3 Bold & Bright Beauty Looks To Make Your Own This Spring

Beauty expert Yu Ling Wu shares her favorite beauty finds from Macy’s.

Written by Naomi Parris

While the sartorial change is one of spring's most notable aspects, bright beauty looks offer another way to greet the new season in style. After a seemingly long winter and months of winter-proof makeup and skin care, it’s prime time for the boldest and most colorful makeup looks again. Just take a cue from online beauty lovers, and switch out your smoky eyes and “cold girl blush” in favor of iridescent eyes and bleached brows.

Beauty expert Yu Ling Wu, whose stylish TikTok account features the most seamless and audacious routines, makes the art of getting dolled up exciting for all (beginners included). “Spring to me is such a fresh and fun season; I love it because I can really get back to mixing shapes, colors, textures, and techniques,” Wu says. “Each day, it’s a brand new look and, more importantly, it’s all about play.” This season, Wu is turning to Macy’s for all her playful makeup cravings. With a vast selection of must-have cosmetics, from Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick that lasts all day to NYX’s Coachella-ready Emerald Eyeliner, Wu’s picks from Macy’s are sure to make all your TikTok makeup dreams come true this spring.

Peach Glow

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Wu elevates her everyday makeup with soft peachy hues from Too Faced’s Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. “This look is what I default to when lacking inspiration, but still want to stay on theme for the season,” she says. Pastels scream spring after all — but Wu’s unconventional approach is ideal for any daily occasion, from a quick bite with friends to a “first date with that cutie you matched with,” as she says.

In shade “Grind.”

Color Theory

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There are no rules in beauty, and nothing proves that more than the color-blocking in this vibrant eye look. While Wu is all for soft glam, she’ll occasionally opt for a playful look using NYX’s Epic Wear Eyeliner to create graphic lines, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeshadow, and colored mascara to achieve maximum coolness.

In shades “Freak (Satin)” and “Deep End.”
In shade “Cobalt.”
In shades “10 Blue Trip” and “23 Emerald Cut.”

Pastel Dream

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For Wu, sometimes dipping a toe into color can be better than diving in. “[With] a wash of color on the lids… there’s almost more room to experiment,” Wu says. For those not too keen on bright colors, she recommends Nudies’ Matte Blush & Bronze, paired with a touch of pastel pink or blue on the eyes. All together, the look serves as a simple yet unique spring medium that “makes a statement without shouting.”

In shade “317.”

Whether you’re more into color-obsessed glam or barely-there beauty, get the look by shopping Wu’s picks at Macy’s. After all, you know it’s good if TikTok approves!