I always look forward to spring, as the addition to color and life after a drab and gray (specifically, Chicago) winter. We’re happy to see the return to a fresh and clean-faced look this spring with bold brows, lined eyes, and a matte bright pout. Although it doesn’t quite seem like spring yet, we have our top 3 makeup trends for you to try in hopes of getting there faster!
BOLD BROWS: In my mind, basically synonymous with Chicago’s makeup artist, Shannon O’Brien. You may remember this gem from our interview with her fiancé, Matt Roan, and let me tell you, the girl does a mean eyebrow (in a good way.) Bold brows aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and I for one, couldn’t be happier, given my naturally and ridiculously coarse brows (thanks, Dad!) Seen on the spring runways at Jason Wu and Marc Jacobs, brows were very exaggerated and defined. Get those long lost brow pencils and powders out and pump up your arches for spring! For a go-to tutorial, check out Shannon’s step by step tutorial here.
BRIGHT, MATTE POUT: While we’re used to seeing glossy pouts everywhere (thanks Kardashians!), this Spring after the Missoni, Prada and Jason Wu runways, we’re seeing more matte colors. (In case you couldn’t tell, we have a major crush on the Jason Wu makeup looks – clean, fresh and bright!) Try bright and beautiful spring hues in the magenta family but don’t be so quick to toss away your winter reds – they are still here to stay for spring!
CLEAN LINER + LUSH LASHES: Eyeliner has become an essential ever since the highly coveted cat-eye trend took off last year. This year the runways featured a much more effortless look, taking it back to the basics with a simple outline. While a soft smudge was seen, the clean line dominated the runways paired with a bright lip. Say goodbye to the fake lashes and hello to lush, natural lashes! (& by natural, we mean coated with layers of mascara!) Try They’re Real by Benefit or my drugstore go-to, L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black.
What are some of your favorite spring makeup trends for 2013! Share your favorite products with us below!