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Spring has arrived! Whether you are looking for a new makeup look or craving a hairstyle change, we have the scoop on what's hot this season. Check out our top four beauty trends for spring 2013.
Sleek Hair - Take a break from the teasing comb and try a sleeker style. Models on the runway have been sporting less volume in both up and down 'do's. The key to this look is shiny simplicity that is frizz-free. Use Klorane's Leave-In with Papyrus Milk to calm fly aways without weighing the hair down. Tame tresses into a sophisticated ponytail, or leave locks loose - applying to the top layer from the crown down.
Bold Lips - Be brave and be bold. This spring, select a spicy shade to slather on your smoocher. If you tend to shy away from the more brilliant colors, tone down your look by keeping the eyes neutral. If you are ready to embrace the drama, pair your militant mouth with classic cat-eye liner. Ready to pump up the power to your pucker? Try new BECCA Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Aurora - a gorgeous coral red shade. Or give yourself over to the dark side with Kevyn Aucoin's The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses - a deep blood red.
Pastels are everywhere this season in both fashion and beauty. Whether it's a peach blouse or a lilac eye, pastels almost always make an appearance in the spring, regardless of what year it is. Looking to implement this palette into your daily routine? Here are 3 easy ways you can play with pastels, without breaking the bank.
Peach is flattering to every skin tone because it resembles a natural flush. All you have to do is figure out the right tone of peach to flatter your complexion.
Fair - We recommend a softer hue with hints of pink, like IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain - Sweet Cheeks.
Medium - Go for pigments with more of an orange tint, try Jouer Cosmetics Tint in Fawn.
Darker - Complemented by a peach with a redder base, we recommend By Terry Blush Terrybly - Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb.
Say it with a Scarf
If you are new to pastel hues or if there is a new one you want to try, start with a scarf. Colors take a while to get used to, and may not all complement your coloring. Before investing in an expensive dress or jacket, test the trend with something smaller. If you aren't a scarf fan, this can also be accomplished with a necklace, clutch, or ballet flat.
I Have an EYE-dea
Pastel eyes! Eyeshadow is a lovely way to pose in pastels, and there is a flattering way to wear every shade! The trick to looking trendy and not … from the 80's, is to combine the pastel with a neutral shade. Here are some examples to get you going.
- Blend a frosty pink lid into a light grey crease, try ILIA Multi-Stick in Tenderly.
- Combine mint green shimmer with a caramel brown eyeliner, try Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in Smitten.
- Mix a classic black smoky eye with a baby blue highlight, try By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Paradise Island.
Craving more pastels? Check out our Glitzy Pastels Nail Tutorial on b-glowing TV.