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Spring's Eye-Opening Beauty Trends

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Vivid pigments aren’t anything new; it’s inventive applications that are truly changing the beauty landscape.


Sky Liner 

Practice makes perfect when creating precise straight lines and sharp points, according to makeup artist Daniel Avilan. “I just would draw lines over and over and over again until it came naturally,” he says.

Eyes: MAC Chromaline in Hi-Def Cyan; Skin: Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Fusion Makeup and MAC Blush in Pink Swoon; Lips: MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture and Lipstick in Kinda Sexy; Lashes: KISS Blooming Lash in Tulip. 


Sketching a perfectly edged design onto lids is one of Avilan’s fortes. For this neon lavender look, he liquefies Pupa Milano Vamp!

Wet&Dry Eyeshadow in Lavender using MAC Mixing Medium Lash, and then carefully paints and perfects the triangular shape. Lips: MAC Lip Pencil in Spice, Lipstick in Myth and Lipglass in Clear; Lashes: KISS Blooming Lash in Camellias.


Color-Block Pout

Why paint mouths in one pigment when you can create depth with two? Rather than do the typical ombré, Avilan takes a page from the Spring runways and tints the top lip in a different, yet complementary shade.

Lips: MAC Lipmix in Red and Magenta; Skin: Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation and MAC Sheertone Powder Blush in Tenderling; Eyes: MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle and All That Glitters; Lashes: KISS Blooming Lash in Daisy.

–by Karie L. Frost

Photography by Christine Blackburne

Makeup: Daniel Avilan, Artists at Wilhelmina

Hair: Isaac Davidson, Artists at Wilhelmina