A Perfect Palette

Dominic Cruz
Director of education for Kryolan Professional Make-Up

What are the hot colors in cosmetics this spring? Eyeshadows in all shades of pink are hot this season.

What looks will be popular this spring? It is all about the ultra-feminine look this spring.

What new product can’t you live without this season? Why? I can’t live without the basics: Kryolan Day Moisturizer, Ultra Under Base Primer, and HD Micro Foundation Sheer Tan.

What is the best way to transition clients’ makeup from winter to spring?

It is almost instinct for everyone to want to change as the season changes. A good foundation brush is an excellent item to have to create a new look using the HD collection, which creates a very natural, and yet sexy, look for spring.

What are must-have cosmetic items, and what can be dropped from a makeup routine? Must-have items include a good foundation brush, a good cream eyeliner, and a good lip gloss in clear and a soft natural pink hue. Items that can be disposed of include an old makeup bag that can be replaced with a new smaller makeup bag. Remember, “less is more” for a cleaner and less complicated look for spring.

Kristen Thérèse Leonard
Makeup artist and marketing manager for Your Name Professional Brands

What are the hot colors in cosmetics this spring? Tangerine is hot, hot, hot! Picked straight off the spring runways, tangerine can be used everywhere, from eyes to cheeks to lips. This spring, bold, ripe, and vivid colors are popular.

What looks will be popular this spring? This season’s looks really are destination driven. Bright, bold lips; warm, contoured cheeks; and highly defined eyes are perfect for after-work social events. For weekends outdoors, sheer, glossed lips in soft pastels; bronzed cheeks; and light, shimmering eyes create a natural, casual appeal.

What new product can’t you live without this season? Why? I can’t live without blush. It gives the whole makeup look a lift. I like to layer Your Name’s new Baked Blushes in the most beautiful shades of pinks and peaches over bronzer.

What is the best way to transition clients’ makeup from winter to spring?

Because red lips were big in the fall and are still popular for spring, bring a hint of tangerine into the mix to brighten up the look. My favorite way to incorporate this color is to layer a matte red lipstick with a tangerine-hued gloss on top.

What are must-have cosmetic items, and what can be dropped from a makeup routine? Spring is a time to lighten up. Use a lightweight powder foundation, like Your Name’s new Baked Hydrating Powder Foundation, instead of a heavier liquid, to let your clients’ natural glows come through.

Shawn Towne
Global educator for Jane Iredale — The Skin Care Makeup

What are the hot colors in cosmetics this spring? Luminous, metallic, nude, and muted are all terms that can describe what we’re seeing for spring 2012. We’re seeing some beautiful light pinks on the cheeks, lips, and eyes, as well as cool tones, such as aqua and silver, on the eyelids. Lips are softer and more nude, which is a dramatic change from the bright intense lips we saw last spring. Although bright is still in style, consumers will be relieved to have softer, more natural options.

What looks will be popular this spring? For the complexion, there’s a broad spectrum from completely matte to shiny and shimmery skin. Cream and liquid eyeshadows are becoming very popular, not only because of their luminosity but because of their longevity.

What new product can’t you live without this season? Why? Jane Iredale Eye Gloss is my go-to item for spring. It primes the lid and imparts color and luster at the same time. Pink Silk Eye Gloss is a new addition for spring and is lovely on the eyes, cheeks, or lips for a fresh, ethereal look all day.

What is the best way to transition clients’ makeup from winter to spring?

Everything is coming back to life, and color is emerging, which is what we are doing with our clients. We are waking their skin up with the moisture and freshness of Liquid Minerals, reviving their lips with our Just Kissed Lip Plumper, and giving them a natural glow with our new Rose Dawn Bronzer.

What are must-have cosmetic items, and what can be dropped from a makeup routine? For the Jane Iredale woman, we recommend a good foundation with SPF, such as Amazing Base, and concealer, such as Circle/Delete. These are staples that never go away. What we can drop are things that have broken or expired. Spring is the perfect time to go through a makeup kit and throw out old mascaras that have expired, replace rubber cushions on lash curlers, and rededicate to a brush-cleaning schedule.

Gina Jacoby-Clements
Makeup artist and vice president of sales for La Bella Donna

What are the hot colors in cosmetics this spring? We are still seeing smokey eyes on women who love to play with eye makeup, but for spring, we are seeing hints of color with a beautiful, calmer smokey eye, such as plum, lilac, peach, or green feathered into a perfect natural to dramatic smokey eye.

What looks will be popular this spring? Eyeliner on the lid is still a big hit. Pair it with a color palette of nude tones for a quick five-minute look. Color on lips in berry tones and coral complete all spring looks.

What new product can’t you live without this season? Why? A new product I can’t live without is Minerals On-the-Go, a powder-dispensing brush. It is easy-to-use for touch-ups, supplies a waterproof sunblock, and has an adjustable dial system at the base of the brush that allows the desired amount to be dispensed.

What is the best way to transition clients’ makeup from winter to spring?

The best way to transition clients’ makeup from winter to spring is with bronzer. This will wake up pale skin and bring life back to the face. A bit of color in the bronzer is best—don’t go for one that’s too brown or yellow. A honey color is best for fair-to-medium colored skin.

What are must-have cosmetic items, and what can be dropped from a makeup routine? Must-have items include a liquid foundation with deep hydrators for normal-to-dry skin. This will help bring a natural glow to the skin for spring but hide fine lines and large pores for a smooth look. Also, brow kits are a must-have. Brows can make a huge difference on a woman’s face. With very little time and energy, this one step can make eye color pop and the face look polished. Dark shades of blush and matte face powders can be dropped from a spring makeup routine. Spring is a time to lift and lighten, so store the dark shades of blush color and matte powders for another season.

Check out these cosmetics companies for new products to add to your makeup counter.
 
 
 
Advanced Mineral Makeup
 
 
 
Ardell
 
 
 
Aveda
 
 
 
Beauty For Real
 
 
 
BECCA
 
 
 
BeingTRUE
 
 
 
Bellápierre
 
 
 
Bioelements
 
 
 
Blinc
 
 
 
Brush Up with Barbara
 
 
 
Brushes by Karen
 
 
 
Colorescience
 
 
 
Columbia Cosmetics
 
 
 
Cosmetics Private Label
 
 
 
Dermagraphics
 
 
 
DermaQuest Skin Therapy
 
 
 
DMK Danné Montague-King
 
 
 
FACE Atelier
 
 
 
gloprofessional
 
 
 
Gustavo
 
 
 
HydroPeptide
 
 
 
Illuminaré Cosmetics
 
 
 
It Cosmetics
 
 
 
Jane Iredale — The Skin Care Makeup
 
 
 
Kryolan Professional Make-Up
 
 
 
La Bella Donna
 
 
 
Lady Burd Exclusive Private Label Cosmetics
 
 
 
LashFood
 
 
 
Mai Couture
 
 
 
Michael Marcus Cosmetics
 
 
 
Mineral Essence
 
 
 
Mineralogie
 
 
 
Mirabella Beauty
 
 
 
Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare
 
 
 
PremierLash
 
 
 
RapidLash
 
 
 
RevitaLash
 
 
 
Senna Cosmetics
 
 
 
Sormé Treatment Cosmetics
 
 
 
Sothys Paris
 
 
 
Spa de Soleil
 
 
 
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
 
 
 
Your Name Professional
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