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Spring Make-Up Tips 2013

Apr 14, 2013

It's time to get into the spring of things and inject a new season twist into your make-up routine! This spring it's all about experimenting with bold lips, eyes and hair. So spice up your beauty regimen with our easy tips and add a new look to your rotation this spring!

Look-At-Me Eyes

Get the fresh, wide-eyed look by trading in your black or brown eyeliner for a metallic bronze, silver, purple or a rich blue shade! A fresh twist on traditional eyeliner shades, colored eyeliner makes the whites of your eyes stand out even more. Draw the line close to your lashline and then take a smudger or cotton q-tip and smudge it a bit to make it look softer. If you're not into eyeliner, choose one shade of eyeshadow and apply it all over your lids!

Selena Gomez goes for a bit of teal eyeliner!Selena Gomez goes for a bit of teal eyeliner!Courtesy of www.prom.about.com

Choose your favorite eyeshadow shade and apply all over the eyelids.Choose your favorite eyeshadow shade and apply all over the eyelids.Courtesy of www.style.com

Bright Lips

A big trend for this spring is super bright rosebud lips! We're talking eye-popping, vibrant bright shades of pink, orange, bright red. If you don't like lipstick, go for an electric neon shade of lipgloss and dab it on. When you're going bright on the lips keep the rest of your face simple. Don't go bold on both eyes and lips - you want one of them to stand out, not compete for attention.

Alexis Bledel's amazing bright lipsAlexis Bledel's amazing bright lipsCourtesy of www.glossandmagic.net

Get Your Glow On

Blend highlighter on your best assets for an effortless glowy look this spring. Choose a shade that goes with your skin - warm golden tones for yellow-toned skin, or cool pink tones for paler skins. Lightly apply along your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose. If you prefer a more creamy consistency, look for a cream highlighter and dab a tiny bit on cheekbones and down bridge of nose but make sure you blend it in!

Sephora Microsmooth Luminizer, $12Sephora Microsmooth Luminizer, $12Courtesy of www.sephora.com

Soft Touchable Hair

Deep condition your hair once a week to make it feel soft and moisturised. Take a cue from your favorite celebs and rock a super cool side braid. Make it look a little bit undone and gently tug on a few pieces here and there to loosen up the look. 

Hailee Steinfeld's braid is super easy to wear.Hailee Steinfeld's braid is super easy to wear.Courtesy of www.celebrityredcarpet.com

L'Oreal EverPure Reinforcing Hair Mask, $8L'Oreal EverPure Reinforcing Hair Mask, $8Courtesy of www.ulta.com

Blush On

Nothing makes you look more vibrant than looking like you have a natural flush on your cheeks. Luckily you can easily fake this by applying a blush to the apples of your cheeks and blending it thoroughly. Pinch your cheeks to find your natural flush colour. Try a gel or cream blush if you have skin that isn't too dry or oily. 

Elle Fanning's natural-looking pink flush.Elle Fanning's natural-looking pink flush.Courtesy of www.celebrityredcarpet.com

Bronzer Glow

Enhance healthy-looking skin by adding a touch of bronzer to your complexion. Dust bronzer that's one shade lighter than your natural skin tone lightly all over your face. Don't go overboard, less is more for a natural look. Blend a little bit down your neck so it looks even more believable! The most common bronzer mistake is when too much is applied so make sure you put bronzerin in a well-lit room with some natural daylight if possible.

Physician's Formula bronzer, $14Physician's Formula bronzer, $14Courtesy of www.ulta.com

Spring Nails

There is no easier way to freshen up your beauty regimen for spring than by trying some juicy new nail polish! We just love spring shades - pastels, bright watermelon shades, cool metallics and neon shades - the sky's the limit! Get creative and try some spring nail art. 

Try a pastel yellow for spring! Butter London, $10Try a pastel yellow for spring! Butter London, $10Courtesy of www.butterlondon.com

Give yourself a pastel manicure and get creative!Give yourself a pastel manicure and get creative!Courtesy of www.pennypincherfashion.com

