Spring Beauty Trends

Ten great looks—with the tips and products you need to make them your own.

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Trend: Twisted Chignons

As seen at Alice+Olivia

Photo: Courtesy of Sebastian

Must-have: Sebastian Potion 9

Stylist Thomas Dunkin set blow-dried hair on large Velcro rollers, then raked this treatment styler through the curls to add some separation before twisting random three-inch locks of hair and pinning each in place behind the ear. $18.95; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Sebastian

Trend: Strong Brows

As seen at Diane Von Furstenberg

Must have product: MAC Eye Brows

Makeup artist Diane Kendal used a range of eyeshadows and a brush to sculpt brows backstage, but you can get the same look without all the muss and fuss with this easy to use, self-sharpening pencil. $14; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of MAC

Trend: Slicked Hair

As seen at Haider Ackerman

Photo: Courtesy of Wella

Must-have: Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman created this slicked style by saturating strands on the sides of the head with finishing spray and smoothing them with a small soft bristle brush. You can modify this look by pulling all your hair back into a ponytail and simply slicking the top and sides with hairspray. $15; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Wella

Trend: Soft Pink Lips

As seen at Chanel

Must-have: Chanel Glossimer in Plaisir

Chanel creative director of makeup, Peter Philips, decorated models faces with flat-backed Swarovksi pearls, shimmery white lids and delicate pink lips courtesy of this flattering, goes-with-everything lipgloss. You can skip the jewels and go straight to the pretty lip look. $30; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Trend: Glowing Skin

As seen at Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Must-have: Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation

Makeup artist Part McGrath dabbed this creamy foundation on cheeks nose forehead and chin, then blended it from the center of the face outwards to create a flawless finish that left complexions radiant. $66; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Saks

Trend: Statement Lips

As seen at Christian Dior

Photo: Courtesy of Dior

Must-have: Dior Rouge Dior in Zinnia Red

Makeup artist Pat McGrath mixed three lip colors together to create this bold, pinkish red mouth. This lipstick delivers the same effect with a single, easy to apply lip color. $32; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Dior

Trend: Oversized Updos

As seen at Jean Paul Gaultier

Photo: Courtesy of Redken

Must-have: Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam

Stylist Guido Palau created this high, sculpted style by applying volumizing spray foam through damp hair and blowdrying, then sectioning the hair into three parts and rolling and pinning each around a hair pad for support. Make it work for the real world by backcombing blowdried hair then styling it into a voluminous ponytail or chignon. $16; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Redken

Trend: Winged Lids

As seen at Giorgio Armani

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Must-have: Giorgio Armani La Femme Bleue Eye Palette

Makeup artist Linda Cantello created this delicately lined eye look by blending an iridescent mother of pearl shade on lids before tracing the greenish-black color from this palette over top in a double winged formation. $58; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Trend: Bright Nails

As seen at Jason Wu

Photo: Courtesy of OPI

Must have: OPI MonSooner or Later

In a twist on the norm, models at Jason Wu wore this bright, orange-red hue on their fingertips and a softer pink (OPI’s Samoan Sand) on toes. But if you aren’t feeling quite so brazen, simply swap the shades and paint your toes the bolder color. $9; Click to buy

Photo: Courtesy of OPI

Trend: Rimmed Eyes

As seen at Gucci

Must have: CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast in Black Fire

Makeup artist Pat McGrath created what she described as an “art punk look” by lining lids with this liquid eyeliner then topping it CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx/Smoke then CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-kit Eye Shadow in Shimmering Onyx and finishing with several coats of CoverGirlLash Blast 24 Hour Mascara on top and bottom lashes. $9; Click to purchase

Photo: Courtesy of CoverGirl

First Published February 7, 2012

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