April 4, 2013

Warm weather is on the horizon and with it we often think of spring cleaning. But don’t pare down your make-up bag or drawer just yet.  Take a look at some of the fun, easy ways you can have a fresh look with just your peepers.

All Lined Up

Eyeliner is having a moment right now and it is a big one. It is all about finding new ways to experiment with one of the beauty industry’s often shunned products.  We buy liners with good intention and for experimentation but then tend to move away from wearing them beyond the cursory swipe.  Don’t be shy, girl!  Break out the black, the bold and the colored pens or sticks.  It is time to wing it out, cat-eye it up (thick or thin lines) and get free.  Rim your eyes in a dark tone and smudge it out a little bit for an updated take.

Paging Debbie Gibson

Blue eye shadow and eyeliner keeps trying to come back in style.  By the looks of the latest fashion magazines and blogs it might have finally taken root.  The switch for 2013 is that – rather than wearing the eye shadow on the eyelid – it is being placed just under the eye on the lower eyelid.  Bright blue, cerulean and even baby blue shades were seen on many models walking the spring catwalks. Designers like Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff and Monique Lhuillier showed off various versions of this bright blue hue. Lining the bottom lid with a shadow or creamy liner is not a subtle look but it can be a fun one when the top lid is muted in shades of bone or beige. Can’t you just see yourself sitting poolside or heading out for a night with friends all lined in blue?

Get Smokey

The dark grey or black version of the smokey eyes is still in style – but this spring and summer you can change it up with a softer, smokey eye in brown tones. Bobbi Brown illustrates this beautifully.  Using a light base of cream shadow from lid to brow bone then apply a subtle brown in taupe or fawn color to create the smokey effect.  Using a deep brown chocolate liner plays is up further. It’s a look that works on everyone.

Fake It

Another hot trend is the fake eyelash. Kim Kardashian might just be your new style queen. She reigns supreme over the long lash style gracing the runways and fashion glossies. Using a few well-placed false lashes you can draw attention to your eyes, making them appear bigger and you look more awake.

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