The Ultimate Spring Makeup Trend: Clean Lids & Bold Lips

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The Ultimate Spring Makeup Trend: Clean Lids & Bold Lips

Good news on the spring makeup front! This season, you can give your eyeshadows a break and stock up on some bold, fun lip colors. All your favorite celebrities are opting to keep their lids neutral and their lips bold this spring. Trust us, these celebrity beauty looks will have you running out to grab all the lippies.

Clean Lids & Bold Lips

This year, we're going to see a cleaner look on the eyes, with the bulk of the emphasis being placed on the lashes and lips. A bold lip with a fresh, understated eye looks modern and is so easy to achieve. Here are our favorite celebrity beauty looks for inspiration.

Amber Heard

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Amber Heard is the epitome of sex appeal, pairing a classic, wine-hued lip with a clean, minimally shimmering eye. Use a brown red like NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red to make your own spring makeup sexy.


Colourpop Lookbook

A hot pink lip with a minimal eye couldn't be more effortlessly pretty. If you need any proof, look no farther than this Colourpop lookbook image. I mean, can we talk about the fact that the phone matches the lip? Grab Colourpop's Lippie Stix in Scandy for your own pretty-in-pink version.


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Emanuelle Chiriqi makes this vampy lip color completely wearable by keeping her eyes minimal. She's loaded up on the mascara but not much else. A great dupe for this lip color we're obsessing over is Black Opal's Ebony Wine.

Emmy Rossum

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You don't have to leave your lids completely blank to rock a tropical punch pout. I love Emmy Rossum's intense black liner, sans shadow, as it lets her gorgeous lip color take center stage. Colourpop's Toucan Lippie Stix is the perfect watermelon red. If you want to nail Emmy's dramatic black liner too, we're loving the ultra-afforable e.l.f. Thick Tip Intense Ink Eyeliner for perfect wings!

Jennifer Lopez

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If J.Lo rocks a trend, you know it's cool. I love Jennifer's burgundy wine lip with an understated eye as it plays well with her vibrant dress. Take notes, girls! Swipe on BITE Beauty' Luminous Creme Lipstick in Kir Royale for a similar effect.

Rachel McAdams

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A pretty lip like this one needs no competition from the eyes, and Rachel McAdams' look is nailing it. Try L'Oreal Colour Riche in Everbloom for a similarly striking kisser for everyday wear. For a step up, try NYX Butter Lipstick in Firecracker.

Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush's spicy red lips are perfectly suited to her softly defined eyes. I love this warm red with the highlights in her hair. Try Make Up For Ever's Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Vermillion Red for a Sophia-esque look of your own.