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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Spring Beauty Trends

Spring Beauty Trends

In my office there is always a small (ish) stack of dog-eared fashion magazines. I love reading up on the seasons latest trends. Neons! Pastels! Color blocking! Florals! Oh my.

However, the back pages of these magazine where the makeup and beauty trends live usually remain fold free. When it comes to my makeup I have a pretty basic and quick daily routine. Light foundation, under eye concealer, blush, mascara, lipgloss. Done. If I want to get fancy I will add an eyeliner and shadow for nighttime but that is about the extent of it.

Recently I have felt the desire to branch out with my makeup looks. So, I had my friend green beauty goddess Rebecca Casciano come over to play with some spring beauty trends. Using all green, natural products we re-created some of the hottest looks from the runways. Being me, I made her promise to keep it simple so I could handle it myself when she was not there to get me glam.

The first look we played with was a bold brow paired with a sporty cheek as inspired by these runway shots:

Rebecca shared step by step tips and product recommendations on how to get this look yourself. It is fun, fresh, and super simple!

Stay tuned for more spring beauty trend how to's in the coming weeks!

Bold Brow paired with Sporty Cheek

Get The Look

Using your finger tips or a foundation brush, apply RMS beauty Un-Cover Up to the face and blend evenly. For under eye discoloration, apply a small amount of Tarte Dark Circle Defense directly to the area with your finger tip or a concealer brush. Powder with Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder to set and minimize shine, if desired.

Fill in existing brow shape, or make it bold by lining just outside your existing shape with a Shoba Brow Pencil. Using a brow groomer, brush through color to soften. Make your own brow setting gel with a bit of aloe vera gel on a clean mascara wand. Brush through to keep brow hairs in line.

Using a pencil brush, define eyes with a earth-toned eyeshadow by Jane Iredale across the top and lower lash line. Curl lashes with a lash curler (highly recommend Shu Uemura) and add a few coats of 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara to top and bottom lashes.

For the "sporty" cheek, apply Living Nature Bronze Pressed Powder on cheekbones and blend towards hairline with a soft, fluffy blush brush. The idea is to create a sun-kissed, slightly contoured look.

On lips, apply a Fruit Pigmented Lip Creamstick from 100 Percent Pure  for a subtle, semi-matte look.

Colors used on Sara: RMS beauty Un-Cover Up in 22, Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Light, Shoba Brow Pencil in Earth, Jane Iredale Eyeshadow in Antique Gold, 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Blueberry, Living Nature Bronze Pressed Powder, 100% Pure Lip Creamstick in Pretty Naked Pink.

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