Spring Beauty Trends and Tips By Makeup Artist Mimi J

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This spring and summer is all about color play.  Even for the most natural looks, there’s still a chance to add a slight pop of color to your look so check out these Top Five Trends and Tips for these seasons from Celebrity and Bridal Makeup Artist, Mimi J.

Mimi J Provides Perfect Beauty Trends and Tips:

  1. The cat’s meow: Yes, the cat eye is still here to stay. Keep your liquid and creme liners and pair it with a bright colored eye lid.
  2. Color play: The technicolors from the 80s are back. Bright colors and pastels are definitely in. Try a vibrant lilac, teal/sky blue, or bright orange in the eye lid area.
  3. Bronzed glow: this never seems to go out of style, though this time, pairing a bronzed/gold-toned eye along with a red or coral lip is hot. Also lightly contouring the face with a bronzer is a classic spring/summer hit.
  4. Outspoken: Bold colored lipsticks are making statement. Reds, hot pinks, and orange toned lip colors are on demand for these seasons.
  5. Luscious Lashes: Full lashes are a great compliment to the vibrant eye colors and heavy liner.

Here are the step-by-step guides:

Gucci look or Bronzed Glow

  1. Apply a gold/bronze shadow all over the lid.
  2. Apply a medium/warm brown shadow to the crease and below the waterline. Be sure to blend well.
  3. Line the lid with a dark brown eyeliner.
  4. Apply black mascara to top and bottom lashes.
  5. Glide on a creme red or deep orange/coral lipstick.

Extras – apply a cream highlighter above cheeks and blend to temples. Add bronzer to the contour of your cheeks.

Soft Pastel look

  1. Apply a soft, satin-textured blue, green, or lilac shadow to the lid. Blend the color out to where the brow naturally ends as well as blending it up towards the brow.
  2. Layer a shimmery silver shade on the middle of the lid and extend to the inner corners of the eyes.
  3. Lightly apply a soft brown beneath the bottom waterline.
  4. Apply a coat of mascara on the top only.
  5. Sweep on a pale pink or soft peach blush for a “just been pinched” effect
  6. Glide on a nude lipcolor or lipgloss with a peach or pale pink tint to complete the look.

Extras – apply mascara to a few individual bottom lashes to open the eyes, yet still look natural.

Pastel makeup look with Cat Eye or CD look

  1. Prime the eye with a neutral or transparent eye base or primer.
  2. Apply bright or pastel color shadow to the lid.
  3. Blend with a lid brown shadow just above where the pastel color stops on the lid.
  4. Use a liquid liner and draw a line that gradually get thicker on the outer corner of the eyes.
  5. Line the waterline on the bottom lashline with a white or neutral color pencil.
  6. Apply a dark brown shadow just beneath the waterline on the bottom lashline.
  7. Apply a couple of coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes.
  8. Glide on a bright colored lipstick in either a shade or magenta, hot pink, or coral.

Extras – Apply a pair of faux lashes that are fuller on the outer ends.

Thank you Makeup Artist Mimi J for the trendy tips and Gucci and Dior for the Courtesy Photos.

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