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.


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Graffiti. Image courtesy of


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.


Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Mi Vida Loca. Image courtesy of


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.


MAKE UP FOR EVER Pure Pigments in Blue. Image courtesy of



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.


YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Provocative Pink. Image courtesy of


A glamorous mouth in a deep pink gets a look-at-me enhancement when the color is glossy with mirror-like shine.


MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead. Image courtesy of


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.


Maybelline New York Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Mad Melon. Image courtesy of



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.


China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. Image courtesy of


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.


Essie Nail Polish in Action. Image courtesy of


Upon drying, this posh polish releases a spring-ready scent of roses. This shimmery soft green is the perfect spring-to-summer transition color.


Dior Nail Vernis in Waterlily. Image courtesy of

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