March 24, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

5 Universally Flattering Colors to Wear This Spring

Depending on where you are, it may not feel like it’s springtime, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is! Even if the weather is still gloomy outside, it’s time to change your beauty routine to match the wonderful weather to come. This spring, we bring you the BEST colors to wear that work for all you beautiful ladies — from soft pastels to a plum pout that stands out (& more)! Ready to put an extra spring in your step and rock these five fave shades? We sure are!

Spring Shades

1. Pastel

Pretty pastels work well for everyone — from your strands to your peepers and even your pout. You may have considered turning those locks lavender at some point, but never took the plunge. Just go for it! If commitment is what you’re afraid of, hair makeup or hair chalk like L’Oréal Professionel Hairchalk in Coral Sunset, Garden Green or even Blue Ocean Cruise can temporarily give you the colored locks you’re always fawning over on Pinterest.

But, if standout hair isn’t really your beauty style, try a creamsicle colored lipstick like NYX Macaron Lippies in Orange Blossom or the Powder Blue, Lavender or Rose shades! … We know, we know — pastel lipstick might be a little too much fun for some. That’s why a soft sunset shadow, peach blush or refreshing ice blue nail polish like essie in Find Me An Oasis are the perfect ways to strut your pastel stuff, without overdoing it!

2. Plum

Plum is one of the hottest trends this spring and you can’t go wrong rocking this rich shade. A deep, plum lipstick like Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 603 can transform any look and take you from sweet to chic in just a swipe. And this hue isn’t just limited to your lips — create an ultra sultry smoky eye using plum instead of brown or black for a romantic date night that will have him mesmerized! 

3. Orange

Red, pink and corals will always rule the lipstick world, but this spring, orange is IN! And good news — it works for every skin tone! From true orange to electric orange, we’re loving this tangerine shade for a better, brighter spring!

4. Mauve

Mauve is the new nude and we’re ALL for it! It’s the ideal lipstick shade to make your plump pout really stand out, and you know how much we love full lips! Take it a step further this spring and try soft and shimmery mauve lids or go full-on smoky and sultry with the Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Mauve Chérie.

And it doesn’t stop there! This soft hue can be used in place of your typical pink or peach blush for just the right amount of natural flush or on your digits for a mauve mani that goes with anything and everything.

5. Brown

We know what you’re thinking, but ladies, brown ain’t basic! Not only does it accentuate any skin tone and eye color, but brown makeup can be worn in SO many ways — from clean and classic eyeliner to a holy smokes smoky eye. To help you rock this spring trend, we’ve got the best brown shadows right here!

Do you swear by any of these shades? If so, what’s your favorite spring makeup look? Share in the comments below!

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.