I'm sure purging winter clothes from your closet is on the top of your spring cleaning list. I know it's at the top of mine. But one thing that I always seem to forget to do is to clean out my makeup drawer. Too often I get stuck in the "five-minute mom makeup routine" and hardly ever branch out and try a new makeup look for the season. It doesn't have to be something drastic but rather a subtle color change to go with the season can make a huge difference in your overall look. Try these four spring 2014 makeup trends that are mom-friendly and will have people telling you,"You look great! What did you do different?" It's up to you whether you want to share your beauty secrets or not!
Dewy, glowing skin
If your skin has survived the harsh winter cold through the use of lots of moisturizer, then your skin will be happy to see the warmer spring season. For spring, you can leave the matte look behind in exchange for a fresh, dewy, glowing look for your skin. To achieve the look, use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer and top it with a liquid illuminator or apply bronzer with a wide brush to give your skin an overall glow.
- NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30, $42.
- Urban Decay Naked Skin BB SPF 20, $34.
- Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator, $26.
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compacts, $42.
Most of us have seen the blue eyeshadow trend come and go a few times over the years. For me, it is reminiscent of the 1980s, conjuring up memories of me wearing thick blue eyeshadow and acid wash jeans — not a look that I want to relive as a mom. However, you can wear the blue eyeshadow look without overdoing it. Try wearing it as an eyeliner with a neutral lid as a fun pop of color or blend a little blue eyeshadow in the crease of your eyelid for a more muted look.
- Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner in Cobalt, $22.
- Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad, Queen of the Blues, $15.
- NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Dark Rite, $25.
Time to put winter's serious red lips to rest and try spring's orange lips for a zesty, playful look. While you may be thinking that orange is not your color, orange is actually one of the most neutral colors for all skin tones. The trick is to pick the right color orange, which can be everything from a red-orange to a pink-orange to a blue-orange to fit your skin's best look. If you have fair skin, you'll want to stick with a light shade of orange such as a peach or coral. If you have dark skin, you can wear a true orange color which will really make your lips "pop" with color.
- Benefit Cha Cha Tint in Sheer Mango, $30.
- NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick, $6.
- Topshop Lips in Charmed, $16.
If you haven't already jumped on the fake lashes trend, this spring is a perfect time to give it a try without having to do anything permanent. Making your eyelashes longer by either plumping up with mascara or with a pair of fake lashes will make your eyes look more open and bright even if you head out of the house without any other makeup on. You can add a full set of false lashes or just add a few on the end of your eye for extra drama. If you love the trend and don't want to hassle with the reapplication of the lashes each day or for a special occasion, try finding a specialty lash boutique in your area that can apply eyelash extensions that will last up to six weeks. Otherwise, these three options are perfect for trying out the trend.
- MAC Cosmetics Lashes, $19.
- e.l.f. natural lash kit, $1.
- Sephora Collection Fringe Benefits Lashes, $10.