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Makeup tricks to brighten your face

Spring is here, meaning brightly coloured outfits, the pending summer glow, and an end to a dull winter complexion. Instead of waiting for summer to come, get started on giving your face a brighter look with the following makeup tricks. Below are some simple ideas to use makeup to give you that refreshed, healthy glow.

Woman with flawless makeup

Use concealer to lighten dark spots

Use a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone. Apply a little bit of the concealer from the outer area of your eyes to the corners of your nose. This will lighten dark areas, including any dark circles under your eyes, and provide a great base for a brighter look.

Try white eye shadow

Use a shimmery white or pearl eyeshadow on your brow bone and at the inner corners of your eyes. Also apply it lightly under your lower lash lines. The shimmer of the eyeshadow reflects light, brightening the area around your eyes.

Make your eyes pop

To make your eyes stand out, line your inner lash lines with white eyeshadow . Use a black or brown eyeliner on the outer edges of your top eyelash lines. This will make your eyes pop, giving your face a brighter, refreshed appearance. Topping this off with a coat or two of mascara completes this bright-eyed look.

Pout those shiny lips

Applying a shiny lip gloss — preferably a peach, pink or coral hue — will complete your look. If you prefer a lip stain for longer wear, try using a clear gloss on top for shine. Even if you wear hardly any makeup during the day, having that shine on your lips reflects light and instantly brightens your face.

Blush bright

Sweeping peach, coral or pink blushes over your cheekbones is a great way to instantly brighten your face. Like lip colours, these bright shades are perfect for spring and summer, as they highlight your cheekbones, giving your face a nice overall glow. Cream blushes are a better option for that natural, sun-kissed glow, as they reflect light really well.

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