Beauty: Fresh Spring Makeup Trends

March 4, 2013 • Beauty, Magazine

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Is it spring yet!? That is what I keep asking myself these past weeks. We are in the tail-end of winter, and spring just can’t get here soon enough. Our testing is under way with the kick off of this year’s Second City Style Beauty Olympics, and I’m seeing many products that are perfect for spring. I find myself quite excited as I have been trying on what I see as some of spring/summer beauty trends. Here are a few products that are spring worthy!

Over the last year, we have seen a vast amount of BB Cremes come on the market. Some have got it right, and others not so much. Sometimes the shades were limited, or they just didn’t deliver. But, there’s one BB creme that has passed all of my tests, and that’s Iman’s Skin Tone Evener BB Creme. Can I say a miracle in a tube? This BB creme has the most amazing coverage for a creme, and is more pigmented than most BB cremes I have tried. It blends effortlessly and leaves the slightest dewiness on skin and can be worn alone for a fresh skin look, or set for more staying power. Either way any woman of color will want this creme.

We have also been testing creme eye shadows, and I can say Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Cashmere is one of my favorites. With their neutral colors, it leaves the best sheen of color on lids, which is not too overdone, but very fresh. It’s beautiful on all skin tones and can be layered for more pop. Minimal, effortless and perfect for spring.

Next, nothing does more for eyes than a great liner, and I am totally loving Dolce & Gabbana Intense Liquid Eyeliner. I’m not talking the thick black winged liner of winter but an ultra thin brown line for spring. This liner will give you the most precise line you will ever create with a liner. It is a must have for your arsenal!

Nothing says spring like a fresh, flushed cheek. That’s why I recommend Cargo BeachBush Blush & Bronzer in Sunset Beach. A blush and bronzer in one, you can use this blush all over your face to highlight, add color and give you that just off the bleach glow. This is definitely another must have product for spring, but will take you seamlessly through the summer.

Last but not least, you absolutely must have a red lip every season. But just not any red, preferably a long lasting color for your lips. L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red is perfect. Not only does it give you shine, but it is the most gorgeous red color that works on just about any skin tone and leaves a beautiful stain even as it wears off. This is very important for the warmer months, and I must say it looks gorgeous in your makeup bag.

1. Iman Skin Tone Evener BB Cream, $20

2. Jouer Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow in Cashmere, $20

3. Dolce & Gabbana Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Earthy Brown, $34

4. Cargo BeachBlush Cheek Color Sunset Beach, $30

5. L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red, $9.99

– Kelley Epps Woods

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