Winter isn’t the only time when a smoky eye is appropriate. In softer shades (think brown, bronze, and even purple), this brighter, smudged-out makeup trend is completely doable for spring. Below, a step-by-step guide to achieving the look.
1. Prep skin with a super silky foundation to even skin tone and create a blank canvas. 2. Dust a warm brown, bronze, or light purple eye shadow all over lids, blending toward the brow bone. 3. Paint a slightly darker shade in the crease of your eyelid for depth. 4. For super-sharp definition, use a high-precision liner (in black or dark brown) with a handy smudger on the end to line your upper and lower lashes. 5. Smudge, smudge, smudge until you achieve a soft, blended look. 6. Finish off with a swipe of jet black mascara to frame your spring smoky eye.
By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer
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Spring is all about renewal, and trickling that mantra down to your makeup bag is a must. Whether swapping out dark lipstick for sheer gloss or adding a pedicure kit and moisturizer with SPF to your arsenal, these beauty picks have your prettifying needs in the bag.
1. Moisturizer with SPF
Because you’ll likely be upping your vitamin D intake, make sure to use a moisturizer with SPF every morning for healthy, glowing skin (sans future wrinkles).
2. Pedicure Kit Open-toe season has arrived – and keeping your feet in tip-top shape is of utmost priority. Just buff, swipe on your favorite spring shade, then flaunt.
3. Lip Gloss Switching your lip color to something a little lighter and glossier has an oh-so-springlike effect. All that’s left? A little swipe of mascara and dusting of bronzer for a sunny update.
4. Tweezers Bold brows are in for spring, but so is keeping them groomed (just be sure not to overpluck).