“The trend I’m excited about is a really well-groomed eyebrow,” agrees freelance make-up artist Christine Kolenda of Tarrytown, New York. “We’re not tweezing the heck out of them anymore.”
“Pinky browns are the best for almost everyone’s mouth,” says Kolenda. “They give a bit of warmth and a bit of cool.” You’ll also see corals this season and lots of shimmer and shine, even when the hue is neutral. According to Wiebelt, the cream-colored lip showed up frequently on the runways and came in all varieties—glossy, cream and matte.
If the eyes are muted and the lips are the focus of the action, red is still in play. Find a shade of red that looks good on the client, advises Kolenda. If all else is neutral, this season’s lips can even handle a deep raspberry or rich currant, says Wiebelt.
Or switch out the red for this season’s hottest new color: orange. ColorStrokes is featuring a bright pumpkin lip shade. As for lip liner, Kolenda says that neutral is the only kind you should consider.
Being True’s cheek shades, which can be applied to the eyes as well, illustrate this season’s general range: Matte Peach, Soft Pink Shimmer, Rich Golden Brown, Bronze Glaze, Gilded Pink and Sheer Gold Metallic. The season’s bronzing is subtle; ColorStrokes calls it a “warm honey bronze.”
Rushworth agrees that this season backs away from the super-tan. “The bronze, tanned look is out,” she notes. “Fresh is in.” Sothys packages multicolored compacts that Rushworth says clients love.
“You can swirl the colors together and apply the mixture to the cheeks. We have peaches, pinks, corals, orange, brown and beige. The powders even out the complexion for spring through summer.”