Womanista Beauty: Spring Makeup Inspiration

As Spring approaches, I usually try to freshen up my makeup bag with some new colors or tools, toss out some old mascara, clean my brushes thoroughly, and get back to basics – a “spring cleaning” for my makeup, if you will. But first, I need to get inspired by some gorge looks for spring that I can’t wait to try! After scouring some of my favorite makeup blogs and checking out some makeup trends that headed down the runway, here are a few of my faves!

A Mauve Lip: Chrissy Teigen has a beautiful, effortless look that is always fresh and fabulous. Glamour Mag reminded me in this post that mauve is always soft & natural, but the key is picking the right color for your skin tone! For an olive skin tone, I love Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Pur Couture” lipstick in “Rouge Poupre”. This is a rich, creamy lipstick that is long-wearing with SPF 15. For lighter-skinned ladies, Bobbi Brown’s “Pink Mauve” is the perfect shade. It is gorgeous, wearble, and natural!

A Red Lip for Spring: Just because colors get softer in springtime doesn’t mean you can’t still rock a bold red lip! The Spring 2013 Burberry runway was totally abuzz with a bright red lips. The key is keeping the rest of your makeup fresh, dewy, and youthful. One of the most talented makeup artists in the biz, Terri Apanasewicz, creates this glam look on supermodel Erin Heatherton (who would be absolutely gorge wearing no makeup!) Terri used Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella” – a bold shade of scarlet that is absolutely fabulous.

 Bold, Playful Lashes: I love everything about bold lashes. I absolutely LOVE the most voluminous, sweeping faux lashes (and I can’t understand anyone who would go for a “natural” false eyelash look! But I’m also Southern and more is more when it comes to glitz and beauty…) It seemed like every fashion house was really getting playful with lashes for their Spring 2013 collections. So do it up, womanistas! Whether it’s piling on some voluminous mascara, or rocking some bold faux lashes like the model below for the Gucci Spring 2013 collection, the time for lashes is now. Some of my favorite faux lashes are by Smoke and Mirrors Beauty. The “Hollywood Lashes” are big, bold and show-stopping!

What about you, womanistas? What Spring makeup trends are you excited to try??

xo, the Womanista

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  1. Elissa February 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    I want some fun faux lashes…but I need them to be easy to apply not to mention quick, because time isn’t on my side these days! Should I invest in a good pair? If so, what would you suggest? Xoxo

  2. Jennifer Levi February 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Thanks for your spring makeup tips! but right now, one fun beauty trend I can’t get enough is my hot pink lipstick! I love the one from MAC ”Girl about town”GORGEOUS!

    • Woman February 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

      Omg girl, I am right there with you!! Absolutely LOVING hot pink lips now too. I wear “show orchid” lipstick by MAC and also “Pink poodle” MAC lipgloss. obsessed! xo

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