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4 Makeup Trends To Try This Spring | Lisa Lately

4 Makeup Trends To Try This Spring

First things first, I want to apologize for my posting being very sporadic lately. It’s been a busy few months, but things should be winding down shortly! I will do my best to post weekly.

Second, I got a new job at MAC Cosmetics. To say I’m excited is an understatement. The interview process was pretty intense, but I am SO, so happy I now have the job. Anyways, I’ll go into more detail about this later.

Today, let’s talk Spring trends.

With Spring finally here, the 2014 Spring trends are popping up everywhere. When taking inspiration from fashion shows, the looks can be a bit on the extreme side in terms of daily wear. Instead, I chose a few of my favorite yet wearable trends that you can add into your routine.


Orange Lips.

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If you hadn’t heard by now, orange lipstick is a huge trend this Spring. Hearing the word orange can totally scare people off, but keep in mind there is at least one shade of orange that will work for you (I swear it). It may just take some experimenting to get it right.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be a straight orange lip to be on trend.

Anything with an orange hue goes – Corals, sheer orange, bright orange, peaches, apricots, nude orange, coral pink, and even red oranges. Wearing any of these shades and not straight up orange will still keep you on trend this season.

Choosing the right orange is important and will add a gorgeous warmth and brightness to the face. The orange lip isn’t going anywhere thing Spring and adds such a fun and glamorous look.

Even though the orange is seen as “harsh” it’s actually very wearable on most skin tones. The trick is finding the right shade for your particular skin tone. I will go into more detail on finding the perfect orange in my next post.

Doe Eyes. 

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The idea behind this trend is to add brightness to the eyes; which will make our features stand out. Wearing anything soft, light, or nude will add an instant angelic, innocent, yet glam effect to the eyes.

This look is achieved by using a white eyeliner placed in the waterline. This will make the eyes appear larger (rounder) and more awake. If you’re like me and don’t love the white eyeliner look, use a nude eyeliner; which essentially does the exact same thing, but will appear more natural since it’s skin toned.

You can play up this trend even more by using shimmery nudes, champagnes, or even light pinks over the eyelid to help achieve this classic, yet natural looking glow. Even if you don’t use white, these shades will still add a youthful and open-eyed look, which will bring lots of positive attention to your eyes.

Glowing Skin.

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Highlighted skin is a classic Spring look and will never go out of style. It’s just lovely. This trend adds this amazing radiance to the skin, while adding a youthful appearance to the skin. Highlighting is an ultimate pick me-up; making your skin appear brighter, enhancing your beautiful features.

When applying highlighter remember, less is more. Only apply to certain places on the skin – high points of the cheekbones (if you do anything, it must be this!), down the bridge of the nose, tip of the nose, cupids bow, brow bone, inner corners of the eyes, and a light tap on the center of the chin.

This technique creates more dimension and brightness, again, to enhance our features we want to stand out.

There are many options to choose from when picking out a highlighter; creams, liquids, and powders oh my. However, that’s another topic for another day.

A Pop Of Colour On The Eyes.

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Any pop of colour added to your routine will put you right on trend this Spring. Try anything bright; such as magenta, green, purple, orange, or even get daring with a little red (this is actually one of my favorites). The possibilities are endless.

If your aren’t totally ready to commit fully to a bright green or blue eye look, try adding just a hint of green, blue, purple, etc. across the lid or along the waterline to give a more subtle pop of color. If all else fails, cover up that pop of color with black or brown eyeliner and you’re back to a neutral look.

And never forget about the oh so sultry cat eye. Play up your typical black winged liner with a fun pop of color instead.


There are many more trends I didn’t mention, but I wanted to list my favorite this season.

Make sure to look out for my next posts, where I will break down these trends and show you how to make them workable for you.

It’s totally fun to experiment and switch up your makeup each season. Doing the same old thing is definitely the easier, and more reliable route, but it’s much more fun to experiment with your look.

At least try it for a day, and it you don’t like it. Well, it’s just makeup and there’s always tomorrow to go back to your same daily look.


What are your favourite beauty trends this Spring?

Which one of these looks are you most willing to try?

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  1. congrats on your job at mac – that’s awesome! i don’t know any beauty trends, so i’ll just keep reading and learn from you haha

  2. Congratulations on your new job to MAC Cosmetics, Lisa! I’m SO happy and excited for you!!!

  3. Congrats on your new job love – that’s amazing!! I’m so, so happy for you!! And I can’t wait until the next post – you know I’m hopeless when it comes to makeup and trends, so I need you to teach me 😉

    • Thank you Sam! I’m so excited to get started! I can not even wait ha. I would totally come teach you – come on over to Victoria;)

  4. I LOVE orange lips! Anything coral coloured, and I’m there. Problem is, I rarely have the confidence to wear the lippies! wish I did have a little more confidence to wear them because I love them. Oh, cool that the doe eyes are in fashion…because mine are naturally like that. I always loved the sexy, smooth cat eyeliner look but it just doesn’t work on my eyes because of my hooded eyelids.

