Best Face Forward

The lack of sun during the winter can have us reaching for an extra layer of makeup to hide behind. But the spring makeup trends are giving us a reason to lighten our makeup. Strategically.

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Alexander Wang celebrated radiant, fresh faces using liquid peachy blush, transparent lip balm and sparkly highlighter brushed across the eyelids for a soft glow.

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Cushnie et Ochs introduced,"makeup that remains," a look based around warm nude eyeshadow, clumpy lases achieved by several coats of mascara and pinching the lashes before the formula dries. The look was finished with a ruby red lipstick that was then wiped off with a makeup wipe.

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Bronzed, glowy skin was paired with a graphic element: liner applied in unusual ways or in a surprising color at the Jason Wu show an on JIll Stuart models. Gorgeous skin accented with a dramatic edge is the key to this look.

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Sometimes our makeup becomes our armor. It takes courage lay our masks down. Spring's new trends gives us looks inspired by women who knew that vulnerability can be courageous and attractive. Be a Holly Golightly, a Twiggy, a Raquel Welch. Dare to bare.