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Makeup for the 1st Day of Spring

Written by emilyc

Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and I’m not as excited as every other person in NYC. If New York City was a high school cafeteria, I’d be sitting at the World of Warcraft-playing outcast table because I get such scathing, dismissive looks when I say I’m kind of sad winter is over. Why? Because I love a good oxblood lipstick, all black everything when it comes to clothing, and I can cry just thinking about the temperature of the subway stations in non-winter months.Wait, EW, am I a vampire? Ok, I’ll try and adopt some spring beauty trends. Here are a few to wear tomorrow in “celebration” of spring’s debut.

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Let’s start with being tan, which I’m not and neither is anyone I know. Did you know you can make your own self tanner? Yes: boil 2 cups of water, add 4 tea bags of black tea, fill a spray bottle, and there you go! It’s super easy, and you can do it now so as to dispel any vampire rumors.

Then make your face look fresh and natural – a welcome change from the grayish tinge you have acquired whilst hibernating the winter away indoors with Kardashian episodes and ramen. Get your face ready for the season with moisturizer, obviously, but now that it’s spring, you may want to part ways with your heavy winter moisturizers. No need to run out and by a more war weather-friendly one just yet – add a little rosewater to your thicker products to achieve a lighter weight, springtime feel! (BTW, rosewater is extra-hydrating, too)

Lighten up the lip color. Oxblood may not be ok for rejoicing over the conclusion of winter, but many a designer gave bright red lips the green light at their Spring 2013 shows. I’m totally in my comfort zone here because it’s not full-on pale pink or coral, yet it’s still bright enough to scream, “cheerful spring day.” Mark Cosmetics Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Peony gently weaned me off of my deep purple lipstick addiction.

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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