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Colorblocking: The Makeup Edition

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    Colorblocking is in full swing for spring — we've already shown you some of our fave ways to get in on the two-tone trend — but why let your clothes have all the fun? Layering bright shadows, liners, blushes, and lipsticks can result in a cool, colorful makeup look that's right on trend for the season.

    Just like colorblocked clothes, there's myriad possibilites with your makeup as well, so we asked makeup artist Raychel Wade to break down four of our favorite ways to get graphic. "Colorblocking is so liberating because you get to throw all of those traditional 'rules' of makeup out the window and let your creative juices flow," says Wade. "But in order to make it wearable, since we aren't all prancing down a runway each day, try and use some restraint and balance." That means highlighting one feature, rather than your entire face, to avoid looking like you got sucker-punched by a clown.

    We went a little crazy with our colors (what can we say, it's go bold or go home around here), so use these editorial looks as inspiration, not literal interpretations. Tone down the colors and the application to make these more wearable, or if you're feeling fierce, just go for it! Read on to see makeup colorblocking in action, and to get Raychel's tips on how to translate the trend to the real world.

    Models Garima Parnami and Mia Woolrich at IMG

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