7 Ways to Wear Pearlescent Makeup This Spring

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7 Ways to Wear Pearlescent Makeup This Spring

You’ve seen concealer facelifts, sultry eyes, and lipstick blushes all over your Instagram and TikTok feeds, right? Well, there’s a new spring trend in town: pearlescent makeup. Renowned makeup artist Nikki Makeup first caught our attention with her stunning look created for Elsa Hosk recently, but there are so many ways to incorporate the pearlescent finish into your spring makeup looks. Allow us to show you how.

1. Pearly Lids

Spring Makeup Trend 2023: Pearlescent Lids
Spring Makeup Trend 2023: Pearlescent Lids | Elsa Hosk / IG: @hoskelsa x @nikki_makeup

As MUA Nikki Makeup demonstrates, pearlescent lids paired with tightline eyeliner are a winning combination. Nikki used Giorgio Armani Eyes to kill Stellar Eyeshadow in “Moonlight” with a pale eye primer as a base to create this stunning look for Elsa Hosk. This soft-glam makeup look plays up the eyes, so long-lasting products are essential.

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2. Diffused Highlighter

Spring Makeup Trend 2023: Diffused Pearlescent Highlighter | Selena Gomez for Rare Beauty
Spring Makeup Trend 2023: Diffused Highlighter | Selena Gomez for Rare Beauty / IG: @rarebeauty

This spring, it’s all about creating a diffused glow with your highlighter, whether you apply it to the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, or cupid’s bow. We can’t get enough of Rare Beauty’s Silky Touch Highlighter for a soft, long-lasting glow. It’s simple to apply, blend, and buff out, and it can also be used as an eyeshadow to add a dreamy, pearl-like sheen to the eyes.

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Rare Beauty Silky Touch Highlighter - Enlighten

Rare Beauty Silky Touch Highlighter – Enlighten, £24

3. Pearl Lids & Graphic Liner

Why not try pearlescent lids with graphic eyeliner for the ultimate party makeup look? MUA Alexis Oakley created this gorgeous full-glam look using Jouer Cosmetics’ Paris Lights Eye Pain in “Lumière” (a metallic champagne shade) with the Les Brights Blush & Bronze Powder Duo.

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4. Inner-Corner Highlight

Spring Makeup Trend 2023: Bold Inner-Corner Highlight | MUA Jessica Hunte
Spring Makeup Trend 2023: Bold Inner-Corner Highlight | MUA Jessica Hunte / IG: @jessi_makeup

If you’re a fan of the “clean girl” aesthetic, you’re probably already accustomed to wearing minimal makeup. However, you can still switch things up now and then with some inner-corner highlights to give the eyes more dimension. Here are some of our favourite products for everyday makeup.

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5. Monochromatic Pearl

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It takes minimal effort to achieve this monochromatic pearlescent look. For maximum ”soft girl” energy, apply MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade “Babe in Charms” anywhere your blush would normally go (lips, cheeks, and eyes), and voilà!

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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Babe in Charms

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Babe in Charms, £18.50

6. Iridescent Lip

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer - 016 Shimmer Nude
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer – 016 Shimmer Nude

A pearlescent lip is hot for spring 2023. But, when we say “pearlescent,” we don’t mean the retro frosted lip, but rather lip glosses and toppers with sparkly, pearlescent pigments for a modern look. Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in 016 Shimmer Nude is a universal nude that looks equally good worn alone or over your favourite lipstick

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer - 016 Shimmer Nude

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer – 016 Shimmer Nude, £32

7. Bold Inner-Corner Highlight

Add radiance to your complexion with rosy pink and plum tones this spring. MUA Carly Fisher achieved this soft, glowing look by applying Jouer Cosmetics’ Paris Lights Eye Paint in “L’amour” (a metallic pink) and “Désir”(a metallic plum). Apply your highlight liberally for a gorgeously wide-awake look to the eyes.

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