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Top makeup looks for spring

Author: Canadian Living

Beauty

Top makeup looks for spring

Spring: It's a word synonymous with rebirth and rejuvenation. So why not welcome this wonderful time of year with rejuvenated makeup looks? Something as simple as updating your makeup routine can help give you a fresh new look that's sure to turn heads. But before you hit the drugstore to stock up on new beauty supplies, find out what's on trend this spring. We checked in with Julia McEwen, assistant Fashion & Beauty editor at Canadian Living, to find out about the fresh makeup looks for this season.

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Julia's top 4 makeup looks for spring
1. A bold coral lip
This is the summer take on the classic red lip that we so commonly see popularized in fall. Anyone can wear it, however you need to follow a few simple rules:
• Go easy on the rest of your makeup and let your lips stay in the spotlight
• When choosing your lipstick, select one with a cream or satin finish
• Stay away from a matte finish because it will make your lips look smaller. (Matte finishes tend to absorb light, so a quick fix is to dab some clear gloss on the center of the lip to give them added shine and dimension, in turn making them look larger.)

2. Bright eyes
For this season's makeup looks, colourful eyes are a must. Look for pastel shades, lilacs, blues, butter yellows and light pinks. The runways are filled with colours that are mixed and matched, leaving the eyes with a contrasting finish.

3. Dewy skin
Skin is fresh and clean this season. The overall look is a dewy, youthful, flawless complexion. Make sure skin is prepped, cleansed and moisturized before applying foundation. To give your face a dewy finish, try swapping out your regular cream foundation for a tinted moisturizer. To get an even fresher complexion, add a few drops of essential oil to your tinted moisturizer or foundation and apply it all over your face with your hands.

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4. Nail polish as a fashion statement
Nail polish has become more of a fashion item than simply a beauty product. This season, shades of grey, taupe and nude are still popular, along with beautiful ice cream–like shades in soft pastels of yellow, lilac, baby pink and light blue.

The season's essential product for fresh-faced makeup looks
Julia says the must-have product to achieve a fresh-faced look is a good tinted moisturizer. "Make sure your foundation is light and natural. Choose a blush that matches your skin tone, and try a cream blush rather than a powder – it will give your skin a fresher, more dewy appearance," she says.

Julia's colour picks for hot makeup looks for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails
Eyes: Bold purple pastel and blue eye shadow.
Lips: Coral lip gloss or lipstick, or lipstick in different shades of pink – from soft rose to deep pink.
Cheeks: Coral or apricot.
Nails: Light lilac with a grey vibe, Tiffany blue or taupe.

Keep these five items in your makeup bag this spring:
1. Coral lipstick
2. Pastel nail polish
3. Waterproof mascara
4. Tinted moisturizer
5. Coral blush

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