Makeup Wars ~ From Runway to Everyday ~ My Favourite Spring Trend

This post was revealed at the end of the day as an April Fools Day joke here: Happy April Fools’ Day! Makeup Wars Favourite Spring Trend Hope you enjoyed it!

Colour Blocking has been increasing in popularity for the past number of seasons on the fashion runways. Well Spring 2013 has brought this amazing graphic and colourful technique to makeup with Colour Blocked Brow Bones. When I first saw the the Brow Bone Colour Blocking trend I was beyond excited. I adore colour and I absolutely love the fresh, bright shades that Spring cosmetic collections feature. Usually we see these bold shades incorporated with pops of colour on the lid or lash lines but with my hooded lids my explorations into new colour palettes is often shrouded by my sagging lids. What better way to bring the vibrancy of spring shades to your look than by prominently featuring them on our brow bones? The perfect smooth canvas for a bold statement.


Now the key to this look is to keep the rest of your look very simple with fresh, glowing skin and a subtle flush of colour on the cheeks. Lips are kept neutral with a sheer shimmering gloss. For the eyes leave your mobile lids and crease free of colour. I prepped my lids from lash line to brows with MAC Painterly Paint Pot. I applied black liner ONLY to my upper waterline to subtly enhance my lashes and applied a coat of black mascara. For tracing out the colour blocked areas I find the black liner seen on the runways a little harsh in real life. I prefer using a coloured liner to add to the interest of the look while looking a little softer than black. I chose Annabelle Smoothliner in Meteorite. It’s a gorgeous deep, shimmering blue. One of my favourite eyeliners. You need to make a straight line cutting across from just underneath the beginning of your eyebrow at a downward angle so it ends about midway between the outer end of your brow and your eye.  You could colour block with two or three sections. I like to use two sections with the dividing line tracing straight up to the arch of my brow. I find this really helps to lift and accentuate the eye. Then fill in with your favourite spring colours. I chose Annabelle Royalty and Turquoise and filled in my brows with Violish.


I love brow lifting effect this look gives. I think it’s kinda sexy.

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What colours are you looking forward to using when you rock the new Colour Blocked Brow Bone trend this Spring?

Make sure to check out the favorite Spring Trends of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like Spa Pampering at HomePantone Color of the Year Emerald Green LooksTravel PicksValentines Day LookHoliday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

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  • kelly
    April 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Everytime I try that, I can’t get the lines straight! What is the trick?
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  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    April 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    This is GORGEOUS on you!!!!!
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  • Pink Sith
    April 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    STUNNING! Seriously. I am so excited about this new beauty look. So smart and so clean. I especially like the frosty blues that you used to create the look, it really brings out the blonde in your hair!
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  • Julia
    April 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Amazing! The creativity, the colours, the placement, so fashion forward!
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  • Carleen
    April 1, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    This is such a pretty look! I love it with pastels and think it would look great with bright colors too!
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  • Eleanor
    April 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    I’m not sure that I could go for that look. I LOVE the colors on you and you did it really well. But the first thought that popped into my mind was that it looked like clown eyes. I had never seen that sort of look before, so my gut reaction was bad. But, think I could get used to it, however. It reminds me of The Hunger Games. And it is a good way to show off the beautiful colors

  • Sunny
    April 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Whoa, this is so super edgy! I’ve never tried anything nearly as bold (don’t think I have the skills to make it work), but this is SO cool on you!
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  • Christine
    April 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    I love your color choices!
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  • Paula
    April 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    The thing I like about this trend is that you can actually SEE the Spring colors when they are applied. When they are just on the lid or crease, you don’t get too really see them unless you look at everyone with your eyes closed. And no chance of creasing!
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  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)
    April 1, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    I don’t like color blocking on my body but I never thought of it on my face. What a great way to be trendy and not look heavy! I’m quite impressed by how straight your lines are. Beauteous!!
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  • Jan T.
    April 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    You trendsetter you!

  • Eugenia
    April 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I love the colors you used, they look really good with your hair! Very awesome trend!! 😉
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  • Brittany
    April 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I’m late but you are some kind of beautiful with this look. I’m going to see if I can try it except I want to try emerald!


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