For spring, nails are two-toned, eyeliner is worn in threes and believe it or not, but orange looks glam all over. Here are the top makeup trends for 2013:
Add a glow that’s clean, sleek and ready for spring. To keep eyes from looking frosty, define them first with black liner, spread a cream or powder shadow across lids, and then pile on mascara. Illuminate cheeks with a dab of pearly cream highlighter to offset the glow.
Try: Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Palette in Nude Pink Design. Available at Nordstrom.
Bring the sun indoors with a pop of orange. Stick with matte formulas, brushing along just the lids and apples for eyes and cheeks. Finish with brown liner and a dot of gold at the inner corners.
Try: Clarins Rouge Eclat in Juicy Clemintine. Available at clarins.com.
Go all-out with a cool, jewel-toned spectrum that’s perfect for warm evenings out. Try lining gold pencil from the inner corner to the pupil and purple from the pupil to the outer corner of your lower lashes. Then line the upper inner rims with black, adding turquoise pencil above it, and apply mascara.
Try: Estée Lauder ‘Pure Color’ Intense Kajal EyeLiner. Available at Nordstrom.
Pink Grapefruit Lips
Fresh, clean, and with the perfect dose of shine, this blend of pink and coral is spring’s sultriest color. Keep the rest of your makeup simple and avoid anything shimmery.
Try: BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hot Shot. Available at Ulta.
Two-tone Pink Nails
Basic pink nails get a cheeky makeover with a swipe of fuchsia across the tips. Start with a basecoat and two coats of opaque pale pink. Wait ten minutes for nails to dry, then adhere French manicure tip guides just below the tips, and add two coats of fuchsia above.
Try: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Tickle Me Pink. Available at SallyHansen.com. Pair with Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer in Chiffon Chic. Available at CVS.