On the Spring runways models were seen sporting colourful shades of makeup in celebration of the sunny days ahead. According to Fashion’s 2010 Beauty Trend Report, the three dominant trends for  Spring are burnt orange lips, natural makeup, or delicate eye shadows in shades of blues, greens and corals all great shades and looks for the South Asian skin tone.

Some of the prettiest peepers on the runway used shades of coral with complement shadows of blues and greens all at once. This coral-blue look as seen in Fashion is my personal favourite:

Candy coloured eyes in corals and complementing blues and greens -Fashion March 2010

Beachy Coral Shadow

To get this luscious runway look in real life, sweep a coral shadow on your lid. Coral shades nicely complements all skin tones, but especially look good on darker skin tones as they give the semblance of sun kissed skin. MAC has a pinky-coral shadow in a pearl finish named “Paradisco”, but really any coral shade from your favourite beauty brand will do- Sephora also has a nice array of coral shades to offer.

Blueish Bliss Liners

Next, balance out the coral with the right amount of blue. Although some of us are more skilled when it comes to turning powdered shadows into lower-lid liners, sometimes its much easier if you just use coloured liners in the shade you need.

So here are two blueish liners from Annabelle I’ve used to achieve this look:

1. Annabelle Smudgeliner

Shade: Electric Sapphire

How-to: In a midnight blue shade, this liner is especially easy to use in place of a shadow because of the smudger tip on the end of the liner – blue-eyed liner never looked so good! The blue is extra bold, so its a strong contrast with the coral for an awesome evening look.

2. Annabelle Metallic Kohl

Shade: Curacao 172

How-to: This seagreen kohl liner’s precision and sheen perfectly accents your eyes. The drier finish makes it simple to create a clean, thin line so you frame both your lower lid and the corner of your eye for added drama. Blend out the liner with a synthetic tip sponge brush instead of a natural material brush- the synthetic materials don’t absorb products, so the blended liner will stay on your face, not end up on the brush! Instead of using a bright coral shade on your lid, try a more neutral peachy shade such as NYX’s Champagne (available in NYX’s Triple Shadow Palette in TS19 alongside the shadows Barely There and Rootbeer) and the Curacao will stand out more without you looking overdone.

This look for your eyes really complements Spring’s clothing trends of feminine  ruffles and pastel shades of baby blue and mint green, and will also go well with sarees and suits for your next formal South Asian occasion.

Stay tuned for more makeup product reviews and application tips!

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