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Female Picks 9 Spring Beauty Must-Haves

Things heat up in Spring: Pastel eyes are now paired with a stronger lip as opposed to nude or pink. 

 

 

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Even fairies need a little help sometimes. This collection, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is full of sweet, silvery hues and dramatic reds that even Titania, queen of fairies, would be happy to wear. From left: Eye Color Quad in #309 Fairy Dust, $80; Extra Rich Lipstick in #112 De la Maitre de L’Ecole, $70; Extra Rich Lipstick in #313 Love, $70 Chanel
Springtime in Paris has inspired poetry for centuries, and now it’s inspiring this makeup collection. Look alive with fresh, bright shades of pinks and corals.  From left: Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette in #238 Tisse Paris, $90; Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in #50 La Romanesque, $48; and Levres Scintillantes lip gloss in #194 Crazy Fuchsia, $45 Burberry Beauty
The English rose takes a sip of merlot: Eyes are softer for a more natural-looking depth, while lips are a deep red.  From left: Lip Glow in #23 Oxblood, $39; Lip Cover in #18 Ruby, $43; Silk Eye Shadow in #200 Tea Rose (above), $46; and Silk Eye Shadow in #307 Stone Blue (below), $46 Shiseido Makeup
These dreamy, delicate pastel eyeshadows and rich red lipsticks have silky textures that glide on for a super-smooth finish. From left: Veiled Rouge lipstick in RD506 Carnevale, $40; Shimmering Cream Eye Color in PK224 Mousseline (above) and VI226 Lavande (below), $32 each Yves Saint Laurent Beaute
The brand’s creative director of makeup, Lloyd Simmonds, wanted colours that were fresh but seductive. The result: a mixture of soft pinks and camel for the eyes, with more pigmented lipsticks. From left: Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick in #28 Rose Intime and #29 Ambre Indecent, $49 each; Couture Palette Collector Ombres de Jour eyeshadow, $95  Lancome
For the little French girl in you: soft yet sophisticated colours for the eyes, worn with a cheeky red lip. Pigtails and beret optional. From left: My French Palette eyeshadow, $90; Lip Lover in #402 Rose Bagatelle, $40 Cosme Decorte
These pretty, girlie shades will brighten up dreary Mondays. Thoughtfully infused with hydrating oils too – we like. From left: AQ MW Graduation Eye Shadow in #056, $82; AQ MW Rouge Glow lipstick in RD453 Fall In Love and RO650 Amazing Bouquet, $51 each  RMK
The name of this collection – Vintage Sweets – says it all. Candy colours reign, along with lollipop reds for the lips. From left: Vintage Drop Gloss in #03 Cassis, $30; Sweet Sugar Eyes eyeshadow in #04 Sugar Yellow Gold, $52; Sweet Sugar Eyes eyeshadow in #01 Sugar Pink Beige (above), $52; Ingenious Powder Eyes N eyeshadow in EX-08 Silver Green (below), $36 Dior
Now that Fall’s over, it’s time to really embrace colour. The eyeshadow palettes in this collection are a refreshing combination of glimmering pastels and brights, while lip colours are vibrant. From left: Rouge Dior Baume lipstick in #668 Cotillon, $47; Diorshow Mono Kingdom Of Colors eyeshadow in #667 Royal Coral, $50; 5 Couleurs Kingdom Of Colors eyeshadow palette in #856 House Of Pinks, $104 Runway beauty photos Antonio Berardi, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, N21, Topshop Unique (from www.showbit.com) An adapted version of this story first appeared in Female’s February issue.