Spring 2014 Makeup Trends for CBS3 Springfield
I was honored to appear on CBS3’s Better Springfield, hosted by Debbie Wright – we talked about my favorite off-the-runway trends for Spring 2014 (outlined below and illustrated with a few images from my portfolio). The segment will air on Tuesday, March 4th at 3pm.
What’s so much fun about the beauty trends this year is there’s more “oomph” than usual, so don’t feel limited to the usual pastels – wake up your tired winter skin with some pops of color!
Trend #1: Gilded lids
Gold is an amazing eyeshadow color because it’s so versatile – it contrasts beautifully against blue and green eyes, making them pop, and it brings out the flecks of gold in brown and hazel eyes, so anyone can wear it! I like a shimmery shadow that glimmers invitingly but doesn’t have big chunks of glitter in it (one of my favorites is MAC’s Amber Lights). Gold blends amazingly with olive, tan, and deep skintones, and if you’re fair and want a subtler effect, look for shades that lean less yellow, more champagne. Limit shimmery shadows to the lid and inner corner of the eye (matte shades are generally better for sculpting the outer corner and crease), and apply wet for extra impact!
Trend #2: Berry-stained cheeks & lips
Blush doesn’t always have to be pepto pink! A creamy berry stain on the cheeks is so fresh looking, and it mimics a natural flush. Pat onto the apples of your cheeks with your fingers or a duo-fiber brush, and blend softly along the cheekbone. Bonus points: use the same color on your lips and cheeks for a modern twist! Try Stila Convertible Color in Poppy.
Trend #3: Orange lips
I’m finishing with the boldest of the trends! This color popped up all over the runways and can absolutely be made wearable – even if you don’t feel comfortable in a bright “traffic cone” shade, the warmth and juiciness of orange truly flatters a lot of skin tones, so it’s worth experimenting. If you have fair skin, start with peachy-coral tones (I rocked Tarte’s LipSurgence in Joy for my appearance on the show), while darker and warmer skintones will look amazing in richer or brighter shades.