With spring just around the corner (March 20), it is time to get ready for weddings, proms or just an everyday fun look. But with style trends constantly changing, it’s hard to know how to get that desired look. Tampa Bay makeup artist Christy McDonie has some great tips to help you look your best in 2013.

Below are some of the upcoming trends of 2013 followed by tips on how to make them come to life.

Springs Trends:

  • Strong Brows
  • Bold Eyeliners
  • Highlighting
  • Vibrant Saturated Colors
  • Pop of Color on Eyes or Lips

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Spring Tips to Get “The Look”

Waterproof Mascara: “During Tampa Bay’s usual warm spring and summer months, waterproof mascara is great to help keep it from running.” Waterproof mascara allows ladies to have a day full of fun in the sun without worrying about reapplying.

Use Primers: “This year, primer for skin and eye shadow is a must. Skin primers help smooth out the surface of the skin to hold your foundation. Eye shadow primers help keep shadows from fading and/or creasing throughout the day to keep that fresh look.”

Use a Highlighter: “2013 is all about fresh, radiant, glowing skins, and highlighting is a must. Powder and cream highlighters both work great. Tap on the high of the cheekbones to help accentuate the cheeks.”

Bold Eyeliners: “A pop of color is definitely in for 2013. Bright colors like magenta purple and/or green are both in this spring.” While the fashion runways are influencing bright colors this spring, why not let your makeup do the same thing. Let your eyes be your palette and show your fun side.

Get That Bold Brow:This highly popular trend will be sticking around for 2013. Use a powdered shadow for sculpting the brows with a short, dense angle brush; it will look more natural than using a brow pencil.”

Get That Flawless Finish:
“Last spring, artists seemed to use the fewest amount of products necessary to create a ‘natural look,’ but this season is going to be all about a flawless finish using vibrant, saturated colors.”

There are also a few local beauty supply locations that will help shoppers afford these great looks.

Solid Gold Beauty Supply
7440 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 626-1539

The Solid Gold Beauty Supply shop is the ideal location for supplies such as foundations and highlighters. Solid Gold allows its customers to purchase great cosmetics at an inexpensive price.

Wagon Wheel Flea Market
7810 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 544-5319

A great local vendor to purchase beauty supplies from is the Wagon Wheel Flea Market. The Wagon Wheel has a wide variety of inexpensive supplies to help get that great spring look without breaking the bank.

About Christy McDonie 

Christy McDonie has years of experience working in the makeup industry and is currently a licensed cosmetologist and MAC artist. McDonie specializes in weddings but is available for proms, engagement photos, film and television, birthdays and much more. Christy’s portfolio even includes the Tampa Bay Lightning Girls. To schedule a session or to see some examples of her brilliant work, visit the Tampa Bay Makeup Artist website.

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Bethany Cohen is a resident of Tampa and enjoys sharing her love for the city with others. Bethany loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She currently writes for Examiner.com. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.