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Introduce bright colors into makeup
March 6, 2016, 1:13 pm
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With the arrival of the new season, there is a change in fashion and beauty trends. While winter was an amazing time for makeup, with its deep rich lipsticks and flawless matte finishes, it is time to embrace spring. So, here are ways to re-introduce bright and beautiful shades of spring into your makeup routine.

Try a pop of neon:  If you are still knee-deep in your cold-weather makeup stash and can’t seem to loosen your grip on that matte foundation or taupe eye shadow, it is alright. Migrating from winter to spring makeup is all about baby steps. Start by adding a small but impactful component to your makeup routine: neon eye makeup. Whether that includes a hot pink lid or lime green cat eye, this little move will make a splash on your overall look and make embracing the vibrant shades of spring much easier.

Focus on the lips: This might be the easiest way to get some color back into your spring makeup wardrobe. Instead of rocking that oxblood or plum shade 24/7, switch them out every other day or so for lighter, brighter options like coral, fuchsia or bubblegum pink. Next thing you know you will be in full blown spring mode.

Play up the cheeks:   Flushed, pink cheeks are a staple in the spring and it seems that this year, the brighter the apples, the better.  Instead of just soft pinks and peaches, this season’s blush palettes are sporting a vibrant and atypical roster of oranges, purples and fiery reds. While this may seem intimidating, you will be surprised how wearable and natural these shades actually look. So, start the season off on a brave note and swipe a little blush on your cheekbones and don’t forget to blend.

Attempt darling daytime smoky eyes: The smoky eye is the stiletto of beauty: stylish, flattering, and able to elevate any ensemble instantly. The daytime smoky eye is a softer take on its sultry predecessor and here are some expert tips on how to master the look. To keep this look daytime appropriate, remember that a little smoke goes a long way.  You can prevent the eyeliner from looking harsh, line only the inside or waterline of the eye with eye liner and smudge the eye shadow around the eye, very close to the lash line. This is a great opportunity to put away the black and play with funky shades, like bright yellow, emerald or orange. 

The final step to making this look daytime appropriate is keeping the rest of the face neutral. Go for a nude lip and natural face, as too many focal points will make your face look overdone.

 

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