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4 Easy, Pretty Makeup Tips for Spring

  • Tom Corbett

    Love Lavender Lipstick

    The trick to pulling off a matte lip color is making your pout baby smooth. Slough flakes with a lip scrub (sugar and olive oil works), then slick on a balm. Wait a minute for it to absorb, and apply a pink-purple matte lip crayon.

  • The Best Matte Lavender Lipstick

    We're obsessed with Topshop Beauty Matte Lip Bullet in Plastique ($10). Dab it on gradually to build color to the intensity you want. Erase any mistakes with a cotton swab, blot lips, and be on your way.

  • Tom Corbett

    Brush on Blue Eyeshadow

    This isn't your mom's powder blue eye shadow. Swipe on a shadow primer first to prevent creasing, then brush on the shadow. Concentrate the color along your lash line and fade it up to your brows, creating an ombré effect that's sultry yet sweet. For an understated look, stop the shadow at your crease. Keep the rest of your face simple, and let your eyes do the talking.

  • The Best Matte Blue Eyeshadow

    Choose a matte blue with a hint of purple for a modern update. A gorgeous one: Yves Saint Laurent Couture Mono Eyeshadow in Zellige ($30).

  • Tom Corbett

    Try Coral Blush

    The easiest way to fake a healthy flush: Sweep a matte coral powder along your cheekbones. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks, then brush up to your temples (envision making a backward C). Swipe a matte bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks, below your blush, for a sculpted look.

  • The Best Matte Coral Blush

    Try Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove ($8, CVS stores), which dazzles on fair and dark skin tones alike.

  • Tom Corbett

    Master the Minty Mani

    Mint polish is a pretty way to refresh your mani. File your tips into a soft oval (this will elongate them and make your hands look slimmer), then apply a base coat and two coats of pastel green.

  • The Best Mint Nail Polish

    We love China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Highlight of My Summer ($7). Layer on a mattifying topcoat for a sophisticated twist. Try Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat ($6).