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Spring Makeup Looks

21 Dreamy Makeup Looks to Try This Spring

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If you're anything like us, the depths of Winter have left you looking drab and feeling majorly uninspired, especially in the beauty department. Luckily, we've got just the thing to inject the fun back into your routine, just in time for Spring: a three-week makeup calendar. To guide your beauty journey and help you discover something that feels right for you, we tapped our beauty editors to share a fresh makeup idea to try each day for the next 21 days, along with the must-have cosmetic or skin-care products from Ulta Beauty you need to turn your inspiration into action. And the best part is, these items are up to 50 percent off on the day of the reveal. From exploring ombré lips to trying your hand at a reverse smoky eye, check back daily for a new way to express your mood or play up your favorite attributes. You never know — you might just stumble on a favorite brand or go-to look that reignites your love for makeup.

Week One

Curated by Stephanie Nguyen
Associate Native Editor, Beauty

Day 1

Turn the Too Faced Love Flush Blush into a three-in-one product by applying it to your eyelids, cheeks, and lips for a rosy glow that celebrates your natural radiance.

Day 2

Go bold with flawless skin and bright colorblocked eyes in your current favorite hues. Use the LORAC POREfection Powder to achieve a smooth canvas before applying one color on your lids and another color on your lower lash line.

Day 3

Channel your inner French girl with a fresh face. Put the focus on a smooth complexion with the BareMinerals Prime Time Primer before adding a bold red lip.

Day 4

Bring the colors of Spring straight to your pout with the Buxom Full-On Lip Cream for an instant mood boost.

Day 5

Put the focus on luminous skin by using the Clarisonic Mia 2 skin cleansing system to help achieve a smooth and even canvas. Further amp up the glow by dusting your outer orbital bone with colored highlighter.

Day 6

For a high-impact look with minimal effort, use the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Eyebrow Pencil to play up your full, fluffy brows before dabbing eye gloss on the lids.

Day 7

Bring the drama today with a cool reverse smoky eye that concentrates the smudged eyeliner and dark eye shadow on the lower lash line. No smoky eye is complete without mascara, so pile on the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara to play up your lashes.

Week Two

Curated by Emily Orofino
Editor, Beauty

Day 8

Get seriously glowing by using the Becca Backlight Priming Filter to strobe your face. Finish the look with brushed-up brows and a swipe of mascara.

Day 9

Nothing projects confidence like a red carpet-inspired look. Use the IT Brushes For Ulta Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush to apply full coverage foundation before adding a glam bronze smoky eye, chiseled cheeks, and a neutral lip.

Day 10

Bring the mod vibes by using the Tarte Maneater Liner to create a sharp, graphic cat eye before finishing with a hot pink lip.

Day 11

Try your hand at draping by using the Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten to achieve chiseled cheekbones. Leave the rest of your face neutral to keep the focus on your cheeks.

Day 12

Opt for a bright and refreshing look today. Start with the Murad Essential-C Cleanser for hydrated skin, before taking inspiration from the formula’s citrus notes to create a punchy orange eye and matching sheer lip.

Day 13

Get graphic just in time for music festival season with fun face doodles drawn onto radiant, hydrated skin. Using a highlighting stick, draw a small cluster of shapes that capture your playful mood on both cheekbones before setting the look with a mist of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water.

Day 14

Center today’s look around hydrated skin with a spritz of Mario Badescu Facial Spray. Add healthy, flushed cheeks and stained lips for an effortless, tomboy effect.

Week Three

Curated by Lauren Levinson
Senior Editor, Beauty

Day 15

Use the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara to create an undone, slept-in eye look. Add smudged eyeliner and dark, stained lips for extra sultriness.

Day 16

Go for gold using the Mally Beauty Effortlessly Airbrushed Blush & Highlighter to create a bronze complexion. Complete the look with matching gold-rimmed eyes and nude lips.

Day 17

Master the barely-there, no-makeup look using the PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation, light mascara, and a swipe of lip gloss.

Day 18

Let your lips do all the talking with a bold two-tone ombré effect using the Butter London Plush Rush Lip Collection.

Day 19

Achieve a youthful glow with the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Serum. Then, take your luminosity to the next level with holographic highlighter and blue mascara for a finish that will leave you feeling truly magical.

Day 20

Explore a rose-gold color palette by brushing the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush on your cheeks and covering your lids with a light metallic pink shade.

Day 21

Use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil to create brushed-up brows. Combined with a hot pink lip, the look is fun and fresh.

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