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Spring 2013 makeup trends

Halee Wells discusses the must-have looks for your face this spring

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Never have I ever been so excited about a season’s makeup trends. It’s that time of year again where I throw my plums and browns into my bottom drawer and proudly leave them to gather dust until autumn. Although it’s not quite time to channel a bronzed goddess just yet, expect to see a spectrum of bold brights and bare-faced beauty this spring. Whether you are a minimal makeup wearer or you love to make a statement, there is definitely plenty of gorgeous looks to try this season. Here are some of my catwalk favourites:

Swingin’ Sixties

Marc Jacobs. Picture: makeupforlife.net

Marc Jacobs
Picture: makeupforlife.net

Big eyeliner flicks and defined bottom lashes are back this spring. This look is all about the eyes, with a flash of nude lipstick. Think Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy makeup, complete with big beehive hair. The girls at Fendi even rocked bottom lash colour strips on the catwalk, but maybe we will leave that one to the models.

Big Brows are back

Zac Posen. Picture: adabellesblog.com

Zac Posen.
Picture: adabellesblog.com

Put down your tweezers girls, bushy-chic has made a comeback. Unfortunately we can’t all pull off Ms. Delevingne eyebrows like Cara herself, but keep your brows looking full with a swipe of eyebrow pencil this spring, fixing strays into place with a clear eyebrow gel. Zac Posen perfected this look on the catwalk, taming thick eyebrows into the perfect arch.

50 Shades of Red

Missoni Picture: fusionstyle.wordpress.com

Missoni
Picture: fusionstyle.wordpress.com

Everybody loves a red lip; it’s classy, sophisticated and makes a great statement. But this evening-only trend for most will become an everyday look by spring. From bright corals to at Missoni to matte crimsons at Prada, your favourite shade will fit right in this season. Wear your colour with minimal eyes for a wearable daytime look or pair it with statement eyes to take you into the night.

Colour Pop

 

Moschino Picture: nicolettesblog.wordpress.com

Moschino
Picture: nicolettesblog.wordpress.com

I have to say this trend is going to be my absolute guilty pleasure this spring. Whether it’s the cringe-worthy comeback of the bright blue eye shadow or the in-your-face neon lips, nostalgic memories of the ’80s and ’90s come flooding back. Think coloured mascara and eyeliner, focusing specifically on blues, greens and pinks. Moschino models sported stunning flashes of blue whilst the girls at Giles wowed with bright pink lips. Now where did I put that scrunchie?