When applying your make-up you have, as you know, a choice to make: you can either opt for a naturallook meant to outline your features in a subtle and chic way, or you can go for something a bit bolder and a tad more sophisticated in order to shed some light on your femininity and elegance. This year’s make-up trends are all about combining the two directions into a single fresh and sleek look. Most make-up artists advise us to experiment with bold lipsticks and natural pallets. Here’s a glimpse of what 2013 brought in terms of make-up tendencies.
Keep your skin moisturized and healthy and emphasize your cheeks using a peachy blush. Apply it on your apple cheeks and highlight the space between your eyes and cheeks for a natural, shimmery glow. You can opt for Bourjois Rose Coup de Foudre blush which comes at an affordable price and good quality. Also, if you’re looking to minimize your expenses you can choose a highlighting concealer such as Sleek’s Luminaire Highlighting Concealer which (take my word on it) does wonders for tired skin.
Red, sensual lips are this spring’s must. Houses such as Burberry and Prada accessorized their outfits with crimson and scarlet red lips, both matte and glossy. The perfect red lip look can be achieved using a red lip liner such as NYX’s Slim Lip Pencil, as this will make the color last longer. Afterwards, depending on your skin’s undertone, you can either choose a warm red or a cold red color from brands such as Revlon (Revlon Super Lustruous Lipstick) or Maybelline (Maybelline ColourSensational). If you want a lusher look, cover your lipstick with a rich gloss and then finish your look by contouring your lips with a bright concealer. This last step will accentuate your lip-line in a gracious and elegant way.
In terms of eye colors, this spring it’s all about sky blues and emeralds. You can apply them separately or together for unique and joyous looks, such as those created for the Dior collections. You can find quality emerald green pencil eyeliners at an Essence on-line shop, while the sky blue eye shadow can be brought from Bourjois (Bourjois’ Little Round Pot Eyeshadow). Another idea is to apply white liner on your water line and glue on a set of heavy, twiggy lashes for a look a la Gucci or Moschino.
Don’t forget to properly match up your colors (for example, if you want to try the previously described sky blue eye look opt for natural lip gloss and stay away from red lipstick). Your look should focus either on your eyes or on your lips, never on both, as it can make you seem plastic or, in some cases, even vulgar