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Beauty taboos to break this spring
The sun is shining, long-hidden toes are starting to peep out from shoes once again, and you can begin to feel that little tingle of excitement that signals light nights and lazy beach days are almost upon us.
But before your mind drags you headlong into a heady summer of bronzing, sea-salted hair and vibrant hues, stop to pause awhile. This time of year provides the perfect chance to play with your beauty routine.
The transition into spring is all about new beginnings and mixing things up – especially when it comes to your make-up. So before you feel the urge to conform to summer’s beauty rules, why not try out our five beauty taboos to break this spring? You might just discover a new look.
Taboo to break #1: Being pale when the sun’s out. It’s okay, you know, not to reach for the fake tan as soon as the warm weather arrives. Why not go for the English rose look and opt for complexion brighteners that enhance your natural radiance? Product pick: Benefit That Gal – a pearly pink primer for a subtle hint of rosiness.
Taboo to break #2: Naked lashes and brows. Whaaat? Okay, okay, so I know this one’s a little controversial. But if applying mascara has become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth, it can really change up your look to give it a miss once in a while. Try a whisper of rose gold shadow on your lids and leave the brows and lashes nude but groomed. Got naturally pale hair? This will only make your look a little edgier. Product pick: Ulta 3 Clear Mascara.
Taboo to break #3: Dramatic lips in spring. Winter was all about the maximum impact pout, but now its over, the temptation is to relegate lipsticks to the back of your cupboard in favour of cute, flirty glosses. Hang fire a second; you can still have dramatic lips in spring – you just need to approach it a little differently. Opting for striking matte lipsticks in bright violets and pinks is a surefire way to get look-at-me lips that work perfectly with new-season fashion. Product pick: Innoxa Couleurs D’ete Summer Matte Collection lipstick in Sugar Frosted.
Taboo to break #4: Shiny cheeks. No, we’re not talking the kind of shiny cheeks you get when the mercury heads toward 40 degrees, but the kind of glossy finish that goes hand in hand with healthy, dewy skin. Try swapping out your regular highlighter for a few dabs of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on your brow and cheek bones.
Taboo to break #5: Pink eyeshadow. This colour gets a lot of bad press - often for the right reasons - as it can be a hard shade to pull off. However, if you stick to Rihanna-style peachy pinks, sherbets and soft coral shades it can warm up your whole look. Product pick: Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Single Eyeshadow in Pink Smoke.
Do you like to break beauty rules? What new looks will you be trying this spring?
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