Usually my little daughter is the only one in a fairy costume–wings aflutter, the little sprite that she is. For some reason, this spring’s makeup trends are so feminine and fairy-like (shimmery golds, precious pinks), it’s almost like I’m the one to take to the skies.
Or it could be all the allergy medication I’ve been taking.
Regardless, this season’s makeup trends are super easy to wear, so here’s the breakdown. Wings not included.
Golden Eyelids: A spring trend that’s pure gold. Keep it subtle (especially the older you are…Golden Girls was a show not known for its makeup, my darlings). Apply with caution. For everyday wear, choose golds with moderate flecks so your eyes sparkle minus the Hollywood hooker effect. Quick tip for extra intensity: pair it with navy mascara.Try: Smashbox Single Eye Shadow in 24K, Shiseido Luminizing Eye Color Limited Edition in Ocean Sunset, Jemma Kidd Make Up Eye Essentials Shimmer Shadow in Brulee (comes with a “makeup school” insert), Urban Decay Metallic Intense Shadow in Eldorado
Neutral Nails: Neutrals aren’t new but they have staying power that other trends don’t. Milky whites (notice I didn’t say French manicures), taupe meets peach, even mushroom-gray–these work easily with all occasions and are great for short nails (nails look longer therefore hands look slimmer). Try: Borghese in Bistro Beige, e.l.f. in Desert Haze (a fantastic grayish beige for $1!), Rimmel London in French Café, Barielle in Beaches & Dreams
Pink Lip: Think pink, the hot new trend for the spring. Looks good with barely any makeup (a busy woman’s best friend). Choose blue-based for fair skin, peachy pinks for yellow undertones and bolder shades for dark complexions. Try: Urban Decay in Love Child, CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Pink Chic, glominerals gloLip Stick Lipstick in Pink Sugar, Sue Devitt Balanced Sheer in Villefranche, Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink Pout (seen above)
Dewy Cheeks: Pretty in pink again, aren’t we? Reference: dewy softness, not Andie & Blane. Blushing golds, roses, pinks all leave shimmery highlights. Try: Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Grapefruit, Pur Mineral Hot Rocks (seen above), glominerals gloBlush in Begonia, Ramy Cosmetics Juicy Cheeks in Maya Papaya