Spring 2011 fashion runways exploded with color, capturing the essence of the season using vivid hues and luxe textures. Spring makeup is no different, taking its cues from bold silhouettes and saturated shades, with Sephora offering up the latest formulations and finishes to make this your most beautiful season yet. Check out these must-have spring beauty picks for the month of March.
From New York to Paris, the word on everyone’s lips was color. Bright coral, dramatic red and vibrant pink are the shades to pick right now (Read: Spring’s Best New Lip Products). The modern finish is cream or matte, signaling a return to glamour. To try: Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss Diamond Collection ($18), an innovative, paraben-free lip gloss that contains holographic pigments for a multi-dimensional, high-lacquer shine and long-lasting color.
The counterpoint to a bold mouth is the color saturated eye. Striking hues from bright peach to electric blue are washed over the lid and paired with nude lips and glowing skin (Read: 5 Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring). To try: Kat Von D True Romance Pigments in Rapture (melon)or Torment (violet) ($16 each), an advanced, loose powder formula made from pure pigments that can be used wet or dry for dramatic effects. Finish eyes with Sephora Collection Full Action Mascara ($15), a 7-in-1 mascara that creates beautiful, thick, healthy lashes in a single stroke.
Metallics continue to be a top trend for spring, but fall’s deeper shades are morphing into sheerer, lighter, pearlized colors that sparkle like jewels. This touch of illumination, artfully applied, offers a sophisticated statement for spring. To try: Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss ($14) for a dazzling, crystalline effect on the lips using a blend of crushed gemstone powders derived from diamonds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts and emeralds. Sephora Collection Nude Moonshadow Trio in Pixie N°9 ($17) illuminates eyes with complementary tones of rosy beige and lavish amounts of diamond dust shimmer.
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