You Can Pull Off These 6 Spring Makeup Trends

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You Can Pull Off These 6 Spring Makeup Trends
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Spring is the season of change, which means it’s also the time to change up your makeup routine. But don’t be intimidated by the idea of trying new trends. This year, models at New York Fashion Week rocked trends that are easy to recreate for everyday wear. Try these six stand-out beauty looks and embrace a new season and a new look.

Blue Lids: The Mermaid Look
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Blue Lids: The Mermaid Look

Catwalks for spring 2014 were awash with ocean blue. Models at Badgley Mishka rocked a mermaid look with bright baby blue layered with shimmer powder. To get the look, swipe bright blue shadow all over upper lids and dust a shimmering gold powder on top. Avoid drowning in a sea of blue by adding navy liner to the outer corners of both upper and lower lashlines to define your eyes.

Blue Lids: Fresh and Bright
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Blue Lids: Fresh and Bright

At Anna Sui, models nixed eyeliner and mascara for a weightless, airy look. Try an opaque, sky-blue or diamond shade to keep the look light. A pale pink blush and peach-tinted lips complete this whimsical look.

Blue Lids: Inky Sapphire
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Blue Lids: Inky Sapphire

Blue played a darker role on the Emilio de la Morena runway. Channel Morena’s models by incorporating an indigo liner to your usual eye routine. For just a hint of blue, swap out your black liner for a navy or cerulean hue. If you want to go all-out, try a deep sapphire shadow smudged from crease to brow bone.

Orange Lips: Tropical Coral
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Orange Lips: Tropical Coral

Tired of the typical red lip? Orange is the new red, and it’s surprisingly easy to pull off. At DNKY, models sported a tropical, cheerful look with coral lips and blush. Add a warm glow to this bright look with mauve or caramel eyeshadow.

Orange Lips: Striking Neon
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Orange Lips: Striking Neon

An intense neon hue is the ultimate way to rock this trend. Models at Rag & Bone demonstrated the key to pulling off this look: Keep other makeup to a minimum. Apply concealer if needed, but leave out eyeliner, shadow, and blush to keep the attention on this bright tangerine hue.

Orange Lips: Pumpkin Pout
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Orange Lips: Pumpkin Pout

If bright, vibrant orange feels overwhelming, try the trend with warm browns and beiges, like models at John Galliano. Start with a soft, matte lip in an amber-orange or pumpkin hue. Apply only one layer of lip color to keep the shade mellow. Then, apply a dark brown eyeliner to outer corners of both upper and lower lashline. Use a cream shadow or highlighter on browbone and right below your cheekbones to finish the look.

Orange Lips: Citrus Burst
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Orange Lips: Citrus Burst

Felling tired? Swap out your coffee for a fun and fruity lip like models at DSquared2. Citrus orange shades like tangerine, peach and apricot will wake up weary faces better than any espresso shot. Try a liquid lipstick for the perfect combination of color and shine.

White Eyes: Subtle Liner
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White Eyes: Subtle Liner

Although black liner is a classic go-to, this spring white eye color often replaced black on the runway. For an unfussy yet elegant look, mimic the models at Ralph Lauren and line only the inner corners of eyes with a white pencil. Be sure to prep with primer and layer the color to keep the hue bright.

White Eyes: Cherry Blossom
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White Eyes: Cherry Blossom

What better way to ring in spring than with the colors of fresh cherry blossoms? To imitate this pretty look seen on Tibi’s runway, start by applying primer from the lashline to the browbone. Then, line upper lashline and inner corners with a white eye pencil. Next, use your finger to smudge white shadow from outer corners up to browbone. To complete the feminine look, finish with a watermelon lip stain.

White Eyes: White All Over
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White Eyes: White All Over

For the ultimate trendy look, try combining both orange lips and white shadow like the models at Altuzarra. A blood-orange lipstick paired with allover white shadow is cool and crisp, making it perfect for spring.

Bare Faces: Dewey Finish
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Bare Faces: Dewey Finish

One of the most popular spring makeup trends is no makeup at all. This low maintenance look is quick and easy for busy days. Achieve a dewey finish like the models at Alexander Wang with a moisturizer and non-tinted lip balm.

Bare Faces: Ethereal Glow
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Bare Faces: Ethereal Glow

Don’t want to part with makeup completely? No worries, you can still partake in the fresh face trend. Models at Vera Wang kept the natural look with a pink-tinted lip balm and a concealer. Add in a translucent or vanilla-colored shimmer powder to lids for an added glow.

Pinks: Bright Blush
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Pinks: Bright Blush

Shades of pink, rose and strawberry popped up like spring flowers on the runway this year. At Dolce & Gabbana, models wore vibrant coral and berry blush paired with honey eyeshadow for a charming, effervescent look. For the perfect flush, apply a powder blush in a sweeping motion from below the cheekbone up to the temple.

Pinks: Strawberry Lips
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Pinks: Strawberry Lips

Models at Chalayan were effortlessly angelic with sweet, strawberry-hued lips. To mimic the look, buff lips with a sugar scrub or washcloth to smooth the surface for longer-lasting color. Then apply a strawberry lipstain and let dry. Once the lipstain has set, layer a moisturizing balm over it for subtle shine.

Pinks: Rose Gold
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Pinks: Rose Gold

Pink’s sophisticated alter-ego is the lovely rose-gold shade. Appropriate for the office but gorgeous for date night, this adaptable look from Alberta Ferretti's show is easy to recreate. First, use a small makeup brush to dust rose-gold shadow along lower lashline and from upper lashline to browbone. Next, use an angled blush brush to dust the shadow beneath cheekbones for all-over shimmer.

Smudged Eyes: Bold Color
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Smudged Eyes: Bold Color

Don't limit yourself to bright and light colors. Models at Rebecca Taylor perfectly demonstrated how to carry dark eyes into spring. The key is color. Instead of charcoal or black shadow, try a chestnut brown paired with blue-gray. Add in a touch of emerald for an even bolder color combo.

Smudged Eyes: Reverse Smokey
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Smudged Eyes: Reverse Smokey

Models on the Cynthia Rowley runway also showcased dark spring eye makeup, but instead of limiting color to the upper lashline, they reversed the smokey eye by building layers of color on the lower lashline. Try this trend at home by dusting gold shadow all over lids. Then, using a liquid black eyeliner, trace a thick line across bottom lashes. Before liner is dry, use your finger to smudge a chocolate shadow directly beneath the liner, blending the two for a smokey effect.

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