Forget pastels, ladies – this Spring, it’s all about vivid nails, glitzy metallics and bold, bright pops of color on everything from eyes to cheeks to lips! Give at least one of these top 5 beauty trends a try this season to quickly amp up your look.
Corals, reds, pinks… whichever shade you choose, make sure it’s bold and bright! The trick to pulling off a bright lip like this is to give lip color a good base to adhere to. Before applying, fill in lips with a nude pencil, then swipe color on top. Keep the rest of your makeup neutral to avoid clashing. One to try: Dior Addict Lip Polish in Glow Expert,a vivid, juicy orange shade.
Modern metallic eyes have a subtle sheen that gives the traditional smokey eye a run for its money! I like
Maybelline’s Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Enchanted Forest; the silky color glides on smoothly, and the combination of green, chocolate brown and the neutral shades really make your eyes pop.
Brightly hued blushes were popping up all over the runways… and the women didn’t look clownish! The secret to applying a bright blush is to blend, blend, blend – sweep the color onto the apples of your cheeks and using a brush or your fingers, continue blending up towards your temples. Voila – instant brightness! One to try: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
What better place to try out a bold hue than on your nails? Coral nails are as hot this season as bright lips are, but if you’re too shy to try one trend, play around with a vivid hue on your fingertips! I love Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Caliente Coral; it’s the perfect spicy orange shade that looks just as great on your fingers as it would peeking out from your favorite peep-toe shoes.
I know, I know… YELLOW eyeliner? Trust me – turning in your basic black or brown liner for a “happier” shade will instantly make your eyes pop; plus, yellow eye makeup was everywhere on the runways. While I wouldn’t advocate smearing your lids in the sunny stuff, a thin line of yellow across the lashline can transform your look from so-so to “Oh, wow!” One to try: Jordana Color Effects Bright Eyes Retractable Liner in Yellow.
There you have it; my picks for the top 5 spring beauty trends you just have to try this season. If you try any of these, let me know what you think!