Style: Fresh Face Forward

By Sheniqua Faulkner
In Feature, Style

Five spring beauty trends to try right now.

 

Like trends in fashion, beauty’s best-loved looks are most often birthed on the catwalk. And akin to fashion, beauty trends tend to morph from the zany, theatrical manifestations seen on models to more realistic, wearable versions suitable for everyday beauties. This season, such “trickle-down” effect has been rendered unnecessary; Spring 2011’s beauty trends skewed wearable right from the runway. Here are the fab ?ve any woman can pull off—an army of makeup artists and hairstylists not required.

THE CORAL LIP
Seen On Jessica Biel, Nikki Reed, January Jones and models at Vena Cava, Milly and Alice+Olivia.
Why Try? What better way to kiss the winter blues “buh-bye” than a punchy ode to ? erce spring color? Instant mood boost!
Get The Look This spring’s version is creamy and soft, nearly matte in texture. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal and slick on MAC’s Vegas Volt, a delicious orangey-pink with a high color payoff (available at MAC, Plaza Frontenac).

BRAIDS
Seen On Ashley Greene, Kristen Stewart, Minka Kelly, Emma Roberts, Emily Blunt, Diane Kruger and models at Lacoste, Behnaz Sarafpour and Hermès.
Why Try? A braid can be youthful, carefree and messy, or sleek, polished and modern.
Get The Look To incorporate two Spring 2011 trends in one hairstyle,
?rst, create a deep side part. Then French braid the narrow swath of hair near your hairline to frame your face. Secure loose ends in a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

THE EXTREME SIDE PART
Seen On Megan Fox, Milla Jovovich, Sienna Miller and models at Cynthia Rowley, DKNY and Carolina Herrera.
Why Try? This easy look is universally ?attering and works on locks that are short or
long, curly or straight.
Get The Look Most people have a side of their head that parts more naturally; use that side, but draw a new line an inch closer to the ear than normal for more drama. Mist
lightly with hairspray such as KMS Medium Hold Spray and smooth with ?ngers (available at Studio 703, Chester?eld).

PURPLE EYESHADOW
Seen On Rihanna, Leighton Meester, Rachel McAdams and Keri Hilson and on models at Etro, Jason Wu, Victoria Beckham and Monique Lhuillier.
Why Try? From soft lilac to deep grape, there’s a shade to make every eye color pop.
Get The Look To prettify peepers for a fab night out, forgo the grays and blacks and use a saturated shade of purple to rim eyes for a refreshing antidote to the typical smoky eye.

LUSH LASHES
Seen On Kim Kardashian, Claire Danes, So?a Vergara and models at Dior and Zac Posen.
Why Try? Glossy, long fringe looks just as appropriate at the of?ce as it does on date night.
Get The Look For drama without the hassle of applying falsies everyday, opt for lash extensions (available at Renew Cosmetic Spa, Clayton) or grow your own with Latisse (available at Advanced Laser Clinic, Town & Country). Finish with a swipe of Ultra?esh Panthera, the latest cult-fave mascara (available at Sephora, Saint Louis Galleria).

 

1378_522.jpgThe Coral Lip: January Jones

1379_522.jpgBraids at Herm•À_s

1380_522.jpgBraids: Minka Kelly

1381_522.jpgBraids at Herm•À_s

1382_522.jpgThe Coral Lip: MAC•À_s Vegas Volt lipstick

1383_522.jpgThe Extreme Side Part: Megan Fox

1384_522.jpgThe Extreme Side Part: KMS Medium Hold Spray

1385_522.jpgPurple Eyeshadow: Keri Hilson

1386_522.jpgPurple Eyeshadow at Etro

1387_522.jpgLush Lashes: Claire Danes

1388_522.jpgLush Lashes: Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara

 

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