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The right lighting can make a huge difference when choosing lipstick and eyeshadow

Now that spring is on the horizon, fashion will begin a monumental shift away from the deeper hues of winter to the fun and cheery colors of the new season. When you're out shopping for new lipstick, tube mascara or that trendy new shade of eyeshadow, be sure to look at the makeup in varying light sources to see how it really pairs with your skin tone.

According to Glamour.com, various colors of lipstick is one of the easiest ways to fool yourself into buying the product that only looks great when you're in the store but may look questionable when you leave. A good rule of thumb when picking out a bright shade of lipstick is to apply a bit onto the back of your hand and then step out into the sunlight. This will give you a better indication of what it will look like under natural lighting conditions.

This also pertains to eyeshadow, which could look one way beneath the subtle department store lights and quite differently in your bathroom. Before you commit to a shade, take a few samples home and try them out - this will give you a much better idea of which product will work for you.

Makeup can sometimes be a huge investment, so make sure your next purchase is one that you can live with for a long time.