Bold, Bright and Beautiful
We’ve already told you about pastels for spring, so as an alternative we love the new trend of bright, almost-neonlike colors. Striking liners, shimmery shadows, colorful lips and spring-ready shades of polish will all take your look from blah to bold. To make your accent color pop, keep the rest of your face simple. A swipe of color on lids complements a sheer gloss, and a pretty pout paired with only a swipe of mascara on lashes looks summery with sunglasses. Read on for our top products that pop.
Don’t be scared of green liner. This grassy shade works because the shimmer keeps it from looking drab, and the color–not too light, not too dark– is vibrant enough to stand out against your lashline.
This palette offers not only bright shades of pink, purple, blue, green and gold, but also three everyday white-beige neutrals that you can use as highlighters to enhance your look.
Makeup pros know that MAKE UP FOR EVER is the go-to for true-to-form pigments, and this rich royal blue would make anyone’s eyes pop.
A poppy pink lip paired with summery shades is the best way to look flirty at the beach or at the pool with minimum amount of effort.
A glamorous mouth in a deep pink gets a look-at-me enhancement when the color is glossy with mirror-like shine.
Orange-based lipsticks are still huge, but if you’re too scared to try the look, opt instead for a more subtle gloss version. A sheer wash of melon also looks fresh, fun and on-trend.
Katy Perry rocked this color at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, and now years later we’re still swooning over this summery shade, which would look amazing against a tan.
Essie’s summer collections never disappoint. This year our top choice is Action, a vibrant light orange that’ll have your feet sandal-ready in no time.
Upon drying, this posh polish releases a spring-ready scent of roses. This shimmery soft green is the perfect spring-to-summer transition color.