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a few posts back, we named fuchsia lips as one of the budding spring trends. yet upon further analysis of the spring runways, it appears that some designers were thinking pink elsewhere -- specifically, on the eyes. not to be confused with the significantly less chic conjunctivitis, pink eyeshadow popped up at several shows during new york fashion week (specfically at tuleh, ports 1961, cynthia rowley and tibi, pictured below).

we would certainly suggest this particular look to anyone who's willing to experiment with color, but in a slightly more subtle way than, say, the much more bold and brazen fuchsia lip. the beauty lies in the idea that any shade of pink will fit the bill -- be it a pale pink or, like at tibi, a shock of magenta. as an added benefit, this trend will apparently carry into next fall, as evidenced by yves saint laurent's fall/winter show, where models walked the runway with hot pink shadow and a contrasting navy blue liner:

here is our interpretation of the YSL look (which is appropriate for spring or fall), executed by anna naso, with stylist's assistant elly modeling the look:



this is a relatively literal interpretation of the original runway look, so there isn't much to explain in terms of technique. anna used a bright pink shadow to cover the entire eyelid, and applied a navy blue liner along the upper lash line. she finished with a pair of faux lashes, courtesy of the nuBest lash bar -- big lashes, exaggerated by either false lashes or lots and lots of mascara, are essential. add a bit of blush and gloss, and you're good to go.

also note elly's au courant side braid. the braid is another surefire trend for spring, so for those of you who can't discern between a french braid and a fishtail, we would definitely advise perfecting your plaiting skills in time for spring!

what do you think of today's look? would you rather wear pink lipstick or pink eyeshadow (or neither)? do you have any questions for our hair and beauty experts? leave us a comment and we'd be happy to help!

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