Spring 2013 Makeup Trends

by Hilary of DrugStorePrincess
Who else is ready for spring?  I know I’m looking forward to the warmer weather, blooming flowers, and being one step closer to summertime!  Spring is a time of renewal, and not just for the earth, but for your makeup routine, too!  Forget the Easter-inspired pastels, because this season the trends are bold, bright and beautiful, yet still easy to achieve!  Here are four of the most wearable and fun makeup trends for Spring 2013.
Photographer: Peter Stigter
Bold Brows & Bright Lips
Full eyebrows are a trend that isn’t going anywhere in the near future… so if you haven’t yet, now’s the time to embrace it!  Drop the tweezers and fill in those bad boys with a small angled brush and a shimmer-free eye shadow that closely matches your natural color.  Brush some clear brow gel or mascara through them to set each hair in place!
But don’t forget that bright poppy-colored pout!  The runways were graced with various shades of red, but you don’t have to limit yourself this spring.  Swipe on a shade of pink, purple, orange or red – the brighter the better!
Finish the whole look with just a little bit of mascara, and contour your cheeks.  Now you look confident and trendy, without being too overdone.  This look is perfect for casual days or even the workplace!
Photography:  Peter Stigter
Colorful Eyes
Break out that box of crayola!  This spring, our motto is “the brighter, the better”.  Although the models here have gone all-out, you can simply take some inspiration from their boldness by adding a colorful liner along your lower lashline.  Apply a medium brown eyeshadow to your crease for definition and mascara to finish it off.
Keep the rest of your face simple, with just a subtle flush on your cheeks and a bit of lip balm!
Photography: Shanna Ravindra
Rock ‘n’ Roll Eyes
The “nighttime look” for spring, this trend focuses on slightly smudged dark liner – taking a bit of inspiration from the 60’s.  You can play up the grunged look by adding some black eyeshadow over top, or make the look more feminine by cutting a crease Edie Sedgewick style.
For a more toned-down look, smudge a pencil liner around the outer half of your eye in a “C” shape.  Use a smudge brush to blend and soften the liner to create a subtle cat eye.  Add lots of mascara to the top and bottom lashes, and contour those cheeks!  Finish off with a peachy-nude lip.
Photography:  ImaxTree
Fallen Angels
This was a term that came up a lot at Fashion Week, describing the ethereal beauty of the simplistic makeup gracing the runways.  The key is to play up your naturally beautiful features, by creating flawless skin and bronzing the cheeks for a sun-kissed glow.
Keep the eyes simple with groomed brows, a shimmery champagne eye shadow, and mascara.  Prime your skin and apply a luminous foundation to give your skin a natural finish, and add a pop of bronze onto your cheekbones and temples.  Keep the lips natural and slightly rosy.
Remember that makeup is meant to be fun and playful, and an expression of yourself!  Since your mood and outlook changes with the seasons, your look should too.  Now go and enjoy those April Showers and May Flowers, looking better than ever!

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