Spring beauty: Using colors
From their bold cases to their fun colors, these beauty picks are bound to brighten up your spring. -- Compiled by Barbara Schuler and Nina Ruggiero
Charming or dangerous? The recent movie "Beautiful Creatures" inspired Pur Minerals new makeup pallette. There are eight dark side/light side shadows, along with Black Magic eyeliner and lip gloss in Lust; $39 at purminerals.com. (March 2013)
Dolce & Gabbana makeup continues with its animal-print theme in a new line featuring the leopard print. Creative advisor Pat McGrath came up with a sophisticated color range, highlighted by Animalier Bronzer for that sun-kissed glow; $57 at select Saks stores.
Estee Lauder turns to Lilly Pulitzer for a special spring gift-with-purchase promotion. With any $45 Lauder purchase at Bloomingdale's (starting April 2) you can choose from two looks--subtle or bold, both with a shadow/blushcompact, lipstick, eyeliner and mascara, along with a choice of several skin-care products. It's all packaged in a Pulitzer floralcosmetics bag. (March 2013)
Add pop to your pout (and moisturize) with Body of Royalty's creamy lipstick in "Jetsetter", an orange hue often seen on Jessica Alba; $17.99 at bodyofroyalty.com.
Chanel icons are embossed on Poudre Signee de Chanel, a limited-edition sheer pink highlighting power, part of the spring collection that mixes soft pinks with deeper plums; $68 at chanel.com. (March, 2013)
Dior celebrates the femininity of the bow with its spring line, highlighted by the Cherie Bow Palette, created by Dior jewelry designer Camille Miceli. It comes with three eye shadows, a black eyeliner and lip gloss; $80 a dior.com. (March 2013)
The film "Oz: The Great and Powerful" inspires two makeup palettes from Urban Decay. The Theodora collection is strong and fiery, the Glinda is graceful and more delicate. Both contain an eye pencil, lipstick and six eyeshadows; $49 at hsn.com. (March 2013)
Makeup lines are always a little playful for spring and this season that's especially true at MAC, with a new line that celebrates the girls of Archie's comics. It's Betty, the girl next door, vs. Veronica, the spoiled rich girl, each with her own color scheme. There's a full collection of lipssticks, eyeshadows, blush and nail products, along with adorable accessories like totes and cosmetics bags; all at makeup counters and maccosmetics.com. (March, 2013)
Essie's Spring 2013 collection takes us on a fashionable flight to, from left, Rio de Janeiro (Hip-anema), Paris (Avenue Maintain), Tokyo (Go Ginza), New York (Madison Ave-hue), London (Bond with Whomever) and Munich (Maximillian Strasse Her). "Everyone wants to know my favorite city, but just like a spectrum of color, it's not about choosing just one," says brand founder Essie Weingarten; $8 per bottle at essie.com.
This spring, play up your natural beauty with Salon Perfect ColorEnhance Lashes, false lashes and matching eyeliner pencils that use the principles of color theory to play up brown, green, hazel and blue eyes; $4.38 at Walmart stores.