    • Oh, and congrats about the new job! How exciting for you!

    • Thanks Samantha! I promise the orange lips look good, if at first you don’t feel as confident I always suggest taking the lipstick (or finding a sheer lipstick) and just patting it on your lips with your fingertips (so you get a light wash of pigment on the lips) then as you become more confident with those small bursts of color, you can work your way up to fully applying the lipstick from the tube. That always worked for me when I was first intimidated!
      You actually can do a cat eye with hooded eyes! It just takes some work, and a different method than you’d normally use for a “normal eyelid”. I should find a friend with hooded lids and do a post on it perhaps!

      • That’s a good idea regarding the lipstick! I’ll have to give it a go on the weekend. That would be Awesome if you could do a post on cat eyes for hooded eyes! =oD

  5. Eeee! Congrats on the job at MAC, love! I used to dream about that back in the day, but holy.wow was I way too intimidated to apply. It’s going to be a perfect job for you though 😀 I’m down with glowing skin and doe eyes, but I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to get behind the orange lipstick or really intense colours like that… at least not pink on the eyes. I used to be way more wild with my makeup when I was younger, but I feel like I’ve had to tone it down a little now that I’m older. I miss it sometimes!

    • Thank you my love! I was SO happy when I got the call. Considering the 2 hour interview was so intense, I was thinking I better get it after this haha. I admit, it was intimidating to do the makeup interview portion while all the MUA’s were working and watching what you’re doing was the most intimidating. Especially being judged on how you apply makeup to a person, but thankfully it was a success!
      Some trends can seem totally intimidating, but I swear there’s always a way it can work for everyone. Especially if you sheer out the lipstick or wear a less tame color on the eyes – especially when the colour brings out your skin tone and eye color it can really look beautiful.

  6. SO happy you got that job gitl!! Congrats!!
    I definitely want to learn the Doe eyes. Can not wait to be taught by you!!

  7. Congrats on the job at Mac!!! yay!

    I had no idea about the orange lipstick trend! I wonder how that’ll look on me….haha. I love the pop of color look-I often do a bit of blue by my eyeliner & people always ask me what eyeshadow it is…and I’m like, it’s blue? haha

  8. Congrats on the job girl!!! That’s so perfect for you. 😀

    Hmm I’m not sure if I could pull off the orange lips but I think doe eyes are so pretty!

    • Thanks Chelsea! Doe eyes are always super classic. I mean, anything to do with making the eye appear larger will probably never go out of style any time of the year.

  9. SO PROUD of you and your new job, it’s perfect for you!! If I had to choose one of these trends, I would definitely choose the doe eye! I love it.

  10. I love the colorful eyes, although I’m not sure I could pull that one off. 😉 Congratulations on the job, I know it will be a perfect fit for you!

    • Haha, the picture I posted may be a bittttt of a stretch for daily wear;) With more tame colors it’s definitely a look most people can pull off. Again, it’s about choosing the shade that works best with your own skin color, hair color, etc.

  11. Wow! That is so cool that you got a job at MAC! Congratulations!!!
    I think if I would say that the ‘pop of color’ is my favorite, just because it is the only one I have actually done. I was surprised at the orange lips, though – if it hadn’t of been for the caption, I would have never thought her lips were orange. I hadn’t thought of orange as a lip color but it looked really good!

    • Thank you so much Am!
      The pop of color is just so beautiful and a nice change for the transition into Spring! I love it so much.
      I know, right! The orange lip trend is awesome because there are so many different shades of oranges to go with! From the pure bright orange, to the red oranges, and nude oranges. There are so many different options!

  12. congrats on the job 🙂 i love that orange lip color but dont think im bold enough for that.

    • Thanks Dixya! I think an orange would actually really suit you well, I swear it’s all about finding the right shade for you and it works:)

  13. Ahhh…a huge congratulations on the job at Mac! I’m so excited for you (and jealous!) and you definitely deserve it. (:

    I love the orange lip trend but have been nervous to try it for myself. I think I just need to find the right shade for my skin-tone. And of course, the doe eye is beautiful!

    • Thank you so much Emily! I’m so happy I got the job, you have no idea.
      It definitely is just a little testing out with the whole orange lip. You just need to know your undertones of your skin, and know what will go well with your complexion, hair color, etc….but once you land on a good one, it’s such a gorgeous look!

  14. I looove the orange lipstick! I used to never, ever wear lipstick, but started to a few months ago and I’m obsessed.

    • I’m glad you finally got onto the lipstick train. It’s probably my favorite accessory:) …if that counts as one.

  15. LOVE white eyeliner on the bottom, it truly makes majic in your eyes.

  16. LOVE white eyeliner on the bottom, it truly makes magic in your eyes.

  17. CAN YOU PLEASE be my make up artist!!!!!! I don’t know the difference from eyeliner to eyebrow pencils! BAHHH! I need your help.

    • I will totally be your MUA! Haha, I am going to try and do a whole series on beginner makeup so hopefully that will help!
      Possibly some videos added in…because I feel like that would be the most helpful to people as I’ve been trying to write up posts!

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