These Spring Eye Shadows Are Whimsical
Spring is now here, and that means it is time to bring out your bronzed, tanned legs, your sun kissed highlighted hair and your latest spring makeup.
The 2017 spring styles that are dominating the beauty world are all colorful and have a whimsical flare to them. The makeup trends go from pastel colors to metallic rich colors, to dewy oranges, and can all be applied in many of the same ways you already apply eye shadows.
This spring style is so sweet and romantic. You will need to make sure you are using pastel eye shadow colors that have a metallic or shimmery finish.
If you are already familiar with how to apply three shades of shadow on your lid, then it is the exact same thing except with spring-colored eye shadows. Of the three colors you use, make sure that one is white. The key to making this look work is to apply a color of your choosing to your inner lid, use the white, shimmery shadow for the middle of the lid and then any other color of your choosing for the outer lid. You can top it off with eyeliner — only on the top lid though so as to keep as light and spring-inspired as possible.
A good palette for this is Too Faced’s White Chocolate Chip shadows. It already has a shimmery white, along with a very spring-like pink, a pastel nude and shimmery lilac.
Mint green eyes
Green eye shadows used to only be worn by women with green eyes to enhance their eyes. Well, times have changed and anyone can apply a minty green eye shadow to his or her brown, blue or hazel eyes. Bold eyes make a statement and with a mint green eye shadow, your eyes will blend in with the greenness of spring, but also be bold enough to stand out.
The idea is to apply the eye shadow in a dramatic way, so that your eyes can be seen from far away. Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow Wet/Dry by Estée Lauder is the perfect eye shadow to accomplish this. The wet/dry shadow can create two different dimensions of color. You apply the shadow wet to your lid, which will make your lid an intense and deep green. Afterwards, you apply the shadow dry from your crease to your outer lid, all the way up to your brow bone. This will give your brow bone a softer, more translucent shade of green. The final look will be a two-toned mint green eye that everyone will be sure to notice.
Orange eye gloss
Gloss for your eyes? Yes, you read that right. A new look emerging this spring is gloss on your outer lids to your brow bone.
This orange M·A·C Studio Eye Gloss will do the job perfectly. The idea is to already have applied a base lid shadow, one that will go well with orange, such as a skin-toned color or colors from light pink to a deeper orange. Once you have a color on your lid, you then take the gloss on your finger and apply from your crease to your brow bone. Then take a thin gel-liner type of brush and apply the gloss with it under your lower eyelids, as if you were applying lower eyeliner, but directly under your eyes. The look will be dewy, natural and will go with all your multi-colored spring dresses.
Be sure to mix and match styles and colors from each spring style above to see what new spring beauty trend works best for your eyes.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.