Matte is where it's at this spring. The season's hot makeup trends are shine-free looks for lips and eyes — with soft and bold colors that will transition beautifully into summer.
Because these looks can be tricky to pull off, we asked South Florida beauty experts for tips on how to achieve them at any age.
"The matte lip and eye trend is going to stick around, so it's time to update and get rid of that frost," says Jessica Rivero, a makeup artist and owner of Kiss & Tell Pro Cosmetics, a Miami-based beautician agency.
Bright hues in blues, greens and purple are all the rage for eyes, and anyone can wear them.
"Matte shadows are great for mature skin," says Christy Ogden, owner of South Florida Makeup Artist, a Fort Lauderdale studio with about 20 artists. "Use them as accents and smudge into the lash line instead of wearing on the entire lid."
Another trend to try: Matchy-matchy eyes, lips and nails.
Matching fuchsia lips and nails is a no-brainer, but doing so with the year's hottest hues of electric green, purple and blue nails can be a challenge.
"Add a hint of bold shadow that exactly matches your nail color," says Fort Lauderdale beauty expert and makeup artist Jennifer Bradley. "Apply a small amount of black eyeliner around the edges of the eye. Grab a smudge brush, dip it in the bold shadow and smudge it directly over the black eyeliner. "If you use a waterproof black pencil, the bright color should stick to the eyeliner and stay all day."
Bradley's line of medical-grade skin-care products and cosmetics, available at JenniferBradley.com, are formulated to keep you looking fresh in South Florida's humid heat.
Bradley says prime first with a serum, follow with a moisturizer then add foundation. "Wear a lightweight oil-free foundation and set your makeup with a bronzer. Your skin will glow."
With spring almost here, it's time to give your makeup bag a makeover with these products.
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