Spring is here! Time to put away those dark dreary winter colors and bring out the brightness!!! Here are some new spring make- up trends for the make-up lovers like me!
- Bright Orange Lipstick: It seemed like orange was the lipstick shade of the season, with no shortage of designers opting for various hues in the color family. We spotted it at Nanette Lepore, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, Rag & Bone, and DKNY. To get the look at DNKY (shown) makeup artists mixed Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Orange and Neon Red. Mix on the back of your hand, apply, and then blot for a slightly matte finish.
- Blue Eyeshadow: At Marc by Marc Jacobs, models wore a stunning statement lid in rich, solid blue from lash line to crease. The color was created with Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Ice, patted onto lids, creating a crescent shape just above creases and topped with a layer of Curacao (from the Shiseido Eye Color Bar Compact). At Badgley Mischka, powdery blue shades were layered to create a disco-like look.
- Cat-Eyes: Bust out your black liquid liner, because perennially chic cat-eyes are especially big for spring (we're looking at you, Dennis Basso and Tracy Reese!). Makeup artist Mally Roncal (who created the look for Tracy Reese) told us a thin cotton swab dipped in makeup remover is the key to getting a clean line.
- Soft Berry Lips: Michael Kors gave lips a believable berry shade courtesy of Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in Dame. At Joie, artists kicked up the color with a brighter berry to perk up minimal makeup.
- Ethereal White Eyeshadow and Liner: We spotted the white eye makeup trend all over the place: Jenny Packham, Tibi, Alice + Olivia, and Altuzarra showed some of our favorite takes on the look. A wash of iridescent whites and pinks at Alice + Olivia (shown) gave lids a dewy freshness. Stila makeup artists layered All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Pink Shimmer and Eye Shadow in Opal. At Tibi, white eyeliner and shadow rimmed inner corners of eyes, and created a cool cat-eye across the lids on top.
- Gilded Lids: At Jason Wu's show, Lancôme makeup artists smudged Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee into creases and lined the top lashes with Jason Wu for Lancôme Artliner in Noir. Then the lids were given a wash of brown eyeshadow and topped with actual loose gold glitter for a stunning metallic effect. Try a metallic pigment to pull this off, like MAC Pressed Pigment in Damson, $21.
- Glowing Skin: At Philip Lim, skin was given a glow via a mix of Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and Copacabana liquid Illuminator. At J. Mendel, makeup artists applied Revlon Skinlights in Bronze to the cheeks, bridge of nose, and forehead with a wet sponge.
- A Pop of Green: At Lela Rose, a soft wash of chartreuse (Stila Eye Shadow in Cha Cha mixed with Countless Color Pigments in Light Show) across lids looked fresh when paired with an otherwise neutral face (just a few pops of pink on the lips and cheeks).