Our Top 10
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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