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Spring is in the air here in Southern California. Would you believe that our weather has been a very warm upper 80’s all week, with one day getting as high as 92 degrees? With the weather getting warmer, it’s time to update our looks and freshen up our makeup for spring! Using the Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week runway photos and looks as my guide, I came up with a list of hot new makeup tips and trends to help you look your best in the new year.
While some of the runway looks are a bit more conceptual, there were a handful of trends that you can easily incorporate into your beauty routine to get a hot new fresh look! A big thanks goes out to my lovely sister-in-law for modeling these new makeup looks for us. Isn’t she gorgeous?!
Makeup Trend #1- Orange Lips
Wait, stay with me here! Surprisingly enough, orange lips are very flattering on most skin tones. You can choose a bright orange lip, or go with more of a red-orange look. The whole idea is to have a neutral face and eye but add that pop of color on the lips. We did a little bit of eyeliner and mascara, but kept it minimal to really let the lips steal the show! The lips look very red in these photos, but they were a lot more orange in real life.
Before our makeup shoot I stocked up on new makeup from Walgreens. They have a huge selection of brands and colors to choose from, and prices that won’t break the bank! I went with Revlon products, and bought some fun new shades that I was excited to try.
When using a bright lip color, be sure to line your lips first with lip liner so your lipstick doesn’t bleed outside your lip lines, and to keep your lip line nice and crisp.
For this look we lined the lips with Revlon ColorStay Lip liner in Red, and then used Revlon Moon Drops Creme Lipstick in Hot Coral.
I LOVE this bright lip color, and it looked amazing on Holly and I both. You can also dot a tiny bit of a lighter lip liner on your cheeks, and then rub it in for a light, natural-looking rosy cheek.
Makeup Trend #2- Black Liner
The retro black lined eyes were definitely HOT on the runways for spring, and can be done a few different ways. Precise cat eyes are big this season, as well as smudgy black eyes that are lined on the top and inside the bottom lid. You can go neat or a little smudgy and messy with this look, but either way will make your eyes stand out. A neutral lip is best for this look. You can stick with a nude lip, or add a little pink for color.
I used Revlon’s ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black to create these cat eyes. Be sure to start on the inside edge of the eye with a very thin line. As you get closer to the outside of the eye, gradually make the line a little thicker, and slightly higher. You can take the edge of the liner out as far as you want depending on the look that you are going for. Mistakes are easy to fix with a Q-tip dipped in a little water or makeup remover. You don’t have to line underneath the eye, but you can for a more dramatic look.
We used Revlon’s Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black to create her bottom line. This pencil was perfect, because it came with a little smudging tool on the end of the pencil to help soften the liner line to create more of a smudgey look.
Makeup Trend #3- Light Wash of Pastel Eye Color
This is probably the most “springy” of the three looks I’m sharing with you today, and is very simple to create. A pretty wash of pastel eyeshadow on the lids was huge on the runways, and can be a great way to add a little spring to your makeup routine. Light green and purple were frequently spotted, but light blue and pink are also great colors to use as well.
This technique couldn’t be easier! Just sweep the color along your eyelids with a brush. You can add a little liner if you like, along with some mascara, but the idea is to keep the eye simple and light. We used Revlon’s cute little compact eyeshadow single in lime. To keep the look soft and airy, I used Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Snow Pink on her lips.
I hope these trends help you to freshen up your makeup look this new year, and make you feel great about yourself! It’s so fun to try out new looks and colors… which look are you the most excited to try?