Brights are the thing for spring this year in fashion and color cosmetics. If you’re not comfortable with an entire outfit of brights — channeling the 1980s, lol, add a pop of bright color to an otherwise neutral outfit based on black, grey or khaki. Same with color cosmetics. Bright eye makeup and a bright lipstick would be too much. To make your eyes the focal point, try a bright eyeliner with neutral eyeshadow and lipstick . Or choose one of the new bright color lip balms with a neutral eye. Although highly pigmented, the new lip balms provide almost sheer color. And they have the added benefit of good-for-your-lips moisturizing ingredients, like peppermint oil. Look for lip balms from Stila and Lancome, among others.
Click on the link below to see recommendations from Jill Kirsch from the FabOverFifty blog for the 10 Pantone colors that will be hot this spring (I’d add bright pink to the list as number 11). She bases her reccos on hair color. Her color suggestions for redheads are definitely the ones that work for me! My spring dress has Nectarine, Grayed Jade and Dusk Blue (sort of) in the pattern.
Will you be incorporating these color choices into your wardrobe and makeup? Do tell.