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Step out with a fresh face this spring

Spring is the epitome of a fresh start. We’re ushering in a new season of color, so watch for lavender, baby blue, mint, light pink and bright orange to surge in popularity. Here are some trendy looks to try as you step out into the spring sunshine:

I love spring because it means that my favorite shade of green is returning to my life and my makeup palette after some time on the shelf. I am not one for light colors, but there is something happy and charming about mint. The muted green shade just brings an air of light and love to any look. Festivals and events are plentiful in the spring, and if you want to make a bold-yet-sweet statement, try adding a dash of mint to your eyes. You are sure to catch attention with your fresh look.

I like Stila Double Dip Suede Shade & Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows ($25, For some enhancement, paint or line your lower eyelid. Adding this level of dimension will make you stand out at any spring event.

Speaking of pink, it’s a color associated with flowers and love, which are both in bloom this time of year. Pat McGrath Lab’s Skin Fetish: Divine Powder Blush in Nude Venus ($39,, described as a peachy pink with golden pink shimmers, will inspire thoughts of roses and peonies. It also calls to mind a fashionable tea party. This shade adds subtle color to the cheeks and brightens the face, giving you the look of a spring goddess when the sun hits your cheeks.

If sparkle is your thing, adding shimmer to your lid will do the trick. Winter can have matte; shimmer makes me think of youth and new beginnings, which is perfect for spring. Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($68, has some shades that will take your breath away. If you want a look that’s both glittery and sophisticated, you’ll love this formula. The texture is creamy, looks beautiful and won’t appear chunky. Plus, you can wear it anywhere, whether you’re headed to work or Coachella.

As spring arrives, you’re bound to see plenty of pink on lips and cheeks. Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Lipstick in Inspiring Petal ($25, www. is the pale pink of your dreams. Pair it with Natasha Denona’s I Need a Rose Long-Lasting Easy Glide Lip Pencil in Peony ($24,, and you’re sure to have those around you blushing.


Written by Brittney Johnson

Brittney M. Johnson is an independent makeup artist based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Reach her at

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