The snow is melting, the temperature is rising, and women everywhere are beginning to clean out their winter make-up bags. What’s hot this spring, and how can you update your look for the warmer weather? OK! spoke to New York make-up artist Jules Waldkoetter–who’s worked with LeeLee Sobieski and Amy Sedaris, among others–about what’s hot for spring!
Spring into Spring
Jules says a fresh-faced look will be big for spring. That means bold, bright color for eyes. “I like bright blues, greens and purple,” she says. Some of her favorites? “Vincent Longo’s eye shimmer soufflé in Babelon works well. There’s also a soft green Christian Dior eye shadow called Green Tropic that’s great, and a purple shadow from Shu Uemura called Me Purple Too, that’s fantastic.”
Skip the 70s powder blue look and pick shadows that have shimmer color. “They’re less pigmented and go on smoother, so they give a more sheer look, where matte eyeshadows have high pigmentation and don’t blend well.
Don’t over-do it, though, and remember: “If you’re doing a bright eye, then you should do a neutral cheek and lip,” suggests Jules.
Go for the Glow
Another great look for spring? Skip the heavy powder and go for the golds. To get your glow on, go for gold-toned eye make-up, and complement it with pink shimmering cheeks and nude lips.
Some gold-toned eyeshadows Jules recommends? “Vincent Longo’s wet diamond eyeshadow in ‘Genie Pop’ is a great one.”
For shimmery, fresh cheeks, go for the perennial favorite, NARS blush in “Orgasm.” “It gives the cheeks a perfect pinky shimmer and works on virtually every skin tone.” Jules recommends you finish the look off with nude golden gloss like NARS’ “Greek Holiday”
And skip the dark bronzer. “Only go one or two shades darker than your skin.” Jules loves Bobbi Brown’s line of bronzers. “They come in four shades. They’re sheer enough to add color but not look like you have a fake tan. It has a really natural finish.”
Her favorite spring must-have? Smashbox’s O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss. “It gives you a perfect pink pout that goes from clear to bring out your natural pigmentations. You don’t have to worry about application, you can just throw it on and it looks great.”