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!

Bridal Makeup on A Budget

By Sam of SamSchuerman.com


Makeup is the key to looking back at your wedding pictures and feeling good about the way you looked. Creating that flawless makeup can be achieved without spending all that much needed money on a makeup artist with these 8 easy steps. These products are going to create a beautiful makeup look on an affordable budget.


1.) The first step to achieving that perfect bridal makeup is the skin. Creating your perfect canvas to apply the rest of your makeup to is key. Using a medium to full coverage foundation apply this to your face, blending down your neck and making sure your skin tone looks even and flawless. Make sure to check that the foundation takes pictures in flash well and doesn’t cause a white cast (usually if it has no suncreen in it, you should be ok)…. Any blemishes should be concealed and under the eyes as well with a concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your foundation color. Blend out with a large eyeshadow brush from the BH Cosmetics 10 pcs Eco Brush Set.


2.) Apply the BH Cosmetics Correcting Eye Primer to the entire eye lid up to the brow using your finer. This will help your eyeshadow stay looking fresh and crease free all day.


3.) Contour using a matte brown powder and the angled brush from the Eco Set in the hollows of your cheeks, temples, sides of the nose and underneath the bottom lip to create a slimmer face.


4.) Using the BH Cosmetics Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette, take the bright coral/pink blush on the backs of the cheeks with the blush brush from the Eco Set and then apply a small amount of the shimmery blush on top. With the highlight shade a the flat foundation brush in the eco set, apply this color to the tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and cupids bow. Bring whatever is left on the brush in the center of the cheeks to create a bright and glowy effect.


5.) Using a small flat eyeshadow brush from the Eco Set, apply the lightest cream eyeshadow from the Malibu Palette to the browbone, tearduct and lower lid. Take the fluffy brush and apply the light tan eyeshadow from the Malibu palette in the crease and then with the same brush take the slightly warmer, darker tan eyeshadow from the same palette over the outer corner and crease. Blend using circular and back and forth motions. Take The pencil brush from the Eco Set and use the medium brown eyeshadow in the Malibu palette to focus on the outer corner and crease and also apply this to the lower lash line using the flat brush. To finish of the look and to give the eyes a little extra glamour apply the shimmery gold form the Malibu Palette to the center of the lids using the flat eyeshadow brush.

6.) Apply a cream gel liner creating a soft cat eye.

7.) Apply mascara. Waterproof mascara and light wispy false lashes looks great for your wedding day.

8.) Apply the BH Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner in Earth to the entire lip, blending out softly towards the inner lip. This liner will last all day! Using the highlight shade from the Malibu palette take your finger and apply a tiny bit to the center of the top and bottom lip to create a full, pouty lip. Finish off with the beautiful BH Cosmetics Peace, Love, Mod lipgloss to create a beautiful soft nude lip that will leave the lips looking shiny and luscious.


The biggest tip I can give you is to enjoy your special day. Take the time to make yourself look and feel beautiful and you will feel confident all day knowing you look your very best. Smile, Relax and HAVE FUN!!