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Confession: We have a serious case of spring-wedding fever. Specifically, bright, glowy, beautiful spring-wedding beauty fever. So, when spotted Glee star Lea Michele's dewy bronzed skin and hot pink lip at the Kid's Choice Awards earlier this week, we immediately started dreaming of flowy chiffon wedding gowns, spring blooms, and sun-soaked garden affairs.
Lea brings all eyes to that gorgeous bubble gum pink pout with the help of an ombre faux bob and lots of mascara. Yet no matter your hair color or skin tone, any bride can pull off a super-bold shade for their own wedding day. The trick is to balance it out by keeping the rest of your look super soft. Replicate Lea's look with the help of these products:
Lea shows off her enviable smile with punchy, expertly applied lipstick in brighter-than-bright pink. The key is precision when rocking such a statement color on your big day. Prep your lips with a primer or a swipe of nude lipstick, then fill them in with a bright lip pencil. Lastly, swipe on the lip color. For a subtler look like Lea's, opt for a liquid stain.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu, $25, available at Sephora; YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Levres in 104 Fuschia Tomboy, $35, available at Sephora; MAC Cosmetics "Candy Yum Yum" Lipstick, available at Nordstrom
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To offset her lipstick, Lea skipped a smoky eye and went simple and feminine with nude lids and extra-long lashes. Get the look with falsies, or curl your eyelashes, fill in your lash line with a black pencil, and swipe on a few coats of volumizing mascara.
Ardell Fashion Lashes, $10 for set of 4, available at Amazon; Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Black 001, $8.60, available at Amazon
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Lea pinned up her long hair into a bob — it's a soft, feminine, and totally unexpected way to wear your hair when you say "I do." Plus, it would look killer with a boho-chic wedding dress. To create the 'do, start by spritzing a volumizing spray onto damp hair, and blow-dry with a round brush. When your hair's completely dry, curl one-inch sections using a one-inch curling iron. Tie the ends of your hair up with an elastic and tuck towards the nape of your neck, then pull out a few strands in the front and sides. Secure with bobby pins and a generous dose of extra-hold hairspray, and you're ready to walk down the aisle!
It's a 10 Miracle Blow Dry Volumizer, $12.30, available at Amazon; L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Unscented, $12.10, available at Amazon