Ask Alison: Three Fresh Spring Beauty Trends to Try Now

Spring is the time to slough off the gray, dry, sallow skin of winter for fresh glowing healthy skin.  In today’s Ask Alison video I’m sharing my three favorite beauty trends for spring 2016.  Which one will you be trying?

Trend #1 – Fresh Face

My favorite trend for springtime skin and makeup is a fresh face.  To achieve this look, follow these three steps:

1. Exfoliate

Winter skin needs exfoliation to get rid of the dryness and dead cells that have accumulated.  Use a gentle exfoliator in the shower to reveal fresh glowing skin.

[St. Ives Apricot Scrub]

2.  Moisturize

Moisturized skin radiates health from within.  Be sure to apply before adding your foundation.  When your skin is hydrated it gives you a fresh, natural look.

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[It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream]

3.  Even Tone

The point is to even out your skin tone without covering up your pretty natural skin. Use concealer or a CC cream to cover up dark spots and/or redness.

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[It Cosmetics CC+ Cream]

4.  Add Color

The fresh face look doesn’t require much color.  Just apply a bronzer for some contour, a couple of coats of mascara and a swipe of bright lip color to complete this look.

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[Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer]

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[Neutrogena Cherry Pink Color Stick]

Trend #2 – Bright Pastels

Pale pastels were all the rage last year but 2016’s pastels are a bit punchier.  Think bubblegum pink, bright yellow, teal and coral.  Pick your favorite for a fun spring mani/pedi.  Sandals anyone?

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[OPI ‘Suzi Nails New Orleans’]

Trend #3 – Blue Eye Liner

A little blue eye liner is a nice way to step into spring.  Use it on the inner rim of your eyelids for a hint of color.  Bonus: blue makes eyes look bigger and brighter.

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[Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner]

It’s Your Turn:  What beauty trends are you most excited about for spring 2016?  Tell us in the comments.