Freshen your look for spring by updating the colors and techniques you use for your eye makeup. Trends in makeup change like the seasons, so remain abreast of what's popular that year. But while the hot new trends are great to follow if you want to be fashion forward, don't relinquish your grip on colors and styles that you know look great on you.
Go Bold or Go Home
Traditional springtime eye makeup colors include purple and shades of blue and green. Bright colors create a fresh, dramatic look that is in perfect complement to the budding flowers and trees around you. If you want to be noticed, go bold.
Bold looks are not appropriate for every environment, however. At work, for example, you may want to use softer hues. Instead of a deep purple eye shadow, go for a soft lilac or a pretty peony shadow. Find colors that allow you to be fresh and different but that doesn't create the feeling that you're treating your workplace like a dance club.
And you may want to go for something less dramatic during the daytime. Try a smoky eye with a light dusting of a pale shadow that you can dress up once the day turns to night.
Regardless of the color you choose to line your lids, stick to one color family. Instead of blending multiple colors in an attempt to be dramatic, stick with violet, green, or blue, not any combination of them.
Line Those Eyes
A dark eyeliner will contract nicely with a bright, bold eye shadow to create a truly eye-popping appearance. Your eyeliner should, at the very least, be darker than your eye shadow. This can be difficult if your shadow is particularly dark, but it's rule by which you should abide. If you're going with a dark teal eye shadow, for example, line your upper eyelid with a black liner before applying your shadow. When you apply the shadow, dust the color lightly over the liner.
A dark mascara will make your eyelashes burst when they're backlit by a bold eye shadow. Use dark mascara with close bristles to separate your lashes while you darken them.