My best friend, Angela, posted this on my Facebook page yesterday:
My response: This is so true!
For a little pick me up and a simple way to glam up your day, let’s talk Spring beauty trends starting with a quote from my friend Marilyn:
Now with that being said, and for a little pick me up on this Thursday (don’t worry the weekend is almost here), let’s check out some awesome beauty trends that are perfect for every gal and express the effortless, yet colorful, side of beauty.
Here are my favs:
Lupita Nyong’o (girl of the moment and recent oscar winner) models the perfect electric orange lipstick.
The bets part about orange lipstick? It actually makes your face and skin look BRIGHTER.
To find the perfect shade for your skin tone, follow this guide:
First, do you have a “cool” or “warm” skin tone?
Cool skin tone: The skin will have pink or red tones to it
– Try to go for more coral oranges
Warm skin tone: The skin will have yellow or golden tones to it
– Look for oranges that have a yellow base to it
Light skin = True Orange
Light skin with yellow undertones = bright orange
Golden/Olive Skin tone or if you are pale and wearing bronzer = Neon Orange
Darker Skin tones = Go for red-orange
Unsure if you want to try this vibrant hue = sheer orange which is universally flattering.
Or say, “SCREW IT” and be BOLD like Lupita 😉
Next: Blue Eye Shadow
I’m loving the mermaid hues that make the eyes POP; it’s daring and striking!
Not brave enough to try blue eye lids yet?
Go for Gilded Lids:
Smokey and Golden Is the way to go-
While we are focusing on the eyes- I will always be a fan of the seductive cat-eye- not to mention it’s a quick and easy eye pick-me-up!
Following the heavy make up, the next trend is for the gals (such as myself) that seem to never have enough time!
Go for glow-y skin:
Start with a serum and let that soak into the skin for a few moments.
I love to use BB cream instead of foundation after.
Followed by a soft pink blush and highlighter
A little help with that whole “contouring” thing:
-The Naked Bohemian