Natural makeup trends are welcome in my world'??a universe that usually blends fashion and beauty with playgroups and park tweet ups. I like to keep my makeup pretty easy breasy. Especially since I already get crap from some people for wearing high wedge sandals to tumble class'?¦What people? I'??m not the one tumbling!
No, makeup up isn'??t something I ever heavily paint on during my daily routine. When I found out that this spring boasted fun and colorful easy glamour, I squealed like a little girl. Think relaxed foundations (tinted moisturizers, happy day!), pops of lip color, and subtle feminine and flirty sophistication. Here are a few of those trends that you can welcome into the season. Hey spring'?¦I'??ll tumble for ya.
Bold brows dominated the runways for spring, harkening back to icons like a '??60s siren Liz Taylor. Does this mean you can safely skip the waxing salon appointment? No way. Keep them clean, just leave them a little more natural for dramatic eye-catching beauty. Keep the arch and keep your hands off unnecessary tweezing. Need a little help filling in the gaps? I loved my Red Earth eyebrow powder, but unfortunately I don'??t think they make it anymore. Benefit has a wonderful kit Brow Zings that I like--two color choices (don't go too dark, please), two angled brushes and a tweezer.
The Modern Cat Eye:
OK, the familiar flick of liner from the outer eye corner takes a little practice. It isn'??t exactly an on-the-go trend as you'??re running out the door. But I love what it does to your eyes. So feminine and flirty. Modernizing the glance from yesteryear (Liz, we love you), why not use a colored liquid liner or maybe do two lines instead of one? I love the blackest of black of Trish McEvoy's Lash-Enhancing Eyeliner. Very pricy, but it pulls double duty with a powerful protein complex that promotes fuller lashes... another trend on the scene...doll-like lashes. But for day wear, Josie Maran'??s Magic Marker Argan Liquid Eye Liner is a great choice. Very easy to control and Argan Oil-infused, the quick-dry liquid eyeliner is more of a gray and can create sleek lines to dramatic strokes.
Nude Fresh Face:
Natural beauties with dewy skin shine this spring. The easy trick is to prime and prep. Apply a light colored blush before your loose powder, so it looks like you have a glow from within. Especially with the season'??s pink and orange cheek colors, which can look insane if they're too pigmented and harsh. (Unless you're the one tumbling, then you might just need to sit down and take a break. You'??re getting red.) Choose a lightweight finishing powder (my favorite is Becca'??s Fine Loose Finishing Powder) and apply it with dusting brush.
Brilliant Pops of Color:
Pucker up, buttercup. Coral. Fuchsia. Orange. As we transition seasons, bold and hot puckers remain the main attraction. During the day, dab color on the center of your lips and use your ring finger to tap the color to the sides. Check out Nars Niagara (a satin pink coral) or Sephora'??s new limited edition Hot Hues Neon Lip Balm in Funky Fuscia, Crazy Coral, Hot Pink, and Paradisso Purple. But trendsetters beware: bold colors highlight lips'?? little imperfections. Achieve pouty perfection by exfoliating your lips first. And keep your eyes very neutral when you'??re pulling out the pop stops.
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Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.
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