Spring 2016 makeup trends – and how to achieve the look

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WATCH: Makeup artist Karen Malcolm-Pye joins Global Calgary with ideas on how to freshen up your look with makeup this spring – Apr 12, 2016

CALGARY – Glowing summer skin and tinted lips have dominated spring runways this year. Global Calgary spoke with makeup artist Karen Malcolm-Pye to find out how can you achieve the look – and the best beauty products to invest in for spring 2016.

Step 1: Apply sunscreen

“One of the big trends we’re seeing this particular spring is a lot about skin,” Malcolm-Pye explained.

To help you achieve a healthy glow, Malcom-Pye suggests purchasing a high-quality sunscreen like Revoderm.

“What is different about this particular sunscreen – and why I like it – is because it doesn’t have all those chemicals that most sunscreens tend to have,” Malcom-Pye said. “You can use this as a primer for your makeup, you can mix it with your liquid foundation.”

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Step 2: Apply bronzer

“Bronzer is always a big part of the big spring trend for makeup,” Malcolm-Pye said.

She recommends trying Fusion Beauty’s GlowFusion Intuitive Active Bronzer.

“Why I really like about this is it has an illuminating factor,” Malcolm-Pye said. “You can also use it all over your skin to really warm up your skin, give yourself that nice glow for spring.”

Step 3: Rosy red or burgundy lips

“What is a lot different this spring is that we’re seeing red transition right through into spring from winter,” Malcolm-Pye said.

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One of Malcolm-Pye’s favourite lipsticks is Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in True Red.

She said wine-coloured lips are also hot this season, but can be hard to wear.

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As such, her recommendation for this perticular trend it to try Mèreadesso Tinted Lip Treats in Sheer Budgendy.

“It’s a way to choose this plum, wine lip for spring – but it gives you more of a wash of colour.”