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Bust out of your beauty rut

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Put a stop to beauty boredom

Bored with your beauty routine? It happens to the best of us. If you can’t bear the thought of leaving the house wearing the same shade of lipstick you’ve been wearing for the past five years, the beauty buffs at SheKnows are here to help.
Spring makeup

Read on for some easy beauty and makeup tips to jump-start your beauty routine just in time for spring.

Go for a rosy glow

Winter skin may be lackluster (so many days spent hibernating) so for spring, give your complexion a beauty boost. Runways were awash with models sporting natural-looking skin with a gorgeous rosy glow. Take a cue from the catwalk and give your complexion a similar treatment. Go light with foundation (try tinted moisturizer instead) and concealer only where you need it. Then use a cream blush or cheek tint (which can be easily layered) to create a natural flush.

Rock statement lips

Give your go-to lipstick color a break by rocking statement lips instead. This spring is all about brighter pouts that get noticed. We saw lollipop-inspired hues at Jen Kao’s spring show – think coral, beachy brights with a high gloss finish. If brighter hues aren’t your thing, opt instead for deep crimson lips (spotted at Donna Karan), which make an equally stylish, rut-busting statement.

Yellow nail polishOpt for eye-catching nail polish

One of the easiest ways to have more fun with your look is to paint your nails in an eye-catching hue or interesting pattern. Tribal prints, inverted French manicures, sparkles and bold nail polish colors were just a few of the runway-inspired spring trends to try. We suggest yellow (a big spring color trend), classic red, girly pink or something metallic as a way to spice up your spring style without trying too hard.

Make your eyes pop

We saw intriguing eye color on some spring runways, including peepers that popped at Phillip Lim. Models stunned in a smart swipe of bold eye color from the inner corners all the way out for an almost cat-like effect.

If you’re used to neutral or earthy tones, this spring, shake things up with a blue, green or plum. We were also inspired by the blue smoky eyes we saw at Rodarte, a fun twist on the traditional look perfect for brightening up your eye makeup this spring.

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