With Venus and Jupiter in harmony, this month is full of optimism and fun. Let your beauty look reflect that with light, fresh, springtime vibes.
With winter officially gone (praise hands), it's time to once again break out your spring shades. The easiest place to inject some color into your look? Your nails. Don’t worry; we’re not talking about complicated nail art that requires an advanced degree in geometry. Or, you know, steady hands. This two-toned design uses contrasting colors and a simple sticker technique for a fun, modern take on the French manicure. (And there are always cotton swabs if you color outside the lines.) Click play above for the steps. Then break out your boldest shades.
When keeping your makeup soft and light, pick just one feature to make dynamic. In this case: look-at-me lashes (all the better for batting at your special someone). For the effect seen here, double up on mascara by choosing two different formulas to reap the benefits of both. First apply a defining mascara. Then, before moving on to the next eye (while your lashes are still wet), apply a volumizing mascara. Keep everything else soft and light with coral blush on the apples of your cheeks and a soft-pink matte lip.
Use multiple mascaras with differing wand shapes for extra dramatic lashes.
Dreamy pastels and diffused metallics work for any event the zodiac has in store for you this month. First anchor your look with a barely there, natural-looking foundation application. Use a sponge applicator to draw dashes of foundation down the center of your face. Then, blend the product up and out with your fingertips. (Remember: Less is more.) Add ethereal touches of highlighter atop the cheekbones, beneath your browbones, and on the inner corners of your eyes. Use a fluffy shadow brush to apply metallic gold shadow to each lid, through the crease, and along your lower lashline — really diffusing and blending the shadow for a softer, blurred look. Finish the eyes with mascara. Finally, add rosy touches by brushing pink blush into the hollows of your cheeks and applying a matte pink lip color.
May is typically a time to revamp and refresh your wardrobe. Why not do the same for your makeup routine by putting a new spin on a tried-and-true beauty look? For this updated cat-eye, sweep a dusty-purple shadow over each lid, winging the shadow out slightly at the outer corner. Blend that same shade along your lower lashline, and use a deep-purple liquid liner to trace along your upper lashline and through your crease. Continue drawing this line out into a cat-eye shape that lines up with the tail end of your brow. Apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Then, blend pink cream blush over the apples of your cheeks, and swipe on pale-pink lipstick to finish.
Video Directed by Liam Le Guillou; Photographed by Nick Eucker; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Hair by Peter Matteliano at Kate Ryan; Makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci; Nails by Yuki Miyakawa at Kate Ryan; Set Design by Hans Maharawal; Modeled by Raquel for Red Model Management, Sofie for Women 360 Management and Adele for Parts Models; All products by Revlon.