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My parents have always been aggressive and abusive and I only just noticed it a couple months ago. Over time they've gotten worse (specifically my mother). Whenever she gets mad she'll yell at us and if she gets mad enough she'll hit and push us around. Whoever we get into arguments it's always one- sided and she always wins, even if she knows she is wrong. An argument we had not to long ago was about me not taking care of myself. She looked at my hair and started to touch it and told me "Your hair isn't soft why is it so dry, it's probably because you aren't taking care of your hair." Then she goes on to tell me that she's going to cut it and all of this other stuff when she knows I'm conscious about me looking like a boy ( Used to get called a boy for having short hair). As the argument goes on, I start to tell her things that she knows she is wrong about. She proceeds to yell at me then grabs me by the face and say "If you don't lower your tone and listen to what I'm saying I'm going to knock you in the head." Then she goes on to tell me she remembers nothing I was saying and that it's a lie. She also hit me when I didn't clean the laundry room correctly and whenever she gets fed up. I'm constantly having to watch what I say and do, because I'm scared that I'm going to end up hurt. She also likes to degrade me and tell how bad I'm doing. She's said plenty of thing like when I didn't have my bed covers tucked in she yelled at me and hit me and I said "Do you expect me to just stand here and take this", and she replied saying "That's what you are supposed to do you are the child and I am the adult, you take whatever I do until I'm done." Another time is when I had my band concert and I had to pick out the right attire. When we went shopping to get the clothing I chose slacks when she liked a skirt better, we went on to fight in the store and she bought the slacks. When we got home she said to me that real girls wear skirts and dresses and boys wear slacks and pants. This hurt me because she knows I have a past with people telling me I look like a boy etc. Another time I started to sleep on the floor, because I was practicing a minimalist life. When I left my pillows on the floor she found it and questioned me on why they were there. I told her it fell of my bed when really I left it there. Later when I told my dad, he told her and she got mad because I was getting cat hair on my pillows. She then proceeded to ask why I lied and I told her sometimes lying is better then the truth (I knew she would get mad that I was sleeping on the floor so I lied) then she told me that I was never going to have a relationship, a job, or friends ( This hurt me because I don't have friends now). She's also said that I don't take care of my body because I ate two sweets in one day which lead her to banning me from Doritos and now I have to ask to get chips and any other snack. She's told me I don't take care of my teeth because I have yellow spots from using whitening toothpaste with braces on. She's told me I don't take care of my hair so I can't wash it or do any hair style or then a bun. She had lead me to starving myself (Unless she makes me eat) and cutting myself. I've just stopped caring, because what ever I do is always wrong. I never get a choice in my activities, she controls my life in fact she me just in a different body. But what is even worse is that she's turning my dad into her. Now I have a scheduled time to eat breakfast and lunch, and to go onto my electronics. I feel like I'm in a prison with my parents constantly watching over me, in fact yesterday when I was pouring my milk my mom got out a measuring cup and poured my milk into the measuring cup and said "Why isn't this a full cup" and I replied saying "Because I don't measure my milk." Then she got angry at me. There's so much I could say about her, but I'll stop. Anyways my father is always sarcastic and he doesn't realize how much it hurts me. Today I was cleaning out my bag for next school year and my dad came in and said, "Wow, you aren't even dress yet and I had to come up here to tell you how sad." Just little things like that hurt me. My little sister got mad at me last week for sitting in a certain area and she said " Why are you sitting there," and I didn't reply because I didn't want to speak to her and she then said, "Probably because you are too stupid to answer." I wanted to break down crying then and there, but I kept it in. I've limited my talking to her, because all she does is break me down. Like when there was a Proactive commercial and she said, "Ha, you need that." That hurt me because just the other my mom was telling me how I don't take care of my face and that's why I have acne. My older sister and I barely talk, because whenever I try to talk to her she's mad for what ever reason and when my parents were talking about hitting my sister she was in the corner laughing. My cat Preston is very young and I got hi,abo a year ago. I get very sad and often cry, because I've seen him turn out scared and aggressive just like me because he's been through what I have. One time he pooped in a clothes basket (It's right next to his litter box) my mom grabbed him by the neck and hit him while she smothered his face in his poop, all while yelling at him. I was going to call the Animal Protective Services, but I got too scared and I realized how lonely I would be. Please help me I'm not sure what to do anymore. Also sorry for the very long post!
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Error101
Error101 posted in Family Issues:
Dear Kkmr324, I hope you get to feeling better as time goes on.  It does get better but like you said you can't actually get over it.  Losing someone to cancer is awful and I have never lost a friend and I hope I never will and I am so sorry that you did, but I have lost family to cancer and it is horrible.  I hope your okay. :(
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Kkrmr324
Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Tennis123
why are you allowing that to control your happiness? why can't you have true happiness instead of chasing some dream for momentary satisfaction? You're 12. This is when your core beliefs, values, and outlooks on life start. Don't mess it up choosing to be sad over something like that.
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