3 Ways to Pull off Bright Makeup

We are huge fans of Sandra Bullock-and her fuchsia lipstick at Sunday's Academy Awards only fueled our girl crush on her. Take a cue from the award-winning actress and add a popping hue to your makeup routine. Here are three ways to pull off bright makeup this spring.

Patent red has been seen for a few seasons now, but fuchsia is making its way in as a lip trend. Try NARS lipstick in Funny Face or Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Bit of Berry. Compliment your bold pout with black eyeliner, a beige shadow and a few coats of mascara.

Physicians Formula has new gel liners that are customized to your eye color-the trio includes two neutral shades and one eye-popping hue. (Shown on the left for green eyes). If you're shy on brights at first, line your lash line with color, then work a fine-tipped black liquid liner into your water line (the very inner rim of your eye). This allows the color to peek through while the black tones it down slightly.


Try a hot pink blush, (use purple for darker skin tones) on the apples of your cheeks. Check out Leighton Meester-just a pinch of color is all she needs to bring her look from day to night. Check out MAC's newest color forecasts to find your perfect match.

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