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Open your eyes to new trends

Open your eyes to new trends

It's normal to change your make-up with the season, but stepping into spring doesn't just mean ditching your heavy foundation for a tinted moisturiser. To look on trend think about reworking your eye make-up too, with new colours and textures a way to look bang up to date this season.

To look instantly Spring/Summer 15, international make-up artist Maria Papadopoulou suggests giving glossy lids a whirl.

"After applying the eye shadow of our choice, we can top it up with a touch of Dr. Lipp or any clear lip gloss such as MAC Clear Lipgloss, for a catwalk inspired eye look," she told Cover Media.

That won't be for everyone though, so if the idea of shining lids doesn't float your boat then how about mixing up the colours you usually use?

"Using unexpected and bold shades on the eye lids, such as pink, orange, mint green and cyan," Maria replied, when quizzed on the biggest looks for eyes this season.

"Ideally choose the colour that would make our eye colour pop. For example, if we have blue eyes go for oranges; if we have brown eye go for turquoise blues; for green eyes pink based shadows and for hazel eyes lavenders."

There is always more than one way to be a trendsetter though, and luckily this time around there is something for women who like a more natural look too. Jane Iredale's brand manager and head make-up artist Danielle Bookatz advises focusing on "lit from within" beauty on the eyes if this sounds like you.

"Nude pinks and metallic eye shadows complement this look perfectly," she told Cover Media.

"Jane Iredale’s Getaway Eye Shadow Palette includes an on trend metallic black - which is great for using as an alternative to an eyeliner during spring, as it’s much softer for the summer months - and a shimmering pink, which can be used to highlight eyes, as well as the brow and cheekbone."

And we can't forget the brows either. There are contrasting opinions about the shape you should be going for this season, with Britain's Got Talent make-up artist Julia Carta a fan of the bushy look rocked by Cara Delevingne and Keira Knightley. She advises having yours professionally threaded for this style, asking for them to look "rustic and not too groomed". Use something like Silk Fibre Brow Enhancer to define - it instantly extends your brows to aid the bushy look. Then use gel to set in place.

"Minimal lashes and a graphic eye; created with a liquid eyeliner in bold abstract shapes are some of the biggest looks for eyes this season," she Julia added.

Cover Media