TREND: Spring’s Colored Eye

By March 28, 2012 9 Comments

TREND: Spring’s Colored Eye

Last tuesday was the first official day of spring and that means it’s perfectly acceptable to pull out the open-toed shoes and bright pops of color – including makeup.

When I think of spring, a vibrant rainbow of colors pop into my head. From a red purse to a pink lip to a coral dress, bold hues are all par for the course. But what about a colored eye? Let’s be honest, any color, especially a bright color, is difficult to pull off when it comes to the eyelid. But as the spring 2012 runway’s indicated, colored lids are bound to be a trend this spring season, even if they haven’t entirely made their way to the red carpet just yet. If the high-intensity pigments have got you scared straight into a life of neutrals, try easing into the color shadow trend. Try a pastel, a light wash of color, or sub a pretty colored eye pencil for the entire lid of shadow.

Here are some of my favorite bright eye inspirations for spring:

Blue lids from the Anna Sui show (although this is from fall 2012, the bold color is very relevant for spring)

 Vibrant spring pastel hues at Moschino Cheap and Chic.

A rainbow of color at Vivienne Westwood Spring 2012. Utterly unwearable, but a grand work of art none-the-less.

Exaggerated teal lids at Paul Costelloe Spring 2012

L) A pop of yellow; R) One of my favorites, a glossy orange lid. Somehow, the shine makes it seem less in-your-face and more subtle, do you agree?

And her is a cheat sheet of spring colors that will look best on your eyes depending on your skin tone, hair and eye color from celebrity makeup artist, and former product developer for Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics, Eric Sakas.

If you have:
Blonde hair, pale skin, blue eyes – TRY: Navy, Hunter Green, Teal, Maroon
Red hair, pale skin, blue eyes – TRY: Green, Gold, Pink
Brown hair, pale skin, blue eyes – TRY: Orange, Deep Rose
Brown hair, medium skin, brown eyes – TRY: Gold, Medium Green
Blonde hair, medium skin, brown eyes – TRY: Lilac, Blue, Yellow-Gold

If you don’t see your hair, skin, eye color combo up here, leave it in the comment box below and I will get you your spring eye colors.

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