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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring 2014 Makeup Trends & $150 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway




Can you believe Spring is already here? Time to put away the heavy sweaters, wool coats, and snow boots (I hope for those of you on the E.Coast) and bring out the airy, pastel hue dresses, and blouses.  Now that you have your fashion pieces all squared away what about your accessories? A great way to accessories your spring fashion wardrobe is to change up your makeup! This season's makeup trends are all very wearable and will complement all skin tones.  I attended Nordstrom's Spring Trend Show over the weekend so I was inspired  break down some of my favorite looks that I compiled into 1 look. And yes, there is a giveaway at the end of the post!!


 GLOWING SKIN



Glowing skin was revealed on the spring 2014 runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim and
Christian Siriano S/S 2014 Collection . The look is the sheer coverage foundation - no makeup look but with a touch of luminosity. Your skin just glows just like in front of candlelight. It is fresh and organic looking.



To recreate a glowy look at home is so easy! 1 product is all you really need - MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl.  The product is a multipurpose cream that can be used on it's own, with foundation, as an eye shadow base or simple as an highlighter as I did here.  Pearl can be applied  with your finger (the warmth of your finger helps blend out the product) to the higher plains of the face.  Just a few light touches is all you need. 

BRIGHT WHITE



Brighten up your eye makeup with soft washes of iridescent whites on the lid paired with pastel eye shadows just like models from Alice + Olivia and Isabel Marant at NYFW.  To keep white from looking stark pair with what you are familiar and comfortable with - neutrals.  If you are still uncertain about white use it as a highlighter towards the inner tearduct  and under the brow bone.  The models above wear the white nicely!


I love using eye shadow to brighten up the eye, even just placed on the lid it really does make a difference.  My favorite white eye shadow is MAC White Frost.  The color is a bright white with icy shimmer ( no sparkles in this one, just a frost finish). If you are having difficulty with the white shadow to stay as vivid like mine in the picture make sure you use an eye shadow base before.  Everyone always wants to know how to make their eyes appear brighter, wider, more awake.  Lining your waterline with a white eyliner such as MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl will do exactly that.  It does get some use to but once you get the hang of it you will notice a big difference.  A little tip - try to keep the liner right in the waterline. Then take your everyday eyeliner right where your lashes begin to grow to make your lashes look fuller.


CAT EYE LINER

 It seems like everywhere you go you will see someone with a winged out, cat eye liner. It really adds some shape and dimension to your eye looks just like these looks from Tracy Reese and Rodarte from their 2014 Spring collections.  Always a classic look that is timeless but with lots of detail. 


 If you are scared using a liquid liner no worries! MAC Smolder Eye Kohl is a cult favorite.  It is an extreme black eye pencil that is perfect for blending out to create a smokey look or to wing out with an eyeliner brush.  This isn't waterproof so try to keep it out of the waterline or else you will have little raccoon eyes.


ORANGE POP LIPS

While researching for this post this was probably the most popular look found all over the runways especally at John Galliano and Dennis Basso for  Spring 2014 NYFW.  The orange is so striking and makes a bold statement against a perfect flawless face.  Women don't tend to gravitate to an orange lipstick but it complements different skin tones very well.  If you can't do a bright neon organge, look for a pinkish/orange or a reddish/orange that is more on your comfort level.



 Ever since my honeymoon to the Philippines I have been into brighter lips.  But for some reason I didn't even have true bright orange lipstick in my collection! I had to get MAC Morange Lipstick when I was at the Nordstrom Trend Show  to add to my lipstick collection  If you are not comfortable with a brighter lip, just blot some of the remaining pigment on a tissue.  You can even just apply the color to the center of the lips and press your lips together to move the color around.  I love this color on me and it really complemented the eyes very well!



I hope you guys enjoyed my rundown on some of my favorite spring 2014 makeup trends and how you can achieve it with MAC Makeup!  Now it's time to go shopping to revamp your makeup/beauty Spring Essentials! I love shopping for beauty products at Nordstrom because it's one stop shop for all your department store cosmetics, like MAC.  You can find Nordstrom coupon codes  and any sale information on coupons.com. Also if  you get the chance to go to a Spring Trend Show do it!!


It's Giveaway Time! 

 

Excited to bring you this awesome giveaway sponsored by Coupons.com!!!  Want to win a $150 Nordstrom Gift Card curtsey of Coupons.com for some new Spring essentials to your wardrobe or some beauty Spring must haves? Giveaway runs from March 25-April 8