After a long, dreary winter the end is in sight! The days are getting longer and Spring has finally arrived! As we begin to peel the layers of clothing off and start wearing Spring fashions, we must start thinking about how to coordinate our makeup with our new wardrobe! Spring 2014 has some new and exciting makeup trends! Bold colors are in and really add a punch to our makeup routine! More vibrant lip colors are in right now…pinks, corals, and even orange! For eyes color is also back…blues, violets, greens! As the flowers begin to bloom it seems that this season’s makeup trend is one of full bloom too! How exciting!
For some, adding color can be intimidating. I always tell my clients to exercise caution when trying new makeup trends, as they can overwhelm, especially when using such bold colors! This is the time to try one trend at a time. If you are using the new trendy eyeshadow colors you may want to use them only as an accent…such as a blue liner or a hint of color shadow on the lid itself. You can choose to have one focal point, such as the bright lips with the rest of the face soft and subtle with just a hint of makeup. You can also try balancing the face with all over color. For example use the corals or pinks and purples… using them on eyes, lips, and cheeks! This gives a really beautiful glowing complexion and looks really fresh and bright…like Spring!
For women of color the vibrant colors look beautiful against darker skin and you can really play around with the intensity! Using bold eye colors in peacock shades ( blues, greens, purples) , combining with either a bright or subtle lip color for different effects! You can try combining colors on eyes, using one color for shadow and another for liner for a really fun effect! Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what looks best for you!
The bottom line is that this Spring is about color, so don’t be afraid to play around with it and find your favorite look! How refreshing to be seeing color after months of hibernating from this long cold Winter!