Spring is the perfect time of year to try makeup looks that we just could not try in the fall and winter. We go from wearing deep lip colors and smoky eyes to wearing red lip colors and gilded eyes. Now it’s time for nearly nude lip colors and pastel eyes.
This year, purple is back with a vengeance. Pastel purple is in (as it usually is for spring), but a mauve-like purple eye shadow is the new kid on the block. This color has been in my makeup collection for a few years, but I never liked it. I wore it only a couple of times because it was just too soft and boring. But now there is actually a creative way for me to wear this boring shade. That is to pair it with an earthy green eye shadow.
The two colors look amazing together and reminds me of spring flowers. Simply apply the mauve to the inner corners of the eyes and the green to the outer corners. You can also use one color on the top lid and the other on the bottom lid. Either way, the two colors feed off one another and make the eyes stand out.
Apply a little mascara and maybe a bit of liner on your inner rim of your bottom lid for definition, but that’s about all you need. The fun thing about spring eye makeup is that you finally get a break from the heavy colors you’ve worn in the previous months.
Another color to wear for spring is bubblegum pink eye shadow. Last spring, this color was on the lips, but now it’s the eyes’ turn! What I love about this color is that you can pair it with a light pink for the day time, and a darker pink or burgundy for the night time. Apply the lighter shade to the inner corner as a highlighter. You can also use a charcoal gray or a black eye shadow to make the pink edgier for a night out. Just make sure the pink has the most attention, not the gray or black. You don’t want the darker shades to take the spotlight–they had their chance in fall and winter. It’s the colorful’s time to shine now.