Archive for Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bright makeup fits spring trends

March 23, 2008

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— Color - big, bold, bright color - is one of the easiest trends to spot this fashion season.

That makes the first order of business finding a shade that works for you and your wardrobe. Next, you have to find the makeup that complements it.

Your inclination might be tone down your cosmetics, says Rick DiCecca, global makeup stylist for Estee Lauder, but it could be the time to be daring.

"The colors are bright, but the textures are sheer. It's not as scary as it was in the '70s," he says. "In the '70s and '80s, you had really bright colors and heavy textures, but thanks to technology, you can wear more color."

"I think it's more about lips - strong, bold lips. They could be red, boysenberry, coral or hot pink," says Ashunta Sheriff, celebrity makeup artist.

But, she cautions, don't match lips to the color of your outfit. "If the dress is hot pink, go with neutral lips and play up the eye - maybe a smoky green eye and lots of mascara."

It's OK to pick up the same color for your eyes and your outfit, though, according to DiCecca. If you're wearing a lemon yellow top, he recommends using a sheer yellow eye shadow right at the center of the lid - right above the center of the iris.

The same goes for all the other candy-colored clothes out there. A seagrass green and a seabreeze blue are his favorite new eye shadow colors.

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