Every spring the runways bring us the hottest new styles for our closets and our faces. Makeup often makes as big a splash as fashion, and this spring is no exception.
The runways were full of makeup inspired by a mix of vintage, retro and futuristic, featuring everything from classic red lips to space-age glittery eyes. And it never takes long for the trends to make it from the runway to Hollywood. Here is how some of Hollywood’s major players are adopting spring’s must-have makeup.
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This iconic staple is back and stronger than ever, with 2012’s twist being a coral or tangerine undertone that makes the look pop in a totally new way. There’s just something about sumptuously red lips that almost drips sex, but Charlize Theron is able to tame this trend into the height of sophistication by pairing the bold look with simple, pulled back hair and minimal (if any) jewelry.
It looks like that flirty flick of liner is making a big comeback, and Emma Stone is a huge fan. She sported a modern take on the classic cat eye at the Oscars and went for a bolder look at the Critic’s Choice awards.
Say goodbye to tiny, pencil-thin brows. Spring is all about power brows, and no one sports the look more beautifully than JLo. This trend is a godsend to us fuller-browed girls and lets us finally give the tweezers a break. Can I get an Amen?
We’re not waiting for the dog-days of summer to show off a sporty, sun-kissed glow. Bright cheeks that look flushed and even a little sunburned were the rage on the runways. But if you think this look is only for casual events, check out how glamorous Eva Longoria makes this trend look.
This bold statement highlights eyes and cheekbones, but can also be used in a creamy form to give skin a subtle light that seems to glow from within. In her usual bold fashion, there was nothing subtle about JLo’s application of this trend at the Golden Globes.
Pops of bright color
From playful purples to sunny orange, a splash of bright color is one of the hottest trends this spring. And the stars just can’t seem to get enough of it. Check out how Mila Kunis, Ashanti and Fergie have all gotten on the juicy color bandwagon.
Luscious lashes are definitely in style and spring’s doll-like take on the trend takes it to another level. Nobody is more suited to this look or takes it to bigger extremes than adorable, retro-styled funny girl Zooey Deschanel.
Glitter was taken to new heights on the runways with futuristic use of gold leaf and geometric designs. Although this trend might be to daring for us mere mortals, former Hogwarts witch extraordinaire Emma Watson has what it takes to pull off the extreme glitz.
Glowing skin that looks brand new and unmarked by sun or time is the complexion everyone’s after this spring. While it might take most of us a time machine and plenty of hydrating moisturizer to try to emulate such youthful radiance, Rooney Mara seems to have the look in the bag. Lucky girl!