Soft Focus

How to create this season’s flirty eyes, strong brows, muted lips, and romantic braids

bold arches

With an angled brow brush, apply a liquid brow liner, such as Make Up For Ever’s Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, using upward strokes. Finish by brushing with a brow comb.


Purple Gaze

Use a sheer lavender shadow to brighten eyes without coming on too strong. For a softer take on the traditional cat eye, instead of black choose a green-blue shade like Dolce & Gabbana’s Intense Kohl Pencilin peacock.


Pale pout

Pastel lips in peaches, mauves, and baby pinks—like Dior Addict Lip Polishin #002 Fresh Expert—never look drab, no matter your skin tone.



Crown Jewel

Coronet braids in four easy steps

For best results, start with freshly washed hair that’s been blown dry with a large round brush


step 1step 1: Part Create a horizontal side part, starting behind one ear and ending halfway across the back of the head. Begin an inverted French braid behind the ear at the top of the part.

step 2step 2: Braid Continue braiding, sticking close to the hairline as you add hair to the three braid sections while working your way to the opposite ear.

step 3step 3: finish Secure crown braid behind the opposite ear. With the remaining hair, make a second inverted French braid, beginning at the base of the part.

step 4step 4: Finesse Keep braiding until all the hair is incorporated. Secure the end with a silicone elastic band, and pin the braid into a messy bun.



Spring Ahead