(credit: Sacha Heron)

(credit: Sacha Heron)


With Spring right around the corner, it’s time to freshen up your makeup, try some new shades and rejuvenate your look. Soft berry colors and bright oranges are two of the hottest trends in make-up now. Try a soft, ethereal and romantic look or a bright pop of orange on the lips (but not together!). Experiment with a new creamy blush, lip color or eye shadow compact and have fun creating your own fresh make-up looks from our product picks.

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(credit: MakeupForever)


Arty Blossom

The color palette for spring 2014 is all about romantic pastels and soft, poppy hues. In celebration of the season, MAKE UP FOR EVER has released Arty Blossom, a limited edition eye shadow palette with eight fresh colors, including feminine florals and earthy neutrals. The vibrant colors are softened by a translucent formula and evoke romanticism, just like an Impressionist watercolor painting. A compact palette makes it easy to take with you for on-the-go touch-ups and comes with a mini shading brush and precision crease brush. These colors can be worn together, alone or in any combination: Gold Plum, Gold Beige, Fresh Peach, Fresh Pink, Gold Green, Pearly White, Metallic Copper and Pearly Turquoise.

(credit: MakeupForever)

(credit: MakeupForever)


HD Blush

A perfect complement to the Arty Blossom palette is the new creamy HD Blush from MAKE UP FOR EVER that blends into the skin effortlessly. The result is a natural flush of color that gives your cheeks a healthy glow. The HD Blush performs at the high standards of professional makeup artists and has been tested in front of HD cameras, making it undetectable both on screen and to the naked eye. This silky blush comes in sixteen shades to suit every skin tone, with both cool and warm undertones. Pro tip for a radiant glow: Choose a full, rounded blush brush and apply the cream onto the apples of the cheeks in a figure “8” motion. Sweep from the top of the apple downwards then up and back towards the top of the ear.

(credit: Bliss

(credit: Bliss


Pout-o-Matic

Lips can definitely take a beating in the winter season and become dry and flaky. Luckily, the Fabulips ‘Pout’-o-Matic, a new spa-powered lip-perfecting tool from Bliss, will help rejuvenate your lips and get rid of dull, dry skin. This lip-perfecting device has a custom-designed head with massaging nubs that uses gentle rotation to softly exfoliate the skin on the lips. Paired with the nourishing Fabulips sugar lip scrub, the result is soft and healthy lips, ready for color, gloss or a sheer moisturizer that lets your natural lip color shine through.

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(credit: MakeupForever)


Rouge Artist Collection Lipstick

Once your lips are polished to perfection, it’s time to define your pair. Orange is the hot shade at the moment and if straight up orange is too bold for you, try a red or pink lipstick with a hint of orange. Also, keep the eyes and cheeks simple, so the focus is on the lips and make sure your cheeks have a similar tone. Color choices abound with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist collection that carries over 100 shades available in matte, pearly and satin finishes. For a citrusy lip color, try these refreshing fruity shades: N41 Watermelon and N43 Orange. This ultra-creamy lipstick is moisturizing with a translucent soft, shiny finish. Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks are long-wearing and keep lips hydrated for eight hours after application.

WHERE TO GET THESE PRODUCTS

These products can be found at MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques, Sephora Stores, and on-line at makeupforever.com and Sephora.com.

Liz Laing is a writer, web designer and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest projects may be followed on Liz Laing.

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