New Spring Beauty Trends to Try Today
O's creative director gives you the lowdown on the season's best beauty bets.
The Trend: Pretty Bold
Everything's blooming brightly—makeup, too! For the most sophisticated impact, choose one feature—cheeks, nails, or lips—to highlight with brilliant color.
Warm, peachy blushes create the most natural-looking flush. Find a soft powder that melts into the skin, like Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($25; sephora.com
A rich royal blue polish flatters all skin tones. Try Spa Ritual Circle of Life ($10; skinbotanica.com
Creamy lipsticks (like Chanel Rouge Allure in Flamboyante, $32; chanel.com
) leave vibrant color and the right dose of sheen.
How to incorporate more color into your wardrobe
The Trend: Natural Beauty
A bronzed complexion and slicked-back, side-parted hair are elegant yet easygoing.
You'll wake up with a glow that lasts for days if you use a Sonia Kashuk Self-Tanning Towelette ($10 for six; target.com
) before bed.
Twist a low pony into a chignon and secure with pins. Hairspray offers hold and extra shine.
Get the easy breezy outfits that pair best with natural hair and skin
The Trend: That '70s Style
Big waves feel updated with a not-too-strict middle part and glossy finish.
1. If your hair is straight,
loosely wrap two-inch sections around a medium-sized curling iron. If your hair is textured, use large hot rollers to smooth the hair, then work the curling iron.
2. Create a center part,
but let a few hairs fall to either side for an easy, casual look.
3. Use a couple of drops of
lightweight shine serum to smooth flyaways.
Want to know how to get perfect loose waves? Follow this step-by-step tutorial.
That '70s Style
With a gel eyeliner, use a thin brush to push the color into the lashline, then smudge it a bit before it dries. (Try Buxom Lashliner in Suede, $15; sephora.com
That 70s Style
A coral pedicure sets off the gold chains on the shoes. You can also try embellished ballet flats or a wedge.
Complete your 70s look with the best boho chic clothing.
The Trend: Feminine Mystique
Complement soft tweeds and floral accents with silky waves and a matte lipcolor.
Polished Waves: Curl two-inch sections of hair with a medium-barrel iron. Fasten each curl with a clip, wait ten minutes while hair cools, then remove clips and smooth waves with a wide-toothed comb.
Mascara with a large, full brush, like Dior DiorShow ($24; sephora.com
), lets you apply multiple lash-lengthening coats without creating clumps.
Soft Pink Lips:
Avoid a frosty finish and look for a creamy matte texture. (Try MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Behave Yourself, $14.50; maccosmetics.com
When you want a light pink that's more milky than sheer, try Chanel nail polish in Mica Rose ($25; chanel.com
Check out the modern suits that pair best with feminine makeup.
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