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Spring Makeup Trends

To get a healthy-looking complexion, apply some moisturizer with SPF before starting your makeup. You may well skip a moisturizing step if you use a sheer foundation with SPF, applied to your entire face, plus a touch of concealer. Satiny lightly powdered fair complexion is the key.

Natural and light, brushed upward and finished with a dab of clear gel. For a dramatic touch, sweep your eyebrows with metallic creamy eye color using a pointed eye shadow brush. 

Metallic textures rule not in clothes only. Dab metallic eye shadow on your lids with a soft-bristled brush, first concentrating the color along the lash line and then spreading the excess up and over your top lid following the shape of your eye. This way, you achieve the sheer smokey eye. To prevent creasing begin by spreading a eye shadow primer, either flesh-toned or transparent. 

Less dramatic look can be achieved if you choose a luminous powder eye shadow in shimmery beige or pink. Brush it over the lid, below the crease, and into the inner corner of your eye. To illuminate your look, dab some iridescent white eye shadow onto the inner eye corner.

Blue eye shadow is big this summer, no matter how hard some makeup artists resist. To make blue eye shadow work for you, use a soft pencil in silver to color your upper lid. Pick the shade of denim (like MAC's Deep Truth Eye Shadow) or multi-dimensional blue that has some golden or green undertones (. Spread blue eyeshade with a slanted brush to create a more uniform, diffuse look.

Skip the eyeliner, but remember to apply two coats of black mascara. Mascara is the crucial step in this makeup routine. Find a formula that's extra-black and that can be applied in thick coats. 

Highlight your cheeks with a flush of apricot blush, then dress up your T-zone with a bronzing powder. NARS Orgasm blush is still the best in terms of giving cheeks the most natural coral glow. To enjoy a bronzed look, use a self-tanner or smooth on some bronzing powder. 

Play down your mouth: touches of coral or pink are lovely, but skip the gloss. When it comes to your lipstick, the idea is to give a touch of pink - nothing too intense or too defined. It doesn't really matter which shade you choose, as long as the finish is sheer. Dab on the lipstick and blend. As a final touch, apply a small amount of gloss, mainly in the centre of your mouth. 

No matter what color scheme you choose, use a light hand and remember that sheer color is always chic.