Back in December, I did a post on Quick and easy holiday hair and makeup looks. It got a lot of views and I had a lot of fun writing it, so I’ve decided to do a spring trends version. See that post here. Keep reading to find out how to get spring’s hottest hair and makeup looks:
1) Orange Lip: Pair with champagne eye shadow and natural cheeks.
Step 1: Exfoliate lips gently with a toothbrush or with a damp washcloth.
Step 2: Swipe on lip balm.
Step 3: Line lips with a lipliner the same color as your lips for a more subdued look or with an orange liner for a bold look. Then, fill in the liner.
Step 4: Using a lip brush, apply lipstick. (This will give a cleaner,neater look.)
Step 5: Apply a little clear gloss over the lipstick to make it look more natural. (This is optional)
From Left: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange (drugstores), Loreal Infallable Lip Liner in Nude (drugstores), Sephora Lip Gloss in Summer Crush (sephora)
I know this sounds like a lot, but it really shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. If it still sounds to complicated, go with an orange gloss for the same effect.
Purple Eyeshadow: Pair with nude lips and natural blush.
1) Prime lids with an eye shadow base (I love Mac paint pots.)
2) Using a fluffy shadow brush, dust violet shadow across the entire lid.
3) Apply a slightly darker and more plum hued shade to the crease with a crease brush. Blend well.
4) Apply a champagne color to the inner corners and under the brow bone. Blend everything together with a fluffy brush.
5) Line the upper lash line with plum liner (you can also use a basic black liner). Use pencil, gel, or liquid (whatever your preference).
6) Apply 2-3 coats of black mascara to finish the look.
From Left: Bobbi Brown and Tibi set for $50 (splurge!) (sephora), Nyx Purple Smokey Look Kit buy here for $13, Loreal HIP shadow duo in flamboyant (drugstores), Covergirl Liquiline in purple (drugstores), Mac paint pot (mac stores, counters and maccosmetics.com)
3) Denim Eyes
This one may sound strange, but it just means indigo colored eye shadow. You can pair this with nude lips and light cheeks for a more natural look or maybe pair with a coral or rosy cheek for some contrast.
Step 1) Prime lids with shadow base.
Step 2: Sweep indigo colored shadow lightly over the lid for a softer look or use a flat eye shadow brush to pack on more color for a bolder look.
Step 3: Apply navy liner to the upper lash line in any formula you like. You could even use the shadow with a damp eye liner brush.
Step 4: Apply 2-3 coats of black mascara.
From Left: Mac Jeanius eyeshadow in motorhead for $19 (MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com), Neutrogena in Smoky Blue (drugstores), Loreal HIP eye liner pencil in navy (drugstores)
1) Slicked back bun : Clean and neat was big for spring.
Step 1: Brush hair out (you may want to straighten hair first if it’s wavy or curly)
Step 2: Rub a dime sized amount of gel into hair or spritz hair with shine spray.
Step 3: Pull hair into a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
Step 4: Twist ponytail around itself into a bun and secure with bobby pins. You can also add another thin hair tie instead.
Tip: This one works great if your hair is wet from the pool or the beach, just bring a comb and some leave in conditioner and pull hair into a neat bun.
2) Slightly messy, loose waves
Step 1: After you wash your hair, pat dry with a towel.
Step 2: Using a quarter sized amount of scrunching gel/creme, flip your head over and scrunch sections loosely.
Step 3: Twist hair into 3 loose buns and secure with hair ties (I know, this is going to look strange. It’s ok.)
Step 4: Take out the buns after about 5 minutes.
Step 5: Gently comb through hair with your fingers.
Step 6: To make the look a little neater, you can curl random sections with a curling iron but make sure you run your fingers through them. You don’t want to look too done.
Herbal Essences Scrunching gel (drugstores)
3) Fishtail braid
Step 1: Gather your hair into a side ponytail (or in the back if you want) and loosely secure with an elastic.
Step 2: Part the tail into two sections.
Step 3: Take a small (maybe 1/2 inch) section of hair from the farther end of one side and cross over to the other side. Repeat this process on opposite side. You can pull as tightly or loosely as you want depending on how tight or looses you want the braid to be.
Step 4: Secure with a hair tie.
Left: Diane Kruger, Right: Spring 2011 Runway
*You won’t need any products for this one.
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