April 2, 2013
The warm weather is finally starting to set in around much of the nation, meaning it's time to ditch the turtlenecks and tights in exchange for cute sundresses and fresh pops of color. If you've been in a beauty rut all winter, it's time to put your best foot forward, in order to embrace the beauty popping up around you. The experts at Cosmopolitan magazine recently broke down a few easy trends to try out this spring that will instantly boost your mood and others.
Be bold with your lip color
A great way to update your look for spring is to ditch your dark red or raspberry lipstick for a more vibrant hue. Shades like tangerine and fuchsia are popping up in 2013, meaning you'll be right on trend - if not ahead of it - if you rock one of these shades to work in the coming weeks.
Looking to be even bolder? Try the two-tone lipstick trick by swiping the pink hue on your top and bottom lips before adding the orange shade on just the center of both. The modern color-blocking style is sure to garner plenty of attention.
Pops of color in your locks
If lipstick and other beauty products aren't for you, then updating your hairstyle in time for shorts might be a better idea. The experts at the magazine report colorful streaks are the highlight trend of 2013, so getting onboard now is a must.
Even better - the hair products used to transform your locks are temporary - ranging from funky hair chalk to colored hairspray - so the style can be there one minute and gone the next. Despite the fact that the hues are washable, it's best to stick with using just one shade like hot pink or pastel purple on any given day - too much color can seem a bit childish.
Get a gorgeous glow
Ladies who are less prepared to rock bright hues in their hair or on their lips might be better suited with attempting the glowing effect. You can enhance your natural beauty with this tip by applying a highlighter or a glowing bronzer like the California Sun Glow and Brush product on the ridge of your cheekbones.
"The light reflection gives the illusion of a higher bone structure, especially when paired over contrasting matte foundation," a professional makeup artist told the publication.
The artist added women with fair skin look best with highlighters with white pigments, while peachy bronze hues work best on ladies of all other shades.