As the cool chill of winter starts to wane, spring beauty trends come to mind, so get ready to take off the dark colors and freshen up your look. Local makeup artist Krystle Randall is the go-to girl for movies, TV and print campaigns in Las Vegas and beyond. Krystle was in New York for Spring Fashion Week and brought back some fresh beauty tips.
The makeup this year at Spring Fashion Week was all about looking natural. Heavy foundations are out and tinted moisturizers are in. Get a light, dewy complexion by concealing imperfections and covering with a BB Cream or light foundation. One of Krystle’s favorites is the new Maestro Foundation by Giorgio Armani. This light formula is more of a complexion perfector that provides light coverage and adds luminosity.
Eyes are understated this spring. Stick with a nude shadow or just use a tinted eye primer like Laura Mercier Eye Basics. Line the eyes with light brown eyeliner and skip the mascara. No dark lashes for spring — use a hint of brown mascara or brown lash tint. Bold brows are in, so lay off the tweezing and fill them out a bit with a light shadow or brow gel.
The lips are the center of color for the face this spring. Choose lip colors in corals, pinks and reds. Make Up For Ever has created the “perfect” red lipstick shade called Moulin Rouge. It was formulated to match any complexion and has a violet tinge to make your teeth appear whiter. Use the brand’s Lipstick Shade Finder to find the perfect color based on your skin tone and hair color.
Cheeks are understated and natural with light flushes of pink or coral on the apples of the cheeks. Lay off the bronzers and tinted face powders this season. Try a creme blush or cheek stain and wear under foundation to get a natural hint of color. As always, dust your face with translucent powder to set.
For hair, think about a day on the beach. Spring Fashion Week was full of natural waves and unstructured buns. To create beachy waves, add mousse to your hair and use a curling iron on strands, alternating direction with each strand. Keep flyaways in check with a conditioning oil like Mythic Oil by L’Oreal Professionnel.
Nails mimicked the trends for the face with lots of nudes and ombres. Ombres are created by using varying shades on a single nail or the whole hand. Nail polish purveyor The New Black has several polish sets to easily create the look. For nude nails, pick a shade lighter or darker than your actual skin tone. Any light, sheer color will work. Essie’s popular “Ballet Shoes” has just a hint of pink and makes your skin look refreshed. Glitter polishes are still popular. Add just a hint to ombres to make them pop.
About Krystle Randall
Krystle is a makeup artist located in Las Vegas. She trained in New York City with some of the most respected names in the business. Krystle travels across the U.S. and abroad, working on print, film and television sets. Her extensive list of clientele includes Esquire, Maxim, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Volkswagen, MTV and E! Entertainment. Krystle is also a regular makeup artist at Fall and Spring Fashion Week in New York.
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