Spring 2013 makeup trends
Eyes: Colored mascaras
Makeup trends change with the seasons, so face spring with our collection of the hottest – and prettiest – looks in the land. Try on breathtaking color from eyelids to fingertips, or rock the newest nude mood. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing : Colored mascaras
Go to bat for your lashes this spring in anything but basic black. On-trend mascaras make eyes the focal point, enhancing their color while taking lashes from bare to really there. Blue and purple mascaras are especially sexy -- vivid and dark enough to add the length you’re looking for.
Eyes: Bright eyeshadows
Bing : Bright eyeshadows
Spring’s freshest eye idea is all about colors we haven’t dared to wear for decades. We’re talking big, bold brights such as lilac, mint and, yes, baby blue. But don’t lacquer these colors; instead, layer them in soft washes of barely there tint and finish the look with a winged liner.
Eyes: Green and blue eyeliners
Like your pops of eye color a little subdued? Confine the vibrancy to a precisely drawn line of springlike green or ocean blue to make your peepers pretty. While crayon and pencil-style eyeliners are fine, gel, cream and liquid pen liners lend brighter and longer-lasting results.
Eyes: Strong eyebrows
Bing : Strong eyebrows
Looks like the strongly defined brow has settled in for a good long trend tenure. These substantial face framers are more groomed and shaped for spring, but not overly plucked or the least bit thinned out. Eyebrow pencils, powders and waxes work wonders, as does a new-ish essential: the brow setting gel.
Face: Tinted BB creams
Bing : Tinted BB creams
It seems every season offers a “nude face” trend, and this spring is no different. It’s easy, earthy and downright elegant to show a neutral front, and the latest tweak on makeup minimalism brings a tinge of subtle color and radiance. Tinted BB creams will multitask here, and beautifully.
Face: Coral blushes
Bing : Coral blushes
This oceanic orange hue is hot right now, enhancing eyes, lips and fingertips. We think it speaks to the cheeks as a warm complexion enhancer. Not as bare as pink nor as hard to wear as deeper rose tones, a coral blush may be trendy, but it’s also a classic for a reason.
Bing : Bronzers
After a long, cold winter, we’re good to glow. The best way to kick start that smolder is with hints of bronzer on cheeks, chin and forehead and down the nose. Use a big fluffy brush so your faux sun doesn’t look streaky, and mix bronzers with blush if you’re super-pale.
Face: Finishing powders
Bing : Finishing powders
The face to ace this season is equal parts radiant and velvety. How to achieve that melding of not-too-dewy, not-too-chalky? Give your complexion a soft matte finish – and even tone down those new bright blushes and eyeshadows – with a barely there translucent finishing powder. Just a dusting or dabbing will do ya.
Lips: Coral lip colors
Bing : Coral lip colors
If you think coral shades pair best with your complexion, you’re totally in luck as spring makeup is awash in this sprightly aquatic hue. Choose a creamy opaque lipstick and you’re channeling a mod ’60s mood; pick a sheer gloss veering toward tangerine and your bare-faced ingénue look is locked in.
Lips: Bright red lip colors
Bing : Bright red lip colors
A vampy vixen vibe ruled the red roost last fall, but our new sunny season demands that the red lip lighten up. It’s a stunner this spring: Neon pink, fab fuchsia, cardinal and poppy all lend lips a can’t-miss punch. Go matte for the trendiest -- and easiest to sport -- pout.