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The Best Spring Beauty Trends
...and the most flattering ways to wear them!
Bottega Veneta Spring RTW beauty
THE POLISHED FACE
Last fall, designers sent models down the runway with gorgeous, rumpled waves, stunning, deeply stained lips, shimmery purple eyes, and pristine, glowing, skin. Naturally, we wanted to try all of the looks. But (naturally) most are not work—or real-world—appropriate. O's beauty director, Valerie Monroe, and executive beauty editor Jenny Bailly know how you can adapt them for everyday.

RICH LIPS
Deeper shades of purple and red are new additions to the bright-red lip trend of past seasons. Rich colors like these typically come out after dark, but women can now wear them 24/7. Why? They're not super-matte. "They have a nice balance between a lipstick and a gloss," says Bailly, who helped select the lipsticks covered in the 2010 Makeup O-Wards.

GET THE LOOK: First, line lips with a clear or neutral lip pencil (Bobbie Brown makes one we love). Next, apply color inside the line. "If you have a dark skin tone, you can go with a deep and orangey shade," says Bailly. "If you're pale, you want to go with a blue-based lipstick that's a little sheer." Add a light dusting of rosy blush or bronzer and use a neutral (beige or skin-tone) eyeshadow for a grown-up, sophisticated look.