Bright lipstick or gloss is an easy to update any makeup routine for spring. Red ruled the runways at Gucci, Viktor & Rolf, and Miu Miu, hot pink paraded down the catwalks at Jil Sander and DVF, and it was all about orange at Marc by Marc Jacobs. The best part about this spring trend is that it's not just about red lips, so you can experiment with pinks, oranges, and even purples too. While runway textures were mostly matte (makeup artists sometimes layered eye shadow or color pigments over lipstick for an ultra-matte finish), but sheer glosses or lip stains also work if you're just easing into the loud mouth trend.
Whether it's soft grays and blues or pale pinks and lilacs, pastel smoky eyes are a lighter twist on the classic dark smoky eye. By pairing a softer shade with a dark charcoal (or even black) pencil at the lash line, your eyes will still look just as defined. But if you're looking to update your smoky eye look or you're an eye makeup novice, spring's easy-to-wear, muted pastel tones are less intimidating than darker shades and very feminine and flattering.
When it comes to a golden glow this spring, the trend is a matte finish, not a high shimmer disco-ball face. This dusty, matte bronzed look complements the prairie chic styles at fashion shows like Anna Sui and Ralph Lauren. The trick to making this Wild West look natural? Aside from just dusting (lightly!) bronzer or matte peach blush across your nose, cheekbones and chin, also blend a little bit of color into your hairline. Using a big fluffy brush will help prevent streaks and ensure your gilding doesn't go overboard.