How to Pull Off the Bright, Metallic Makeup That's So Hot This Spring

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Move over, muted neutrals! Step up your look this spring with the most flattering new colors for your complexion.

Sunset shades

sunset.jpg sunset.jpg ). Then blend a brick blush on cheeks and add sheer gold-tinged gloss to lips.

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Pretty in plum

plum.jpg plum.jpg ), into lids. Then go back and deepen the shade at the outer corners and crease to add “polished depth,” says Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles. On lips, opt for violet. “Staying within the color family is striking and modern—not a matchy-matchy no-no,” notes Stiles.

Pastel 2.0

pastel.jpg pastel.jpg )—over your lids, building it up with two or three coats for an opaque finish. Babypink blush is a natural complement. The twist? Add a pop of fuchsia to your lips. “It gives an otherwise light look some attitude,” says Stiles. We like Butter London Plush Rush Lipstick in Rebellious ($22; nordstrom.com).

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Teal appeal

teal.jpg teal.jpg ). Then draw up to the crease, covering the lid, and blend with a shadow brush to your desired intensity. Pair with a nude lip, which “virtually disappears into skin,” says Freedman, “keeping the look all about the eyes.”