Spring is all about renewing your makeup arsenal. Switch out dark, vampy shades for glossy lips, angelic skin and a pop of color on the cheeks.
▪ Think your smoky eye needs to be tucked away? Think again! Brown eyeshadows are sultry and on-trend for the warmer months. Look for bronze, copper and rust-gold shades. If you want to cover all your bases, look no further than the popular Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Palette ($54, Ulta stores and ulta.com), which can help you achieve both a neutral and smoky brown eye.
▪ For a natural, sun-kissed glow, bronzer is a must. Apply a matte shade where the sun would hit your face: your temples, cheeks, chin and nose. Keep the application controlled and light by using a fan brush. A good option is Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder ($40, Macy’s stores and macys.com).
▪ Blush is back in a big way this season. Switch out your pink blush for the “it” shade of the season: Coral. Check out Mac Cosmetics Mineralize blush in Petal Power ($27, maccosmetics.com and Mac Cosmetics stores).
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▪ Get a lit-from-within glow by adding a cream highlighter into your routine. Place it above the cupid’s bow of your lips and on top of your cheekbones – it can even be used as eyeshadow. You can’t go wrong with the easy-to-use Nars The Multiple in South Beach ($39, sephora.com and local Sephora stores).
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