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YouTube's Best Spring Makeup Tutorials

Sarah Wu |
March 22, 2013 | 6:35 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Knowing this year’s spring beauty trends is one thing, but recreating them can be difficult without a team of makeup artists at your beck and call. Luckily, the internet is brimming with enough step-by-step tutorials to cover just about every trend. Below, Neon Tommy brings you the best YouTube tutorials of the season, highlighting four different ways to wear springtime makeup.

1. Romantic Pinks

Lisa Eldridge’s channel is always a good choice when looking for an industry professional’s perspective. Her work has appeared everywhere from the red carpet to the cover of Vogue, and in this video she recreates a look that originally appeared in Elle UK. Her makeup tutorial features shades of pink, which can be a tricky color to incorporate into eye looks, but Lisa shows us how to make it work.


2. Wearable Orange 

Variations on orange are a guarantee when spring rolls around. While Emerald has replaced Tangerine Tango as Pantone’s 2013 color of the year, peaches and corals are a timeless choice for the warmer months. This tutorial demonstrates how to best incorporate the shades on your eyes, lips, and cheeks.

3. Floral Nail Art

Since flowers are in full bloom right now, take a few seconds to pick some from your garden (or wherever you happen to find them) for this low-effort, high-impact manicure. It is easily customizable, and you don’t have to be good at nail art to get professional-looking results.

4. Nude on Nude

Finally, this video from Burberry is a perfect example of the ‘no-makeup makeup look.’  It covers all of the essential elements of the springtime fresh face, from bold brows to a sheer and luminous wash of shadow across the lids. Use any similar makeup products you have on hand, since a full face of Burberry comes at a sky-high price tag.  

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