NEW YORK (AP) -- While there may be drastic changes in the weather, the landscape and people's dispositions from season to season, most wardrobes experience more subtle evolutions.
Face it, for most of us, buying an entirely new closetful of clothes is an unlikely option. An easier -- and less expensive -- way to update your look using the clothes you already own might be to pick up a few key accessories and adopt some of the top beauty trends.
"Experimenting with a little color can really change your look," says New York-based makeup artist Gita Bass. The hot palettes for spring are pink and peach, she says.
This season, there is a focus on intense-looking lips, maybe with a lacquered look.
There is no better way to brighten up a face -- especially a pale face that's been stuck indoors all winter -- than to use blush or a bronzer, says Bass. She suggests using a cream blush, applied in dabs by the fingertips, for the most natural look.
The very feminine liquid eyeliner is making a comeback, which can be intimidating to some women. Some tips: first use a pencil to create the line and then follow it with the liquid, use a very small brush and keep your eye closed for a minute or so after application so the liquid will dry instead of ending up smudged on the rest of your lid.
"The only way to master liquid eyeliner is trial and error. Don't be afraid! Anything can be removed with a Q-Tip," Bass says.
In general, makeup and makeup colors should be lighter in the spring because you are wearing lighter clothes.
And one rule that should go without saying is to always wear sunscreen.
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