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Spring Trends

The past is back. The vibe is here and now. And the artistry is limitless.

This spring is all about expressing yourself and showing your creativity. Retro trends like colored mascara, pastel eye shadow and super-slick lip gloss are back in a fresh new way. Here’s our take on the hotness.

1. Cherry Bomb Lips

A firecracker of color makes your pout stand out. Matte formulas will give you that boom. For even more intensity, fill in your lips first with matching lip pencil.

Try These!

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in “Don’t Stop”
Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in “714”
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in "Pioneer"

2. Graphic Eyeliner

Think beyond the wing. Draw new shapes and turn some unexpected corners. We blended our line with shadow to soften the look.

Try These!

Laura Geller Line-N-Define Dual Dimension Eyeliner in “Black”
NYX Professional Makeup That's The Point Eyeliners
Clinique Pretty Easy Liner

3. Pastel Lids

Baby blue, muted violet, turquoise and seafoam green – take them to the limit. We mean all the way to your brow bone. Just remember: Pair a strong pastel eye with a neutral or pale lip for balance.

Try These!

NYX Professional Makeup Love You So Mochi Electric Pastels Eyeshadow Palette
Stila Shimmer & Glow liquid eye shadow in “Freedom”
MAC Yogurt eyeshadow

4. Monochromatic Makeup

Get your eyes, cheeks and lips all in the same color family. It’s a romantic look that’s perfect for daytime. Try mauve – looks good on any skin tone.

Try These!

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
IT Cosmetics Ombre Radiance Cheek in “Coral Flush”
Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in “Hot Rumor”

5. Draped Highlighter

Draping is having a comeback. This heavy cheek makeup technique is usually done with blush, but we love it with highlighter or shimmer veil. Dab and blend from your temples to the apples of your cheeks in a “C” formation.

Try These!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in “Lilac Geode”
Cover FX Shimmer Veil in “Amethyst”
Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter

6. Colored Mascara

Totally ‘80s but so on trend. (Cue Debbie Gibson’s “Lost in Your Eyes.”) We're into electric blue mascara. And spring marks the return of hot pink, purple and green.

Try These!

NYX Professional Makeup Color Mascara in “Blue Dream”
Buxom Big Tease Mascara in "Tropical Teal"

7. Curly Bobs

Bobs are back -- an easy and fun way to work your natural curl. The key is using products that give those swirls the moisture they need to stay frizz free.

Try These!

DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
Redken Frizz Dismiss Mask

8. Flushed Cheeks

Give it up for the return of classic romance. A pinch of rosy color on your cheeks gives you that “Who me?” innocence that will help you out in flirting situations.

Try These!

Nars NARSissist Cheek Palette
Benefit Cosmetics CORALista Coral Blush
Ulta Beauty Collection Mad for Mauve Blush Palette

9. Sideswept Waves

Changing up your part is a super-simple way to get a whole new look. Try a deep part and use texturizer on your hair to get tousled, perfectly imperfect waves.

Try These!

Drybar Triple Sec
Kenra Luxe One Leave-In

10. Candy Striped Nails

A little preppy, a little sweet. Simple stripes in shades like bubblegum pink and licorice red on lighter backgrounds are easy to do and make a fun statement.

Try These!

Essie Nail Polish in "Romper Room"
OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in "California Raspberry"
China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in "Rainbow"

Want to get step-by-steps from some of these looks? Click here.

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