Throw off that winter pallor and revive your beauty game with these fresh makeup trends.

Spring Forward

Throw off that winter pallor and revive your beauty game with these fresh makeup trends.  Story by Anna M. Park

Painterly Effects

Unleash your inner artist with ombré and watercolor effects on eyes and lips. A bit ambitious? Finger painting works, too.

  1. Two tone lipsticks create an easy ombré look. Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar, $25, us.aritaum.com
  2. Hynt Contour Sponge Blender, $15, hyntbeauty.com
  3. M.A.C TriColour Lip Glass in Stratagloss Pyrite, $20, maccosmetics.com
  4. Use this MUA favorite to lightly brush on lip color for a diffused look. Artis Elite Smoke Linear 1 Brush, $36, artisbrush.com
  5. Mix loose pigments with gloss for a watercolor effect.  Hynt Stella Loose Powder Eye Shadow in Frozen Pink, $18, hyntbeauty.com
  6. Pixi Get the Look—ItsLipTime, $24, pixibeauty.com
  7. Pür Eye Polish in Satin, $26, purcosmetics.com
  8. Get creative. Wear the stain matte or ombré, or apply the gloss on top of eyeshadow for a glossy look. Doucce Luscious Lip Stain in Purple Paradise, $28, doucce.com.
  9. Iope Dual Lip Blender, $27, us.aritaum.com

Pair With: Painterly textures call for a velvety matte canvas.  Glamglow Volcasmic ($54, sephora.com) absorbs excess oil and keeps skin satiny, not shiny.

Angelic Pouts

This season’s lips are more naked than nude. Think plumped, juicy, innocent, with just a hint of sheen. Add highlighter to the cupid’s bow to emphasize fullness.

10. Like your lips but plusher and hydrating enough to banish flakes. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Rosé, $24, nordstrom.com
11. Too Cool for School Max in Pocket Lip Balm, $12, sephora.com
12. Flirt Cosmetics ChickSticks for Lips in Bae, $18, flirtcosmetics.com
13. A unique waterless masque made to plump the lip contour. Nannette de Gaspé Mouth Masque, $85, nannettedegaspe.com
14. Maybelline New York Master Strobing Stick, $10, maybelline.com
15. Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil, $22, butterlondon.com

Or Not…

Understated not your style? Try one of spring’s wilder trends: sparkle lips. Just keep the rest of your face bare to keep it modern.

Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème in Matterialistic, $9, milanicosmetics.com

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