The Spring 2014 Beauty Looks for Everyday

February 4, 2014

The Spring 2014 runways were ripe with fresh hair and makeup looks to try. The Fashion Barbie is sifting through all the best beauty looks and teaching you how to adapt these runway styles to your everyday beauty look! 

Rouge lips at Helmut Lang, Prabal Gurung, and Altuzarra
NARS Velvet Lip Pencil (in Dragon Girl) | Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick (in Matte Bright Red) | Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment | Bite Beauty Lip Rouge (in Apple) | Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine (in Danger)

Red lips are as classic as the Little Black Dress, but there's no better time to try out the bold lipstick if you've been nervous to before! 

Make sure your lips are smooth and silky before applying any color; reds tend to saturate the lips extremely well and can dry them out, so use a balm (like the Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment) before adding the color.

Next, pick if you want a matte or glossy color. Mattes are bold and make a huge statement, whereas glossier colors work as a more subdued, vampy look. Personally, I feel that orange-red hues look better as mattes, while darker reds with blue tints look great with a bit of iridescence to them. 

With such a bright color, precision application is key. Apply with a lip brush (like this one) for liner-like precision.  

Graphic eyeliner featured at Marc Jacobs and Missoni
Urban Decay Liner (in Electric) | Stila Liquid Liner (in Emerald) | Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er Precision Pen

Makeup artists at the Spring runway shows were thinking way outside the box with eyeliner. No longer just in the usual black or brown, eyeliners have gotten as colorful as a spring bouquet. Brands like Urban Decay and Stila have great colorful options, and Marc Jacob's Marc'er eyeliner pen is the graphic jet black liquid liner we have been waiting for.

Don't feel like spending thirty dollars on an electric blue eyeliner that you'll only use once or twice? Transform a colorful eyeshadow into a liner by wetting an eyeliner brush and dabbing some powered shadow on it. A quick, DIY version to the colored liner trend!

In addition to playing with the color of eyeliners, makeup artists mixed up the usual shapes. At Marc Jacobs, models rocked extended corners (both inner and outer) for an eye-widening, anime-inspired style. At Missoni, thick black lined the entire upper lash line but only the inner corners, creating a unique graphic look.

I will totally play with liner shape and color the next time I go out, and so should you!

Eyeshadow got technicolor-ful at Burberry, Armani, and Marc by Marc Jacobs
Urban Decay Primer | Diorshow Eyeshadow (in Fantasie) | NARS Duo Eyeshadow Palette (in Mad Mad World) | Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Brush

Colorful eyelids were all the rage this season, with every color of the rainbow making an appearance on the runways. A dusty pink is a perfect daytime punch of color, while a vibrant blue or green make for perfect going-out looks.steither make your bright shadow totally graphic, or tone it down a bit by blending the color with a flesh tone shadow.

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