It’s a spinoff of the neutral looks reminiscent of the ‘90s, with a twist of ombre tones and matching blush. This trend incorporates browns, taupes, caramels, bronzy shades, and other tawny colors, amped up with a dewy, glowing finish.

Well Red. After a long year of masks and no lipstick, matte red lips came out of the woodworks.  If you’re a fan of red, try blotting an old red lipstick and turning it into a matte stain. This look pairs well with barely-there face makeup. 

Pretty in Pink. Bold and blue based pinks are once again in. Think magenta as a vibrant alternative to red. This goes well when combined with beautiful and naturally glowing skin, drawing the attention to the lips.

Sweet and Rosy. This look never goes out of style.  Try soft rosy tones on the eyes, natural pink blush on the cheeks, and nude, pink lips. You can actually outline your lips with a flesh toned lip liner and layer clear gloss on top.

Think Ink for Spring. Eyes are the windows to your soul and one of the best features to showcase.  If you have the time and enjoy playing up your eyes, this look is for you. Think inky black, bold brown, and glamorized gray! These intense eyeliners help create those strong, smoky eyes that are trending for spring. Top and bottom lashes are being lined and extended at the outer edges to elongate the eyes.

Messy Eyes. If you’re not adept at the art of blending, this look is for you.  A new version of smoky eyes is the blurry, hazed-out eye, which looks like you left your makeup on overnight. 

Gilded Lids. Everyone loves sunshine! For instant glitz and glamour, create soft, golden eyes that can take you from day to evening. This is the fastest way to brighten up your face, especially when the light hits your gilded lids and the pigments sparkle and shine.

Emerald Eyes. Want to be the envy of town? Try smoky emerald eyes.  For a toned-down version, opt for a grayish-green shade.  Be sure to use a blending brush to soften the look and prevent a messy outcome. 

Bold and Blue. Blue mascara is back this season and can lend the final polish to your lashes, enhancing blue eyes with the magical stroke of the wand. 

Peaches and Cream. Orange lips are harder to wear than pinks or reds, and do not work for most. If your teeth are stained or have a yellow tinge, steer clear of this new trend.  For those who love the Palm Beach look, finding the right shade will add instant glam.

If you love makeup, there are enough new trends to try for spring.  From bold lips to smoky eyes, whether you want a natural day look or are opting for evening glamour, have some fun experiment and choose what speaks to you. 


Risselle Naimark is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Consultant. She carries an extensive line of personalized skincare, cosmetics, and anti-aging products. Risselle is also available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, makeup lessons, photo shoots and any of your beauty needs.  She can be reached at 718 263-5517.

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