Spring is all about new beginnings, so what better time than now to try out bold new makeup ideas? Now, before you coat your lids in shiny purple eyeshadow or swipe on a dark brown lipstick, keep in mind that some trends are more flattering than others. That’s why we have sorted through all of this season’s hottest makeup looks to find the ones that are guaranteed to look good on you (and your sister, and your best friend, and your aunt…)
Pastels? Coral? Voluminous lashes? Which trend do you want to try this season? Here’s how to make them totally wearable.
Pastels aren’t just for baby showers
Pastels seem to be everywhere you look, from pants to nails to eyelids. Runway models may be able to rock bubblegum pink and lilac lips, but let’s face it – these might get you a few funny looks on the street, unless you have a lunch date with Nicki Minaj.
The most wearable take on this trend is pastel nail polish – choose a seafoam green, sky blue or lavender shade during your next mani or pedi!
Coral: The perfect mixture of pink and orange
Tangerine Tango may be Pantone’s “color of 2012,” but it sure seems like coral is the color of spring 2012. What’s great about coral is that it flatters virtually everyone, and can be worn a number of different ways.
Definitely add a couple coral items to your wardrobe this season, but also wear this hue on your nails, lips and cheeks. It’s the perfect way to switch up your typical reds and pinks and be totally on-trend and glowing. The only potentially unflattering way to wear this shade is on the eyelids. It might make your eyes look red and sleepy, so it may be best to try it out at home, first.
Transport yourself back in time with vintage eye makeup
Another one of this spring’s hottest makeup trends is one that you might recognize from the 1950s and ’60s – cat eyes! They worked then and they work now, so of course they make the cut for this season’s flattering makeup trends.
To rock this trend during the day, apply black pencil eyeliner to your upper lid, giving the pencil a slight flick at the outer corner, and wear volumizing mascara. You can take the trend a little further at night, wearing liquid black eyeliner and creating a more defined cat eye swoop on the outer corner. Add some falsies to your outer lashes for a more dramatic look.