HOW TO KICK NEUTRAL MAKEUP INTO SPRING

One strategic hit of colour enlivens a whole face – this entire look is drugstore, btw.
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One strategic hit of colour enlivens a whole face – this entire look is drugstore, btw.
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Spring: #MakeItHappen with drugstore makeup and a hit of colour (model: Elyse Saunders/Plutino)

In the midst of snowstorms and record snowfall, I'm cheered by this pretty, spring-fresh look by Maybelline Canada makeup pro Grace Lee. It's that wake-up swipe of teal (or turquoise). The whole look on model Elyse Saunders is drugstore makeup, by the way. Grace used several of Maybelline's newer releases: Superstay Better Skin Foundation, Brow Drama Pomade Crayon, Master Contour Palette, The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette and The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara. Best part is that anyone at any age wear this – starting now while Mother Nature gets her act together. In fact, where Spring is concerned, this is a good time to pull out Maybelline's brand new tagline: MAKE IT HAPPEN.

I love watching Grace work. She always has great technique tips, and she's so quick. Who has time for long, drawn-out makeup routines these days?

spring-fresh 70s-inspired makeup recap

  1. Start with Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation for a luminous, semi-matte finish.
  2. Enhance brows with Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon.
  3. Apply Maybelline Color Tattoo cream gel shadow in Bold Gold to the lid.
  4. From the Maybelline The Nudes Palette, layer the gold powder eye shadow over the Color Tattoo for more intensity.
  5. Intensify your crease with the bronze powder eye shadow from The Nudes palette; note how Grace keeps it to the outer area of the crease and extends it toward the end of the brow.
  6. Line the lower lash lines with Maybelline Color Show Crayon Kohl liner in teal (in the US, try Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Silken Turquoise), and blend it out with a brush so it looks like a sheer wash of colour.
  7. Define and intensify lashes with Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara.
  8. Enhance cheekbones with the Maybelline Master Contour Palette, starting with the contour powder. "I like starting back from the ear and working my way forward," says Grace.
  9. Apply the blush shade from the palette on the apples of the cheeks. "I apply blush from the apples of the cheeks back toward the ear," says Grace. "It blends blush and contour seamlessly."
  10. Use a finger to apply the highlight shade along the tops of cheekbones. "I like to feel the cheekbone as I apply the highlight," Grace explains. "A brush can get highlighter all over the place; using your finger gives you more control."
  11. Dab a bit of the highlighter on the bridge of the nose and the cupid's bow, too.
  12. Finish with Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Nude Illusion.
Spring makeup look_all by Maybelline

Spring: #MakeItHappen with Maybelline and a swipe of teal or turquoise. (Model: Ishie/Elmer Olsen)

Here's how this Maybelline spring makeup looks on model Ishie. Love.

Spring makeup look_Maybelline #makeithappen

Spring makeup look all by Maybelline. (Model: Ishie/Elmer Olsen)

What do you think of this makeup look? Will you try it? And what do you think of Maybelline's new tagline, Make it Happen? Is it more "today" than "Maybe She's Born With It?"

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