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Spring Makeup Trends

Spring Makeup Trends
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BY DUSTIN LUJAN

It seems that spring has finally sprung! People are finally peeping out of their windows and doors emerging into the slight bit of warmth after this particularly grueling winter. Now the question is “How am I going to have this new season reflect in my makeup”? You might just be happy to have a little heat or to be planning your spring wardrobe, but makeup is always the question at hand for me!

One of the first major trends for this spring is the bright orange lip. In times past, a neon color called honeysuckle was the lip color de jour, but it seems the orange lip is now a staple for spring, only slightly morphing spring to spring. This is something I’d never really been a fan of but with the not-so-neon hue, I have been slowly falling for this trend, particularly this season. The main reason why is the new orange has a slightly brick tone.  It adds a lot of definition to a mature face, giving the same sharpness to the lip as a red or a fuchsia pink lipstick. This trend was found on the runways of the top designers such as Nanette Lepore, Donna Karen, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, and DKNY. Remember when trying to pull this look off, apply the lip color to the lips, fully saturating them. Then line with a pencil in the exact same tone. This will give the proper definition, making the lip look full and current.

The next huge trend for this spring is, white eye shadow and white eye liner. It seems that the soft and ethereal looks are back, which I must say I am very pleased about. These looks were found on the runways of Jenny Packham, Tibi, Alice + Olivia, and Altuzarra and contained every thing from a white cat eye to a slight color wash of white. Now the question is how do we translate these looks to a fab girl over fifty?  My suggestion with this white hot trend would is to add a dab of white shadow in the inner corner of the eyes to brighten up and pull out the eyes. Another great way to implement a little white is to use a flesh tone eye base from brow to lash line and then use a color wash of white from the crease of your eye to the lash line. After that, apply a little fresh rose tone in the lash line for a romantic daytime look or use a steel tone in the same area at night for a fresh bold look.

The last huge trend for spring is fresh glowing skin with a minimal emphasis on color. Yes the infamous natural look. This look is very clean yet sometimes it is the hardest to produce. This ever timeless and much sought after look was seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Chloe, and Proenza Schouler. To get this look you really need to focus on a proper color match to your foundation. Since most foundations or tinted moisturizers tend to oxidize on the skin (change color) its important to test the color on your jaw line. Try three foundation colors that you think are closest to your natural skin tone and generously swatch on the jaw line and let it set for two minutes. You will know your color immediately. If it is too light, it will turn white or chalky; if it’s too dark it will turn yellow, orange or muddy. Then simply find your correct concealer, bronzer, blush, mascara, translucent powder, brow pencil and natural eye shadow and base. Sound a little overwhelming? Don’t worry, you can read back on my older articles on the site.  They go more in-depth on each feature.

I hope I have helped prepare you to spring forward and try a new trend that may have been tempting you! Until next time, my trendy spring chickens!

xoxo,  Dustin Lujan

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